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Landscaping With Native Plants

May 10, 2011 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/12/2011 - 7:00pm

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Gailon Hardin, past President of the Native Plant Society of Texas, will speak about the use of native plants in landscaping at the Cross Timbers Chapter May 12th meeting at 7:00 pm at Harberger Hill Community Building, 701 Narrow Street in Weatherford.

Do not let the rain that we have had over the past few days trick you into believing that growing non-native exotics on your property is a good idea. They require extra water, fertilizers, pesticides, and hours of work to maintain them; all of which are unwise choices for the quality of our land and water plus a strain on our budgets.

You can decide to change this by planting native plants which require no extra watering once established and are naturally disease and bug resistant. Then you can sit back and watch the many birds, insects, mammals, and reptiles that depend on native plants for food and shelter. Come join us to learn how to convert your land into a native plant habitat.

Gailon Hardin is a retired accountant who started her next career learning about native plants. She has developed a sustainable native plant landscape on her property that only requires watering of established plants during times of drought. She is such a native plant enthusiast that her three dogs, Chilie Pequin, Sumac, and Lancelota, are named after Texas native plants.

The Cross Timbers Chapter of NPSOT meets the second Thursday of the month at Harberger Hill Community Center, 701 Narrow Street in Weatherford. The chapter business meeting will begin at 6:30 pm followed by a social at 6:45 pm with the program starting at 7:00 pm. Our mission is to promote the conservation, research, and utilization of native plants and plant habitats in Texas through education, outreach, and example. For more information, contact Eileen Porter 817-596-5567. The public is welcome.


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Sports Calendar

Thursday, September 18

  • AHS JV at Crowley, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall, Weatherford 9th grade center

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Harvest Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

  • AHS at Cleburne;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Harvest Christian Academy at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Keller Central 9th grade Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Marcus II Invitational, Westlake Park in Hickory Creek, Texas 75065, 7:30 a.m.

Monday, September 22

  • Week of Sept. 22, Aledo Middle School at Burleson Hughes

Tuesday, September 23

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Granbury Acton MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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