Chapter News

The April 9, 2022 7th Annual Ixia Native Plant Sale was the most successful ever for our chapter.  We earned over $3,000 from our sale and sold all the plants that were donated for the sale.  Many thanks to all of the volunteers who donated plants and to gardeners who purchased the plants. Also, we thank Native and Uncommon Plants for participating in the sale; they sold almost all the plants they brought to the sale.

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Over 225 people participated in-person and via Zoom in the March 3, 2022 "Homegrown National Park Challenge" presented by Dr. Doug Tallamy.  For more information about Dr. Tallamy's initiative to create 20 million acres of native plantings to regenerate biodiversity and ecosystem function, go to the Homegrown National Park website at homegrownnationalpark.org/

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Ixia volunteers worked with Duval Audubon volunteers to remove dozens of invasive trees from the Crosby Sanctuary on February 19, 2022.

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Ixia Chapter volunteers contributed over 1,800 volunteer hours to the mission of the Florida Native Plant Society during 2021.

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Native Park has a beautiful new picnic table custom built for the park by Eagle Scout Brennan Doherty of Boy Scout Troop #2.  Many thanks to Brennan and Troop #2 for this valuable contribution to Native Park.  Check it out when you are in the park. 

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The Ixia Chapter conducted a native plant rescue on a parcel of property in Hilliard on June 26, 2021 that has been sold and expected to be developed.  A number of volunteers helped remove numerous native azealia, St. Johns wort and various other plants.  Some of the plants were planted at the Jacksonville Arboretum and others were taken in by the volunteers.

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Volunteers from the Ixia Chapter worked  at the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens on June 19, 2021 to remove invasive coral ardisia, tuberous sword fern, Chinese tallow and other plants that are a threat to our native Florida species.

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Check out the new Ixia Chapter YouTube Channel.  Videos of past meetings are posted and more content will be added.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbe_afmUCci0He5gm7vtJVQ

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Native Park was on the Riverside-Avondale Preservation Garden Tour held on May 8, 2021.  Approximately 130 people visited Native Park during the tour. Many thanks to all who attended.  

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The Ixia Chapter 6th Annual Plant Sale in the Native Parks on April 24, 2021 netted the chapter $2,134.12, our most successful plant sale ever.  In addition to the plants sold by the chapter, Native and Uncommon Plants sold every plant they had.  

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The Ixia Chapter hosted invasive plant removal workdays in Walter Jones Historical Park during February & March, 2021 and again in February 2022. Several volunteers removed a good amount of invasive plants in two areas.  The Late Bloomers Garden Club has created a native plant area in the park. 

The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.