Let’s Return Native Plants to Houston!

Podcast Interview with Katy Emde, Local Native Plant Expert

Sept. 28, 2021

In this episode Niven Saleh of Houston and Nature looks at Houston through the lens of a native plant enthusiast. Katy Emde is an expert member of the Native Plant Society of Texas and an advisory board member of Save Buffalo Bayou. She explains in the podcast why native plants are great but sometimes hard to find, what she does to source the best seeds and why you should be inspired to give native plants a try.

In the 53-minute episode, Saleh and Emde provide numerous resources including guides and gardens, and places to buy native plants. They discuss plants that work best in Houston, the difference between native and non-native plants, places and apps, books and websites for learning about and identifying plants.

Saleh provides a transcript of the interview here. The website page also includes a list of resources and plants discussed during the interview.

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