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Gardening calendar: Aug. 25

August 24, 2018

TUESDAYS-SUNDAYSThe Mercer Society Gift and Plant Shoppe10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays at 400 Main, Old Town Spring; 281-651-5475, themercersociety.org . Sales proceeds benefit flood-damaged Mercer Botanic Gardens.SATURDAY‘Hill Country Red’ oxblood lilies saleSponsored by Bayou City Heirloom Bulbs. 9 a.m.-noon at 5842 Velma Lane, Humble; Patty Allen, 713-471-4383. Free.Fall and Winter Vegetable GardeningWith Jim Maas, Pat Cordray and Paul Nesrsta. 10 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, maasnursery.com. $40.Backyard BirdingWith Persephone. 10 a.m. at Buchanan’s Native Plants, 611. E. 11th; 713-861-5702, RSVP at buchanansplants.com. Free.Peckerwood Garden Open Day10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. Members free, $10 nonmembers.SATURDAY-SUNDAYWeekend Market9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Another Place in Time, 1102 Tulane; 713-864-9717. Free.TUESDAYHarris County Master Gardeners’ Open Garden Day, Children’s Activities10-11:15 a.m. at Weekley Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse, Cypress. Registration required by Aug. 26 to: ogd.harrishort@gmail.com . Free.Diversity of FernsWith Darla Harris. Sugar Land Garden Club event. 1:30 p.m. at the Sugar Land Branch Library, 550 Eldridge, Sugar Land; sugarlandgardenclub.org. Free.FRIDAY-SEPT. 2Weekend Market10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 2 at Another Place in Time, 1102 Tulane; 713-864-9717. Free.SEPT. 1Insider’s Tour at Peckerwood GardenAgaves, Yuccas, and relatives — the “Woody Lilies.” 10 a.m. at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. Members free, nonmembers $15.SEPT. 6RosesWith Gaye Hammond. Waller County Master Gardeners’ Speaker Series. 9-10 a.m. at the Waller County Extension Office, 846 6th, Hempstead; 979-826-7651, ext. 3068, RSVP txmg.org/wallermg or Facebook Waller County Master Gardeners. Free.Insects: The Good, The Bad and The Not So UglyWith Mary Karish. Nottingham Country Garden Club program. 9:30 a.m. at the Municipal Utility Building, 805 Hidden Canyon, Katy ; ncgctx.org. Free.SEPT. 7-9Weekend Market10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 9 at Another Place in Time, 1102 Tulane; 713-864-9717. Free.SEPT. 8Urban Harvest’s Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening9:30 a.m.-noon at Houston Museum of Natural Science, Moran Conference Hall, 5555 Hermann Park Dr ive; register at 713-880-5540 or urbanharvest.org/classes-calendar . $30.New and Improved Vertical GardensWith Steven Chamblee. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com. Free.Peckerwood Garden Open Day10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. Members free, $10 nonmembers.SEPT. 12When Good Gardens Go BadEarth friendly solutions to common garden problems. With Judy Barrett. Noon at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com. Free.SEPT. 13Fall Vegetable GardeningWith Harris County Master Gardener Christine Hammon. Harris County Master Gardeners Lecture Series. 10-11:30 a.m. at Genoa Friendship Gardens Educational Center Building, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff, Pasadena; plants for sale in greenhouse. 713-274-0950. hcmga.tamu.edu . Free.Roses: Planting, Growing and UpkeepHarris County Master Gardeners’ Green Thumb Series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring; 713-274-0950; hcmga.tamu.edu . Free.Bayou Bend: Plants That Shaped Miss Ima’s GardenWith Bart Brechter. 7 p.m. at Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion at McGovern Centennial Gardens, 1500 Hermann Drive ; houstonrose.orgSEPT. 14Neutralizing Our Individual Carbon FootprintsWith Jim Blackburn, professor of environmental law at Rice University. Houston Federation of Garden Clubs meeting. 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 1601 Sunset ; houstonfederationgardencllubs.org. Free.SEPT. 14-16Weekend Market10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 16 at Another Place in Time, 1102 Tulane; 713-864-9717. Free.SEPT. 15Fall BulbsWith Margaret Cherry, bulb and colorscape expert. 9-10:30 a.m. at Galveston County AgriLife Extension Building, 4102-B Main, La Marque; 281-309-5065, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/index.html. Free, but preregistration required.Fall — Our Forgotten SpringWith Angela Chandler. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com. Free.Miniature Fairy Garden ClassWith Jim Maas and Pat Cordray. 