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Gardening events in the Houston area

Houston Gardening - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25
Gardening events in the Houston area Hypertufa: with Henry Flowers. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com. $25. BBQ, Beer & Bingo: 6-8:30 p.m.; first round promptly at 6:30 p.m. at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway; 713-681-8433, register at houstonarboretum.org. $20 members, $35 nonmembers. Bug Hotel & Toad Abode: with Kelsey Low. 10 a.m.-noon at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway; 713-681-8433, register at houstonarboretum.org. $30 members, $45 nonmember (per pair). Harris County Master Gardeners Precinct 2 Open Garden Day: 8:30-11 a.m. at the Genoa Friendship Garden, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff. Harris County Master Gardener Green Thumb lecture. 6:30 p.m. at Spring Branch Memorial Library, 930 Corbindale; 713-274-0950, hcmga.tamu.edu. Cultivating the Outdoor Classroom Workshop: sponsored by Urban Harvest. Coffee, Coloring & Conversation: with Kelsey Low. 10 a.m.-noon the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway; 713-681-8433, register at houstonarboretum.org. $10 members, $25 nonmembers. Repot Your Speciality Plant Workshop: with Linda Gay. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com. Ice Cream Social: with Kelsey Low. 2-3:30 p.m. at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway; 713-681-8433, register at houstonarboretum.org. $30 members, $45 nonmembers (per pair).

Gardening events in the Houston area

Houston Gardening - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25
Gardening events in the Houston area [...] Saturday Bird Walks: 8-10 a.m. the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway; 713-681-8433, register at houstonarboretum.org. Try It and Like It: 9-11 a.m. sponsored by Montgomery County Master Gardeners. Demonstration and tour of the Aquaponic Garden at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 9020 Airport, Conroe; 936-539-7824, mcmga.com. $5 at the door. Container Gardening: with Harris County Master Gardeners. 10:30 a.m.-noon at Parker Williams Branch Library, 10851 Scarsdale; 281-484-2036. Exploration Green: A Native Habitat in Progress: with Mary Carol Edwards, stormwater wetland program specialist. Water U Doing Houston?: Water conservation/harvesting and rain garden presentation: with Daniel Cunningham. Harris County Master Gardeners Precinct 2 Open Garden Day: 8:30-11 a.m. at the Genoa Friendship Garden, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff.

Gardening events in the Houston area

Houston Gardening - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25
Tomato Contest: 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com. Plumeria (The Fabulous Fragrant Frangipani): with Galveston County Master Gardener Loretta Osteen. 1-3 p.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 4102-B Main, La Marque; email registrations to galvcountymgs@gmail.com, 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston. 15th Annual Spring Home & Garden Show The Woodlands: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins, The Woodlands; woodlandsshows.com. Harris County Master Gardeners Precinct 2 program. 10-11:30 a.m. at the Genoa Friendship Garden education building, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff; hcmga.tamu.edu. Soil Composition & Fertilizer & Water = Beautiful Roses: with David Reed. 7:30 p.m. in the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion at McGovern Centennial Gardens,1500 Hermann Drive; houstonrose.org.

Gardening events in the Houston area

Houston Gardening - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25
Peach Tree Pruning for the Home Orchard: with Galveston County Master Gardeners Herman Auer and Robert Marshall. 9-10 a.m. at the Galveston County Master Gardeners' Demonstration Garden Orchard in Carbide Park, 4102 Main, La Marque; email registration to galvcountymgs@gmail, 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston. Tomato Contest: 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com. Plumeria (The Fabulous Fragrant Frangipani): with Galveston County Master Gardener Loretta Osteen. 1-3 p.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 4102-B Main, La Marque; email registrations to galvcountymgs@gmail.com, 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston. Harris County Master Gardeners Precinct 2 Open Garden Day: 8:30-11 a.m. at the Genoa Friendship Garden, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff. Harris County Master Gardeners Precinct 2 program. 10-11:30 a.m. at the Genoa Friendship Garden education building, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff; hcmga.tamu.edu. Soil Composition & Fertilizer & Water = Beautiful Roses: with David Reed. 7:30 p.m. in the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion at McGovern Centennial Gardens,1500 Hermann Drive; houstonrose.org. [...] Saturday Bird Walks: 8-10 a.m. the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway; 713-681-8433, register at houstonarboretum.org. Exploration Green: A Native Habitat in Progress: with Mary Carol Edwards, stormwater wetland program specialist.

