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January 4, 2019

SATURDAYWinter Bird Count and First Saturday Birding7:45 a.m. at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick, Humble; 281-446-8588, hcp4.net/community/parks/jones. Free.Peckerwood Garden Insiders’ Tour10 a.m.-noon at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; register at 979-826-3232, peckerwoodgarden.org. Members free, $15 nonmembers.WEDNESDAYPalm TexturesWith Mercer Botanic Gardens horticulturist Cheyenne Griffin. Noon-2 p.m. at Mercer Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield, Humble; register at 713-274-4160 or mercerbotanicgardens@hcp4.net. Free.WEDNESDAYSin JanuaryConservation ConnectionsWith horticultural coordinator Matt Abernathy. 8:30 a.m. at Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick, Humble; 281-446-8588, hcp4.net/community/parks/jones. Free.THURSDAYHarris County Master Gardeners’ Lecture Series10-11:30 a.m. at Genoa Friendship Gardens Educational Center Building, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff, Pasadena; plants for sale; 713-274-0950, hcmga.tamu.edu. Free.Growing Organic VegetablesFirst of 10 Thursday classes from Urban Harvest. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at University of Houston Central Campus, Charles F. McElhinney Hall, 3623 Cullen; register at 713-880-5540 or urbanharvest.org/classes-calendar. $280.Preparing Garden Beds and LawnsSponsored by Harris County Master Gardeners. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood, Spring; 713-274-0950, hcmga.tamu.edu. Free.New Fruit Trees for Fort Bend CountyWith Fort Bend County Master Gardener Deborah Birge. 6:30 p.m. at Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 S., Fulshear; 281-633-4675. Free.Gardening Basics for the Gulf CoastWith Beverly Welch. 7 p.m. at Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion in McGovern Centennial Gardens, 1500 Hermann Drive; houstonrose.org. Free.FRIDAYHistory of the Peggy Martin RoseWith Peggy Martin. Sponsored by the Houston Federation of Garden Clubs. 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 1601 Sunset; houstonfederationgardenclubs.org. Free.Know & GrowGet Ready for the Upcoming Growing Season conference. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt; agenda at 713-274-0950 or know-n-grow.eventbrite.com. $20.JAN. 12Growing BlueberriesWith Galveston County Honorary Master Gardener David Cohen. 9-10:30 a.m. at Galveston County AgriLife Extension Building, 4102-B Main, La Marque; required registration at 281-309-5065 or aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/index.html. Free.Backyard CitrusWith Galveston County Master Gardener Robert Marshall. 9-11 a.m. at Crystal Beach Fire & Rescue, 930 Noble Carl Drive, Crystal Beach; required registration at 281-309-5065 or aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/index.html. Free.Growing Fruit Trees in Small SpacesUrban Harvest event. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Moran Conference Room, 5555 Hermann Park Drive; register at 713-880-5540 or urbanharvest.org/classes-calendar. $30.Miniature Fairy GardenWith Jim Maas, Pat Cordray and Brenda Hesse. 10 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, maasnursery.com. $40.JAN. 12-13Camellia Show and Plant Sale1-4 p.m. at First Christian Church, 3500 N. Loop 336 W., Conroe; coushattacamelliasociety.com. Free.JAN. 13Eric Simpson DayliliesBrazosport Daylily Society event. 1:30-2 p.m. program, followed by a meal at Lake Jackson Civic Center, 333 Texas 332, Lake Jackson; 832-922-5732. Free.JAN. 15Beautiful, Easy Care, Texas-Tough Plants for Your LandscapeWith Skip Richter. Sugar Land Garden Club event. 10 a.m. at St. Basil’s Hall, 702 Burney, Sugar Land; sugarlandgardenclub.org. Free.Preparing Garden Beds and LawnsSponsored by Harris County Master Gardeners. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Spring Branch Memorial Library, 930 Corbindale; 713-274-0950, hcmga.tamu.edu. Free.The Secret Life of SoilWith Sherri Harrah. Sponsored by the Bromeliad Society/Houston 7 p.m. at West Gray Multi-Service Center, 1475 W. Gray; bromeliadsocietyhouston.org. Free.JAN. 17Preparing Garden Beds and LawnsSponsored by Harris County Master Gardeners. