Maas Nursery container class

Sat. May 31

Maas Nursery
5511 Todville Road
Seabrook, TX 77586

This exciting class will bring a new element of style to your garden. Terra cotta pots can be beautiful, but sometimes you need something to sit atop a table or showcase an especially delicate plant. Join us as we guide you through planting in glass containers!

In the class, you will plant two containers: a larger (about 12″ in size) one and a smaller (martini glass size) one. We provide the containers, soil, and plants. Jim will also explain how to care for these special plants including how to maintain proper moisture and how to keep them looking beautiful.

The class fee is $35.00 plus tax with a valueof $40-50. You will also receive a coupon for 20% off any terrarium plant or terrarium container purchase on that day. Registration and payment in advance is required.

Calendar Garden to close

post on May 16th, 2014
Posted in Things you should know

It is with a heavy heart that I write to say that we are selling The Calendar Garden.  It is time for us to prioritize our life and turn our focus to our family.  We want to sincerely thank all of our loyal customers who have supported us and become friends over the past 3 years.  It has been an awesome experience that will always be remembered with a special place in our hearts.


If you are a member of our Plant of the Month Club with time remaining, you may come in and choose one gallon plants to fulfill the remainder of your term.  If you have any unredeemed gift cards, you may come spend them before we close, or get a refund for the balance.


We will plan to close sometime between the end of May and middle of June.  We will keep you posted on the exact date.  Right now, all merchandise is 10% off.

The Calendar Garden
30730 Old Hockley Rd.
Magnolia, Texas 77355

Native Plant Society News

post on May 15th, 2014
Posted in Community Projects

“Greening the Media” Speaker: Lisa Gray How can you encourage media coverage of ecology in general, and native-plant issues in particular? Why are some stories covered in far more depth than others? How did the Deer Park prairie capture the public imagination? Who should you call when a story is breaking? And how does the changing media business affect coverage? Lisa’s Houston Chronicle columns on Deer Park Prairie were instrumental in saving that rare prairie!

Bring plants you would like to have identified; we’ll have refreshments and doorprizes. We would love to see you there!

Scroll down for a local Environmental Event list!

2014 Native Plant Society Meetings- MARK YOUR CALENDARS
June 19 – Mary Carol Edwards: Wetland Plants for the Home Garden, July 17- TBA, Aug 21- TBA, Sept. 18 – TBA, Oct. 10 -TBA, Nov. 20 – Native Plant Swap, Dec. 18- Holiday Dinner.


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—————- MAY 2014 ————-

Thurs., May 15
1. Benefits of Nature to Humans
2. Bike to Work Day
3. 8 am Baytown Nature Center Bird Survey
4. 9 am Butterfly Garden Workday at Dennis Johnston Park (709 Riley Fuzzel Road at Spring Creek)
5. Rescheduled: Check website for date Houston Wilderness Collaborative Access Event – NPS Technical Assistance, and a Collaborative Grant Program
6. 11:30 TX Assoc. of Env. Professionals Luncheon at Brady’s Landing
7. 5:30 pm My Houston 2040 BikeHouston and COH Planning
8. 6:30 pm Insects in Your Garden
9. 7 pm Native Plant Society Lisa Gray: Greening the News
10. 7 pm Zoo Wildlife Speaker Series: Sharks and Rays
11. Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park
12. Houston Audubon Membership Meeting- Night Herons

Fri., May 16
13. Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary Walk in the Woods
14. May 16-17 Environmental Justice Meeting at TSU
15. 6 pm Food Revolution at Last Organic Outpost
16. Waugh Bat Bridge bat chat 1st, 3rd & 4th Friday nights

