The mission of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is to conserve, restore and create healthy landscapes.
Experience dreamy lightscapes, stroll along illuminated trails & witness magical aerial dance performances (2x nightly!) by @BlueLapisLight. Tonight - Sun. & Dec.12-15, 6-10 p (Thurs=members only). Deets & tix: wildflower.org/luminations 📸: Anna Alva Wieding, Early McGehee https://t.co/lqXVXatsna
RT @Do512Family: TONIGHT, kicks off the @WildflowerCtr's holiday event, Luminations. This magical event features thousands of luminarias, a…
#truth! Be sure to bring your valid, current UT ID to present with your tickets. Let's get glowing, @UTAustin ✨🌲 twitter.com/UTexasISSS/sta…
RT @LLeslie: Hey #ATX, looking for family fun this Saturday? Head out to the @WildflowerCtr on Dec. 7 from 11 am - 3 pm for the Holly Days…
A beautiful winter tradition is back and brighter this year as the @WildflowerCtr presents Luminations. Stroll on illuminated gardens & trails, PLUS enjoy @BlueLapisLight, live acoustic performances, a disco ball forest and more. bit.ly/2Y96tfX
Luminations has us all aglow! Thursdays are for members only, but this beloved #ATX winter event will run 12.5-8 & 12.12-15, 6-10 p.m. It's naturally magical & not to be missed. Check out these glowing swings in our Family Garden + so much more. Tix: wildflower.org/luminations https://t.co/XzNR0D804W
Graceful oak (Quercus graciliformis) are endemic to @BigBendNPS area. You wouldn’t normally see them in ATX, but our team of arborists has collected acorns around TX & grown oaks for conservation. No 2 of these propagated specimens are exactly the same B/C cross pollination. https://t.co/xdKBYFzMSO
RT @Do512Family: .@WildflowerCtr's annual winter celebration, Luminations, returns this December. The magical event features thousands of l…
RT @Do512: A beautiful winter tradition is back and brighter this year as the @WildflowerCtr presents Luminations. Stroll on illuminated g…
✨We've got a deal that will make you glow! Today only, take $2 off ea. ticket to Luminations w/code CYBLUM wildflower.org/luminations 🌲Our naturally beautiful winter light event featuring aerial dance, live music & tasty treats runs Dec. 5-8 & 12-15! 📸: Ann Alva Wieding #ATX https://t.co/Se2snzTVqs
"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." - Gary Snyder, poet We're thankful to be at home among native plants, and to share this joy with you: our guests, followers and friends. https://t.co/w7F5CjlfuD
We will be closed on Thursday, 11.28, and open every other day from 9a-5p. Come soak up the gorgeous fall colors and explore Fortlandia! https://t.co/vftLDqId2C
(2/2) Most Ericaceae rely on a unique, symbiotic relationship with ericoid mycorrhizal fungi, which aid in nutrient uptake (phosphorous, nitrogen, iron) in exchange for carbohydrates from the tree. To increase madrone-rearing success, soil can be inoculated with fungus! https://t.co/rlxUI71rQu
(1/2) This Texas madrone (Arbutus xalapensis)—a notoriously tricky species to grow—was propagated from a seed in our nursery. Madrones are in the fam Ericaceae (w/blueberries, cranberries & rhododendron), plants that tend to inhabit acidic, nutrient-poor soils... https://t.co/zbPxLpyVXt
Emulating patches of bluebonnets & Indian paintbrush across Hill Country fields, Faye and Walker’s Color Trail evokes 3D vibes w/red + blue while giving peeks of trees & sky from almost any angle. Crawl/walk through across the fabric strips or lay back (it's comfy!) #Fortlandia https://t.co/it49pNcqo1
This year, with more lighted trails, Luminations will be even brighter...but also greener! We have converted all of our glowing luminaria's bulbs to LED. FLIC luminaria are made in the U.S. & 100% recyclable. Of course, we treat + store ours w/care so we can reuse them ea. year. https://t.co/C2pW2yPU9d
RT @CM_Austin: If you're a member of the @WildflowerCtr (and you should be), you can visit #Fortlandia at night with marshmallows and music…
MARTHA: What’s the autumn?⁣ ⁣ JAN: A second spring when every leaf’s a flower.  ⁣ ⁣ -Albert Camus (from “The Misunderstanding”)⁣ ⁣ 📸Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) in Ashe juniper (Juniperus ashei)⁣ https://t.co/IOkJ8TDfhN
If you've dreamed of setting up a #natureplay space in your own yard or bringing one to your community/school, here is a fab workshop with our experts to get you started on choosing elements + plants & putting it all together. Nature FTW! SAT. 11.23 wildflower.org/event/nature-p…
