Garden classes cover a variety of subjects

Galveston County Master Gardeners fruit tree sale: 8 a.m. seminar, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. sale at the Wayne Johnson Community Center, 4102 Main, La Marque; aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

Fruit Tree Class: with Jim Maas. 10-11:30 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville Road, Seabrook; register at maasnursery.com. $25 fee applied to fruit-tree purchase.

Fruits and Berries in the Garden: 10:15 a.m. at Cornelius Nursery, 1200 N. Dairy Ashford and 2233 S. Voss; calloways.com/clinics.

Mittleider Gardening: sponsored by Kingwood Garden Center. 10-11:30 a.m. at East Montgomery County Improvement District, 21575 U.S. 59 N., Suite 200, New Caney; 2-3:30 p.m. at Lone Star College Atascocita Center, 15903 W. Lake Houston Parkway.

Old Garden Roses, the Ultimate Plant:with Mike Shoup. 11:30 a.m. Master Gardener program and hamburger lunch at Texas AgriLife Extension, 3033 Bear Creek Drive; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu. $5.

Gardening by the Square Foot: with Master Gardener John Jons. 6:30-8 p.m. at Galveston County AgriLife Extension Office, 4102 Main, La Marque; reservations, 281-534-3413.    

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Fruit still a major topic at garden events

Harris County Master Gardeners fruit tree preview and sale: 8 a.m. preview of dwarf apples, plums, goji berries and other fruits: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. sale at the Harris County Agrilife extension office, 3033 Bear Creek Drive; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu.

Fort Bend County Master Gardeners fruit tree sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or until sold out at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, Barn H, 4310 Texas 36 S., Rosenberg; 281-341-7068, fbmg.com.

Montgomery County Master Gardeners fruit tree preview and sale: 8 a.m. preview, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. sale at the Montgomery County AgriLife extension office, 9020 Airport, Conroe; 936-539-7824, mcmga.com.

High Density Home Orchard Management: with Angela Chandler. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

Growing Citrus in Your Backyard: with Master Gardener Chris Anastas. 6:30-8 p.m. at Galveston County AgriLife extension office, 4102 Main, La Marque; reservations, 281-534-3413.

Pruning Your Peaches, Nectarines and Plums: sponsored by Urban Harvest. 4-6 p.m. at southwest Houston residence; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $24 members, $36 nonmembers.    

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Nancy Wey
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Personal libraries become retreats

With the advent of tablets, cellphones and e-readers, could the book-lined home library go the way of the formal dining room?

“When there’s an endless river of (digital) content, the words, text and images we choose to print and bind into a physical book will make (it) even more special,” he said.

Branca imagined the space, which included walls covered in chocolatey faux bois (wood-grain appearance) sateen and a plump sofa blanketed in tartan, as a room where you could store favorite vintage books but also use a digital reader.

Create an enveloped space by running shelves up to the ceiling; wood tones keep the ambience warm, but consider white or even an interesting color – creamy yellow or rich carmine (deep red), for example – so books, accessories and art will pop.

Spanish design house Playoffice turns a run-of-the-mill home library into a playhouse with a sturdy mesh net suspended across the whole space like an enormous hammock. …read more    

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Nancy Wey
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