Plant sales and gardening events

Miniature Fairy Gardening: 10-11:30 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, register at maasnursery.com. $40.

Veggie Gardening, A Hobby for Everyone: with Tom Leroy. 10 a.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond; 281-937-9449; 2 p.m. at Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359, Richmond; 281-341-1206, myenchanted.com.

Choosing the Best Herb for the Purpose: with Ann Wheeler of Log House Herbs. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

Guided tours 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., plant sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, April 11, April 19 and May 10 at 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232, peckerwoodgarden.org.

Texas Superstars: with Harris County extension agent Paul Winski. 10 a.m. in the Meeting Room at Clear Lake Park, 5001 NASA Parkway, Seabrook; hcmga.tamu.edu.

Montgomery County Master Gardeners’ Spring Plant Sale: plant preview 8 a.m., sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Montgomery County AgriLife Extension Service, 9020 Airport, Conroe; 936-539-7824, plant list at mcmga.com.

Top Performers and Enchanted Favorites: with Rob Treiber of Color Spot. 10 a.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond; 281-937-9449; 2 p.m. at Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359, Richmond; 281-341-1206, myenchanted.com.

Save Water and Money With Drip Irrigation: 10:15 a.m. at Cornelius Nursery, 2233 S. Voss; corneliusnurseries.com/events.

Gardening With Children: with Stephanie Baker. 11 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

Cockrell Butterfly Center Spring Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-noon (or until plants are gone) on the seventh level of the Houston Museum of Natural Science parking garage, 5555 Hermann Park Drive; hmns.org.

Starting a Community or School Garden, Class 2: sponsored by Urban Harvest. 9-11:30 a.m. at University of St. Thomas, Welder Hall, 3800 Montrose; 713-880-5540, urban harvest.org. $20.

Create a Vegetable Garden Wherever You Are: with Dee Nash. 11 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

Restoring Nature Through Permaculture, Class 1 of 4: sponsored by Urban Harvest. 1-6 p.m. at the University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun, McElhinney Hall, Room 106; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $164 members, $238 nonmembers.

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Enjoy a weekend packed with gardening events

Perennial, Pepper, Tomato and Herb Sale: sponsored by Precinct 2 Harris County Master Gardeners. 8 a.m. perennial preview by Heidi Sheesley, sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Campbell Hall, Pasadena Fairgrounds, 7600 Red Bluff, Pasadena; hcmga.tamu.edu.

Gunter’s Heirloom Vegetables: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

Fun With Fruit Trees: with citrus expert John Panzarella. 10 a.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond; 281-937-9449; 2 p.m. at Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359, Richmond; 281-341-1206, myenchanted.com.

The Woodlands Spring Home and Garden Show: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins; woodlandsshows.com. $8-$9; ages 12 and younger free.

Choosing the Best Herb for the Purpose: with Ann Wheeler, Log House Herbs. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

Veggie Gardening, A Hobby for Everyone: with Tom Leroy. 10 a.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond; 281-937-9449; 2 p.m. at Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359, Richmond; 281-341-1206, myenchanted.com.

Choosing the Best Herb for the Purpose: with Ann Wheeler, Log House Herbs. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

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Fruits, vegetables and advice available at garden events

Beneficial Insects in the Urban Garden – Maximizing Free Labor: with Anita Howlett; Petal Pushers Garden Club meeting. 7 p.m. at the Burgess Recreation Center, 4200 Kalwick, Deer Park; 281-479-1223.

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 District North Service Center, 7522 Prairie Oak; 713-688-8931, 979-324-1929, isatexas.com.

Brazoria County Master Gardeners’ Fruit and Citrus Tree Sale: 8 a.m.-noon at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds, 901 S. Downing, Angleton; 979-864-1558, brazoria.agrilife.org.

Texas Tuff Landscape Plants – Blooming and Beautiful: with Master Gardener Sandra Duvall. 9-11:30 a.m. at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu; reservations at galv3@wt.net.

First of 12 programs sponsored by Fort Bend AgriLife Extension Service and Master Gardeners. 9-11 a.m. at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band, Rosenberg; register by Thursday at 281-342-3034 or fortbend.agrilife.org/backyard-basics. $15.

Kitchen Gardening: with Master Gardener Mary Demeny. 1-3 p.m. at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu; reservations at galv3@wt.net.

Constructing the Home Vegetable and Fruit Garden: sponsored by Urban Harvest. 12:30-3 p.m. at Westbury Community Garden, 12581 Dunlap; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $30 members, $45 nonmembers.

Harris County Master Gardeners’ Open Garden Day and Workshop on Spring Vegetable Gardening: 9-11:30 a.m at Harris County AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek; 281-855-5600, harris.agrilife.org/hort.

The ABCs of Home Composting: with Master Gardener Ken Steblein. 6:30-8 p.m. at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu; reservations at galv3@wt.net.

Tomato Grafting: with Tom LeRoy. 11 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2950, Tomball; 281-351-8851, reservations at arborgate.com.

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Valentine’s Day blooms with roses

Floribundas, 2 to 6 feet tall, get their name from their abundant blooms on single stems.

Grandifloras, a cross between a hybrid tea and a floribunda, produce single flowers or clusters on plants that are more than 6 feet tall.

‘Chrysler Imperial’ – This fragrant, high-centered red hybrid tea has been popular since it was introduced in 1952.

‘Mister Lincoln’ – Developed from ‘Chrysler Imperial,’ this hybrid tea has fragrant, velvety deep-red double blooms.

