HHA 2014 Boulevard Committee Award



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The Heights Garden Club is very proud to have been awarded the 2014 Boulevard Committee Award by the Houston Heights Association in recognition of our contributions to the improvement of Heights Boulevard. We hope everyone will enjoy the fruits of our labor as the gardens come to life this spring.









Next Event - 3/14



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Heights Plant Farm at 2521 N. Durham Dr and 26th, 10am Harris County Master Gardener and owner, P.J. Whitehouse, will speak about spring vegetable gardening and bringing pollinators to your garden. HPF finally set up in its new location with more plants, more parking and more pizzazz! P.J. will share future plans for the Plant Farm and show you how to take a setting of concrete and asphalt and turn it into a productive, green space. Herbal fruit water will be served. The first two people to identify the featured pollinator before the talk begins receive a free 4" veggie.





Upcoming Events



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Bee Garden at 1819 Columbia - 4/11 At the April 11th meeting we will visit Micki Fine and John Pavlicek’s bee garden at 1819 Columbia. The couple took the empty 50-by-132-foot lot next door to their home and created a pollinator refuge. Behind the painted periwinkle colored door bee balm, black-eyed Susans, coral honeysuckle, gaillardia, gayfeather (liatris), passion vine, winecup and zinnias flower during the spring and summer. Each morning, thousands of honeybees venture out from two bar top hives set up at the heart of the pollinator way station.








Last Events - 2/7 and 2/7



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Nature's Way Resources Field Trip: John Ferguson, the owner of Nature's Way Resources in Conroe, led 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. We got the inside scoop on how Nature's Way Resources makes their compost, mulches and soils from scratch. We also toured their latest demonstration gardens and a new plant nursery that specializes in useful plants such as natives, heirlooms and edibles. You can find out much more about our visit here.

Arbor Gate Field Trip: Arbor Gate is located at 15635 FM 2920 in Tomball. They had us at 'hello'. This 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. After a short introduction by owner Bevery Welch, we split into two groups for a personalized and informative walk and talk throughout the demonstration gardens and nursery where we got answers to our many, many plant questions.




March Yard of the Month



spring%20house_247x185.jpg 1648 Columbia - The garden club has decided to begin awarding Yard-of-the-Month to recognise individuals who contribrute to the beauty of the neighborhood with notable landscaping. Our March award goes to Robert Lyke and Douglas Killnger at 1648 Columbia who designed their contemporary cottage garden to compliment their Arts and Crafts style home. Besides the YotM sign and bragging rights, they have received a gift certificate from Buchanan's Native Plants.
Send nominations for next month's Yard-of-the-Month to us on our contact page.






Latest Gardening Project


IndexPhotos/ecologyclub.jpgHeights Boulevard Rose Garden The Victorian Rose Garden on the Heights Boulevard esplanade at 20th Street has been looking rather sad of late, but no more! Pedro Mora of Gilbert's Tree and Landscaping have spruced up the rose garden lifting the live oak, pruning the roses and parterre hedges, weeding the beds, and tucking the roses in with a nice blanket of fresh mulch.