Friday, January 2, 2009

A Good Start for 2009

I don't know if you are one of those people who likes to make a list of resolutions for the new year but whether or not you made a list, resolving to visit the Wildflower Center is always a good way to start a year.

To make that even easier, the Wildflower Center is open for visits during regular hours at no charge beginning with their after the holidays re-opening on Saturday, January 3rd.

This gives gardeners both avid and beginning plenty of opportunities to do post-holiday shopping at the Center's store without entering into Mall Madness.You can also enjoy a delicious meal at their Cafe or if you aren't up for spending, gaze at the artwork on display.

According to their website, "Come pick up a 2009 Wildflower Wall Calendar, view wildflower artwork in the McDermott Learning Center starting January 10, or visit with Matt Turner, author of "Remarkable Plants of Texas," from 1 to 4 p.m. in the store during Tree Talk Winter Walk."Pretty nice invite. You know you want to go!

Our weather is supposed to be warm and welcoming for a bit.Get yourself to the Wildflower Center today.

The Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5:30 p.m.


  1. I had to smile when I saw the photograph of the Pokeweed. I had one growing in my garden and was fascinated by the berry formation, particularly when they turned that gorgeous purple color. Then the mockingbird came along and planted its seeds everywhere. Came time to take it out and I thought I'd never get the roots out. It was fun while it lasted but no more in this garden!
    Can't wait for spring at the WFC.

  2. I consider our pokeweed plants gifts to the mockingbirds. I do feel free to pull out any that show up where I have other plans in mind. Thanks for dropping by!

  3. UPDATE: I previously had a pokeweed plant photo as background in my garden blog header bar. Recently I replaced it with what you see now. Just wanted to pput Lancashire Rose's comment in perspective for y'all.

    As you were!


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