gardening

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Plants of the Bible

Chaste treeThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will discuss the plants of the Bible as part of their Green Thumb gardening series.  Come to find out more about this unusual topic and why we would present it in a gardening program in Houston.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  May 17, 2016
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

Photo credit: A Tree a Day

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Herbs--Growing and Using--Canceled

Mint--herbs program

The gardening program scheduled for April 19, 2016 has been canceled.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Have 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:  April 19, 2016
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

Photo credit: Flickr: 52748818@N07 / Creative Commons

Kids Garden Club

Flower courtesy of Clker.comWe're starting a Kids Garden Club for school-aged children next week. Come learn about gardening and play in the dirt. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, 4/13 at 4:00pm where we'll plan what we want to do with our new garden.

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Raised Beds and Low-Volume Irrigation

Raised bedThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will discuss the advantages of raised garden beds and low-volume irrigation.  Do not miss this meeting as you prepare your garden for the upcoming season.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  March 15
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free
Photo credit: Off Grid World 2016.

Spring Vegetables Gardening Class

Spring is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking about your garden-specifically your vegetable garden. What are you going to plant? What's the best to care for those seedlings? Well, this Saturday February 20 from 10 AM until 12 noon the Maud Marks Branch Library has got you covered. We will be hosting a Master Gardeners Green Thumb Gardening Class. At this class you'll be able to learn about spring vegetables. Seating is limited and registration is required.

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Spring Vegetable Gardening

Carrots and radishesThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will present their second free lecture in the Green Thumb gardening series.  They meet the third Tuesday of each month in the Spring Branch-Memorial Library’s meeting room.  February’s topic: Spring Vegetable Gardening.  Come learn the basics of vegetable gardening in the coming season from the practitioners.

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

Photo credit ©-2009-Michaela-at-thegardenerseden.jpeg

The Green Thumb Gardening Series Returns Tomorrow @ 6:30 PM!


We're privileged to host the popular Green Thumb Gardening Series in 2016. This series is made possible by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners. We're kicking off this series tomorrow at 6:30 PM in the Marge Jacobson Community Room. Our first topic of discussion will be "Soils and Composting." 

No registration is required. These Lectures are FREE. The Green Thumb Gardening Series is supported by the Friends of Freeman Library.
 

I Smell Something - Good!

Smell the roses courtesty of Clker.comCome take the smell test and see what plants take you to your happy place.  This coming Thursday, 1/14 at 11:00am our Garden Club will be learning about how to choose plants for your garden that are as much fun to smell as they are to see.  

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 19, 2015
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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New Year -- and a New Path

It’s a new year.  And, of course, when there’s a new year, people start thinking of their new year’s resolutions.
 
When it comes to resolutions, we first think of ways to improve ourselves.  Number one is usually our health.  We’re going to get in shape, lose weight, get healthy.  Number two is often about our finances.  Save money, make a budget and stick to it, control our spending.  Sometimes we want to improve ourselves in other ways.  Learn something new.  Cooking.  Dancing.  (Hey, those could help with the health and fitness resolution…)  Or maybe we decide this is the year to do some home improvement, either inside or outside.

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