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Gardening events in the Houston area

Houston Gardening - 8 hours 43 min ago
SATURDAY Plumeria: with Jim Maas and Loretta Osteen. 10 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, maasnursery.com. $25. Fall Vegetables: Harris County Master Gardener Green Thumb program. 10 a.m. at Maud Smith Marks Library, 1815 Westgreen, Katy; 713-274-0950, hcmga.tamu.edu. Free. MONDAY Harris County Master Gardeners Precinct 2 Open Garden Day: 8:30-11 a.m. at Genoa Friendship Garden, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff; Master Gardeners will answer gardening questions. hcmga.tamu.edu. Free. TUESDAY Harris County Master Gardeners' Open Garden Day and Fall Vegetables Seminar: 9-11:30 a.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek; hands-on activities for children and adults centered on seminar topic. RSVP to ogd.

Lennar opens urban townhome developments near Spring Branch

Greater Houston Real Estate - 8 hours 43 min ago

Lennar is bringing urban style townhomes designed with young professionals in mind to two developments in the Spring Branch area.

Reserve at Clear Lake City opens new sections

Greater Houston Real Estate - 8 hours 43 min ago

Trendmaker Homes, developer of the Reserve at Clear Lake City, announced the opening of new sections with various lot sizes and a new entry that improves access on the western side of the development. The neighborhood, which represents one of the first new home developments in the Clear Lake area in two decades, is next to the new H-E-B anchored Clear Lake City Marketplace. Homes in the 372-acre community near El Dorado and Clear Lake City boulevards range from 2,000 square feet to more than 5,000 square feet. Trendmaker Homes, which is one of the builders along with CalAtlantic Homes and Village Builders.

Bauer-Pileco to build new Conroe campus

Greater Houston Real Estate - 8 hours 43 min ago

Bauer-Pileco, a provider of products for the foundation construction industry, will build a 78,774 square-foot facility for its North American headquarters in Conroe Park North.

Two builders open initial model homes in Balmoral community

Greater Houston Real Estate - 8 hours 43 min ago

D.R. Horton and Gray Point Homes by Gehan Homes have opened the first model homes in Balmoral, a 580-acre community by Land Tejas in Humble.

Houston apartment renters more likely to stay in town

Greater Houston Real Estate - 8 hours 43 min ago

Renters in Houston are more likely to stay rooted in their current communities than those in many other markets tracked, a new report by Apartment List showed.

A majority of renters nationwide -- 64 percent -- plan on settling down in a new city. High prices factored into plans to relocate for residents of on the west and east coasts.

What’s blooming? Butterflies flock to these flowers

Houston Gardening - 8 hours 43 min ago

Houston gardeners shared these photos of plants blooming in their summer beds.

Home2 Suites by Hilton opens in Webster

Greater Houston Real Estate - 8 hours 43 min ago

Home2 Suites by Hilton has opened a 91-suite hotel in Webster.

Gardening events in the Houston area

Houston Gardening - 8 hours 43 min ago
Montgomery County Master Gardeners' program. 9-11 a.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 9020 Airport, Conroe; 936-539-7824, mcmga.com. $5. Rain Gardens: with Charriss York from the Texas Coastal Watershed Program. A Homeowner's Guide to Weed Control: with Galveston County Master Gardener John Jons. 6:30-8 p.m. at AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, email reservations to galvcountymgs@gmail.com, aggiehorticulture.tamu.edu/galveston Free, but pre-registration required. Gardening Tips for Growing Native Plants: with Thomas Adams, Texas Midcoast Refuge botanist. Harris County Master Gardeners Precinct 2 Open Garden Day: 8:30-11 a.m. at the Genoa Friendship Garden, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff; hcmga.tamu.edu. Harris County Master Gardeners' Open Garden Day and Fall Vegetables seminar: 9-11:30 a.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek; hands-on activities for children and adults centered on seminar topic.

FlightAware moves headquarters higher into the sky

Greater Houston Real Estate - 8 hours 43 min ago
The new office, designed by Gensler, will have open work areas and a glass-walled area showcasing the FlightFeeder factory, where small orange devices that connect with antennas to pick up airplane signals for about 250 miles, will be assembled, tested and packaged. The company started in 2005, providing free flight tracking services for private and commercial air traffic. The company now offers analytical tools, real-time data, historical reports and data analysis to help small plane operators and commercial airlines with things such as optimizing flight plans and fuel efficiency. A kitchen situated along the windows, with seating for 40, will offer a landing spot for daily lunches brought in after employees vote on restaurants using the company's LunchAware program.

