This past Saturday, I was honored to receive a lifetime achievement award at a banquet in Corpus Christi. It was for my work involving native Texas plants, presented by the Native Plant Society of Texas. Thank you very much!
NPSOT (as it's called - pronounced just like it's spelled) was founded in 1981 in Denton TX, and now has 34 chapters throughout the state. They've taken on the monumentally ambitious task of making Texas landscapes compatible with our unique environments. The method is to dramatise the many native plants of Texas, and that they, over the ages, got used to our heat, drought and poor soil. Therefore, they'll survive here!
The native plants, used in place of exotics, always fare better than the typical exotic plants from Japan, California, Italy or some other far-off land. Usually requiring much less maintenance too. The finicky exotics often end up in a dumpster.
My landscape design work, always including native plants, encompasses commercial and institutional work, as well as residential projects throughout Texas. In addition, the award is for extensive writing - over 200 articles plus this blog.
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