With a little help, Houston plants can adapt to Indiana home

By By Kathy Huber Q: I am moving to Indiana in late spring, and I’d like your advice on taking some of my Houston plants.
I want to move some scadoxus from the ground to pots. When should I do this? I also have potted lycoris. What will their blooming behavior be in zone 5?
I’d like to pot up a small Rangoon creeper. How should I overwinter it, and how large must a potted creeper be in order to bloom?
Dave Sherron, Houston
A: Divide and transplant/pot the scadoxus, or blood lily, when the foliage has yellowed and is dying down, as the South African bulb goes dormant for the winter.
Blood lily produces softball-size orange-red blooms on tall stems in spring in Houston-area gardens. The lance-shaped foliage appears after the flowers.

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Garden Conservancy tour takes you into four private gardens

By Diane Cowen

If you need garden or landscaping ideas, or just an afternoon passing through some pretty gardens, try the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Tour in Houston on March 25. Not only will you soak up some nature, you’ll be donating to a good cause: Peckerwood Garden. And Peckerwood’s annual sale of unusual plants will be held at the Habitat House in Spring Branch.

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List of gardening events in the Houston area

By By Kathy Huber List of gardening events in the Houston area

Fall vegetable gardening, landscape design, plant sale, other activities. 9 a.m.-noon at Brazoria Environmental Education Station, 585 CR 443, Angleton; bcmg.org/brazoria.

Gardening in Small Spaces: with Harris County extension horticulturist Skip Richter. 10 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com.

A Passion for Plumeria: with Galveston County Master Gardener Loretta Osteen. 1-3 p.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, email reservations to galvcountymgs@gmail.com, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

Bee Forum: with Angela Chandler of the Garden Academy and Matt and Kelly Brantley of BZ Honey. 11 a.m. at the Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball; 281-746-6320, arborgate.com.

Petal Pushers Garden Club’s Welcome Back Social: 7 p.m. at Burgess Recreation Center, 4200 Kalwick, Deer Park; 281-479-1223.

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What's blooming? Gardeners share what they are growing in and around Houston

By By Melissa Ward Aguilar Summer has arrived. Gardeners are busy adding heat-tolerant plants to the garden as our spring bloomers wilt.
We asked gardeners to show us how their garden grows. Here’s what has been blooming around town in our neighbors’ gardens.
Send photos of your best blooms and gardening tips to melissa.aguilar@chron.com

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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.

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