With increased drought and watering restrictions predicted for the
foreseeable future, regionally native plants are the obvious
choices for successful, beautiful, and water-wise gardens.
Selecting the right native plants for your garden is both art and
science. Andrea DeLong-Amaya will suggest and describe a few native
plants for specific landscape situations and how they may be used
in a variety of landscape styles from naturalistic to formal
designs. Resources for further information will also be presented.
Andrea DeLong-Amaya, a member of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
staff since 1998, manages the Texas native plant gardens and
propagation facility at the Center as the director of horticulture.
She teaches classes in native plant horticulture and oversees the
master plan for the gardens, currently focused on creating the 4.5
acre Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin Family Garden that
incorporates environmentally sustainable landscaping approaches
and is a pilot project for the Sustainable Sites Initiative. With
over 20 years of professional experience in garden design and
maintenance in Central Texas, her passion is to facilitate the use
and appreciation of locally native plants in planned landscapes.
This Sunday at noon
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin
4700 Grover Ave.