10 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, maasnursery.com. $40.Fall Bed Prep and Veggie GardeningWith Tom LeRoy and David Young. 10 a.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond; 2 p.m. at Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359, Richmond; myenchanted.com. Free.Roses: Planting, Growing and UpkeepHarris County Master Gardeners’ Green Thumb Series. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Maud Smith Marks Library, 1815 Westgreen, Katy; 713-274-0950; hcmga.tamu.edu . Free.Kitchen GardeningWith Galveston County Master Gardener Mary Demeny. 1-3 p.m. at Galveston County AgriLife Extension Building, 4102-B Main, La Marque; 281-309-5065, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/index.html. Free, but preregistration required.How I Was Schooled by an Old RoseWith Mike Shoup. 5 p.m. lecture at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. Members lecture only $5, nonmembers lecture only $15; members lecture and 3:30 p.m. tour $15, nonmembers $25 for both; tour only $10.SEPT. 17Harris County Master Gardeners’ Open Garden Day9-11 a.m. at Genoa Friendship Gardens Educational Center Building, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff, Pasadena; plants for sale in greenhouse. 713-274-0950; hcmga.tamu.edu . Free.SEPT. 18Roses: Planting, Growing and UpkeepHarris County Master Gardeners’ Green Thumb Series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Spring Branch Memorial Library, 930 Corbindale; 713-274-0950; hcmga.tamu.edu . Free.SEPT. 20Roses: Planting, Growing and UpkeepHarris County Master Gardeners’ Green Thumb Series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Freeman Branch Library, 16616 Diana Lane; 713-274-0950; hcmga.tamu.edu . Free.A Plan for Houston’s GreenspaceFuture with native plants and for restoring local ecoregions. With Carolyn White. Native Plant Society of Texas-Houston Chapter event. 6:45-8:30 p.m. at Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, West Loop N. access road before Woodway; npsot.org/houston . Free.SEPT. 21-23Weekend Market10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23 at Another Place in Time, 1102 Tulane; 713-864-9717. Free.SEPT. 22Wildscapes WorkshopNative Plant Society of Texas-Houston Chapter event. 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Houston Community College, 5601 West Loop S. ; registration at npsot.org/wp/houston/wildscapes-workshop , $35-$40.CompostingWith Galveston County Master Gardener Jim Gilliam. 9-11 a.m. at Galveston County AgriLife Extension Building, 4102-B Main, La Marque; 281-309-5065, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/index.html. Free, but preregistration required.Fall Vegetable GardenWith Tom LeRoy and Bill Adams. 10 a.m. the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com. Free.Gardening for Birds and HummingbirdsWith Jim Maas, Pat Cordray and Jean Griffin. 10 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, maasnursery.com. $40.Peckerwood Garden Open Day10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org. Members free, $10 nonmembers.A Passion for Plumeria (Frangipani)With Galveston County Master Gardener Loretta Osteen. 1-3 p.m. at Galveston County AgriLife Extension Building, 4102-B Main, La Marque; 281-309-5065, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/index.html. Free, but preregistration required.SEPT. 25Harris County Master Gardeners’ Open Garden Day, Children’s Activities10-11:15 a.m. at Weekley Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse, Cypress; registration required by Sept. 23 to: ogd.harrishort@gmail.com . Free.SEPT. 26Water for WildlifeWith Angela Chandler. Noon at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com. Free.SEPT. 28-30Weekend Market10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 30 at Another Place in Time, 1102 Tulane; 713-864-9717. Free.SEPT. 29T-bud Grafting of Citrus & Fruit TreesWith Galveston County Master Gardener Sue Jeffco. 9-10:30 a.m. at Galveston County AgriLife Extension Building, 4102-B Main, La Marque; 281-309-5065, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/index.html Class is limited to 24 participants in hands-on workshop; preregister to participate. Others are welcome to observe. Free, but preregistration required.Perennial Companions to Heirloom BulbsWith Heidi Sheesley. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com. Free.Hanging Basket ClassWith Jim Maas and Pat Cordray. 10 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, maasnursery.com. $25.Email events in this format at least two weeks in advance to kathyehuber@gmail.com.

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