The City of Princeton was awarded a grant from the Native Plant Society of Texas to plant a Monarch Demonstration Garden at the new Public Works building. This garden consists of native milkweed and nectar plants that give the monarchs a waystation while migrating. Girl Scout Troop 3931 volunteered their time to plant the garden at the new Public Works Building and learned about Monarchs and their importance. The Girl Scouts have adopted this site and will maintain it throughout the year. We hope the garden can be used as an educational tool for all Princeton Residents, and we are available for contact if anyone would like to visit the garden and learn about the native plants used.
- Tolerate drought and local diseases
- Conserves water and protects water quality by controlling soil erosion
- Provides food sources (seeds, nuts, nectar, and fruits for birds, bats, pollinating insects, and butterflies)
- Attracts insects for birds to consume
- Provides habitats for birds, wildlife, and larval host plants for butterflies
- Less maintenance
- Minimizes use of fertilizers and pesticides
Caldwell Senior Community Park
Keep Princeton Beautiful was awarded an $800 dollar Native Garden Grant in 2018. Cub Scout Pack 229 and 450 have volunteered their time to plant and maintain the garden at the JM Caldwell Senior Community Park/World War II POW Camp. They learned about the importance of using native plants and their water-efficient properties.
For more information on the butterfly garden contact Mary Abercrombie.
- Native Plant Society of Texas