Gardening events in the Houston area

Houston Gardening - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25
Gardening events in the Houston area Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes - Native Landscaping Certification Program Level 3 Class: sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Kleb Woods Nature Preserve, 20303 Draper, Tomball; npsot.org/wp/houston. $37 members, $52 nonmembers. Miniature Container Workshop: 10-11 a.m. at Buchanan's Native Plants, 611 E. 11th. Miniature Fairy Garden: 10-11:30 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, maasnursery.com. $40 plus tax. Mother's Day Make and Take and Craft Market: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond, 281-937-9449; and at Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359, Richmond, 281-341-1206; myenchanted.com. Art in the Garden: with Fielder Rushing. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com. Make a Pollinator Container Garden: 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway; 713-681-8433, register at houstonarboretum.org. $40 members, $65 nonmembers (per container). Open Garden Day: 8:30-11 a.m. at the Genoa Friendship Garden, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff; plant sale, Master Gardeners Q&A; hcmga.tamu.edu. South African Images: with Phyllis and Dick McEuen. sponsored by the Bromeliad Society / Houston, 7:30 p.m. at Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 W. Gray; bromeliadsocietyhouston.org. Tropical Plant Conservation in Hawaii and Across the Globe: with Charles R. "Chipper" Wichman of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. 6:30 p.m. at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. $10 nonmembers, members $5. Three orchards and vegetable gardens. 9 a.m.-noon. at Galveston County Master Gardener homeowner, 5202 Highland, Santa Fe; Galveston County Master Gardener Demonstration Orchard and Garden, 4102 Main, La Marque; Wilson and Renee Hillman's Fruits 'n Such Orchard, 6309 Ave. U, Dickinson, 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston. Harris County Master Gardeners' Open Garden Day and Insects in the Garden Seminar: 9-11:30 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek; 281-855-5600, RSVP required to ogd.harrishort@gmail.com, hcmga.tamu.edu.

Gardening events in the Houston area

Houston Gardening - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25
Tool Time Hands-on Workshop: with Galveston County Master Gardeners Henry Harrison III and Tim Jahnke. 9-11 a.m. at the Galveston County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, email reservations to galvcountymgs@gmail.com, aggiehorticulture.tamu.edu/galveston. Planting Non-Natives - What's All the Fuss About?: with urban wildlife biologist Kelly Norrid. The Foodscape Revolution: with author and PBS correspondent Brie Arthur. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com. Foodscaping: with author and PBS correspondent Brie Arthur. 5 p.m. garden tour, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. lecture at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. Residential Rainwater Harvesting: with Harris County Master Gardener Teresa See. 10-11:30 a.m. at Genoa Friendship Garden education building, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff; hcmga.tamu.edu. Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes - Native Landscaping Certification Program Level 3 Class: sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Kleb Woods Nature Preserve, 20303 Draper, Tomball; npsot.org/wp/houston. $37 members, $52 nonmembers.

Gardening events in the Houston area

Houston Gardening - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25
Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes - Native Landscaping Certification Program Level 3 Class: sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas. 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at the Kleb Woods Nature Preserve, 20303 Draper, Tomball; npsot.org/wp/houston. $37 members, $52 nonmembers. Spring Fling - A Sip and Stroll Garden Event: sponsored by the Garden Oaks Beautification Fundraisers. 4-6:30 p.m. along the 1300 block of Sue Barnett. $40 adults, $5 children 3 years and older; tickets at tinyurl.2017springflingtickets. Quail Valley Backyard Garden Tour: 10th annual tour hosted by the Quail Valley Garden Club. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Buy tickets at the first home on the tour, 3810 E. Creek Club. Heritage Gardeners Spring 2017 Garden Tour, Flower and Horticulture Show: show 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at the Marie Workman Garden Center and Briscoe Gardens, 112 W. Spreading Oaks, Friendswood. Tool Time Hands-on Workshop: with Galveston County Master Gardeners Henry Harrison III and Tim Jahnke. 9-11 a.m. at the Galveston County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, email reservations to galvcountymgs@gmail.com, aggiehorticulture.tamu.edu/galveston. Foodscaping: with author and PBS correspondent Brie Arthur. 5 p.m. garden tour, 6:30 dinner, 7 p.m. lecture at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. Residential Rainwater Harvesting: with Harris County Master Gardener Teresa See. 10-11:30 a.m. at Genoa Friendship Garden education building, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff Road; hcmga.tamu.edu. Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge: with Terry Rossignol. Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes - Native Landscaping Certification Program Level 3 Class: sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas. 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at the Kleb Woods Nature Preserve, 20303 Draper, Tomball; npsot.org/wp/houston. $37 members, $52 nonmembers.

