February 11th, 10am

Tour of the "New" Wabash, 4537 N. Shepherd Wabash has recently moved from their Washington location. If you are unfamiliar with Wabash, it is an old fashioned feed store selling pets and supplies, antiques, organic gardening goods, fountains, tools and feed. We are very excited to get a tour of the new facilities and don't forget, pick up some tomato plants, just in time for planting.

Upcoming Events

March 15th, 7PM Annual Plant and Seed Swap at the Heights Fire Station off Yale at 12th St. at the We will also celebrate St. Patrick's Day, so wear green. Start your cuttings and collect your seeds now.

April 8th, Tour the Art Compound, 1901 West 14th St. The property of prominent artist, Dixie Friend Gay (murals at airport), this garden is an ongoing project by the owner and her son. The garden, house, and art studios are located on a acre of land off a tributary of White Oak Bayou in the Clark Pines neighborhood, built by the artist in 1992. The garden is a collection of native and tropical plants intermixed with beautifully placed art and found objects. Features of the garden include a beautiful mixed-media gate by the artist, artfully designed meandering plant beds and a goldfish pond.

November Events

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Harvest Potluck at Heights Firestation, 107 West 12th St. We had a good turn out for our annual harvest celebration. We want to thank Shade, Dacapo's, and Harold's for providing gift cards for the door prizes. Brenda Eskelson of the Heights Garden Club gave a short talk about her experience with planting wildflowers in her garden. The presentation can be found here.

5411 Braeburn Drive (Bellaire), Toby Turner residence garden. Toby became a master gardener in the early 1990's, but has been gardening for at least twice as long. Her large lot features many roses of which she trials new varieties for the local nurseries. Her garden also holds a large variety of perennials as well as two large live oaks, home to nesting screech owls. Toby was eager to share her gardening knowledge with us and will be a huge gardening resource for us in the future.

Yard of the Month

Yard of the Month will return in March
Send nominations for Yard-of-the-Month to us on our contact page.

Latest Gardening Project

IndexPhotos/ecologyclub.jpgHeights 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.