Native Landscape Certification–and How That Relates

Purple threeawn--a native grass

Purple threeawn–a native grass

Last week I spent a day at the Trinity River Audubon Center learning more about native landscapes.

Why? Because understanding what was here before we were, and what works best in Dallas’s harsh climatic conditions, relates to everything. It certainly relates to sustainable design, where architects and landscape architects work to provide landscaping that will use potable water and stormwater most effectively. It relates to current and future water conservation for existing buildings and landscapes–resource and fiscal responsibility. And it helps us understand how our landscapes continue to affect the wildlife around us.

Thanks to the Native Plant Society of Texas for providing the class.292271_4685008759945_1916123272_n