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Freeman Branch Library, 16616 Diana; 713-274-0950, hcmga.tamu.edu. Free.Propagation Techniques and the Barriers to GerminationWith Jean Fefer. Native Plant Society of Texas-Houston Chapter event. 6:45 p.m. at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway, npsot.org/Houston. Free.JAN. 19Invasives Beware9-11 a.m. at Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick, Humble; 281-446-8588, hcp4.net/community/parks/jones. Free.Fruit Tree ClassWith Jim Maas and Pat Cordray. 10 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, maasnursery.com. $25.Fruit Tree Training & PruningFirst of three classes. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose. Urban Harvest event. Register at 713-880-5540 or urbanharvest.org/classes-calendar. $90.Garden ProgramWith Greg Cooper of MicroLife and compos specialist Pete Smith. 10 a.m. at the Bluebonnet House and Garden Center, 5095 Main, Chappell Hill; 713-562-6191. Free.Preparing Garden Beds and LawnsSponsored by Harris County Master Gardeners. 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; required registration at 281-309-5065 or aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/index.html. Free.JAN. 19-20Arbor Day Celebration10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick, Humble; 281-446-8588, hcp4.net/community/parks/jones. Free.JAN. 20Tropical Hanging Basket Ferns: Aglaomorpha and DrynariaWith Jere Noerager; sponsored by the Texas Gulf Coast Fern Society. 2 p.m. at Judson Robinson Jr. Community Center, 2020 Hermann Drive; tgcfernsoc.org. Free.Sustainable Living Through Permaculture, Class 1Urban Harvest event. 1-5 p.m. at instructor’s garden near Loop 610 and Gulfton; register at 713-880-5540 or urbanharvest.org/classes-calendar. $55.JAN. 26Harris County Master Gardeners’ Fruit Tree Plant Sale9 a.m.-noon (or sellout) at 19110 Longenbaugh, Cypress; 713-274-0950, hcmga.tamu.edu. Free.Wedge GraftingWith Galveston County Master Gardener Sue Jeffco. 9-10:30 a.m. at Galveston County AgriLife Extension Building, 4102-B Main, La Marque; required registration at 281-309-5065 or aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/index.html. Free.“Texas Tuff” PlantsWith Galveston County Master Gardener Marie Leal. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy, Galveston; required registration at 281-309-5065 or aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/index.html. Free.Organic Gardening & Lawn CareWith Jim Maas and Greg Cooper. 10 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, maasnursery.com. $25.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.Growing Spring Tomatoes10 a.m. at Buchanan’s Native Plants, 611 E. 11th; 713-861-5702, buchanansplants.com.Herbs for the Gulf CoastWith Galveston County Master Gardeners Nancy Langston-Noh and Briana Etie. 1-3 p.m. at Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy, Galveston; required registration at 281-309-5065 or aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/index.html. Free.JAN. 27Sustainable Living Through Permaculture, Class 2Urban Harvest event. 1-5 p.m. at University of Houston Central Campus, Charles F. McElhinney Hall, 3623 Cullen; register at 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org/classes-calendar. $65.The Secret Life of SoilWith Sherri Harrah of Plants for All Seasons. Cypress Creek Daylily Club event. 2-3 p.m. at Klein United Methodist Church, 5920 FM 2920, Spring; cypresscreekdaylilyclub.simplesite.com. Free.JAN. 29Harris County Master Gardeners’ Open Garden Day, Children’s Activities10-11:15 a.m. at Weekley Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse, Cypress; required registration by Jan. 27 to ogd.harrishort@gmail.com. Free.Email events in this format at least two weeks in advance to kathyehuber@gmail.com.

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