Next Event - Thursday, November 10th, 7am

Harvest Potluck at Heights Firestation. We will provide the turkey, gravy, and fixin's (and drink); please bring a side dish or dessert to our annual harvest celebration. Join us for fun, games, and door prizes. We will also have a short presentation about planting wildflowers in your garden.

Bonus Event! - Saturday, November 12th, 10am

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 will be on hand to share her gardening knowledge with us. This garden is well worth the trek to Bellaire. If anyone wishes to carpool we can meet in the church parking lot directly across from Boulevard Realty and Heights Blvd. at 9:15 am. Please email Dee at or contact us through this website if you would like to carpool with us.

Upcoming Events

December No meeting

Last Event - 10/8

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Last Organic Outpost at 711 N. Emile St. The Last Organic Outpost was started by “Farmer Joe” Icet in 2001, when dirt was first brought in and laid down over the cement parking lot of the old Comet Rice Mill, creating topsoil that vegetables and other crops from around the world are grown in year-round. The site has thrived and expanded with the help of dedicated volunteers, and serves as a model of how to create a farm in a small urban area. This nonprofit's focus is Fifth Ward, considered a food desert. Skillshare programs give everyone in the community and beyond an opportunity to come out and learn how to grow crops using organic methods without pesticides. Volunteers can keep food that they grow here; other crops are sold to visitors, local restaurants and farmer’s markets, with surplus food given to people in the community. The group also does outreach throughout Houston, with the goal of building a production-farming local labor force that develops and sustains local natural resources.

October Yard of the Month

spring%20house_247x185.jpg 819 Pizer Dot and Ray Romaine moved to the Heights from the southwest corner of Louisiana to be near family and for health reasons. They, with help from their daughter and son-in-law, keep the garden wonderfully maintained. Amaryllis, roses, agapanthus, and hibiscus are their favorites and they have tried growing them here. They have achieved limited success with amaryllis and knockout roses and have had more luck with hibiscus. The front yard is filled with seasonal flowers and many types of shrubs-Sweet Olive being one of their favorites-and a large Magnolia tree. Butterflies have been plentiful for them this year and their next goal is to try and attract hummingbirds. The front porch is currently decorated for fall and is a great backdrop for their wonderful garden. We want to thank Joshua’s Garden Center for donating a gift certificate for the October Yard of the Month.
Send nominations for next month's 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.