Gardening events in the Houston area

Peach Tree Pruning for the Home Orchard: with Galveston County Master Gardeners Herman Auer and Robert Marshall. 9-10 a.m. at the Galveston County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden Orchard in Carbide Park, 4102 Main, La Marque; email registration to galvcountymgs@gmail, 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

Tomato Contest: 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com.

Plumeria (The Fabulous Fragrant Frangipani): with Galveston County Master Gardener Loretta Osteen. 1-3 p.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 4102-B Main, La Marque; email registrations to galvcountymgs@gmail.com, 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

Harris County Master Gardeners Precinct 2 Open Garden Day: 8:30-11 a.m. at the Genoa Friendship Garden, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff.

Harris County Master Gardeners Precinct 2 program. 10-11:30 a.m. at the Genoa Friendship Garden education building, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff; hcmga.tamu.edu.

Soil Composition & Fertilizer & Water = Beautiful Roses: with David Reed. 7:30 p.m. in the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion at McGovern Centennial Gardens,1500 Hermann Drive; houstonrose.org.

[…] Saturday Bird Walks: 8-10 a.m. the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway; 713-681-8433, register at houstonarboretum.org.

Exploration Green: A Native Habitat in Progress: with Mary Carol Edwards, stormwater wetland program specialist.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

Gardening events in the Houston area

Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes – Native Landscaping Certification Program Level 3 Class: sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Kleb Woods Nature Preserve, 20303 Draper, Tomball; npsot.org/wp/houston. $37 members, $52 nonmembers.

Miniature Container Workshop: 10-11 a.m. at Buchanan’s Native Plants, 611 E. 11th.

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

Mother’s Day Make and Take and Craft Market: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond, 281-937-9449; and at Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359, Richmond, 281-341-1206; myenchanted.com.

Art in the Garden: with Fielder Rushing. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com.

Make a Pollinator Container Garden: 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway; 713-681-8433, register at houstonarboretum.org. $40 members, $65 nonmembers (per container).

Open Garden Day: 8:30-11 a.m. at the Genoa Friendship Garden, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff; plant sale, Master Gardeners Q&A; hcmga.tamu.edu.

South African Images: with Phyllis and Dick McEuen. sponsored by the Bromeliad Society / Houston, 7:30 p.m. at Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 W. Gray; bromeliadsocietyhouston.org.

Tropical Plant Conservation in Hawaii and Across the Globe: with Charles R. “Chipper” Wichman of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. 6:30 p.m. at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. $10 nonmembers, members $5.

Three orchards and vegetable gardens. 9 a.m.-noon. at Galveston County Master Gardener homeowner, 5202 Highland, Santa Fe; Galveston County Master Gardener Demonstration Orchard and Garden, 4102 Main, La Marque; Wilson and Renee Hillman’s Fruits ‘n Such Orchard, 6309 Ave. U, Dickinson, 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

Harris County Master Gardeners’ Open Garden Day and Insects in the Garden Seminar: 9-11:30 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek; 281-855-5600, RSVP required to ogd.harrishort@gmail.com, hcmga.tamu.edu.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

Tool Time Hands-on Workshop: with Galveston County Master Gardeners Henry Harrison III and Tim Jahnke. 9-11 a.m. at the Galveston County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, email reservations to galvcountymgs@gmail.com, aggiehorticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

Planting Non-Natives – What’s All the Fuss About?: with urban wildlife biologist Kelly Norrid.

The Foodscape Revolution: with author and PBS correspondent Brie Arthur. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com.

Foodscaping: with author and PBS correspondent Brie Arthur. 5 p.m. garden tour, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. lecture at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org.

Residential Rainwater Harvesting: with Harris County Master Gardener Teresa See. 10-11:30 a.m. at Genoa Friendship Garden education building, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff; hcmga.tamu.edu.

Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes – Native Landscaping Certification Program Level 3 Class: sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Kleb Woods Nature Preserve, 20303 Draper, Tomball; npsot.org/wp/houston. $37 members, $52 nonmembers.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes – Native Landscaping Certification Program Level 3 Class: sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas. 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at the Kleb Woods Nature Preserve, 20303 Draper, Tomball; npsot.org/wp/houston. $37 members, $52 nonmembers.

Spring Fling – A Sip and Stroll Garden Event: sponsored by the Garden Oaks Beautification Fundraisers. 4-6:30 p.m. along the 1300 block of Sue Barnett. $40 adults, $5 children 3 years and older; tickets at tinyurl.2017springflingtickets.

Quail Valley Backyard Garden Tour: 10th annual tour hosted by the Quail Valley Garden Club. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Buy tickets at the first home on the tour, 3810 E. Creek Club.

