SAWS Spring Bloom-March 10-13

Let your gardening skills blossom during Spring Bloom – a four-day virtual extravaganza, March 10-13.

Savvy gardening for San Antonio

Budding gardeners and skilled green thumbs can up their gardening game with expert advice and landscape care from SAWS staff and partners, all while saving water!Join interactive webinars, visit garden hotspots and explore our website for landscaping advice and earn WaterSaver Reward points!

Bonus: Attend webinars for a chance to win prizes such as $25 conservation coupons to local garden centers and botanical garden memberships! The more you participate, the more chances you have to win! After attending a webinar, take the survey to earn one WaterSaver Rewards point and a chance to win prizes. Join WaterSaver Rewards by March 13 to participate. Limit one WaterSaver Rewards point for each day’s webinars. If you complete another webinar survey, you will be included in a prize drawing but you will not earn another Rewards point. Limit one chance to win per webinar. Surveys open the day of the webinar and prize winners will be notified via email by March 18. Spring Bloom WaterSaver Rewards points will be awarded within three weeks.

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March Activities

Essentials of Gardening Class

(Virtual)  Rewards Eligible

March 15, 2021

Time: 12:00 – 2:00

Registration Required at REGISTER

Speaker: Stuart Birnbaum

UTSA, Associate Professor Emeritus

Subject: Wicking Beds (read more)

The Gardener’s Notebook         

Dr. Stein’s Pruning Video Learn to love ugly!

Thought for the Day: Griping as I was pruning away the mush in my yard, it came to me that a lot of my plants are actually overgrown, need thinning, and some I don’t even like anymore. Think of this cleanup as a time to re-evaluate, redesign and rework your landscaping. It is a good time to put in some more water saving hardscape?? Re-work the drip irrigation? Sounds good to me!

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See what Greg Grant says about dealing with the recent record freeze.

Dealing with 2021 Freeze Damage



Announcing the GVST Officers for 2021

The Board of Directors met February 10, 2021, and elected Officers. Re-elected is Andrew Waring, President, elected Vice President is David Eastman, re-elected Secretary is Pat De Winne and elected Treasurer is Paul Huegel. The offficers will form the Executive Committee whose main purpose is to facilitate decision making between board meetings or in urgent and crisis circumstances. It reports to and is accountable to the full board. Current BODs are Andrew Waring, David Eastman, Ruth Sagebiel,  Kristy Sommers,  Pat De Winne, Maggi Kautz,  Richard Geisler, Paul Huegel and Barbara Scott. We look forward to making great strides in 2021 with our classes and events. Stay tuned!

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Andrew Waring, President

Upcoming Events


Event Venue Date
SABOT Spring Break Plant Sale San Antonio Botanical Gardens
  • March 7, 2021 9:00 am
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Home Efficiency Basics Workshop - Online Learning - Rewards Eligible via Zoom
  • March 8, 2021 6:00 pm
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Spring Bloom 2021 Goes Virtual - Online Learning - Rewards Eligible via Zoom
  • March 10, 2021 9:00 am
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About Us

Our fundamental efforts are focused on water conservation, and environmental awareness while working collectively with fellow private, public and educational organizations to serve as an educational resource for the community.

Introducing the Dr. Tom Harris Scholarship Fund


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2020 Event Photos: Watersaver Landscape Tour