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January 20th, 2020 Austin Pond Society
“Native & Adapted Perennials”
Presented by Reeve Hobbie, Master Gardener
NATIVE & ADAPTED PERENNIALS
In Central Texas it is always best to garden using plants that will tolerate our summer heat, native soils, and infrequent rains. Reeve’s presentation will cover many of the tried and true perennials that will thrive here with minimal care in our climate and soils. He will share with you dozens of his favorite perennials that will add color and texture to your landscape using a collection of beautiful slides and plant descriptions. You are bound to go home with some new plant ideas that you will want to try out.
This topic will focus on beautiful and very suitable perennials that will help enhance our water features.
BIO ON REEVE HOBBIE
Reeve Hobbie was born and raised in New Jersey where he began gardening in his early teens and has been doing so ever since. After college he spent two years in England and three years in Minnesota. Then he and his family moved to northwest Austin where they have lived for the past 36 years. He retired from 3M Company 12 years ago. Almost immediately he attended Master Gardener training and received his certification from Travis County AgriLife Extension Services. He particularly enjoys perennial gardening. Favorites are daylilies and bearded iris, but he’ll have to tell you why he doesn’t grow them anymore.
January 20, 2020 6:30 PM
Zilker Botanical Gardens
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COME AND JOIN US.
Membership in the Austin Pond Society is a wonderful way to meet other pond lovers and learn about the many joys of having a backyard pond. In addition to our regular monthly meetings where you’ll hear professionals speak on pond building, plants, fish and other wildlife. you’ll get to participate in hands-on demonstrations and give back to the community by helping us out at the Zilker Garden Center and area elementary schools where we teach and assist in building and maintaining their ponds.
- As a member, you also receive these member-only benefits.
POND-O-VAC – Use this link for details
125 GALLON TRANSPORT TANK – $25 per week donation plus deposit
GENERAL MEETING EACH MONTH – wonderful speakers, great food and friendship with like-minded folks
THE MARKETPLACE – sign up and receive notification whenever pond equipment, Koi, goldfish and plants are being given away.
POND STARS – experienced ponders can help with advice on your pond problems
APRIL PLANT SWAP – bring a variety of plants and go home with your car full.
MAY SPONSOR NIGHT – come and meet our APS sponsors and check out the newest products and enjoy great discounts.
MEMBERS-ONLY EVENTS – outings to members’ ponds, garden centers, water-lily growers, fish hatcheries
WEBSITE – contains information on all aspects of APS activities
THE STREAM – MONTHLY CALENDAR – keeps you current with the month’s activities
COMMUNITY SERVICE – volunteer at Zilker Botanical Garden, the Zilker Garden Festival, and the Austin Pond Tour. Participate at the annual pond cleaning at Zilker Gardens or other sites that need our assistance
To join – Go to the Wild Apricot link below and join on line or come to our next meeting where we take both cash and credit cards. We meet the third Monday of every month (except December) in the Zilker Garden Center on Barton Springs Rd at 6:30 pm. Our family membership is only $30.00 annually.
Would you like to become a Pond Society sponsor?
AUSTIN POND SOCIETY LIBRARY – CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO VIEW A LIST OF AVAILABLE LITERATURE.
OUR LIBRARIAN is Holly Hargraves.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN THE MARKETPLACE..
Do you have any used pond or garden equipment laying around that you would like to sell, swap or give away?
Upon completion of the form required to describe the objects, the articles will be posted on the website. They will sell quicker if you have pictures showing your articles. Please note: Any dealings that take place are between the seller and the buyer. Please read the full disclaimer posted on the Marketplace page.CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FORM