Sat., May 17
17. Prairie Fridays- Armand Bayou, Katy Prairie Conservancy
18. 9 am Wildlife Gardens at Jesse Jones Nature Center
19. Every Day is free fishing day within boundaries of Texas State Parks. 9-noon Go Fish Learn to Fish Event at Galveston Island State Park
20. 10-11 am Buffalo Bayou Prairie Walking Tour with Jaime Gonzalez
21. 10 am & 2 pm Creating a Backyard Wildscape, Tricia Bradbury, Enchanted Forest, Richmond
22. 10 am Insects in Your Garden
23. Willow Waterhole and Woodland Park Bird Surveys, ELM Stream Team Workday
24. 3rd Sat. 11- 5 pm Discovery Green Flea Market
25. 3rd Sat. Trail Hike Sam Houston Forest
26. 3rd Sat. Project Blazingstar workday

Sun., May 18
27. 8:45 am Meet Bayou City Outdoors for a Hike in Memorial Park
28. 10 am 5th Ward Community Garden Workday – Install a rain tank
29. 2-4 pm Invasives Beware Workday at Jesse Jones Park 3rd Sun.
30. Nature 101 Forest Ecology
31. 3 pm Sunday Walk

Mon., May 19
32. Daily Bicycling at Jesse Jones Park & Nature Center
33. 8 am Mon. Morning Birding at (3rd Mon) Jesse Jones Park
34. 8:30 am Precinct 2 Open Garden Day
35. 10 am Mon. Morning Birding – Brazos Bend
36. 10:30 am Third Monday at Mercer – Story Time in the Garden
37. noon to 1 pm H-GAC Brown Bag Seminar- Freight Rail

Tues., May 20
38. 8 am Prairie Tues at Sheldon Lake SP
39. 10 am Environmental Awareness Workshop
40. 4-7 pm Tues Rawfully Organic Co-op at the Houston Arboretum

Wed., May 21
41. 8:30 am Gardening Daze at Jesse Jones Park
42. 8:30 am Weekly Bird Walk at Kleb Woods Nature Center
43. Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary Spring Bird Walk
44. 9 am Wetland Workday at Sheldon Lake State Park
45. 10 am Birds in Our Area, Paul Fagala, Clear Lake
46. 3rd Wed. Clear Lake Area Sierra Club Mtg
47. 3rd Wed. HANPA:
48. Houston Audubon Galveston Group Meeting

Thurs., May 22
49. Houston Audubon Birdathon Celebration
50. 1:30 pm Soil – The Ultimate Water Reservoir – Conroe
51. 6:30 pm at 3015 Richmond – Jaime Gonzalez Survivors: Conserving Prairie Wildlife in the Age of the 6th Extinction HNPAT meeting

Fri., May 23
52. Prairie Fridays- Armand Bayou, Katy Prairie Conservancy
53. Waugh Bat Bridge bat chat 1st, 3rd & 4th Friday nights

Sat., May 24
54. 7:30 am Sierra Walkers Every Sat
55. 8 am Bird Tour of Deer Park Prairie rsvp to
56. 9 am 2nd & 4th Sat. Phenology Walks at the Houston Arboretum
57. 9 am Monthly Farm and Brunch at Last Organic Outpost
58. 10 am Scavenger Hunt at Jesse Jones Park
59. Houston Audubon Field Trip Winters Bayou with Richard Gibbons
60. 10 am Butterfly Garden Clinics at Cornelius (Dairy Ashford and S. Voss locations) www.corneliusnurseries/clinics. Native Plants are best for Butterflies and Hummingbirds.
61. Cybertracker Classes in Austin
62. 7- 8:30 pm 2nd & 4th Saturday Bat Tours by Boat

Sun., May 25
63. 3 pm Sunday Walk
64. Sunday Farmer’s Markets: Wild West noon- 4 pm at 5005 FM 359, 3000 Richmond at Eastside 8 am- noon, 9 am – 1pm Highland Village Farmers Market, noon- 4pm Discovery Green Farmer’s Market

Mon., May 26
65. Daily Bicycling at Jesse Jones Park

Tues., May 27
66. 8 am Prairie Tues at Sheldon Lake SP
67. 9 am Insects in Your Garden, Open Garden Day at Bear Creek Park.
68. 12:30 – 2:30 pm $100 Energy and Sustainability Talk and Lunch
69. 6:30 pm Insects in Your Garden, 4400 Yupon Str.

