Next Event - Saturday, September 10th, 10am



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Schiller Garden Tour: 309 E 13th St. Gottfried and Anne Schiller moved to Houston over ten years ago from Europe where they were both avid gardeners. Gottfried is from Dresden, Germany and Anne is from the states but spent 21 years in London. Gardening here in Houston has been on ongoing experience for them but they have enjoyed the process. The front yard is a shade garden with many varieties of trees and shrubs including hydrangeas, camellias, hostas, a fig tree and even a blood orange tree where there is sun. There is a raised stone pond built by Gottfried loved by the fish, toads, and frogs a like. The birds love to visit as well. The sunny backyard includes a Queen palm tree, an angel trumpet tree, yews, a plumeria among several other plant varieties and raised beds for growing vegetables. There is also a European sauna and a stone pizza oven also built by Gottfried!



Upcoming Events




Sunday September 25th 2-5pm Workday at the Rose Garden at Heights Boulevard and 20th. Join us as we weed and fertilize the roses for the fall growing season. Bring your favorite weeding tools and wear long pants and gloves as the roses can be 'grabby'. We will provide water and snacks.

Saturday October 8th 10am Last Organic Outpost at 711 N. Emile St. We will be touring the Last Organic Outpost which is a “project based non-profit organization created to develop community resources through urban agriculture.” They are located on Japhet Creek in the Fifth Ward. If you are interested in carpooling we will meet in the church parking lot directly across from Boulevard Realty on 16th and Heights Blvd. at 9:15 am. Please email Dee at cityart51@sbcglobal.net if you would like to carpool with us.

Thursday November 10th 7pm Harvest Potluck at Heights Firestation

Saturday November 12th 10am 5411 Braeburn Drive (Meyerland), Toby Turner residence garden

December No meeting



Last Event - 8/10



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Make Your 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



spring%20house_247x185.jpg 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


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.