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Native Texas plants are reliable but often underused or misunderstood. Mr. Pecen’s presentation will explore what can be planted more often, and where, for outstanding designs that perform dependably. Discussion will include how to pair microclimates on developed/developing sites with native plants from ecoregions around the state. Native plant care, availability and applications will also be covered.
Mike Pecen is a licensed Texas landscape architect practicing with Rialto Studio in San Antonio. He is most interested in the intersection between horticulture and design. His projects include campus, urban, park and planned community work. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree at the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Pecen is an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Native Plant Society of Texas. He volunteers with a council of landscape architects advising the San Antonio Botanical Garden. He has served as technical editor for Urban Gardening for Dummies. Mr. Pecen has lectured and taught classes on landscape design and native plants throughout the San Antonio region for more than 10 years.