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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

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Crowley Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Crowley at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Crowley, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

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