by Ray Allen
It's that time of year. The famous Lady Bird Johnson National Wildflower Research Center
near Austin, TX has a calendar full of events. National Wildflower Week
actually begins Sunday, May 3, but the center has all kinds of things going on for weeks--plant sales, parties, tours, you name it. We've been members of the Center since its founding, and Mrs. Johnson, herself, encouraged us when we entered the wildflower world with our first offerings of seed way back in the early eighties. She'd be 100 if she were alive today, and she is one of our First Ladies who actually made a huge contribution to the nation. Her passion for the country's
wildflowers lives on with the growing center she and actress Helen Hayes established. Over the years, the Lady Bird Johnson Center has become more and more important, and today is a really authoratative source of information and support for the cultivation of native plants in the US. They'd welcome your membership.
And by the way, the Center's promotion of Wildflower Week has spread nationwide. In the east, New York City always celebrates and holds all kinds of events