Heritage Gardeners Spring 2017 Garden Tour, Flower and Horticulture Show: show 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at the Marie Workman Garden Center and Briscoe Gardens, 112 W. Spreading Oaks, Friendswood.

Tool Time Hands-on Workshop: with Galveston County Master Gardeners Henry Harrison III and Tim Jahnke. 9-11 a.m. at the Galveston County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, email reservations to galvcountymgs@gmail.com, aggiehorticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

Foodscaping: with author and PBS correspondent Brie Arthur. 5 p.m. garden tour, 6:30 dinner, 7 p.m. lecture at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org.

Residential Rainwater Harvesting: with Harris County Master Gardener Teresa See. 10-11:30 a.m. at Genoa Friendship Garden education building, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff Road; hcmga.tamu.edu.

Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge: with Terry Rossignol.

Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes – Native Landscaping Certification Program Level 3 Class: sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas. 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at the Kleb Woods Nature Preserve, 20303 Draper, Tomball; npsot.org/wp/houston. $37 members, $52 nonmembers.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

Poolside Containers and Ideas: 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.

Landscape Design and Maintenance Made Easy: with extension horticulturist Skip Richter. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com.

Southside Place Community Garden Party: 4:30-8:30 p.m. Family-friendly fundraiser with food and music, silent auction, ladybug release; southsideplacecommunitygarden.org. $20 adults, kids’ admission free.

Harris County Master Gardeners Open Garden Day and Herbs Seminar: 9-11:30 a.m. at Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek Drive; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu.

Beneficials in the Garden: with Galveston County extension agent William M. Johnson. 6:30-8 p.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, email reservations to galvcountymgs@gmail.com, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

Heritage Gardeners Spring 2017 Garden Tour, Flower and Horticulture Show: show 1-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 29-30 at the Marie Workman Garden Center and Briscoe Gardens, 112 W. Spreading Oaks, Friendswood.

Fairy Garden Seminar: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond, 281-937-9449; and at Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359, Richmond, 281-341-1206; myenchanted.com. $10 plus materials.

Spring Fling – A Sip and Stroll Garden Event: sponsored by the Garden Oaks Beautification Fundraisers. 4-6:30 p.m. along the 1300 block of Sue Barnett. $40 adults, $5 children 3 years and older; tickets at tinyurl.2017springflingtickets.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

Vertical Gardens Made Easy – and Affordable: with Steven Chamblee. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com.

Registration deadline for The Herb Society of America, South Texas Unit’s 34th annual Herb Day: registration deadline for April 22 event “Celebrating the Beauty of Earth Day With Herbs.” $45 includes four speakers, box lunch and marketplace in Houston Museum District.

Rain Water Harvesting: with Master Gardeners Odie and Marie Asscherick.

Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, and Rain Water Harvesting Specialists.

Gulf Coast Fruit Study Group program. 6:30-8 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek Drive; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu.

Native Plant Society of Texas-Houston Chapter meeting. 6:45-8 p.m. in the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion in McGovern Centennial Gardens, 1500 Hermann Drive; npsot.org/houston.

Poolside Containers and Ideas: 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.

Landscape Design and Maintenance Made Easy: with extension horticulturist Skip Richter. 10 a.m. at Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com.

Harris County Master Gardeners Open Garden Day and Herbs Seminar: 9-11:30 a.m. at Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek Drive; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

Introduction to Native Landscapes – Native Landscaping Certification Program Level 1 Class: sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas. 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at the Armand Bayou Nature Center, 8500 Bay Area Blvd., Pasadena; npsot.org/wp/houston. $37.

Herb Festival at the Wynne Home: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sponsored by the Texas Thyme Unit, Herb Society of America.

Garden and herbal vendors, speakers, artists, music, herbal products, children’s activities.

Urban Harvest’s Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas, Malloy Hall, room 23, 3812 Yoakum; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $20.

Gardening with Color – Creating the Wow Factor: with Gaye Hammond. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com.

Woody Trees and Shrubs to Make Your Neighbors Envy You: with horticulture professor David Creech. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com.

Cockrell Butterfly Center Spring Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-noon at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, seventh floor of parking garage, 5555 Hermann Park Drive; 713-639-4753, hmns.org.

Memorial Northwest Ladybugs Garden Club Plant and Tree Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Memorial Northwest Community Center parking lot, 17440 Theiss Mail Route Road, Spring, mnwhoa.org.

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Garden Conservancy tour takes you into four private gardens

If you need garden or landscaping ideas, or just an afternoon passing through some pretty gardens, try the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Tour in Houston on March 25. Not only will you soak up some nature, you’ll be donating to a good cause: Peckerwood Garden. And Peckerwood’s annual sale of unusual plants will be held at the Habitat House in Spring Branch.

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