Go where the grass glows rose gold Where the frosts skim but can’t hold Where the play of morning sun unfolds. 📸✨: Gardener Amy Galloway https://t.co/pEQdUCRb8H
RT @M_Gostel: A great article on #GGIGardens (pgs 42–43) in the latest issue of #WildflowerMagazine issuu.com/wildflowercent… - great write u…
If you have @reliantenergy, you can use your electric bill to support TX conservation & enviro projects (like us!) by electing for EcoShare. A small charge is added to your electric bill ea. mo. Some $ goes to @EarthShareTexas, some to buy carbon offsets. reliant.com/en/residential…
It's always great to see more #prescribedfire education and good #landmanagement practices out there! Thanks for sharing and for being good stewards of the environment. Make way for new growth! twitter.com/CTXWoodlands/s…
#Trees can hint at the history of a #landscape. This fallen #oak tells that a #tornado likely touched down here circa 1960. When the tree was felled, some of its deep roots stayed intact, allowing it to successfully pivot from vertical to horizontal life. 📸: Brianna Casselman https://t.co/evfWwj5Unc
#Fortlandia Friday: Color Keep is a round&round, catch-me-if-you-can, peekaboo kind of wonderland that smells like the Woodsy Good Place. It pays tribute to the sheltered, beautiful space in the understory of a generous tree. Fort design: TwoPlus Collaborative + MUDLAB w/ @UTSOA https://t.co/4KOP448gLP
✨Luminations✨returns! Enjoy the natural beauty of a #HillCountry winter w/enchanting lights & performances. This year=more luminaria & trails, a disco-ball forest, double the dates (Dec. 5-8 & 12-15, 6-10p) 🌟 Exclusive performances by @BlueLapisLight 🎟️wildflower.org/luminations https://t.co/WSYpJNbnv3
Wintery weather + yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria) = time for some hot tea!? 🍵#nativetrees #hotteas https://t.co/JvZRt23zII
Wintery weather + yaupon holly (Ilex vomitiria) = time for some hot tea!? 🍵#nativetrees #hotteas https://t.co/epCmBuyq7q
Whether you just want to stay in this morning & snuggle w/ some hot tea or you are presently too far to visit, this virtual tour of the Wildflower Center from @Garden_Therapy will transport you to a beautiful day in #nature at the Center. #BotanicGarden🌼gardentherapy.ca/lady-bird-john…
The ballooning bump on the trunk of this escarpment live oak (Quercus fusiformis) is #science + #history. This tree is a grafted #clone of the historic Treaty Oak that was propagated by @TXForestService in 1989, & that bump was the graft point for the cloning process. #arboretum https://t.co/PBpMRHVlBX
 
📸s: Brianna Casselman
Straw bales & charred wood are so dreamy as in this surreal #Fortlandia structure in our #TX Arboretum. @studiodwg_atx built it to celebrate “the intersection of sky and land through form, material and experience.” #landscapearchitecture https://t.co/ToK1sDtnhz
Created from local materials that represent the lifecycle of a savanna ecosystem, this fort provides open-air corridors for gazing at the big #texassky w/various frames, angles & perspectives. 📸: @studiodwg_atx Visit it at in the #Fortlandia exhibit thru Jan. 2020 https://t.co/fW3W1Oj7k7
Straw bales & charred wood are so dreamy as in this surreal #Fortlandia structure in our #TX Arboretum. @studiodwg built it to celebrate “the intersection of sky and land through form, material and experience.” #landscapearchitecture https://t.co/PHCQjhJWZr
You can really get lost in love (& greenery) here✨🌿 📸: @dianascarrunz https://t.co/fWBiSOmanP
Fall aster (Symphyotricum oblongifolium) is a fantastic fall pollinator plant & blooming beautifully in #ATX rn. They look like majestic mini mountains rolling over the autumnal landscape. Give them sun or part shade, dry *or* moist (but well-drained) soil & enjoy blooms Sept-Nov https://t.co/awDZ9ZlmRi
RT @CM_Austin: @WildflowerCtr Wish we could live in #Fortlandia Thanks for having us @WildflowerCtr #CMfieldtrips https://t.co/p0AXfSIkor
RT @anthonyhaley: #Fortlandia at the Ladybird Johnson @WildflowerCtr. #SaturdayThoughts https://t.co/HIlhhPibWd
RT @david_kauffman: Found this gem in the @WildflowerCtr magazine this morning containing a few of my favorite things: Trees, Sandra Cisner…