‘Don Juan’ – Popular since its 1958 introduction, this pillar rose has 8- to 10-foot canes with pointed buds that open to 5-inch rich-red, velvety blooms with a citrus fragrance.

‘Crimson Bouquet’ – This grandiflora is a beauty, with clusters of 4-inch scarlet blooms.

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Select fruit for your home orchard at area sales

Select fruit for your home orchard at area sales

Harris County Precinct 2 Master Gardeners’ Fruit Tree Sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Campbell Hall, Pasadena Fairgrounds, 7600 Red Bluff, Pasadena; hcmga.tamu.edu.

Beneficial Insects in the Urban Garden – Maximizing Free Labor: with Anita Howlett; Petal Pushers Garden Club meeting. 7 p.m. at the Burgess Recreation Center, 4200 Kalwick, Deer Park; 281-479-1223.

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 District North Service Center, 7522 Prairie Oak; 713-688-8931, 979-324-1929, isatexas.com.

Brazoria County Master Gardeners’ Fruit and Citrus Tree Sale: 8 a.m.-noon at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds, 901 S. Downing, Angleton; 979-864-1558, brazoria.agrilife.org.

Texas Tuff Landscape Plants – Blooming and Beautiful: with Master Gardener Sandra Duvall. 9-11:30 a.m. at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu; reservations at galv3@wt.net.

First of 12 programs sponsored by Fort Bend AgriLife Extension Service and Master Gardeners. 9-11 a.m. at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band, Rosenberg; register by Feb. 19 at 281-342-3034 or fortbend.agrilife.org/backyard-basics. $15.

Harris County Master Gardeners’ Open Garden Day and Workshop on Spring Vegetable Gardening: 9-11:30 a.m at Harris County AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek; 281-855-5600, harris.agrilife.org/hort.

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Start your spring veggie garden with sound advice at area workshops

Start your spring veggie garden with sound advice at area workshops

Memorial Park Master Plan and More: with landscape architect Thomas Woltz.

Sponsored by the Garden Club of Houston. 9:30 a.m. coffee, 10 a.m. lecture at St. Martin’s Church, 717 Sage; gchouston.org.

Harris County Precinct 2 Master Gardeners’ Fruit Tree Sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Campbell Hall, Pasadena Fairgrounds, 7600 Red Bluff, Pasadena; hcmga.tamu.edu.

Beneficial Insects in the Urban Garden – Maximizing Free Labor: with Anita Howlett; Petal Pushers Garden Club meeting. 7 p.m. at the Burgess Recreation Center, 4200 Kalwick, Deer Park; 281-479-1223.

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 District North Service Center, 7522 Prairie Oak; 713-688-8931, 979-324-1929, isatexas.com.

Brazoria County Master Gardeners’ Fruit and Citrus Tree Sale: 8 a.m.-noon at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds, 901 S. Downing, Angleton; 979-864-1558, brazoria.agrilife.org.

Texas Tuff Landscape Plants – Blooming and Beautiful: with Master Gardener Sandra Duvall. 9-11:30 a.m. at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu; reservations at galv3@wt.net.

First of 12 programs sponsored by Fort Bend AgriLife Extension Service and Master Gardeners. 9-11 a.m. at the Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band, Rosenberg; register by Feb. 19 at 281-342-3034 or fortbend.agrilife.org/backyard-basics. $15.

Kitchen Gardening: with Master Gardener Mary Demeny. 1-3 p.m. at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu; reservations at galv3@wt.net.

Constructing the Home Vegetable and Fruit Garden: sponsored by Urban Harvest. 12:30-3 p.m. at Westbury Community Garden, 12581 Dunlap; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $30 members, $45 nonmembers.

Harris County Master Gardeners’ Open Garden Day and Workshop on Spring Vegetable Gardening: 9-11:30 a.m at Harris County AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek; 281-855-5600, harris.agrilife.org/hort.

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Fruit, citrus and vegetable sale in La Marque

Galveston County Master Gardeners’ Fruit, Citrus and Vegetable Sale: 8 a.m. plant seminar, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. sale at the Wayne Johnson Community Center, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu.

First of Urban Harvest-sponsored seven-class series. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at University of Houston, McElhinney Hall, Room 106; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $270 members, $383 nonmembers.

Terrarium Make n’ Take: with floral designer Debbie Neeper. 10 a.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond, 281-937-9449; 2 p.m. at Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359, Richmond, 281-341-1206, myenchanted.com.

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Wealth of education available at garden events

WEDNESDAY
Secrets of Managing and Installing Your Landscape: with Norman Arnold, owner of Glorious Gardens and Landscapes. Gardeners by the Bay meeting. 9:30 a.m. at University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook; 281-474-5051. Free.
THURSDAY
Home Canning and Food Preservation: with Mary Karish. Nottingham Country Garden Club program. 9:30 a.m. at the Harris County Municipal Utility District, 805 Hidden Canyon, Katy; 713-870-5915, nottinghamgardenclub.org. Free.
SATURDAY
Galveston County Master Gardeners’ Fruit, Citrus and Vegetable Sale: 8 a.m. plant seminar, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. sale at the Wayne Johnson Community Center, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu. Free.

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Garden suits family’s love of the outdoors

A busy, professional couple with three children wanted a garden that suited their outdoor lifestyle and complements their historical house. Gregory/Henry Landscapes met their wishes with a series of outdoor rooms that surround their home. Now they can swim in a new pool, plant and harvest vegetables and fruit in the kitchen garden, enjoy sweet blooms in the rose garden, entertain out front and out back and play croquet on the large front lawn.
See their story and photo gallery on the Gardening page at houstonchronicle.com.

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