Gardening events scheduled in the Houston area

By By Kathy Huber Gardening events scheduled in the Houston area

Harris County Master Gardeners’ Fruit and Nut Tree Sale and Lectures: plant overview 8 a.m., sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek Drive; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu.

Waller County Master Gardeners’ Fruit Tree Event: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Tegler Autos, 850 Business 290 N., Hempstead; pick up pre-orders, purchase other trees, register for March 5 Spring Fling Gardening Seminar; txmg.org/wallermg.

Fruit Culture Day: presentations 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com.

Alternative Garden Techniques – Reinventing the Past: with Mary Karish.

Tomball Garden Club program. 9:30 a.m. in the Amegy Bank Community meeting room, 28201 Texas 249, Tomball; tomballgardenclub.com.

Gardening for Butterflies: with Cockrell Butterfly Center horticulturist Soni Holladay.

Heritage Gardeners of Friendswood program. 9:30 a.m. at the Marie Workman Garden Center, 112 West Spreading Oaks, Friendswood; 281-992-4438, heritage gardener.org.

Conservation and Environmental Issues: with Kathy Lord of the Bayou Preservation Association.

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Calendar of gardening events

By By Kathy Huber Montgomery County Master Gardeners’ Fruit and Nut Tree Sale: 8 a.m. program, 9 a.m.-noon sale at Montgomery County AgriLife Extension Service, 9020 Airport, Conroe; 936-539-7824, plant list at mcmga.com.

Successful Spring Vegetable Gardening: with Master Gardener Luke Stripling. 9-11:30 a.m. at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, reservations galv@wt.net, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

Harris County Master Gardeners’ Open Garden Day and Soils and Compost Seminar: 9-11:30 a.m. at Harris County AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu.

Gardening Daze: plant identification and weeding in native flower beds with Teri MacArthur at 8:30 a.m. or vegetable tending in the heritage garden with Doug Ebeling at 9:30 a.m. at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick, Humble; 281-446-8588, hcp4.net/community/parks/jones.

Fig Tree Pruning and Propagation: with Galveston County master gardener Terry Cuclis. 9-10 a.m. in the Master Gardener Demonstration and Research Garden/Orchard, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, reservations galv@wt.net, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

Harris County Master Gardeners’ Fruit and Nut Tree Sale and Lectures: plant overview 8 a.m., sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Harris County AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu.

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Gardening calendar, Jan. 16-30

By Houston Chronicle Urban Harvest’s 16th Annual Fruit Tree Sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rice University, 5600 Greenbriar Drive; urban harvest.org.

Fort Bend County Master Gardeners’ Fruit and Citrus Tree Sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or until sold out at Fort Bend County Fairground Barn-H, 4310 Highway 36 S., Rosenberg; 281-341-7068, fbmg.org.

Kitchen Gardening: with Master Gardener Mary Demeny. 1-3 p.m. at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, reservations galv@wt.net, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

Winter Tree ID Walk: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble; 281-446-8588, hcp4.net/community/parks/jones.

Gardening Daze: plant identification and weeding in native flower beds with Teri MacArthur at 8:30 a.m. or vegetable tending in the heritage garden with Doug Ebeling at 9:30 a.m. at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick, Humble; 281-446-8588, hcp4.net/community/parks/jones.

Montgomery County Master Gardeners’ Fruit and Nut Tree Sale: 8 a.m. program; 9 a.m. to noon sale. at Montgomery County AgriLife Extension Service, 9020 Airport Road, Conroe; 936-539-7824, plant list at mcmga.com.

Plant Propagation: 10 a.m.-noon at the Brazoria County AgriLife Extension Service, 21017 County Road 171, Angleton; 979-864-1558, register at brazoria.agrilife.org. $20 if you pre-register, $25 at door.

Harris County Master Gardeners Fruit and Nut Tree Sale and Lectures: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or until sold out at Harris County AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek Drive; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu.

Waller County Master Gardener Fruit Tree Event: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Tegeler Used Car lot, 850 Business 290 North, Hempstead; pick up pre-orders and purchase other trees; txmg.org/wallermg.

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How to choose the right chile pepper for your garden

By By Dean Fosdick, Associated Press Curiosity also drives purchases, said Dave DeWitt, an adjunct associate professor at New Mexico State University and co-author of “The Field Guide to Peppers” (Timber Press, 2015).

Super-hot varieties, in fact, have become the most popular of the 500 different sweet and hot pepper plants sold by Janie Lamson, owner of Cross Country Nurseries in Rosemount, N.J., and co-author with DeWitt of “The Field Guide to Peppers.”

Houston’s mild climate allows us to grow early-season varieties, and some plants will abort their buds once summer’s high heat sets in.

There are plenty of gardeners here, though, who would tell you that their pepper plants never stop producing, only that the size and heat of the peppers change.

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Houston-area gardening events calendar

By By Kathy Huber Growing Avocado and Papaya: with Jerry Hurlbert of the Texas Rare Fruit Growers Association. 9-11:30 a.m. at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, reservations galv@wt.net, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

Urban Harvest’s Prepare for the Fruit Tree Sale Talk: 9:30 a.m.-noon at United Way Community Resource Center, 50 Waugh; urbanharvest.org.

Growing Peaches in Galveston County: with Master Gardener Herman Auer. 1-3 p.m. at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, reservations galv@wt.net, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

Urban Harvest’s Prepare for the Fruit Tree Sale Talk: 6:30-9 p.m. at United Way Community Resource Center, 50 Waugh; urbanharvest.org.

Houston Cactus and Succulent Society meeting. 7:30 p.m. in the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion at McGovern Centennial Gardens, 1500 Hermann Drive; hcsstex.org.

Conserving Diversity Today and Tomorrow – From Your Garden to the North Pole: with Cary Fowler. 26th Annual Sadie Gwin Blackburn Environmental Seminar sponsored by the River Oaks Garden Club. 9:30 a.m. coffee, 10 a.m. presentation in the Caroline Wiess Law Building, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet; reservations at mfah.org/calendar.

Gardening Daze: plant identification and weeding in native flower beds with Teri MacArthur at 8:30 a.m. or vegetable tending in the heritage garden with Doug Ebeling at 9:30 a.m. at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick, Humble; 281-446-8588, hcp4.net/community/parks/jones.

Quail Valley Garden Club meeting. 9:30 a.m. at Missouri City Recreation and Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point, Missouri City; quailvalleygardenclub.org.

Bed Building from the Ground Up: with Earl Krause. 7:30 p.m. in the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion at McGovern Centennial Gardens, 1500 Hermann Drive; houstonrose.org.

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