SAWS News: Spring Bloom Celebrates Rain Gardens
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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 658.5'
9/25/17 - Official

The Edwards aquifer and its catchment area in the San Antonio region is about 8,000 square miles and includes all or part of 13 counties in south-central Texas.

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Spring Bloom Celebrates Rain Gardens

SAWS Spring Bloom is your opportunity to learn about South Texas gardening and expert landscape care — all while saving water!

This year’s free event will focus on rain gardens — beautiful flower beds that double as natural rain water filters to prevent erosion and help reduce pollution.

Your favorite local gardening and landscape experts will be speaking throughout the day, offering great tips to help spruce up your yard while still saving water. And, of course, a fun-filled learning area for children.

There will be hands-on demonstrations, including a plant propagation area. Also, plants will be for sale at the event, courtesy of Bexar County Master Gardeners, Gardening Volunteers of South Texas, San Antonio Botanical Society and the San Antonio Herb Society.

SAWS staff and guest speakers will be there to provide fun and functional tips to spruce up your yard and save water.

Schedule of Topics and Speakers
Time Topic Speaker
9:30 a.m. Rain Gardens: Landscaping for Sustainability and Beauty
 
Lee Marlowe, San Antonio River Authority
10:30 a.m. Creating a Rain Garden Larry Clark, Bender Wells Clark Design
11:30 a.m. All Things Rain Garden in the Armadillo City Lee Sherman, Austin Watershed

And as always, the first 1,000 visitors get a free plant! This year's choices include butterfly weed, blue sage, blackfoot daisy and ponytail grass (aka Mexican feather grass).

Saturday, March 11 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
SAWS Headquarters, 2800 U.S. Hwy. 281 North

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