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Spring Plant Sale, Wildflower Photo Exhibit at Falls on the Colorado Museum in Marble Falls

It's spring, and that means bluebonnets and other wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country. The Falls on the Colorado Museum in Marble Falls and the Highland Lakes chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas are hosting a plant sale and wildflower photo exhibit April 7. Staff photo by Jennifer Greenwell

MARBLE FALLS — The Falls on the Colorado Museum is kicking off spring in a big way on Saturday, April 7, with plants, wildflowers, and a photographic exhibit.

The event starts at 9 a.m. with the Highland Lakes chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas hosting its spring plant sale.

One myth people still believe is if a plant is native to the Highland Lakes and Central Texas, then it’s either a cactus or another unattractive plant.

The Native Plant Society of Texas members love busting that myth, and they’ll do it during the plant sale. They’ll help you pick some amazing plants that will add color, texture, style, and life to your landscape. And because they're native plants, they'll thrive in the local soils and climate.

Along with the plant sale, society members are available to answer your questions.

At 10:30 a.m., Marvin Bloomquist, a Master Naturalist and Native Plant Society member, will talk about Texas Hill Country wildflowers that should be bursting on the scene in the area. Bloomquist will give additional hints on how to take better photographs of our “crown jewels.”

A photographic exhibit of beautiful wildflowers will be on display in the Madolyn Frasier Room of the museum. Many of these photos have been donated to the museum by Ofelia Johnson, who also provided wildflower picture notecards for sale. Proceeds from the card sales will benefit the museum.

Noted gardener and photographer Sheryl Yantis will also display gorgeous wildflower photos from her personal collection.

This is a great opportunity to come out, get into the spring spirit, and enjoy the beauty of native plants and wildflowers.

As always, there is no admission fee to the museum, but donations are accepted and appreciated.

The Falls on the Colorado Museum is located at 2001 Broadway. Normal hours of operation are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Go to fallsmuseum.org or call (830) 798-2157 for more information.

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