I know things haven’t been updated much around here, but I’m starting to work on it.
Old entries on current events have been deleted ( unless there are cool photos with them ) and a current list of this spring’s major garden events has been posted.
An amazing amount of government sites that were linked to are no longer online. I’ll be replacing them with other information sites as I find them.
Updates to all the plants, new photos and information will happen late April, early May. I’m still waiting to see what returns from last winter’s hard freeze.
We’re all upset about the EPA but there is a lot you can do:
Plant low impact gardens ( low water, fertilizer, insecticide use ) be an example for your neighbors.
I’ve switched from RoundUp to using my mix, which works better. ( 1 gallon water, 2 cups bleach, 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap )
Consider using stone and more hardscaping instead of mulch. Rumor is they have been clear cutting cypress groves around the gulf to provide mulch. Stones last longer.
Since we’ll lose many safe spots for endangered plants consider joining the ‘Save through propagation’ movement. There are lots of labs and nurseries cloning endangered plants. You can purchase flasks of plants online, grow them up, propagate them and get them in the hands of as many other gardeners as possible.
This year’s projects include:
– Working on the bigger picture for the gardens. More design, less random cool plants.
– Test tube propagation
– Cleaning and updating this site and possibly moving the houseplant site into this site.
– More links to plant and environment science stories
Azalea Trail Tour March 10, 11 and 12
Houston Arboretum Sprint Plant Sale March 11 and 12
Mercer’s March Mart March 17 and 18
MCMGA Spring Plant Sale March 18
Urban Harvest Fruit Tree Sale March 25 and April 15
Florescence Waves, Garden Club of America Major Flower Show April 25 and 26
Houston Bromeliad Society Sale April 29
Hope Farms Gardens Will open Sat/Sun Apr 29-May 27th
Friday & Saturday, March 20 & 21, 2015
March Mart is sponsored by The Mercer Society with plant sale proceeds going to support special projects and educational programs at Mercer. One of the Texas Gulf Coast area’s largest and most anticipated horticultural events, the sale attracts amateurs and experts alike. March Mart features a huge selection of more than 2,000 varieties of quality plants, many rarely found at local retail nurseries.