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Welcome to the Suncoast Native Plant Society

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Thank you to ALL who purchased SNPS Tee Shirts during our Booster Sale.  The sale ended March 18th, and we raised over $300.00 for the society through your purchases.

If you opted for free delivery, they will be available for pickup at the Plant Sale on April 8 & 9, or the next SNPS Meetings on April 19 and May 10th. If you did not purchase a tee shirt on line, we will have a limited number of styles and sizes available for purchase at the plant sale and other upcoming events. 

 

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Saturday, March 25th, 9:30 am 

Join us on our next Lettuce Lake Native Plant Walk

Spring is in the air, and there should be plenty of new native wildflowers blooming in the park at the end of March. Join us for our next Lettuce Lake Plant Walk on Saturday, March 25 at 9:30 am.  

The Native Plant walk is open to the public. Meet at 9:30 am in front of the garden at the visitor's center. Come every month, as new native plants should be blooming along the boardwalk and in the uplands. We have recently put some new plants in the native plant garden as well. 

Walks are FREE, but there is a $2.00 per vehicle entrance fee to get into the park. For additional information and a map visit our Meet-up Page

 

 

 

 

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Sunday, April 2, 8:30 am

Help us Ready the Botanical Native Treasure Gardens for the Earth Day Festival

2001 E Cherry St, Plant City, FL 33563


The Suncoast Native Plant Society has adopted two areas in the Plant City Botanical Treasures Garden. The goal of SNPS to to make this garden a showcase for Native Plants in Hillsborough County and get it ready for an Earth Day festival to be held in the gardens on April 23rd. 

The Native Plant Garden and adjacent area need some weeding, pruining and invasive plant removal. Members and non-members are welcome. We will be there as early as 8:30 am on April 2nd, but late arrivals are welcome. Plan to spend at least 2-3 hours in the garden. We will have some wheelbarrow, shovels and rakes, but bring your small tools if you have some.  

Children over the age of 12 are welcomed if accompanied by an adult. All participants will need to sign a waiver of liability. 

photo by Janet Bowers

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The WAGON is FULLfor our fieldtrip on Saturday April 15th to Balm Boyette Scrub Preserve, in Riverview. If you are a paid participant on a wagon tour, we will asend you an email reminder and any last minute details the week before the tour. Balm Boyette is a spectacular example of land preservation featuring 5000 acres of endangered sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, oak hammocks, creeks, grassy meadows, and freshwater marshes. (The specific meeting point will be provided at a later date.)

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CHAPTER MEETING, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 7 pm:

Dispelling Misperceptions About Trees

by Virginia Overstreet

There are many misperceptions about trees. Many have been passed from one generation to the next without critical evaluation. Learn more about the care and maintenance of your trees and how to keep them healthy. 

Virginia Overstreet has been a Florida Master Gardener Volunteer since 2001.   She has been a Certified Arborist since 2009.  She enjoys gardening to attract birds, pollinators and beneficial insects.

Our meetings are held at 7 pm at the Hillsborough County Extension Office 5339 County Road 579, Seffner, FL 33583 As usual, there will be Light Refreshments, and following the presentations we will have a plant auction. 

 

Published on  21.03.2017