Another great example of using native plants to attract pollinators and add beauty to Main Street
Boerne, Texas – On Tuesday, November 9 at 3:30, Phyllis Browning Company at 711 S. Main Street, was awarded a “Recognized Hill Country Pollinator Garden” sign by the Pollinator Garden Assistance and Recognition Program (PGARP), a joint program of the Boerne Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas and the Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist.
The mission of PGARP is to promote small plot gardens to protect native pollinators and increase the use of native plants. The program’s volunteers educate local property owners, groups, and organizations about the importance of plants and habitat unique to our Hill Country, and recognize those who use native plants to create pollinator gardens.
“Phyllis Browning Company is honored to have our beautiful native landscaping recognized by the Boerne Chapter of the Native Plant Society and Texas Master Naturalists’ Pollinator Garden Assistance & Recognition Program,” says Ann B. Jones, REALTOR® with Phyllis Browning Company. “We are thrilled to join the Boerne Chamber of Commerce, the Boerne Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, and the City of Boerne in utilizing native plants to beautify Main Street.”
“It is a pleasure driving along Main Street and observing the beautiful landscape in front of Phyllis Browning Company. Their garden is a fine example of the landscaping and beauty that can be achieved with native plants while helping to sustain Texas’ pollinators,” said Rachel Thompson, Boerne coordinator of PGARP.
“We hope that the other businesses along Main Street will follow suit to do what they can to attract pollinators to Main Street,” says Felicia Zeitman, President of the Boerne Chapter of the Native Plant Society
For program information and to request a FREE volunteer consultation to plan a pollinator garden and/or to apply to be a “Pollinator Champion” garden, go to: txmn.org/hillcountry/pgarp.
The purpose of the Native Plant Society of Texas is to promote research, conservation and utilization of native plants and plant habitats through education, outreach and example. http://npsot.org/
The Texas Master Naturalist Program’s mission is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Texas. Txmn.tamu.edu
To watch the plaque presentation, click here.