gardening

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Soil and Composting

SoilThe first lecture of the year in the series run by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will cover the topic of soils and composting.  Learn how to prepare your beds for the new growing season.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date: January 17, 2017
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Learn how to make your own rain barrel

Rainfall has been plentiful for most parts of the past year, but this is Houston -- weather patterns change quickly. Your garden or foundation will need watering at some point. Rather than running up your water bill, join Teresa See, Harris County Master Gardener in the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, on Saturday, January 14 at 10:30 a.m. to learn about the process of capturing, diverting, and storing rainwater for future use. Teresa will also show you how to make your own rain barrel at home. Free! Call us at 281-484-2036 to register or sign up on the library's events calendar.

Plants of the Bible

Join Jean Fefer, Harris County Master Gardener with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services, next Saturday, November 5, at 10:30 a.m. for a talk on "Plants of the Bible." Learn about plants referred to in the Bible, including some familiar plants and some that are new and interesting, and learn about uses of many of them in Biblical times. Please register on our events calendar or call us at 281-484-2036.

Butterfly gardening

Learn about the beautiful flowers and plants you can have in your yard that will bring beautiful butterflies! Annie Britton, Harris County Master Gardener with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, will talk about varieties of plants that butterflies like and how to plant them on Saturday, October 8 at 10:30 a.m. Please register by calling the library or by clicking on the event on our calendar.

Green Thumb 2016 Gardening Series: Decorate Your Garden

MushroomsDo you have a garden but are not quite sure how to add those last finishing touches that enhance its look and show off your style? Then come to our next program where you can find out how to place beautiful elements that will add visual interest and, maybe, a bit of whimsy to your backyard.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Green Thumb 2016 Gardening Series: Container Gardening

Container gardenAre your gardening dreams thwarted by space, soil or time?  Do other factors limit your success in having attractive and thriving plants? Or maybe you would just like add more color to your existing yard?  Then come to our lecture on container gardening led by the Harris County Master Gardeners.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Fall Vegetable Gardening

VegetablesThis Saturday, August 6th, from 11:00am - 12:00pm, we will be having a fall vegetable gardening class in our meeting room. Master Gardener, Teresa Sue, from the Harris County Agrilife Extension Center will be here to present and answer questions. Learn how to prepare your garden for the fall, find out the best vegetables to plant, and so much more! This program is free and open to everyone. 

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Green Thumb Lecture Series: Fall Vegetable Gardening

Fall gardenHave you ever thought about extending the growing season for your edibles into the fall?  If not, here’s your chance to find out how to grow and harvest autumn crops.  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will present their July lecture on fall vegetable gardening.  Get ready to get busy!  The days will eventually get cooler, working in the garden will be fun again, and hopefully, you’ll be ready to show off fall’s bounty. 

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  July 19, 2016
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Green Thumb 2016 Gardening Series--Propagation and Seed Saving

Seed bankThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners invite you to their June program on propagation and seed saving.  Learn how to easily grow more of the plants you love at (almost) no cost to you. 

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library

Date:  June 21, 2016

Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: Free

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Time to Garden

Are you ready for your own garden of Eden in  your backyard?  Come to the library this Saturday, May 21 at 10 AM as Harris County Master Gardeners explore plants of the Bible with their Green Thumb Gardening lecture series.  Learn all about the different plants mentioned in the Bible and how to grow your own.

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