Memorial Day Weekend Event!

Memorial Day Weekend Event!

Start off your Memorial weekend just right, May 27, 2022, @ 9:00 am come join us for a fun-filled program about bees and pollinators! We have some great speakers lined up, you don’t want to miss out! Mark your calendar and it’s only 25.00 dollars per...
Pollinator Program

Pollinator Program

“Houston, we have a pollinator problem.”  And since we, as humans, are 100% of the problem and we, as gardeners, are fully complicit; it’s our duty and obligation to do something about it.  And when I say “we,” I certainly include “me,” because I’ve done my damaging...
Still Time to Plant Okra

Still Time to Plant Okra

Hopefully, you grow a garden or know someone that does.  Hot weather is on its way, but there’s still time to plant Southern peas, sweet potatoes, and okra. Okra is synonymous with Southern culture.  The African name for okra was gumbo and subsequently gave us the...
Things I Wish I Had Learned Sooner: June Meeting

Things I Wish I Had Learned Sooner: June Meeting

Join us for an evening of fun and rose horticulture. Baxter will share his proven rose growing tips along with things that you might have heard but are just not true. He couches the program with humor that will give you laughs, and you will want to have a notepad...
Growing with the Flow

Growing with the Flow

I’m sad to say that thanks to school, work, and life, my spring gardening season was pretty much a no go. All I managed to get planted was a bed of Irish potatoes and a few cucumbers. There will be no Sweet G-90 corn on the Grant table this year.  Greg passed...
Mowing Lawns

Mowing Lawns

I may be one of the few folks that enjoy mowing the lawn.  Mowing is perhaps the most common cultural practice performed in most landscapes. When performed properly, mowing is used to maintain a particular turfgrass height and appearance that supports a specific use...
It’s Pea Planting Time

It’s Pea Planting Time

When you say “pea” to most gardeners in the world, they think of green “English” that thrive in cool moist environments.  But to most Texans, a hot weather legume from Africa, more related to beans, is the norm.  Despite what Northerners say about our peas being...
Feeling Blue

Feeling Blue

Would you believe that Texas has six state flowers?  All are cool season legumes and bee pollinated.  Here’s how we got so many! In the spring of 1901, the Texas Legislature tackled the serious business of selecting a state floral emblem.  The ensuing battle was...
Growing Peppers

Growing Peppers

I’m married to a Cajun, so many meals start out with chopped and sautéed onion and bell pepper. I also love to eat fresh banana peppers with every summertime meal.  Except for a few purple ones, most peppers begin their lives green and ripen to beautiful shades of...