Gardening events in the Houston area

Houston Gardening - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25
Poolside Containers and Ideas: 10 a.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond, 281-937-9449; 2 p.m. at Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359, Richmond, 281-341-1206; myenchanted.com. Landscape Design and Maintenance Made Easy: with extension horticulturist Skip Richter. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com. Southside Place Community Garden Party: 4:30-8:30 p.m. Family-friendly fundraiser with food and music, silent auction, ladybug release; southsideplacecommunitygarden.org. $20 adults, kids' admission free. Harris County Master Gardeners Open Garden Day and Herbs Seminar: 9-11:30 a.m. at Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek Drive; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu. Beneficials in the Garden: with Galveston County extension agent William M. Johnson. 6:30-8 p.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, email reservations to galvcountymgs@gmail.com, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston. Heritage Gardeners Spring 2017 Garden Tour, Flower and Horticulture Show: show 1-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 29-30 at the Marie Workman Garden Center and Briscoe Gardens, 112 W. Spreading Oaks, Friendswood. Fairy Garden Seminar: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond, 281-937-9449; and at Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359, Richmond, 281-341-1206; myenchanted.com. $10 plus materials. Spring Fling - A Sip and Stroll Garden Event: sponsored by the Garden Oaks Beautification Fundraisers. 4-6:30 p.m. along the 1300 block of Sue Barnett. $40 adults, $5 children 3 years and older; tickets at tinyurl.2017springflingtickets.

Evelyn's Park to open Saturday in Bellaire

Houston Gardening - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25

Houston has another new urban park to celebrate this Earth Day as Evelyn's Park in Bellaire opens Saturday.

Gardening events in the Houston area

Houston Gardening - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25
Vertical Gardens Made Easy - and Affordable: with Steven Chamblee. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com. Registration deadline for The Herb Society of America, South Texas Unit's 34th annual Herb Day: registration deadline for April 22 event "Celebrating the Beauty of Earth Day With Herbs." $45 includes four speakers, box lunch and marketplace in Houston Museum District. Rain Water Harvesting: with Master Gardeners Odie and Marie Asscherick. Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, and Rain Water Harvesting Specialists. Gulf Coast Fruit Study Group program. 6:30-8 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek Drive; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu. Native Plant Society of Texas-Houston Chapter meeting. 6:45-8 p.m. in the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion in McGovern Centennial Gardens, 1500 Hermann Drive; npsot.org/houston. Poolside Containers and Ideas: 10 a.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond, 281-937-9449; 2 p.m. at Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359, Richmond, 281-341-1206; myenchanted.com. Landscape Design and Maintenance Made Easy: with extension horticulturist Skip Richter. 10 a.m. at Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com. Harris County Master Gardeners Open Garden Day and Herbs Seminar: 9-11:30 a.m. at Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek Drive; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu.

Survey says homeowners want curb appeal to stand out

Houston Gardening - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25

Houzz 2017 survey looks at priorities in outdoor projects at home. It's all about great hardscapes, lighting that's easy on the environment and furniture to make the outdoors feel more like the indoors.

Gardening events in the Houston area

Houston Gardening - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25
Introduction to Native Landscapes - Native Landscaping Certification Program Level 1 Class: sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas. 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at the Armand Bayou Nature Center, 8500 Bay Area Blvd., Pasadena; npsot.org/wp/houston. $37. Herb Festival at the Wynne Home: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sponsored by the Texas Thyme Unit, Herb Society of America. Garden and herbal vendors, speakers, artists, music, herbal products, children's activities. Urban Harvest's Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas, Malloy Hall, room 23, 3812 Yoakum; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $20. Gardening with Color - Creating the Wow Factor: with Gaye Hammond. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com. Woody Trees and Shrubs to Make Your Neighbors Envy You: with horticulture professor David Creech. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com. Cockrell Butterfly Center Spring Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-noon at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, seventh floor of parking garage, 5555 Hermann Park Drive; 713-639-4753, hmns.org. Memorial Northwest Ladybugs Garden Club Plant and Tree Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Memorial Northwest Community Center parking lot, 17440 Theiss Mail Route Road, Spring, mnwhoa.org.

