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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Aug 5, 2019 5:36 PM CST
Please note: This is not the actual list of fall sales.The master list is in the thread:

"Texas Native Plant Sales & Festivities, Fall 2019".


You might need to scroll up (or down) to see it.




I'm not sure that I'm going to make a list of the fall native plant sales because I don't know that anyone pays attention to these lists.

Worth it? Opinions please.
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 14, 2019 6:08 AM CST
Yes, absolutely worth it.
The Molly Hollar Wildscape Sale is September 26th at the Randol Mill Greenhouse.
The NPSOT Sale is October 5th at River Legacy park.
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Aug 14, 2019 11:14 AM CST
Do you also have the times for those 2 sales?
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Aug 14, 2019 1:26 PM CST
Joan, here are the links for the two sales:
NPSOT Sale http://www.txnativeplants.org/...
The Molly Hollar Wildscape Sale; http://www.thewildscape.org/pl...

I hope that helps. Smiling
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Aug 14, 2019 1:43 PM CST
Thanks. After I posted I was looking at a newsletter and read about 3 more upcoming sales. I know there will be others. Last fall I started my list after some groups had already had their sales so if I do a list then I'd best get on with it.

I think we got a number of new members last spring thanks to people googling for plant sales. Don't know if they stuck around other than to see the list. But ya never know.
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Aug 14, 2019 2:34 PM CST
That is right Joan, keep up the good work you are doing a great service for many people. Hurray!
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Aug 14, 2019 6:10 PM CST
Well, ever since I retired I'm just so busy. So I don't know. Wish someone else would weigh in.

Plus, if I do it, what format works best?

I think last fall I did it by dates within each city (town or burb) so it would be like this, for example:

Arlington

Sept. 22 — Molly Hollar Wildscape Fall Native Plant Sale 9:00 to 1:00.
http://thewildscape.org

Sept. 29 — North Central Chapter of NPSOT Fall Native Plant Sale 10:00 to 2:00. http://www.txnativeplants.org/...

Austin

Oct. 12 — Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Fall Native Plant Sale: Members Only 9:00 to 5:00
Oct. 13 — Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Fall Native Plant Sale: Public 9:00 to 5:00
Note: Members get first pick and free admission on Friday. If you join (on-site) or renew your membership on Friday at the Plant Sale, you will get 3 free plants and all the other perks of membership.
https://www.wildflower.org/eve...

etc.


In the spring I listed:

MONTH

Date

City (town or burb)

Sorry. Birds are hollering. Gotta go feed 'em. Can't concentrate.

Great. I grab the most popular food, peanuts, especially because I'm pretty sure it was jays making the racket. Then I fill some other feeders and come back inside. So what do I see when I look outside (which is quiet now)? A squirrel. No birds. Just a squirrel 🐿. Little rodent.

Back to the issue at hand, so far Frostweed seems to be the only one with an opinion on whether I should make a list. I know y'all aren't shy.
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Aug 14, 2019 7:13 PM CST
Joan, The date for the Wildscape is September 21st
For NPSOT October 5th. Smiling
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Aug 15, 2019 11:13 AM CST
Ok. Here's what I might do.

As I recall, a lot of Fall events were more festivals rather than plant sales. I'd make more of a combined list. I did see where someone already posted one in the Calendar of Events.

This could be an opportunity for y'all to earn acorns. If I make a list, then y'all can add those events to the main calendar and earn 5 acorns each.

More later. Gotta go get my head examined.
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Aug 19, 2019 11:14 PM CST
Ok. I'm working on it. Slow typing and even slow copy & paste.

Please send me any corrections, updates, additional events in this thread or in a private treemail.
In other words, don't mess with the main Texas list!

I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter 🎶
Hoping it will copy and paste ok.
Since I've forgotten if the formatting will carryover from treemail to post, I'm going to start with a few events so worry not. There's plenty more to follow.
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover
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frostweed
Aug 20, 2019 5:39 AM CST
O.K. Joan, will do as you say. Smiling
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Aug 20, 2019 8:13 AM CST
frostweed said:O.K. Joan, will do as you say. Smiling


Thanks. Sorry if I sound like a dictator. :)
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Aug 20, 2019 12:33 PM CST
I send your lists to my daughter in Texas. I do appreciate what you do. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Aug 20, 2019 2:29 PM CST
Cool. I've seen a few in NM if you're interested.
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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plantmanager
Aug 20, 2019 6:36 PM CST
Sure, I haven't seen any here. I'd love to know about them.
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Aug 20, 2019 9:09 PM CST
Are you at all close to AZ? Pretty sure I saw a few there.

I was telling someone about some of the silly things that google finds if you search for plant sales in Texas 2019. You'll see a lot that go back years which is annoying. What really gets me if google defines 'plant' as an industrial facility. Sale at the Ford plant, etc. Hate to see what google will find if I search for Monarchs. :)
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Aug 21, 2019 1:01 PM CST
In case anyone thinks I'm a slacker, it's true but not regarding my list. I'm creating a draft in treemail. Think I've finished September. Will copy and paste it this evening.
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Aug 22, 2019 1:03 AM CST
September is finally done because I stopped looking. I really wanted to get those done because it's almost September. Maybe the weather will cool down. Wouldn't that be nice. So anyway, there lots of sales and butterfly festivals in October.
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Aug 24, 2019 4:45 PM CST
Aarrgh. Karen, last night I saw a plant sale in NM but did I make a note of time and place? No, of course not. That would have been too easy. I'm sure I'll find it again. Probably tonight. Will let you know.
Name: Nicole Redden
Liberty Hill, TX (Zone 8b)
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Nr22
Aug 24, 2019 10:33 PM CST
I just wanted to say thank you for doing the lists!! I found the Master Gardener's spring sale because of your list and i have been enjoying so many plants from it. Thank you so much!!
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