Diggin’ In: May Days the Best for Successful Planting

(TNS)—April showers bring May flowers and a month for the best planting time ever. If you are putting in new plants, use these best-practice planting tips from Dan Nortman, Virginia Cooperative Extension horticultural agent in Yorktown, Va., and other gardening experts. Honestly assess your space for new plants. A well-organized landscape with fewer plants looks […]

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6 Ways to Help Your Child Excel in School

It is important for children to feel successful in school at a young age. When children become frustrated and don’t feel successful, their confidence plummets and so does their motivation to succeed in school. Here are some tips to help your child excel in school, shared by the team of moms and teachers behind Smart […]

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Harris County Master Gardener spring sale and symposia

By By Kathy Huber Harris County Master Gardener spring sale and symposia: preview 8 a.m., sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Harris County Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu.

Organic Pest Control: sponsored by Urban Harvest. 9-11:30 a.m. at Welder Hall, University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $30 members, $45 nonmembers.

Quail Valley Garden Club backyard tour: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Quail Valley subdivision, Missouri City.

Easy Herbs, Easy Recipes: with Ann Wheeler and Chris Crowder. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

Vertical Gardening: 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.

Easy Care Flowers, Top Picks From Proven Winners: 10:15 a.m. at Cornelius Nursery, 2233 S. Voss; corneliusnurseries.com/events.

Texas Month-by-Month Gardening: presentation, book signing with Harris County horticulture agent Skip Richter. 1 p.m. the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

Sugar Land Garden Club’s 16th annual spring garden tour: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., rain date May 9.

Summer Vegetable Gardening: sponsored by Urban Harvest. 9-11 a.m. at University of St. Thomas, Welder Hall, Room 115, 3812 Yoakum; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $30 members, $45 nonmembers.

Edible Plants: with Master Naturalist David Renninger.

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Vertical garden at H-E-B softens the urban landscape

By By Claudia Feldman H-E-B landscape architect uses vertical gardens to soften impact of urban development

[…] they were meticulously planned living walls, and the one in Paris was created by Patrick Blanc, the famous botanist and artist who uses thousands of plants to cover the exteriors of museums, shopping malls, private homes, hotels and skyscrapers.

Returning home, Triplett studied Blanc’s book, “The Vertical Garden – From Nature to the City” (W.W. Norton; $44), and decided to include a living green sculpture on the west side of the new H-E-B at San Felipe and Fountainview.

While making plans for the San Felipe store, Triplett hired the McDugald-Steele landscape architecture firm to build trial vertical gardens, one in Houston and one at the H-E-B company headquarters in San Antonio.

McCann, who has designed more than two dozen vertical gardens in his career, selected society garlic, rosemary, two types of juniper (shore and blue chip), flax lilies and Mexican sedum for the San Felipe store walls.

Before planting, McCann and staff installed a vertical irrigation system and a vast expanse of recycled plastic, which would serve as the planting medium.

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Get tips on pocket butterfly gardening

By By Kathy Huber Pocket Butterfly Gardening: with Nancy Grieg. 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.

Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program: self-guided tours of six private Houston gardens. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Begin at 802 W. Temple for tickets, maps, plant sale; 888-842-2442, opendaysprogram.org. $35 six gardens, $7 single site, ages 12 and younger free.

Colorful Sun and Shade Plants From Burpee Home Gardens: 10:15 a.m. at Cornelius Nursery, 2233 S. Voss; corneliusnurseries.com/events.

Coastal Prairie Remnants: with photographer Caroline Fannon, Houston Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at McGovern Centennial Gardens, 1500 Hermann Drive; HNPAT.wordpress.com.

Katy Prairie Conservancy Great Grow-Out – Restoration of Coastal Prairie Habitat Through Volunteer Action: 7:30 p.m. at Metropolitan Multi-Services Center, 1475 W. Gray; hcsstx.org.

The Evergreen Herb Garden: with Henry Flowers of Festival Hill Gardens. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

Standard Flower Show: sponsored by Kingwood Garden Club. 1-3:30 p.m. at the Kingwood Library, 4400 Ben’s View Lane, Kingwood; kingwoodgardenclub.org.

Quail Valley Garden Club Backyard Tour: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Quail Valley subdivision, Missouri City.

Easy Herbs, Easy Recipes: with Ann Wheeler and Chris Crowder. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

Texas Month-by-Month Gardening: presentation, book signing with Harris County horticulture agent Skip Richter. 1 p.m. the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-351-8851, arborgate.com.

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