Garden Conservancy tour takes you into four private gardens

Houston Gardening - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25

If you need garden or landscaping ideas, or just an afternoon passing through some pretty gardens, try the Garden Conservancy's Open Days Tour in Houston on March 25. Not only will you soak up some nature, you'll be donating to a good cause: Peckerwood Garden. And Peckerwood's annual sale of unusual plants will be held at the Habitat House in Spring Branch.

Gardening events in the Houston area

Houston Gardening - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25
Gardening events in the Houston area Harris County Master Gardeners' Perennial Plant Sale: plant overview 8-9 a.m., sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Campbell Hall, Pasadena Fairgrounds, 7600 Red Bluff, Pasadena; hcmga.tamu.edu. Tomato Stress Management, Part 3: with Galveston County Master Gardener Ira Gervais. 9-11 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 4102-B Main, La Marque; register at galvcountymgs@gmail.com, 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue: with extension horticulturist Greg Grant. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com. Great Gulf Coast Plants for Sun or Shade: with Linda Gay. 10 a.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond, 281-937-9449; 2 p.m. at Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359, Richmond, 281-341-1206; myenchanted.com. Green Thumb Garden Lecture Series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Spring Branch Memorial Library, 930 Corbindale; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu. Introduction to Native Landscapes - Native Landscaping Certification Program Level 1 Class: sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Armand Bayou Nature Center, 8500 Bay Area Blvd., Pasadena; npsot.org/wp/houston. $37.

Developer Skanska touts progress on Capitol Tower

Greater Houston Real Estate - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25

Downtown's Capitol Tower will bring a food hall with fare from local chefs, skyline views for 90 percent of the offices, a fitness center and a new name when it opens in 2019. "Right now we're pouring about a floor a week," Matt Damborsky, executive vice president for developer Skanska USA, said during a "skybreaking" ceremony Thursday to mark progress on the 35-story skyscraper taking shape at 800 Capitol downtown. Employees will be in one building and can talk at the water cooler or collaborative work areas, an executive said. Attendees at Thursday's event included real estate brokers, developers and city officials. The tunnel atrium will be open not just to daytime office workers, but also patrons of the arts in the nearby Theater District and the public in general.

Frontier Utilities inks sublease with Baker Hughes

Greater Houston Real Estate - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25

Frontier Utilities, a Houston-based retail electricity and natural gas supplier, has subleased a full floor of space at 5444 Westheimer from Baker Hughes. Steve Hesse, Brandon Clarke and Ryan Roth of CBRE and Reid Wilson negotiated the lease for Frontier along with Randy Lerner of Wilson Cribbs + Goren. Bill Romane of Cushman & Wakefield represented Baker Hughes.

Missouri City business park inks first tenants

Greater Houston Real Estate - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25
Texas Air Systems, represented by Andy Iversen and Ross James of Jackson Cooksey, has leased 36,501 square feet. The development will support the company's construction, automotive, oil country tubular goods, agriculture and HVAC business in the southern U.S. and Mexico. Jewell Concrete Products has leased 97,017 square feet at 11931 N. Garden St. in Missouri City form LBG Properties. Conservation Construction has purchased a 13,750-square-foot building at 10827 Tower Oaks Blvd. for the expansion and relocation of its replacement windows sales and distribution operations.

CBRE consolidating Houston operations in Williams Tower

Greater Houston Real Estate - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25

CBRE Group, a commercial real estate firm based in Los Angeles, has inked a major lease expansion and renewal in Williams Tower for consolidation of its Houston workforce to a state of the art work space the firm has dubbed Workplace360.

Newmark Homes to build in Bridgeland

Greater Houston Real Estate - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25

Newmark Homes will begin selling homes in Bridgeland, adding a third community in the Cypress area to its offerings. The Houston-based builder has acquired 14 lots, measuring 70 feet wide, in the 11,400-acre development.  

Chronicle real estate writers bring home NAREE awards

Greater Houston Real Estate - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:25

The awards, announced June 16, recognize excellence in reporting, writing and editing commercial and residential real estate stories across a range of categories. Nancy Sarnoff, who has gained a following with the "Looped In" podcast on Houston real estate with her former co-host Erin Mulvaney, earned a Silver award in the Best Audio or Video Report-Broadcast or Online, Radio or Television category.

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