Recently I have noticed that most of the flower beds in our neighborhood look pretty similar. It got me to thinking that I might just be the only person that doesn't know about local plant life. Planting something that can survive the heat, cold snaps, and sometimes windy weather here in East Texas is a chore. Making your flower beds pleasing to the eye, is only part of it.

Dan Patrick
Dan Patrick

If you are trying to decide which plants to put in your garden, this might just be the event for you. SFA Fabulous Fall Festival, Saturday, October 6th from 9am -2pm. You will be able to purchase some very hard to find, Texas Tough perennials, shrubs and trees. Proceeds from the plant sales benefit the SFA Gardens and its educational programming.  They say you can bring a wagon, and take home some plants that will thrive in our environment.

SFA Gardens is a 128 acre garden on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. The gardens boast an amazing diversity of plant life in four main garden areas - SFA Mast Arboretum, Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, Pineywoods Native Plant Center and Gayla Mize Garden. Keeping all of those areas maintained they have a wealth of knowledge of what works in East Texas and what doesn't.

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