Spring Gardens

Let's Plant Some Spring Veggies!

Let's Plant Some Spring Veggies!

March is just around the corner and almost time to plant some Spring veggies.  Growing your own vegetables can be very rewarding for the entire family, and it's never too late to get started if you haven't already!

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Make Your Own Worm Farm!

Make Your Own Worm Farm!

Build a worm farm and have an excellent organic form of fertilizer for your plants, as well as reduce the amount of waste going into a landfill.  It's easy!  Find out how here...

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Chic Gardening Tricks!

Chic Gardening Tricks!

From moss graffiti to hanging herb gardens made from a shoe organizer - we share with you the coolest gardening ideas here!

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20 Garden Myths, Tricks, & Old Wives' Tales

20 Garden Myths, Tricks, & Old Wives' Tales

Let's review some of the most common garden old wives' tales ones to see which are TRUE and which are FALSE

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Saving the Monarchs One Yard at a Time!

Saving the Monarchs One Yard at a Time!

We all have witnessed their beauty at one time or another in our lives, however there is a tragic and rapid decline of this once common and widespread species!

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Crape Murder!

Crape Murder!

When properly trimmed, Crape Myrtles will have a beautiful structure to them and a vigorous bloom season. Stop Crape Murder!

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Time To Plan a Spring Vegetable Garden

Time To Plan a Spring Vegetable Garden

Dream of warmer spring days by planning your garden this weekend!  Herbs and vegetables can be an attractive outdoor addition, as well as healthy living.

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Composting - Why Everyone Should Do It

Composting - Why Everyone Should Do It

Decomposition is nature's way of recycling the building blocks of life!  Composting is simply managing the natural decomposition process for OUR BENEFIT.  It's easy with so many benefits...

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2015 February Local Gardening Events/Workshops of Interest

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FEBUARY

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FEB. 7

  • Gardening workshops with  Dr. Joe Novak ($20 per workshop, $110 for series): Workshop #1 Starting Transplants for Your Garden - 9am - 11 am; Saturdays, Feb. 7-March 14 at White Oak Conference Center, 7603 Antoine; 713-895-8021.  More info:  nnmd.org.
  • Eighth annual Tree Planting Competition: Houston Area Urban Forestry Council event co-sponsored by the Harris County Flood Control District, Texas A&M Forest Service, and CenterPoint Energy.  Details: 10 a.m. at the Harris County Flood Control District retention basin, 7600 block of W. Little York; 713-688-8931, 713-688-8932.  More info: haufc.org. FREE. (rain date 14th)
  • 7th annual Texas Camellia Show and Sale: 1-4 p.m. at Walker Educational Center, 1402 19th, Huntsville, TX.  FREE.  More info: coushattacamelliasociety.com

FEB. 11

  • "Lunch Bunch" : Native Trees and Plants for the Landscape" is set for noon-2 p.m. @ Mercer Botanic Garden: 22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble, TX, 77338; (281) 443-8731.  Bring your lunch and enjoy presentations that cover the latest trends on gardening and a variety of related topics.  FREE.   Lunch Bunch held every 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Space is limited so please call to register 281.855.5600.  More info:  http://themercersociety.org/

FEB. 12

  • Harris County Master Gardeners' Green Thumb Lecture Series: Spring Vegetables - Harvesting Know How (second Thursdays through Oct. 8th), 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Barbara Bush Library - 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379.  FREE.  Space is limited so please call to register 281.855.5600.  Note: There are other Houston library locations and dates in this same series.  More info:      http://hcmga.tamu.edu/Public/pubGreenThumb.aspx

