Are your seeps running?  Have any perpetually wet or boggy spots on your property? Trying to figure out what to plant in those areas?  The Prairie Rose Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas is pleased to present a program addressing those issues at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at the Glen Rose Citizen’s Center.

Randy Johnson, better known as “Organic Randy,” will speak about dealing with damp soils and seeps.  Randy is well known in the area as an organic, native plant enthusiast.  He owns a nursery that specializes in locally grown natives that are as close as possible to those that grow in the wild.  Many of these plants are from local seeds hand collected from the wild.  He’ll be bringing and offering for sale plants that are discussed.

In addition to the program Monday night, Randy will be leading a field trip at High Hope Ranch on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. to look at seeps and damp soil areas.  

High Hope Ranch is located at 3353 CR 2009 in Glen Rose.

The Prairie Rose Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas is a non-profit organization comprised of members interested in the native flora of Texas.  Our members are from 6 counties:  Hood, Somervell, Erath, Bosque, Johnson and Hamilton. 

The mission of the Native Plant Society is to promote conservation, research and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach and example.  

Why native plants?  Among other reasons, native plants are drought-tolerant, naturally conserving our precious water resources.