Houston Matters

Now is the time to grow native plants in Houston

Constantly changing weather in Houston is no problem for plants that are used to it, according to Meg Tapp from The Garden Club of Houston.


A blossom from the Red Buckeye tree, native to our region


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The weather hasn’t been super consistent in Houston lately, and while some plants may not thrive in fluctuating warm and cool temperatures, Houston’s native plant life is used to this!

In the audio above, Meg Tapp from The Garden Club of Houston shares her advice on growing plants that are native to the Houston region, like the Red Buckeye, as well as creating a conscientious garden for local pollinators, and advice for apartment dwellers on what to grow on their patios and balconies.

She also explains a biennial event at the MFAH called Florescence that showcases botanicals and unique artwork made from them.

Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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