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The (native) Plant Propagation Program (PPP) Team

posted Jul 10, 2013, 10:29 AM by Lan Shen
The Plant Propagation & Blazing Star Workday meets on the second THURSDAY of the month (this month: 7/11), 9a-noon
at Savannah on the Bayou Pavilion next to 6520 Almeda (between S. MacGregor & Holcombe).

Next month: Workday NOT on second Thursday, but on Saturday August 10, 9a - noon in A/C at Harris County AgriLife building, 3033 Bear Creek Drive in NW Houston.
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The PPP has quite a team!!!

We had quite a crew last month. Thanks to all who came - you see them in the photo! Several of us enjoyed lunch at Luby's afterwards.

In addition to the wonderful planters, Mary Ann Beauchemin of Nature Discovery Center gave us the soil (by product of a new path) which was picked up by Paul Prince with his truck for the past few months on his way to the workday. Paul would not have to pick up the soil this month. Last month after the workday, he picked up huge (20 gallon size) pots from Diane Kerr at Hermann Park Conservancy and dropped them off at the Nature Discovery Center, which Mary Ann asked the community service people to fill. Then Barbara Jo asked Derrick and another Hermann Park Conservancy person to go with their van to bring the load of soil to the Pavilion.

Every month prior to the workday, Celeste Mead has been picking up the key for the pavilion at the Hermann Park Conservancy office. Since she will not be there this month, she arranged for Sandy Wilson, who has recently been leading the workday planting, to take over that task.

Jacqueline Smith and Silvia Gederberg have been devising a method for keeping track of the plants.  

This month, we will be potting up plants such as Indian grass that John Egan arranged for us to get from Sheldon Lake State Park and that he, Eileen Hatcher, Barbara Keller, Tom Olson (TPWD), and I dug up last month.  Once potted, they will go to Anita Tiller, who will keep them watered at Mercer until she can use them at a Harris County area in NW Houston that contains the endangered prairie dawn.  

What a team!  Come and join us every 2nd Thursday of the month (except next month, when the workday will be on Saturday, August 10 in air-conditioned Harris County AgriLife building at 3033 Bear Creek Drive in NW Houston (near I-10 and Highway 6).  All are welcome, no experience necessary.