gardening

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Low-Maintenance Gardening

TX native plantsIs gardening in Houston starting to feel more and more like a chore?  Have you been dreaming of a great-looking garden that can fend for itself for weeks at a time?  Then make sure to visit your local library!  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will present their August lecture on low-maintenance gardening, where you can learn how to create a garden that fits your lifestyle.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  August 18, 2015
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Southern Gardeners Go-to Book

The New Southern Living Garden BookOk, all you gardeners out there.  It's time to replace that worn-out gardening book that you've used for years to look up plants.  I suggest you replace it with The New Southern Living Garden Book: The Ultimate Guide to Gardening - just out this year.  It's a weighty, beautiful reference tool for any gardener living in this part of the country.  

Tabletop Water Fountains

Water fountain courtesy of clker.comNo garden (or office) is complete without a little water feature to add to the visual and audible beauty of the area.  Come to our Garden Club on Thursday, 7/09 at 11:00am to learn how to make a tabletop water fountain of your own for very little money.  

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 21, 2015
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

Photo credit: www.motherearthnews.com

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Growing and Using Herbs

Herbs on the balconyHave you ever wondered whether gardening with herbs is challenging?  Have you attempted to grow herbs, but are getting tired of the constant trial and error?  Would you like to expand your gardening know-how or learn about the herbs’ various uses and benefits?  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will walk you through planting, growing, caring for, and using herbs.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  June 16, 2015
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

Copyright © Fresh herbs on my balcony by suzettesuzette; Flickr: 52748818@N07 / Creative Commons

What's Bugging You?

 Don't let the bugs eat up your garden!  The Master Gardeners will be here Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m. to help you get rid of all your pesky bugs.  They will tell you how to use non chemical ways to control the bugs that are bugging you, eating your vegetable garden, and chewing on your flowers. All without harming the beneficial insects.  Yes there are some!  Come to the Green Thumb Gardening class Saturday and find out how to debug your life!

Repurposing Household Items into the Garden

GardeningIn case you missed it earlier this Spring, we're bringing back our Garden Club meeting on repurposing those household items into the garden.  Don't throw it away - take it outside!  Learn how next Thursday, 5/14 at 11:00am.

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Basic Pest Control for Gardeners

GardeningThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will discuss basic concepts of pest control as part of their Green Thumb gardening series.  Come to find out how to choose appropriate methods and be proactive in your application of pest control to ensure a healthy and flourishing garden.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  May 19, 2015
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Green Thumb Lecture Series: Basic Irrigation & Rainwater Harvesting

GardeningThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will discuss basic concepts of irrigation and rainwater harvesting as part of their Green Thumb gardening series.  They meet the third Tuesday of each month in the Spring Branch-Memorial Library’s meeting room.  Come and learn about water conservation, sustainability and financial considerations.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  April 21, 2015
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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How does YOUR garden grow?

Spring is arriving and it's time to spruce up our gardens.  But, how do we keep track of everything growing in our yards?  Come to the library on Saturday, March 21 at 10 AM as Harris County Master Gardeners present their next Green Thumb Gardening presentation.  We will talk all about documenting your garden.  Never again wonder if that is a weed or a flower growing there in the middle of your flower bed.  Know what is there!

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