Gardening events in the Houston area

IN JANUARY
The Mercer Society Gift and Plant Shoppe: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, 400 Main, 281-651-5475, themercersociety.org/ways-to-give/donate. Sales proceeds benefit flood-damaged Mercer Botanic Gardens.
SATURDAY
Urban Harvest Fruit Tree Sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Houston Community College West Loop Campus, 5601 West Loop S.; urbanharvest.org/fruit-tree-sale. Free admission; fruit trees starting at $12.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Weekend Market: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Another Place in Time, 1102 Tulane; 713-864-9717. Free.
Conroe Camellia Show and Plant Sale: sponsored by the Coushatta Camellia Society. 1-4 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 3500 North Loop 336 W.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

IN JANUARY
The Mercer Society Gift and Plant Shoppe: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, 400 Main, 281-651-5475, themercersociety.org/ways-to-give/donate. Sales proceeds benefit flood-damaged Mercer Botanic Gardens.
SATURDAY
Urban Harvest Fruit Tree Sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Houston Community College West Loop Campus, 5601 West Loop S.; urbanharvest.org/fruit-tree-sale. Free admission; fruit trees starting at $12.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Weekend Market: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Another Place in Time, 1102 Tulane; 713-864-9717. Free.
Conroe Camellia Show and Plant Sale: sponsored by the Coushatta Camellia Society. 1-4 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 3500 North Loop 336 W.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

SATURDAY
Winter Bird Count: 7:45 a.m. at Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick, Humble; 281-446-8588, hcp4.net/community/parks/jones. Free. Ages 10 and older.
Insider’s Tour: The North Dry Garden: 10 a.m.-noon at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. Members free, nonmembers $15.
TUESDAYS-SundaysIN JANUARY
The Mercer Society Gift and Plant Shoppe: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays at 400 Main, 281-651-5475, themercersociety.org/ways-to-give/donate. Sales proceeds benefit flood-damaged Mercer Botanic Gardens.
MONDAY
Getting Your Beds Ready for Bulbs: with Flors Tieldt. Tomball Garden Club program. 9:30 a.m.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

SATURDAY
Winter Bird Count: 7:45 a.m. at Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick, Humble; 281-446-8588, hcp4.net/community/parks/jones. Free. Ages 10 and older.
Insider’s Tour: The North Dry Garden: 10 a.m.-noon at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. Members free, nonmembers $15.
TUESDAYS-SundaysIN JANUARY
The Mercer Society Gift and Plant Shoppe: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays at 400 Main, 281-651-5475, themercersociety.org/ways-to-give/donate. Sales proceeds benefit flood-damaged Mercer Botanic Gardens.
MONDAY
Getting Your Beds Ready for Bulbs: with Flors Tieldt. Tomball Garden Club program. 9:30 a.m.

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Winter-blooming plants help bees over winter in your yard

Winter and early spring are lean times for honeybees as they emerge from their hives, where food supplies are dwindling, to forage. Adding clusters of winter-blooming plants around the yard will give them much needed nourishment.
Bees take in carbohydrates from floral nectar and protein from floral pollen. Being aware of bloom times and providing flowers that overlap the seasons are important for beekeepers who want to successfully overwinter their colonies.
Some bees, including many wild varieties, begin searching for food when sunny days push temperatures up to 55 degrees Fahrenheit or more.

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Winter-blooming plants help bees over winter in your yard

Winter and early spring are lean times for honeybees as they emerge from their hives, where food supplies are dwindling, to forage. Adding clusters of winter-blooming plants around the yard will give them much needed nourishment.
Bees take in carbohydrates from floral nectar and protein from floral pollen. Being aware of bloom times and providing flowers that overlap the seasons are important for beekeepers who want to successfully overwinter their colonies.
Some bees, including many wild varieties, begin searching for food when sunny days push temperatures up to 55 degrees Fahrenheit or more.

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