Garden calendar: Nov. 1

By By Kathy Huber Fall Vegetable Gardening: with Fort Bend Master Gardeners. 10 a.m. in the Demonstration Vegetable Garden, Agricultural Center, 1402 Band, Rosenberg; 281-341-7068, fbmg.com.

Fall Fairy Garden Day – Make ‘n’ Take: 10 a.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond 281-937-9449; 2 p.m. at Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359, Richmond; reservations required; 281-341-1206, myenchanted.com.

Prairie Heritage Festival: sponsored by Coastal Prairie Chapter – Texas Master Naturalist. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 Texas 36, Rosenberg; 281-633-7042, coastalprairie.org.

Steven Chamblee of Chandor Gardens. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

Fall Festival of Roses: lectures 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, tour 1 p.m. Sunday at the Antique Rose Emporium, 10,000 FM 50, Brenham; 979-836-5548, weareroses.com.

First Tuesday Lecture:

Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens’ 40th anniversary lecture series. 6:30 p.m. at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive; reservations, 713-639-4629, hmns.org/lectures. $12 for Mercer Society and museum members, $18 for nonmembers.

14th annual ReForest the Forest Tree Sale: sponsored by the Kingwood Garden Club. 8 a.m.-until sold out at the Kingwood Library, 4102 Rustic Woods; kingwoodgardenclub.org.

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Three Tips on Selling Your ‘Haunted’ Residence

By susanne

Looking to unload a ‘haunted home’? Below are three tips for selling that spooky spot. Examine State Disclosure Laws Most states require “Seller Disclosure Statements” where the seller must disclose all known facts. With the recent flood of foreclosures and bank owed properties many people who could “disclose” are not the seller so homes are […]

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Your Place: Tips to Reduce the Risk of House Fires

By susanne

(MCT)—October is Fire Prevention Month, so as a public service designed to reduce the number of calls for electrical fires, “Your Place” offers the following tips from Leviton, manufacturer of electrical devices and lighting controls (dimmers, switches): Extension cords are intended only for temporary use. Each year 3,330 residential fires originate near extension cords, the […]

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Learn more about bromeliads at society's two-day show and sale

By By Kathy Huber Historical Plants for Today’s Gardens: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center, 6003 Memorial; reservations, 713-639-7750, mfah.org. $45 members, $50 nonmembers.

Noon-6 p.m. Ten-garden tour sponsored by Blackwood Educational Land Institute. blackwoodland.org. $15 per garden, $50 all sites.

Southwest Bromeliad Guild Show and Sale: sponsored by the Bromeliad Society Houston. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (show 2-5 p.m.) Saturday; sale and show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport, 15747 JFK Blvd.; 281-848-4000, 713-858-3047.

Coastal Prairie Partnership and Houston Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas’ tour of pocket prairies in the Texas Medical Center and Hermann Park. 4:30-7 p.m. Meet at the Smith Lands Metrorail station; prairiepartner.org or email hnpat@texasprairie.org.

Fall Vegetable Gardening: with Fort Bend Master Gardeners specialists. 10 a.m. in the Demonstration Vegetable Garden, Agricultural Center, 1402 Band, Rosenberg; 281-341-7068, fbmg.com.

Fall Fairy Garden Day – Make ‘n’ Take: 10 a.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond 281-937-9449; 2 p.m. at Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359, Richmond; reservations required at 281-341-1206, myenchanted.com.

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U.S Regulators Ready for Relaxed Mortgage Rules

By susanne

Later this week, after several years of back-and-forth debate. U.S. regulators are finally set to finalize a more relaxed set of mortgage standards. This new set of rules will be a win for the real estate industry, with the projected agreement much more moderate than the mortgage security standards proposed back in 2011. The federal […]

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Find new treasures at River Oaks Garden Club's Pink Elephant Sale

By By Kathy Huber SATURDAY
River Oaks Garden Club’s Pink Elephant Sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight; riveroaksgardenclub.org. $1, cash or check.
Fall Gardening Day: 9 a.m.-noon at Harris County AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek; register at 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu. $20.
Fruit Tree Basics: sponsored by Urban Harvest. 9-11:30 a.m. at Charles McElhinney Hall, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $30 members, $50 nonmembers.
Gunter’s Heirloom Vegetables: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com. Free.
Fall Bulbs: with Margaret Cherry of Abbott Ipco. 10 a.m. at Buchanan’s Native Plants, 611 E. 11th; 713-861-5702, buchanansplants.

