Next Event - 2/7 - Newly Rescheduled!



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Nature's Way Resources Field Trip 10AM-noon John Ferguson, the owner of Nature's Way Resources in Conroe, will lead our tour. John is a soil scientist, the author of the book Organic Management for the Professional, and he is one of the pioneers of the composting industry in Texas. Those on the tour will get the inside scoop on how Nature's Way Resources makes their compost, mulches and soils from scratch. Additionally, John and his staff will show off several demonstration gardens and a new plant nursery that specializes in useful plants such as natives, heirlooms and edibles. Bring your gardening boots and get ready for an adventure! Bill Baldwin has graciously offered the use of the parking lot at Boulevard Realty at the corner of Heights Boulevard and 16th Street as a staging area for carpooling. Meet us at 9am to share a ride up to Conroe—drivers and riders are welcome! Riders may leave their cars in the parking lot.



Upcoming Event - 2/14



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Arbor Gate Field Trip 10AM-noon Saturday, February 14th We have planned another field trip, this time to Arbor Gate at 15635 FM 2920 in Tomball. The Arbor Gate is much more than a garden center--it is quite literally an inspired collection that includes unusual plants, artisan-created decorative pieces, and a constantly changing array of items that bring beauty, comfort, and even flavor to the home and garden. We have tentatively scheduled a talk on butterfly gardening, but we also want to leave plenty of time to explore the nursery and shops. 10am-noon. Carpooling arrangements as with the Nature's Way field trip: meet at Boulevard Realty at the corner of Heights and 16th at 9am.




Last Events - 11/8 and 11/12



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Mason residence patio garden at 125 E. 2nd St. Duston Mason spoke to us about incorporating native plants into our garden for the purpose of contributing to a healthier ecology and demonstrated how even a limited space can accommodate natives with his roof top garden. He shared many insights gained about container gardening since moving into his current home. See the Past Events photo gallery write up for more information.

Harvest Potluck at Heights Firestation The garden club hosted a Harvest Potluck and Meet-and-Greet at Heights Firestation Wednesday evening. Attendees brought vegetable dishes and desserts to accompany the garden club supplied turkey, brisket, pumpkin pie and liquid refreshments. Shawn Schlacter of Ravenscourt Landscaping and Design, LLC, gave a short and timely talk about winter garden protection - how to protect our plants, trees, and irrigation systems. Door prizes were generously donated by Ravenscourt Landscaping and Design, Joshua's Native Plants, Buchanan's Native Plants, Another Place in Time, and San Jacinto Environmental.



Latest Gardening Project


IndexPhotos/ecologyclub.jpgLombard Lamp Bed Renovation The garden club, with the help of the Reagan High School Ecology Club, transformed the weed ridden bed around the Victorian lamppost on Heights Boulevard and 11th Street into a red, white, and blue themed garden. Many thanks to Heraclio Reyes, Gabby Martinez, Jose Saldaña, Andrew Kincaid Valdes, Wendy Perez, Emily Carmona, Amy Serratos, Andrea Garcia, Itzel Castillo, Julio Gomez, Jose Rios, and Sophia Reyes of the Ecology Club for their hard work. The garden club is looking forward to finding more projects that will benefit from their collaboration.