Next Event - 6/13

Sutter Home Garden at 456 W. 24th St., 10am Since 2006 Kay and Stacy have transformed a ho-hum landscape into a personal oasis by first removing and replacing an unused building with garden beds, decking, and a large koi pond designed and built by Stacy. They love low care plants and lots of color that bring in the bees and butterflies. A few years ago they had an opportunity to take over the lot next door and are in the process of transforming that as well.

Upcoming Events

Sat. 7/11, 10AM - Shirey Home Garden at 1447 Allston: Mark and John have created a cottage style garden that flows around the entire house and is reminiscent of the type of garden that would have been planted when their bungalow was new. There are annuals, tender perennials, roses and several unique trees along with a foundation of shrubs. It is also a collector’s garden with interesting plants tucked in here and there. The brick patio and driveway on the 14th street side of the house are made from bricks reclaimed from the streets of Galveston.

Thurs. 8/6, 7PM - Plant and Seed Swap and Meet and Greet Back by popular demand. Start collecting seeds, dividing bulbs and taking cuttings to share at this event.

Last Event - 5/9

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Native Garden and Wildlife Habitat at 3232 Inwood Drive: Brenda Pennington was our guide for this 2 acre private native garden in the heart of River Oaks.Beginning in 2001, she and Thomas Collins of Urban Gardeners developed and have maintained this organic garden as a wildlife habitat. There are wooded areas; pond and stream; a pocket prairie; and large numbers of native shrubs, annuals and perennials. The wide variety of plants that thrive here provide visual interest year round and become magnificently colorful in the spring and fall seasons. You can find out much more about our visit here.

May Yard of the Month

spring%20house_247x185.jpg 802 Woodland St. - The owner, Janet Tallichet, has created another “link in the Habitat Highway” through our concrete city, providing food, water and shelter for migratory wildlife along with a floral feast for the eyes and noses of neighbors who pass by. From the Peggy Martin roses on the fence to the drift roses, verbena, herbs, salvia, larkspur and other wildflowers spilling from the easement onto the street, every inch of this corner lot is in bloom. Regular mulching with good quality compost feeds the soil and outside of seasonal grooming, the garden requires little maintenance. Janet sees no reason to have a lawn. One look at her yard and you will agree. We want to thank Another Place in Time for donating a gift certificate for the Yard of the Month award. Congratulations Janet and thank you for creating another jewel in our neighborhood!
Send nominations for next month's Yard-of-the-Month to us on our contact page.

Latest Gardening Project

IndexPhotos/ecologyclub.jpgHeights Boulevard Entrance Garden Thank-you Richard Devine of National Tree and Shrub for donating replacement plants and mulch and many thanks also to our volunteers who helped us get the Heights Boulevard Entrance Garden ready for summer.