Retail Wrap: New owners for The Market at Lake Houston

Greater Houston Real Estate - 8 hours 43 min ago
Westwood Financial Corp. has purchased the The Market at Lake Houston, an H-E-B-anchored shopping center on 13.9 acres at 7402 FM 1960 East. Other tenants include Sally Beauty Supply, Payless ShoeSource, GameStop, VIP Nails and Spa, Five Guys, Market Cleaners, Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies and Subway. Bath & Body Works has leased 3,658 square feet in Creekside Town Center, located at the intersection of Interstate 35 and FM 306, New Braunfels, from NewQuest Properties. T-Mobile has leased 1,548 square feet in the H-E-B shopping center at Oyster Creek and Oak drives in Lake Jackson. The 466,950-square-foot center, off Highway 83 and N. Jackson Road in Pharr, is anchored by Ross Dress for Less, TJ Maxx, Bealls, Cost Plus World Market, Buy Buy Baby, Cinemark, Main Event Entertainment, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Sears Appliance, Crunch Fitness, Joann's, Luby's and Mercer Emergency Clinic.

The Southmore brings boutique feel, sky-high rents to Museum District

Greater Houston Real Estate - 8 hours 43 min ago

Hines designed its newest residential tower, The Southmore, to have the feel of an exclusive boutique hotel and the sophistication of a world-class museum. The result of its efforts: some of the highest rents in town.

Draft regulations will govern development in historic Heights

Greater Houston Real Estate - 8 hours 43 min ago

Houston's planning department on Wednesday released a draft of development guidelines meant to regulate new construction and maintain the turn-of-the-century vibe in three Houston Heights historic preservation districts.

Houston's luxury real estate market rises for 9th straight month, while prices ease

Greater Houston Real Estate - 8 hours 43 min ago

High-end home sales were up nearly 20 percent in July, the ninth straight increase in sales of single-family properties that went for least $750,000, new data show.

H-E-B planning Upper Kirby land buy

Greater Houston Real Estate - 8 hours 43 min ago

H-E-B is under contract to buy property at the northwest corner of West Alabama and Kirby across from Whole Foods Market and Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Builder LGI Homes sees record-setting quarter

Greater Houston Real Estate - 8 hours 43 min ago

Houston builder LGI Homes Inc. reported soaring profits and record-setting closings, prices and revenue during its second quarter.

Gardening events in the Houston area

Houston Gardening - 8 hours 43 min ago
Peckerwood Insider's Tour: monthly focused look at the garden. 10 a.m. at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. $15, members free. Harris County Master Gardeners Precinct 2 Open Garden Day: 8:30-11 a.m. at Genoa Friendship Garden, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff; Master Gardeners will answer gardening questions. hcmga.tamu.edu. Attracting Bluebirds to Your Garden: with Master Gardener and Master Naturalist Linda Crum. 10-11:30 a.m. at Genoa Friendship Garden, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff; Master Gardeners will answer gardening questions. hcmga.tamu.edu. Rainwater Harvesting and Water Conservation: with extension horticulturist Skip Richter. 7:30 p.m. at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion in McGovern Centennial Gardens, 1500 Hermann Drive; houstonrose.org. Montgomery County Master Gardeners' program. 9-11 a.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 9020 Airport, Conroe; 936-539-7824, mcmga.com. $5. Rain Gardens: with Charriss York from the Texas Coastal Watershed Program. A Homeowner's Guide to Weed Control: with Galveston County Master Gardener John Jons. 6:30-8 p.m. at AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, email reservations to galvcountymgs@gmail.com, aggiehorticulture.tamu.edu/galveston Free, but pre-registration required. Evening at Peckerwood Garden Lecture: with horticulturist Adam Black. 5-7 p.m. at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. $10 nonmembers, members $5.

What's blooming? Sun-loving plumeria, rudbeckia and daylilies take the spotlight in August

Houston Gardening - 8 hours 43 min ago

Houston-area gardeners shared these photos of plants that beat the heat. 

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