FEB. 14

  • Gardening workshops with  Dr. Joe Novak ($20 per workshop):  Workshop #2 Make Your Garden Grow—Really!  9am -11 am; Saturdays thru March 14 at White Oak Conference Center, 7603 Antoine, Houston, TX; 713-895-8021.   More info: nnmd.org.
  • Urban Harvest Class (cost $45): Growing Great Tomatoes - 9:00 am - 11:30 am with Instructor Jean Fefer, Ph.D, a Harris County Master Gardener.  Location: University of Houston, Central Campus, Charles McElhinney Hall, room 106.  More info: http://urbanharvest.org/classes
  • Harris County Precinct 2 Master Gardeners' Fruit Tree Sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Campbell Hall, Pasadena Fairgrounds, 7600 Red Bluff, Pasadena.  FREE.  More info: hcmga.tamu.edu

FEB. 16

  • Children's Story Time in the Garden: 10:30 am - 11:30 am @ Mercer Botanic Gardens,  22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble, TX, 77338; (281) 443-8731.  Children’s Librarian, along with Mercer volunteers, share some of their favorite nature books with children and their parents in the Mercer gardens. A craft project is included. Check in at the Visitor Center for the specific location.  Recurring on the Third Monday of the month.  FREE.  More info: http://www.hcp4.net/Calendar/

MID-FEB (Exact date in Feb. TBA)

  • See Daffodils in bloom peaks mid-Febuary thru March at Mrs. Helen Lee's Garden in Gladewater, TX.  The garden opens, depending on Mother Nature, around the middle of February and remains open through March or until the daffodils are no longer in bloom.  The garden is open during this time seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..  For Road Conditions and predicted blooming schedule, contact the Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Gardens directly at (903)845-5780 or visit www.daffodilgarden.com/daffodils_home.htm

FEB. 20

  • Emerald Ash Borer Workshop: sponsored by Houston Area Urban Forestry Council and International Society of Arboriculture - Texas Chapter. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Harris County Flood Control, 7522 Prairie Oak, Houston, TX; 713-688-8931, 979-324-1929, isatexas.com. Members and students $100, $135 nonmembers before Feb. 13, $150 after.

FEB. 21

  • Gardening workshops with  Dr. Joe Novak ($20 per workshop): Workshop #3 Composting for the Home Garden - 9 am -11 am, Saturdays thru March 14 at White Oak Conference Center, 7603 Antoine, Houston, TX; 713-895-8021.  More info: nnmd.org.
  • Brazoria County Master Gardeners' Fruit and Citrus Tree Sale: 8 a.m.-noon at the Brazoria County Fair Grounds, 901 S. Downing, Angleton; 979-864-1558.  FREE.  More info: brazoria.agrilife.org

FEB. 22

  • Urban Harvest Class (cost $45): Constructing the Home Vegetable and Fruit Garden with Instructor Danny Millikin - 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm @ Westbury Community Garden, 12581 Dunlap Street, Houston, TX 77035.  More info: http://urbanharvest.org/classes

FEB. 24

  • Open Garden Day and Workshop on Spring Vegetable Gardening9:00 am - 11:30 am @ Harris County Extension Office, 3033 Bear Creek Drive, Houston, TX, 77084.  FREE.  More Info: http://harris.agrilife.org/events/

FEB. 28

  • Rose Pruning Made Simple Class with Gaye Hammond from Houston Rose Society: 10am @ The Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, TX; (281) 351-8851.  FREE.  More info: http://www.arborgate.com/classes.php
  • Gardening workshops with  Dr. Joe Novak ($20 per workshop): Workshop #4 Soil Management for the Home Garden - 9 am - 11 am, Saturdays thru March 14th at White Oak Conference Center, 7603 Antoine, Houston, TX; 713-895-8021.  More info at: nnmd.org.
  • Tomato and Pepper Sale and Symposia: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm @ Harris County Extension Office, 3033 Bear Creek Drive, Houston, TX, 77084.  Tomato and pepper varieties as well as other vegetables and herbs suited to our summer growing season.  More info at: http://harris.agrilife.org/events/
  • Urban Harvest Class (cost $45): Spring Vegetable Gardening - 9:00 am - 11:30 am with Instructor Ray Sheer.  Location: University of Houston, Central Campus, Charles McElhinney Hall, room 106.  More info: http://urbanharvest.org/classes
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