Reference Books

A Garden Book for Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast by the River Oaks Garden Club fifth edition
Houston Garden Book: A complete guide to gardening in Houston and the Gulf Coast by John Kriegel and the Editors of Houston Home 7 Garden Magazine (out of print but worth tracking down used)
Doug Welsh’s Texas Garden Almanac
Texas Gardener’s Resource: All You need to know to plan, plant & maintain a Texas garden by Dale Groom and Dan Gill
Plants for Houston and the Gulf Coast by Howard Garrett
Perennial Garden for Texas by Julie Ryan
Habitat Gardening for Houston and Southeast Texas by Mark Bowen with Mary Bowen
Texas Trees by Howard Garrett
The Best of Texas Landscape Guide by The Texas Nursery and Landscape Association – Your Guide to Beautiful Texas Landscapes
Texas Organic Gardening by Howard Garrett
Native Texas Plants Landscaping Region by Region by Sally Wasowski and Andy Wasowski
Year Round Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers for Metro Houston –a natural organic approach using ecology, 12th edition by Bob Randall, Ph.D.
The Texas Tomato Lover’s Handbook by William D. Adams
All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew

Gardening by the Month

Houston Chronicle - What to do in the garden month by month
Buchanan’s Native Plants - To Do Lists
What’s happening in the garden month by month by Donald Ray Burger
Texas Cooperative Extension The Texas A and M System - Vegetable Planting Calender for Harris County

Plant & Gardening Links

Dave’s Garden - Plant Files  The largest plant database in the world.
Organic Gardening Magazine
The Dirt Doctor Howard Garrett website 
Urban Harvest Website good source of classes and information on fruit trees
Year Round Gardening for Metro Houston - Gardening Vegetables, Fruits, and Other Plants in Houston Bob Randall, Ph.D. website
The Bulb Hunter
Easy To Grow Bulbs – bigger better bulbs for warmer climates
Plants For Texas® Texas Born, Texas Tested For Texas Gardens™
South Texas Unit of the American Herb Society
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Soil Testing
Gardening at Home with Kids
HGC Wildflower Talk 2016 Harvest Potluck


Garden Club of Houston
Harris County Master Gardeners
Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
Houston Rose Society
Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center
Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
Native Plant Society of Texas
The River Oaks Garden Club
Urban Harvest

Local Resources

Another Place in Time
Buchanan's Native Plants
The Ground Up
Joshua's Native Plants & Garden Antiques, Inc.
Native American Seed
Nature's Way Resources
Quality Feed & Garden Company
The Vintage Rosery, An Organic Rose Farm
Wabash Antiques and Feed Store
Wildseed Farm
Zone 9 Tropicals

Homeowner Organizations

Clark Pines Civic Association
Heights Progressive Civic Club
Heights West Homeowner's Group
Park Square Home Owner's Association
Lower Heights Civic Club
Houston Heights Association
Montie Beach Civic Club
East Sunset Heights Neighborhood Association
Norhill Neighborhood Association
Shady Acres Civic Club
Sunset Heights Civic Club
Woodland Heights Civic Association
Garden Oaks
Timbergrove Manor Civic Club
Shepherd Park Plaza
Oak Forest Homeowners Association
Lazybrook Civic Club