NPSOT-Williamson County Spring 2023 Native Plant Sale (LIVE and ONLINE!)

  • [3/9/2023: updated to show ONLINE sale’s first list available]
  • [3/16/2023: updated for LIVE sale’s first list.]
  • [3/18/2023: ONLINE store link added]
  • [3/23/2023: added note online sale is over]

— by Randy Pensabene

Announcing the NPSOT-Williamson County Chapter’s Spring Native Plant Sale. Our fabulous native plant sale will be both LIVE and ONLINE! The LIVE in-person sale, and the plant pickup for the ONLINE sale, will be Saturday, April 1, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, at Williamson County’s Champion Park group pavilions, 3830 Brushy Creek Road, Cedar Park, TX 78613. It is free and open to the public, with no park fees.

The LIVE sale will include everything we usually offer in the spring: a vast array of large and small native flowers, grasses, groundcovers, vines, shrubs, ornamental trees, and shade trees. The ONLINE sale will include only 3/5-gallon native shrubs, ornamental trees, and shade trees.

We will bring a few extra 3/5-gallon plants to the LIVE sale, but to be sure you get what you want, please reserve your big plants through the ONLINE Native Plant Sale and pick them up at the LIVE Native Plant Sale. Ordering your large container plants through the ONLINE sale ensures that we bring what you want, and that your plants are reserved and waiting for you.

As the sale date gets nearer, we will provide plant lists for what we will have for each sale. The links to the online store and the live plant sale list are below. If we update either list before the sale, we’ll update this blog post and publish a new blog post to alert subscribers. Updated lists will have the new date in the upper left on page 2.

  • NEW 3/23. THE ONLINE SALE IS OVER. ONLINE Native Plant SaleBegins the morning of March 18 and runs through midnight March 22 (Pickup Saturday, April 1, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm).

IMPORTANT: See our page Spring 2023 Native Plant Sale for important details about both the LIVE and ONLINE sales. All information about both sales will be found on that page, including important dates and instructions that are not in this blog post. Click this link to read the entire page of information.  

We’ll update this post if we update any information in the sale page, and we’ll publish a new blog post to alert subscribers. (If you would like to subscribe, go to Get News)

image of a bluebonnet
Bluebonnet, Lupinus texensis

April 13 Chapter Meeting: “Cacti of Texas” with Brian Loflin

Join NPSOT-Williamson County on Thursday, April 13,  2023, when our featured topic will be Cacti of Texas with Brian Loflin.  Free and open to the public. The meeting begins at 7:00 PM. 

About our topic:  This presentation is a review of the many species of cacti in our state, their characteristics and habitat.

About our speaker:   Brian Loflin is a highly respected photographer, author, teacher, and consultant. His seasoned professional career spans more than five decades in the advertising, aviation, bio-medical and publishing industries.

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As a graduate biologist with an extensive background in marketing and communications, his early experience was as a medical photographer and a freelance photojournalist producing materials that served a variety of educational, technical and consumer publications. Later, he held senior marking positions at several international aerospace firms, serving airlines and aviation organizations on five continents.

Brian maintains a vast digital image library from which photographs have been published in many international periodicals as well as books and other publications. His work has won numerous industry awards, but most importantly, his work has won the admiration and respect of his clients. He is past president of the Minnesota Nature Photographers and founder and current president of the Austin Shutterbug Club.

Brian is a highly regarded teacher whose passion is in passing his knowledge and vision along to others. He currently teaches a new curriculum of Wildlife Photography at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He held similar teaching positions the University of Texas at Austin, University of California at Riverside and Riverside Community College. Brian actively teaches and conducts tours, seminars and workshops in many areas of photography.

Brian and his wife Shirley designed, authored and photographed Grasses of the Texas Hill Country (now in its second printing) and Texas Cacti, two photographic field guides published by Texas A&M University Press and available at most book sellers. Their latest book, Texas Wildflower Vistas and Hidden Treasures, is now at the publisher. Brian’s latest book, Advanced Macro Photography for Nature Scientists, is also now available.

See collections of Brian’s work at his blog and web site


At every meeting, we give away a book — about native plants or the meeting topic — to one randomly chosen attendee!

Have an idea for a speaker?  Let Program Leader Susie Hickman know via  email to


NPSOT-Williamson County meetings are free and open to the public. We hope you attend!  Meetings may be in person, virtual, or both, so be sure to check details in the meeting announcement. Meetings are announced on our website, our calendar and Facebook.

Field Trip Reminder: Saturday, March 25, 9:30am, Hidden Springs Preserve

— by Kathy Galloway

Just a reminder that we meet at the Hidden Springs Preserve gate at 9:30 AM on Saturday, March 25.  There is a padlock on the front gate, and it will be locked shortly after 9:45 AM.