Own Hummingbird Feeder at the Heights Firestation
The garden club hosted its first craft event. In preparation for the fall hummingbird migration, we
made and decorated hummingbird feeders. The club provided: Beads, some flat sided colored stones, tiles,
hummingbird feeder tubes, some wire, glue and glass paint and also tools. Members brought their own small bottle to decorate and
any beads or flat sided stones they wanted to use or share. We also learned about the hummingbird migration, which flowers and shrubs attract
them to your garden, a nectar recipe and the proper care of the feeder. Creativity flowed and everyone had a great time. Thank you to
Carolyn Coates with Angle Wing ARTS who created an original painting just for this event and also Rod Frego of
Custom Barns and Garages who
provided a gift certificate from Buchanan's Native Plants.
August Yard of the Month
813 Key Street Homeowner Gabrielle Butler
moved to Houston from Calgary three years ago. Due to Calgary’s cool climate and limited number of plants that grew there she was not much
of a gardener. Her homes yard and garden here in the Heights was put in and designed by Bedolla Lawn. There are a few older trees which
dictated that a lot of the plants needed to be tolerant of shade. Included in the plants are Foxtail fern, Wheeler Dwarf Pittosporum,
and Chinese Witch Hazel that work well in the shadier areas. Where there is some sun light there are begonias, Lily of the Nile, and
pentas which add some nice color and of course one of Houston’s definitive trees in the front curb area, Crape Myrtles.
We want to thank Zone 9 Tropicals for donating a gift certificate for the August Yard of the Month.
Send nominations for next month's Yard-of-the-Month to us on our contact page.
Latest Gardening Project
Heights Boulevard Entrance Garden
This past May the garden club updated the entrance garden trimming back the lantana, replacing the Mexican Mint Marigold with coral
drift roses, blue salvia and blue daze; and mulching to hold down the inevitable weeds. Hopefully it will make a colorful splash over
the summer. Thank you to Jeb with Landscape Innovations for digging out the mint marigold and to all our volunteers for helping to make
the entrance garden a more welcoming space.