Azaleas find a home to love in Spring

By By Maggie Galehouse When the couple first moved into their contemporary Spring home – it’ll be 40 years in November – John tried coaxing grass to grow in the front yard.

Beds are naturally mulched with pine needles and oak leaves, and his sprinkler system keeps them from getting too thirsty.

Out back, where the couple eat lunch most days and enjoy a glass of wine on the patio most nights, another high canopy of branches and leaves shelters a long, rectangular vegetable garden where John grows tomatoes, peppers, onions, cucumbers and squash.

The dogs may be small but they make their presence felt by barking excitedly when a visitor ventures up the front walk.

For years, Kathy volunteered at Poodle Rescue of Houston, Citizens for Animal Protection and the Homeless Pet Placement League.

Kathy, who stopped playing tennis when she hurt her shoulder, plays pickleball at the Cypress Creek YMCA- a paddle game that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.

From: Gardening

    

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Plant sales and gardening events

Miniature Fairy Gardening: 10-11:30 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, register at maasnursery.com. $40.

Veggie Gardening, A Hobby for Everyone: with Tom Leroy. 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.

Choosing the Best Herb for the Purpose: with Ann Wheeler of Log House Herbs. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

Guided tours 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., plant sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, April 11, April 19 and May 10 at 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232, peckerwoodgarden.org.

Texas Superstars: with Harris County extension agent Paul Winski. 10 a.m. in the Meeting Room at Clear Lake Park, 5001 NASA Parkway, Seabrook; hcmga.tamu.edu.

Montgomery County Master Gardeners’ Spring Plant Sale: plant preview 8 a.m., sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Montgomery County AgriLife Extension Service, 9020 Airport, Conroe; 936-539-7824, plant list at mcmga.com.

Top Performers and Enchanted Favorites: with Rob Treiber of Color Spot. 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.

Save Water and Money With Drip Irrigation: 10:15 a.m. at Cornelius Nursery, 2233 S. Voss; corneliusnurseries.com/events.

Gardening With Children: with Stephanie Baker. 11 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

Cockrell Butterfly Center Spring 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 Drive; hmns.org.

Starting a Community or School Garden, Class 2: sponsored by Urban Harvest. 9-11:30 a.m. at University of St. Thomas, Welder Hall, 3800 Montrose; 713-880-5540, urban harvest.org. $20.

Create a Vegetable Garden Wherever You Are: with Dee Nash. 11 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

Restoring Nature Through Permaculture, Class 1 of 4: sponsored by Urban Harvest. 1-6 p.m. at the University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun, McElhinney Hall, Room 106; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $164 members, $238 nonmembers.

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Enjoy a weekend packed with gardening events

By By Kathy Huber Perennial, Pepper, Tomato and Herb Sale: sponsored by Precinct 2 Harris County Master Gardeners. 8 a.m. perennial preview by Heidi Sheesley, sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Campbell Hall, Pasadena Fairgrounds, 7600 Red Bluff, Pasadena; hcmga.tamu.edu.

Gunter’s Heirloom Vegetables: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

Fun With Fruit Trees: with citrus expert John Panzarella. 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.

The Woodlands Spring Home and Garden Show: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins; woodlandsshows.com. $8-$9; ages 12 and younger free.

Choosing the Best Herb for the Purpose: with Ann Wheeler, Log House Herbs. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

Veggie Gardening, A Hobby for Everyone: with Tom Leroy. 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.

Choosing the Best Herb for the Purpose: with Ann Wheeler, Log House Herbs. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

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New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Forms May Mislead Consumers, Complicate Lending

Recently, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced new disclosure rules, which will go into effect this summer. While their activation is still months away, lenders are already weary that it will make the closing process much more complicated, and could possibly mislead consumers. “New disclosure forms for real estate transactions will completely change the […]

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