Gardening events in the Houston area

SATURDAY
Urban Harvest’s Edible Landscapes: 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Moran Hall, 5555 Hermann Park Drive; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $30.
Pecan Celebration: with Kelsey Low. 10 a.m.-noon at Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway; 713-681-8433, register at houstonarboretum.org. $20 members, $35 nonmembers; ages 13 and older.
DIY Paper: with Kelsey Low. 1-3 p.m. at Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway; 713-681-8433, register at houstonarboretum.org. $20 members, $35 nonmembers; ages 16 and older.
Plant Texas Natives: 10 a.m. at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick, Humble; reservations at 281-446-8588, hcp4.net/community/parks/jones. Free.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

SATURDAY
Lone Star African Violet Council 2017 Convention: show 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., plant sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor, 14703 Park Row Blvd.; Karla Ross, 281-748-8417, kjwross@yahoo.com. Free.
Christmas Open House: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Cornelius Nursery, 2233 S. Voss; 713-292-0898, workshop schedule at corneliusnurseries.com. Free.
Unplugged Adventure: Putting Down Roots Volunteer Prairie Planting: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Indiangrass Preserve, 31950 Hebert, Waller; katyprairie.org/directions. Free.
Peckerwood Garden Open Day: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. Members free, $10 nonmembers.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

SATURDAY
Urban Harvest’s Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas, Jerabeck Athletic Center, Building 30, 3812 Yoakum; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org $20.
45th annual Herb Fair: presented by the South Texas Unit of The Herb Society of America. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Judson Robinson Community Center, 2020 Hermann Drive; herb plants, jellies, blends, crafts, bath and beauty products, light refreshments; herbsociety-stu.org. Free.
Open Gardens Day: sponsored by Montgomery County Master Gardeners. 9-11 a.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 9020 Airport, Conroe; 936-539-7824, mcmga.com. Free.
The Secret Life of Squirrels: with Kelsey Low. 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

SATURDAY
Peckerwood Garden Open Day: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. Members free, $10 nonmembers.
The Foodscape Revolution: with Brie Arthur. 5:30 p.m. at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; registration at peckerwoodgarden.org. $15.
Fruit Tree Class: with Jim Maas and Pat Cordray. 10 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, maasnursery.com. $25.
Creating Containers for Holiday Enjoyment with Judy: 10 a.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond, 281-937-9449; myenchanted.com. Free.
Monarch Butterflies & Milkweed: with Barbara Willy, executive director, founder of Monarch Butterfly Gateway, Fort Bend County.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

SATURDAY, OCT. 21
Dirt into Soil: with Galveston County Master Gardener Jim Gilliam. 9-11 a.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Building, 4102 Main-B, La Marque; 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston, email registration to galvcountymgs@gmail.com. Free, but registration required.
ArBOOretum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway; 713-681-8433, register at houstonarboretum.org. Members free, $15 nonmembers.
Pumpkin and Succulent Make and Take: 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. Prices start around $29.99.
Rain Gardens: with Angela Chandler, The Garden Academy. 10 a.m.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

SATURDAY
Montgomery County Master Gardeners’ Fall Plant Sale: plant presentation 8 a.m., sale 9 a.m.-noon at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 9020 Airport, Conroe; 936-539-7824, mcmga.com. Free.
Galveston County Master Gardeners’ Fall Plant Sale: plant presentation 8 a.m., sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Galveston County Fair Grounds, Rodeo Arena, Texas 6 and Jack Brooks Road, Hitchcock; aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.Free.
Urban Harvest’s Ancient Art of Fermentation: 20-minute demonstrations at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market, 3000 Richmond; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. Free.
75th annual Bulb Mart: sponsored by the Garden Club of Houston. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

SATURDAY
Fall Festival: family activities 9 a.m.-7 p.m., pumpkin decorating classes at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. at Cornelius Nursery, 2233 S. Voss; register at corneliusnurseries.com. Free.
Nature Revealed: Monarchs: with Kelsey Low. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway; 713-681-8433, register at houstonarboretum.org. $20 members, $35 nonmembers.
Peckerwood Garden’s Oak Collection: 10 a.m.-noon at 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. Nonmembers $15, members free.
Hibiscus Class and Hibiscus Grafting: with Jim Maas and Joe Miller. 10 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, maasnursery.com. $35.

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With a little help, Houston plants can adapt to Indiana home

Q: I am moving to Indiana in late spring, and I’d like your advice on taking some of my Houston plants.
I want to move some scadoxus from the ground to pots. When should I do this? I also have potted lycoris. What will their blooming behavior be in zone 5?
I’d like to pot up a small Rangoon creeper. How should I overwinter it, and how large must a potted creeper be in order to bloom?
Dave Sherron, Houston
A: Divide and transplant/pot the scadoxus, or blood lily, when the foliage has yellowed and is dying down, as the South African bulb goes dormant for the winter.
Blood lily produces softball-size orange-red blooms on tall stems in spring in Houston-area gardens. The lance-shaped foliage appears after the flowers.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

SATURDAY
Cockrell Butterfly Center Fall Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-noon, or until sold out, outside the main entrance of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive; 713-639-4753, hmns.org. Free.
Beginner Bird-watching: with Kelsey Low. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway; 713-681-8433, register at houstonarboretum.org. $20 member, $35 nonmembers; ages 13 and older.
Scarecrow Making Time: 10 a.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond, reservations 281-937-9449; 2 p.m. at Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359, Richmond, reservations 281-341-1206; myenchanted.com. $20.
Hanging Baskets: with Jim Maas & Pat Cordray. 10 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, maasnursery.

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