RT @CM_Austin: Thanks @WildflowerCtr for the great time exploring #Fortlandia wildflower.org/event/fortland… #CMfieldtrips twitter.com/AllieStarling/…
Happy #TexasArborDay! Fall and winter are the best times to plant trees in Texas. Dig it? https://t.co/mJclCIIDDj
RT @CTXWoodlands: Happy #TexasArborDay! @TFS is celebrating in Plano today recognizing #HealthyTreesHealthyLives. Fall is a great time to p…
RT @treevangelist: #TeamTrees we are celebrating #TexasArborDay in Plano recognizing #HealthyTreesHealthyLives with @smokey_bear and @TXFor…
RT @SABotGarden: To celebrate #TexasArborDay, the Botanical Garden will be hosting a free tree adoption event, thanks to the support of the…
Fact: #Texas has the greatest diversity of #oaks in the U.S. Happy Texas Arbor Day! https://t.co/VlbpEZy1PW
Our 16-acre Mollie Steves Zachry #Texas #Arboretum features a diversity of TX trees, from bigtooth maples & TX madrones to pecans + live oaks. Happy Texas #ArborDay! https://t.co/urrSBfhf9I
Happy TX #ArborDay! There’s so much to love about our native trees, from the shade & shelter they give to the life they support + habitats they create. #Texas trees are tough, generous, resourceful, & beautiful. Plus, they make our cities, homes and parks cooler! #LiveOak https://t.co/RnSApgEo9w
RT @UTSOA: Next week @WildflowerCtr is hosting the @GRHCna ATX Living Architecture Symposium, where industry experts will discuss #greenroo…
We don’t think spiders are scary at all, but we do love Argiopa aurantia’s #Halloween stockings & thought she’d be a good mascot for the holiday. This gorgeous #gardenspider tends her web between the leaves of a century plant (#Agave americana) in our entry garden. What a treat! https://t.co/UyTgqnKdGT
Not an orchid. Not a grass. This interesting little tubular blossom is swanflower (Aristolochia erecta), an apetalous #nativeplant that mimics grass to stay under the radar of pipevine swallowtails looking to lay their eggs (read: hungry caterpillars). https://t.co/wnZu7zkoiv
🌍💚@EarthShareTexas conserves natural resources + builds a healthy & sustainable environment by partnering with member orgs (like us!), employers & the community. Employees choose where they want their $$ to go & how they want to contribute. Learn more: earthshare-texas.org/earthshare-wor…
🍂🕵🏽‍♀️The Center’s Courtyard is getting a dose of glowing #fallcolor from the native plant showcasing these dazzling golden leaves. Any guesses? #namethatplant https://t.co/gGJDVKLhue
B-A-B at #Fortlandia! Designers: Minguell-McQuary Architecture + Design, Azmitia Welding, Bendco and Leap!Structures Sponsor: @TitosVodka 📸1: Minguell-McQuary https://t.co/Vei5XJeAjD
Each #Fortlandia structure has its own story & transports explorers to a unique place. Towering + climbable, B-A-B celebrates the work of #pollinators. The fort invites visitors to “buzz” about, moving “pollen” from giant anther to stigma & ovule. 📸Brian Birzer https://t.co/m1UOf1HJMq
Books + Plants + Butterflies = Perfection @AustinPublicLib 💚📗🦋🌻 twitter.com/LibFoundATX/st…
Books + Plants + Butterflies = Perfection twitter.com/LibFoundATX/st…
Maximillian #sunflowers (Helianthus maximiliani) are having a phenomenal season in our Nectar Garden and all around, which is good news for wildlife. We’re seeing many bees & #monarch butterflies visiting to refuel. When the disk flowers bear seeds, birds will flock to the feast! https://t.co/CIjWWjdYCT
RT @UTAustin: If you want Texas bluebonnets in the spring, now's the time to start preparing — and the more you know, the more you'll grow:…
Thanks for joining us for Tuesday Twilights! Just one left for the season... twitter.com/LetterpressPla…
RT @karawaane: dear @WildflowerCtr wouldn’t it be cool if with your new trails you farmer edible flowers and honeysuckles that kids could p…
Hiring! Building Attendant. Enjoy an active workday with a diversity of tasks? We’re seeking a flexible and dependable person to join our fun-loving, hard-working facilities team in keeping the Center safe, beautiful, & ready for our guests every day. wildflower.org/about/jobs
PRESCRIBED BURN ALERT: Starting at 1:00 p.m. today, our @WildfireDiv will be conducting a prescribed burn near the @WildflowerCtr in southwest Austin. The area we'll be treating is ~38 acres and should take just a few hours to complete. #ATXgoodfire https://t.co/vJXVkPYaY6
 
This burn was cancelled due to conditions.
