10 Most Powerful Celebrity Buyers & Sellers of the Last Decade

Celebrity real estate is a high-paced world of wheeling and dealing. Over the past 10 years, plenty of famous faces have scored big or lost out in attempts to secure (or sell!) the home of their dreams. To help commemorate its 10th anniversary, Zillow put together this list of some of the hottest homes that have […]

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Schedule of area gardening events

By By Kathy Huber Brazoria County Master Gardeners’ 10th Annual Fruit and Citrus Tree Sale: 8 a.m.-noon at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds, 901 S. Downing, Angleton; 979-854-1558, ext. 110, brazoria.agrilife.org.

Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop: sponsored by Urban Harvest. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas, room 108, Hughes House, 3921 Yoakum Blvd.; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $20.

Basic Fruit Tree Care & Planting: sponsored by Urban Harvest. 6-8 p.m. at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Moran Hall, 5555 Hermann Park Drive; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $35 members, $45 nonmembers.

Basic Fruit Tree Care & Planting: sponsored by Urban Harvest. 10 a.m.-noon at Houston Museum of Natural Science, Moran Hall, 5555 Hermann Park Drive; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $35 members, $45 nonmembers.

Houston Botanic Garden Master Plan: with Adriaan Geuze of West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture.

Nancy Stallworth Thomas Horticulture Lecture sponsored by the Garden Club of Houston. 10 a.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 717 Sage. gchouston.org.

From: Gardening

    

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Create a backyard oasis for bees, birds, butterflies

By By Jill Carroll

Creating backyard oasis for bees, birds, butterflies keeps pollination cycle going Which is why it’s not so surprising that her backyard in west Houston near the Energy Corridor is a certified backyard wildlife habitat. The state certification is awarded to backyards that meet certain requirements – such as at least half of the plants being native to Texas as well as having consistent food, shelter and water sources for wildlife. Backlas is one of many local gardeners who appreciate – and try to attract – pollinators, such as bees, even though some species are stingers that sometimes can cause allergic reactions. The decline of bees due to use of pesticides and other factors has caused alarm in the commercial farming industry because, quite simply, they need bees to do their work, too. Kiki Neumann, a folk artist who lives on two acres near the Garden Oaks area, started keeping bees in hives last year to help her and her neighbors’ gardening efforts. Virtually all area nurseries have a wide variety of plants to choose from – large, small, annual, perennial, edible and ornamental. Several species hang out in our area for months throughout the year and are drawn to plants that provide high-energy nectar.

From: Gardening

    

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Upcoming gardening events

By By Kathy Huber Fruit Tree Training & Pruning: first in three-class series sponsored by Urban Harvest. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at University of St. Thomas, room 14, Malloy Hall, 3918 Yoakum; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $75 members, $120 nonmembers.

Designing Our Green Homes & Communities Through Permaculture: first in seven-class series sponsored by Urban Harvest. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the University of Houston, room 206, Science & Engineering Classroom Building, 3601 Cullen; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org. $270 members, $383 nonmembers.

Growing Citrus in Your Back Yard: with Galveston County Master Gardener Chris Anastas. 9-11 a.m., at the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

Citrus Greening: with Galveston County Master Gardener Robert Marshall. 11 a.m.-noon at the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

Cactus & Succulent Society of America Meeting – Field Trip Day: with Richard Stamper, Houston Cactus & Succulent Society. 7:30 p.m. in the Cheri Flores Garden Pavilion, McGovern Centennial Gardens, 1500 Hermann; hcsstx.org.

Harris County Master Gardeners at Precinct 2 lecture series. 10 a.m. in the Clear Lake meeting room, 5001 NASA Parkway. hcmga.tamu.edu.

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8 Tips for Safe Snow Shoveling

(TNS)–Here are eight helpful tips for safe snow shoveling courtesy of the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA). 1. Stay on top of snow We aren’t suggesting that you make snow angels but when there’s a heavy snow, the best advice is to stay ahead of the storm. SIMA recommends that to prevent snow and […]

From: Home Spun Wisdom

    

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