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.
September Yard of the Month
1007 W. Melwood Owner Kacey Knox
grew up in the suburban northeast side of Houston, but she was drawn to the historic charm and architecture of the older Houston neighborhoods.
She and her husband purchased their home in Norhill in 2005 and have been steadily renovating during the last decade. Her garden is her passion
and joy, changing with each season. She has employed a whimsical combination of Texas natives, flowering perennials and vines, edibles
and annuals which visiting butterflies, bees and birds seem to enjoy as much as she enjoys their frequent visits. We want to thank Buchanna's
Native Plants for donating a gift certificate for the September 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.