Good news for people who like good news (& butterflies). From @statesman w/Wildflower Center's Lee Clippard and entomologist @EntoMike #Monarchbutterfly statesman.com/news/20191017/…
Friends from @KVUE stopped by to talk monarch migration with our Director of Communications (and major insect nerd), Lee Clippard. Find out what's up w/these glorious gliders. (Note: Not all butterflies in the vide are monarchs.) youtu.be/DMbn4E59l8Y
@KVUE stopped by to talk monarchs with our experts. Hear more about what's going on with these glorious gliders from our Director of Communications (and major monarch enthusiast), Lee Clippard. (Note: Not all butterflies in the vid are monarchs). youtu.be/DMbn4E59l8Y
Drought-hardy, heat-tolerant, & wildlife-supporting, our TX native plants have what it takes to keep it fresh in our crazy climate. Find plants for sun, shade, rock gardens, ponds... trees, grasses, wildflowers + seeds, all at our Plant Sale Fri & Sat. wildflower.org/plant-sales
Why is fall the best time to plant #CentralTexas? Our Fam Garden Horticulturist Karen Beaty explains, gives tips for fall planting, and oh yeah - PLANT SALE THIS WEEKEND! youtu.be/a3OZ5izdWNM
RT @KUT: Go outside. Look up. Monarch butterflies are back in Austin. And this year's migration is larger than normal, the @WildflowerCtr s…
Fall asters bloom just in time to remind us that this is the best time to plant in #CentralTX! We’re past the heat of summer🤞, entering a typically rainier season🤞, & roots will have winter to get established. Come shop our fall plant sale Fri&Sat! wildflower.org/plant-sales https://t.co/pzp86mMCYK
RT @KeepTexasGreen: 2.71 million sheets of paper NOT USED by @UTAustin in a year! Electronic processing of forms by @WildflowerCtr + @UTSOA…
RT @kristarsha: The monarchs are coming! Saw my first one today! #MonarchMigration https://t.co/yzsyysoDWG
RT @CTXWoodlands: Liatris, spotted in a Central Texas prairie, is seen here. These fall flowering species are beneficial to adult monarch b…
The State Insect of #Texas has our hearts all aflutter as they make their way through #ATX on their fall migration to Mexico. In this vid #Monarchs are refueling on Gregg’s mistflower (Conoclinium greggi) whose nectary blooms are timed perfectly to support fall #pollinators. https://t.co/CgHu1sALl6
#Fortlandia Situado en un “encantador valle de hadas,” las principales características de la estructura—semejante a una flor—incluye 3 entradas del exterior, una trampilla, tragaluces de color, un laberinto de rastreo por debajo, y un eje central de subida para las vigías arriba. https://t.co/sixqxEP1jE
Every structure in #Fortlandia is completely unique in concept + composition! Fairy Pavilion by James Edward Talbot is a magical fort made from practical materials. Its rainbow shingles are actually 3k aluminum cans collected from the streets of #ATX & hammered flat. #Upcycling! https://t.co/kUOByaM17N
Watch our Head Fortmaster, Tanya Zastrow, build a tiny fort w/@TrevorScottATX on @weareaustin and hear about all the chances to explore coming up at the Wildflower Center! #Fortlandia #ATX cbsaustin.com/features/we-ar…
RT @GRHCna: Join us on Nov 5th for the ATX Living Architecture Symposium at @WildflowerCtr. Industry experts will discuss #greenroof and wa…
You see them scurrying across our hot TX landscapes, hear them rustling through leaves, admire them blending into tree bark or sunbathing atop stones. But just who are those recurrent #reptiles? Meet three species you're likely to see around #CentralTX . wildflower.org/magazine/loung…
RT @SpecNewsATX: #Fortlandia is now open at the @WildflowerCtr as 10 local architects and designers each created their own version of a “fo…
