Adventures in Gardening

The Friends of Mandell Park is hosting the annual plant sale on March 24, 2012 at 9:00am.   Each year there are plants to buy, food to eat (usually El Pueblito breakfast tacos)  and activities for the kids. Mandell Park is just over 1 acre of land between Bonnie Brae, Mandell

Houston Gardeners – It’s time to start getting your gardens ready for Spring. And why not get outside now while the weather is perfect? According to the Master Gardener at BigKidSmallCity, we should be cleaning out our old flower beds now. Pull out the dead sticks and leaves and eliminated

  The 2012 City Hall Farmers Market Spring Season Kicks off February 22 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., downtown at City Hall. 901 Bagby Houston 77002 It will be held every Wednesday until June 27. (Wednesdays, February 22 to June 27) Go HERE to learn more!

  Don’t send your old Christmas tree to the landfill. Recycle it for free! You can either place your undecorated live tree curbside on the scheduled “tree waste” day in January or place your artificial tree curbside on the scheduled “junk waste” day in February. You can also drop off

  From the City of Houston: Rain Barrel/Compost Bin One Day Sale, Food Day Houston and Permanent Electronic Recycling Rain Barrel/Compost Bin One Day Sale On Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Houstonians can buy rain barrels for $55 (a $120 value) and compost machines for

 The Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is having their Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, October 8, 9:00 to 11:00. Butterfly garden experts will be on hand to help get you started. Go HERE for details.

The Garden Club of Houston’s 2011 Bulb & Plant Mart is October 14 and 15.  I’ve gone in the past and it’s a good place to find deals for your garden.  Kids are welcome, but it’s not an event with kid’s activities.  It’s more of an event for the gardener

Head to The Heights this Saturday for the Buchanan’s Fall Festival. It is 10:00-5:00 on October 1 and a lot of kid’s events are planned, including hayrides, planting and painting.  Buchanan’s is located at 611 East 11th Street, between Heights Blvd. and Studewood St. From their WEBSITE: 10:00-11:00 – Planning

  Yes, we still have those Mandatory Water Restrictions in the City of Houston. Today is the water day for even numbered addresses. Even addresses can water on Thursday and Sunday. Odd addresses can water on Wednesday and Saturday. All watering is to be done before 10:00am or after 8:00pm.

  We still have those Mandatory Water Restrictions in the City of Houston. Today is the water day for odd numbered addresses (but I’m wondering if my lawn is worth watering anymore). Even addresses can water on Thursday and Sunday. Odd addresses can water on Wednesday and Saturday. All watering