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Visit the Cockrell sale for butterfly plants

By By Kathy Huber Cockrell Butterfly Center fall plant sale: 9 a.m.-noon (or until plants are gone) on the seventh level of the Houston Museum of Natural Science parking garage, 5555 Hermann Park; hmns.org.

Establishing Woody Ornamentals: with Skip Richter, Texas AgriLife horticulture agent. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 5635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

Long Lasting Fall and Winter Color for Texas Landscapes:10:15 a.m. at Cornelius Nursery, 1200 N. Dairy Ashford and 2233 S. Voss; corneliusnurseries.com.

Fall Fertilization for the Landscape, Ornamentals and Grasses:with Texas AgriLife horticulture agent Skip Richter. 10 a.m. at Clear Lake Park, 5001 NASA Parkway, Seabrook; hcmga.tamu.edu.

Herbs for Shade: with Ann Wheeler, Log House Herbs. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 5635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

River Oaks Garden Club’s Pink Elephant Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight; riveroaksgardenclub.org. $1, cash or check.

Fruit Tree Basics: sponsored by Urban Harvest. 9-11:30 a.m. at Charles McElhinney Hall, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $30 members, $50 nonmembers.

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Great Space: Future MLB Hall of Famer Randy Johnson Lists Arizona Estate for $25 Million

By susanne

Baseball Great Randy Johnson, aka “The Big Unit,” has listed his 25,000-square-foot Paradise Valley, Ariz., estate for $25 million. The Joffe Group, Arizona’s top luxury real estate team and part of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties, was selected to sell the home. This custom-built, Mediterranean estate is located on a tiered, five-acre parcel, perfectly situated […]

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Garden Calendar: Fall plant sales continue

By By Kathy Huber Montgomery County Master Gardeners’ fall plant sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (preview at 8 a.m.) at 9020 Airport, Conroe; 936-539-7824, mcmga.com.

Fall Displays in the Landscape: 10:15 a.m. at Cornelius Nursery, 1200 N. Dairy Ashford and 2233 S. Voss; corneliusnurseries.com.

Take Your Round Top to the Next Level: with Jeff Krause, founder of folk-art company Round Top Collection. 10 a.m. at Enchanted Forest, 10611 FM 2759, Richmond, 281-937-9449; 2 p.m. at Enchanted Gardens, 6420 FM 359, Richmond, 281-341-1206, myenchanted.com.

Beehive Tour: with John S. Berry and Betty Heacker. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Wabash Feed and Garden Store, 5701 Washington; 713-863-8322, wabashfeed.com. $20.

Sustainable Living Through Permaculture, Class 2: sponsored by Urban Harvest. 12:30-5:30 p.m. at Charles McElhinney Hall, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $50.

Prairie Greenhouse Tour: with Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Tom Soloman. 9-10 a.m. or 10:30-11:30 a.m. starting at parking lot at 2700 Bay Area Blvd.; register at prairiepartner.org.

Cockrell Butterfly Center fall plant sale: 9 a.m.-noon (or until plants are gone) on the seventh level of the Houston Museum of Natural Science parking garage, 5555 Hermann Park; hmns.org.

Galveston County Master Gardeners preview and fall plant sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (preview 8-8:50 a.m.) at the Wayne Johnson Community Center, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

Designing Bountiful Gardens Through Permaculture: first of Urban Harvest’s six-class series. 12:30-5 p.m. at Charles McElhinney Hall, room 106, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $286 members, $404 nonmembers.

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