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The Joint GCMN-NPSOT-H Native Plant Garden at the Zoo

posted Jun 11, 2014, 3:46 PM by Lan Shen
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The native plant garden at the Houston Zoo started by GCMN Lisa Yelenick in 2008 and now jointly managed by GCMN and by the Native Plant Society of Texas - Houston Chapter and headed by NPSOT-H's Sally Hilliard is looking fantastic, thanks to regular maintenance by our joint organizations and wonderful support by the Houston Zoo!  See photos from the beginning to now at https://picasaweb.google.com/GCMN.PHOTOS/HoustonZooNativePlantGarden . 

Recently the zoo's horticulture department asked, if we would also help maintain the pocket prairie that they had put in about the same time as Hermann Park's Whistlestop Prairie.  
At the pocket prairie
That area has been neglected of late.  So the last time we were there, after working at our native plant garden at Maverick (the name of the long-horn), we went to the pocket prairie and chopped plants back and pulled out much of the goldenrod which was overshadowing everything. This time the pocket prairie was looking much better, when we went there and after more chopping and pulling out more golden rod that area was also looking terrific! Moreover, six volunteers and Zoo employee Sandy were able to do both sections in 2 to 2.5 hours!

Now we really need signage!
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