Local gardening events

By By Kathy Huber SATURDAY

Galveston County Master Gardener Annual Fall Plant Sale

Plant information 8-8:50 a.m., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. sale at Galveston County Fair Grounds in Jack Brooks Park-Rodeo Arena, Texas 6 and Jack Brooks Road, Hitchcock; aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/index.html. Free.

Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop

Urban Harvest event. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at University of Houston Downtown, 1 Main; register at 713-880-5540 or urbanharvest.org/classes-calendar. $20.

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Houston-area garden events

By By Kathy Huber TUESDAYS-SUNDAYS
The Mercer Society Gift and Plant Shoppe: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays at 400 Main, Old Town Spring; 281-651-5475, themercersociety.org/ways-to-give/donate. Sales proceeds benefit flood-damaged Mercer Botanic Gardens.
t: Patty Allen, 281-441-8646
SATURDAY, JULY 7
Cactus and Succulent Class: with Jim Maas and Pat Cordray. 10 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville Road, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, maasnursery.com. $40.
Butterfly Gardening: 10 a.m. at Buchanan’s Native Plants, 611 E. 11th; 713-861-5702, register at buchanansplants.com. Free.
Insiders’ Tour at Peckerwood Garden: 10 a.m. at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org.

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Remember I am just a phone call away to help with all of your real estate needs!

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281-455-2893

Homeowners still recovering from Harvey become do-it-yourselfers

By By Diane Cowen If you think Houston has put itself together and moved forward, look again. Between a shortage of labor and a shortage of cash, thousands of homeowners affected by Hurricane Harvey’s flood waters are still recovering.Those with money or insurance checks grabbed available contractors and resources. But of the estimated 170,000 flooded homes, some 80 percent of them were not covered by flood insurance. FEMA checks covered just a fraction of repair costs.Faced with five- and six-figure contractor bids, many have become do-it-yourselfers. They had no choice but to learn to hang drywall, lay tile and handle other construction tasks. And their work is still under way.

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Remember I am just a phone call away to help with all of your real estate needs!

Nancy Wey
281-455-2893