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Tomorrow: 6/12 Plant Propagation Workday + Photos from Apr & May

posted Jun 11, 2014, 2:19 PM by Lan Shen   [ updated Jun 11, 2014, 3:51 PM ]
GCMN Plant Propagation

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 9 a.m. - noon

(Scroll down for specifics on workday announcement)

May 8, 2014 GCMN-PPP (Plant Propagation Program) WorkdayMay 8, 2014 GCMN-PPP (Plant Propagation Program) Workday

Above - May GCMN-PPP Workday.  Below: April GCMN-PPP workday

Thanks to
 all who came to last month's workday and
 our water monitors: Silvea Gederberg on Monday, Ken Groue on Wednesday, and Marc Scarborough on Friday!
​  FYI, the plants that GCMN-PPP donated to the Houston zoo for the joint GCMN - NPSOT-H (Native Plant Soc, Houston Chapter) 
native plant garden at the Houston Zoo are doing very.  Will post zoo workday photos in next email.


Workday location:  Bayou Savannah Pavilion near 6520 Almeda (between N. MacGregor & Holcombe).  Google map .  Please note, the location is in Hermann Park, but is NOT in the area around the zoo, golf course, etc.  If you are the first one there, please wait for us.  RSVP to Lan at or 713-771-1415 for cell phone contact info on event day or just come. 

This  GCMN workday will involve BOTH native plant propagation and Project Blazing Star planting in the Bayou Savannah - your  choice. Possible activities this month:

  • We need to transport plants preparation for Project Blazing Star planting this Saturday
    .  Some pots also need to be weeded. 
    ​We will have about 40 volunteers on Saturday, so need to move and prepare 120-160 pots. (​We also need volunteers to supervise the planting on Saturday morning 6/14 for Project Blazing Star workday, same location - meet at the pavilion. Instructions for supervisors will be at about 8:40 a.m. Volunteers groups come at about 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
  • We will also be bumping up seedlings and
    transplanting small trees.
  • We have plants ready to be planted in the Savannah for anyone wanting to do that.

Bring weeding tool, gloves, trowel, pruners, shovel, and maybe money for lunch (optional: going to lunch together at Luby's on S. MacGregor).  If you do not have gardening tools, they will be provided. The pavilion provides a roof overhead but is not indoors, so please dress accordingly.
No experience necessary; all persons interested in propagating native plants and planting in the Project Blazing Star area are invited.  Volunteers get to take up to three plants home every workday.