RT @Do512Family: We are thrilled that @WildflowerCtr's #Fortlandia is back with 10 ALL NEW forts to explore! See what's new & enter for you…
Fortlandia is the cover photo (and a top op!) for @Do512Family's picks for the week! Check it out, fam! 📸: Roger Ho 👉 do512family.com/this-week/ https://t.co/pSAM52WyGJ
Fortlandia is the cover photo (and a top op!) for @Do512Family's picks for the week! Check it out, fam! do512family.com/this-week
RT @Do512Family: Do512 Family and @WildflowerCtr are giving away a Family Membership Package! Not only does becoming a member help to conve…
RT @AustinChronicle: See what professional designers can do with more than just couch cushions and blankets at the @WildflowerCtr. https://…
RT @studiodwg_atx: S K Y F O R T opens TOMORROW!! austinchronicle.com/daily/events/2…
RT @KjT_Creative: So excited for Fortlandia, part deux at @WildflowerCtr! @cm_austin will be hosting a FieldTrip to tour the new forts on N…
RT @UTSOA: #Fortlandia opens @WildflowerCtr today, which means you can now explore 10 new custom-designed forts, including "Color Keep" whi…
Tomorrow we open the gates to the Texas Arboretum where your secret hideout awaits at #FORTLANDIA! Explore 10 unique forts in this imaginative, interactive exhibition. Meet the designers throughout the weekend to learn about their inspiration and process. wildflower.org/fortlandia https://t.co/L7hf99WFBj
Helenium autumnale (sneezeweed ) is lovely w/pompom flower heads + downturned ray petals. Speaking of drooping beauties, it’s said that the genus was named by Linnaeus for Helen of Troy. Legend has it that the flowers sprung from the ground where her tears fell. 📸: R.W. Smith https://t.co/WhrdQanMTt
Has someone been decorating for Halloween in the Texas Arboretum? Maybe! Though they look kind of like neon green brains, these strange spheres are actually the fruit of the Osage orange tree (Maclura pomifera). They have many common names. What do you call them? #coolscience https://t.co/15wWVlSSkB
Fortlandia opens on Oct. 5 & our TX Arboretum will be closed 'til then as the forts get their final touches! We don’t want to spill the beams, but here are some sneaky little previews of the fantastic forts that will be waiting for you to explore next weekend! #Fortlandia https://t.co/nOVZVqyT8M
Peppervine (Nekemias arborea) is a member of the grape family (Vitaceae) and while inedible to humans, these colorful fruits are browsed by other mammals & birds. The berries turn black + shiny when ripe. In the absence of fruit, peppervine is easily mistaken for #poisonivy. https://t.co/N88p8oKwLu
TODAY: Wildflower Center is conducting prescribed burns in natural areas as part of our land management plan. All public areas are far from the burn area & remain open. Some smoke may be visible in the area. Thanks to all our fire partners for helping conduct a safe #Rxfire! https://t.co/ujezNq3Tc0
In our Native Plants to Dye For class this Sun., celebrate the spectacular colors of the season with your own plant-dyed fibers. Buff up your botany skills with a hands-on exploration of plants that produce hues you can use. wildflower.org/event/native-p… https://t.co/roE3cXr6Mz
Our gardeners create magical worlds in a single bed by choosing plants in colors, shapes and heights that will complement or contrast to keep things interesting throughout the seasons. #nativeplants #gardendesign https://t.co/CLn5qXeFH1
Whether it’s your Monday motivation or your morning meditation, these bumblebees on mealy blue sage (Salvia farinacea) are here for you. #verybusy #fortheplanet🌍 https://t.co/U2KS1jxyDo
RT @TheLBJSchool: Many thanks to Luci Baines Johnson for joining us this morning at the @WildflowerCtr. She said her father knew his time o…
 
 
 
 
 
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