Wed., May 28
70. Houston Audubon and Galveston Group Field Trips, ELM Workday

Thurs, May 29
71. 6 pm Happy Hour at the Museum of Fine Arts
72. Artist Boat Kayak Tours

73. May 29 to 31 5th Annual State of the Prairie Conference in Ft. Worth

Fri., May 30
74. Prairie Fridays- Armand Bayou, Katy Prairie Conservancy

Sat., May 31
75. 9 am – Girl Scout Brownie Badge- Senses
76. 10 am Landscape Irrigation Symposium, Water Conservation in Mind, Mark Bowen, , Mark Lowry, Jeffrey Walls, Doug Goodwin, Leslie Keen
77. HANPA: Raptor Shoot
78. Nesting Birds with Gary Clark, Edible Wild Plants
79. Kayak Tours of Buffalo Bayou

May 13th meeting

post on May 6th, 2014
Posted in Meetings

Installation of officers
time and place tbd

Sugar Creek Garden Club Flower Show

post on April 28th, 2014
Posted in Fun gardening events to attend

Sugar Creek Garden Club
Cordially Invites You
To Lunch, Program and Flower Show

Dr. David Creech
Stephen F. Austin University
“Shade Gardening”


“That’s Entertainment”
A Standard Flower Show
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Sugar Creek Country Club
420 Sugar Creek Boulevard
Sugar Land, Texas 77478

Punch Bowl – 11:00AM Flower Show
Program – 11:30AM 1:00PM-4:00PM
Lunch – 12 noon Open to Public
$26.00 Inclusive No admission fee

Please make your check payable to Sugar Creek Garden Club and mail to:
Connie Bingham
838 Merrick Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Your check is your reservation Deadline is May 10th

The Memorial Park Prairie and Some of its Special Plants

post on April 16th, 2014
Posted in Fun gardening events to attend

Thursday, April 17 Native Plant Soc. Meeting at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center in Memorial Park. Join us for refreshments at 7 pm, and at 7:30 pm, enjoy the presentation.

“The Memorial Park Prairie and Some of its Special Plants.”
Speaker: Katy Emde, Conservationist Katy will show photos and talk about the Memorial Park Prairie​​, a topic of much discussion ​recently by various Memorial Park Long-Term Planning committees. The beautiful photos in Katy’s talk will introduce the public to this valuable prairie remnant. Please join us for this informative talk.

Bring plants you would like to have identified. We’ll have refreshments and door prizes and we would love to see you there!

Hope Farms Gardens annual open yard

We will open April 27 at 9:00 a.m. – – closing at 4:00 p.m. We
are open on Saturday and Sunday to the public. Our last day
this year will be Saturday May 24, 2013.

Location: 18750 F.M. 1484 – Conroe, Texas 77303

Check us on the Web at
or give us a call with any questions – (936) 264-1499

Method of payment accepted: Checks and cash only

We look forward to seeing you back this year.

UpcomingTexas Garden Club Flower Shows

post on April 11th, 2014
Posted in Fun gardening events to attend

Hallettsville Garden Club ( no website )

Lavaca Spring Awakening Horticulture Show
Hallettsville Garden Center, Hallettsville Municipal Park
Friday April 25th, 2014 11 am – 4 pm

Schulenburg Garden Club ( no website )
Celebrate A Standard Flower Show
Schulenburg Civic Center, 1107 Hillje, Schulenburg
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Noon-4 pm

April 8th meeting

post on April 1st, 2014
Posted in Meetings

The Woodlands Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of each month
September through May at 9:15 a.m.

The Woodlands Township
Room 150,
2801 Technology Forest Boulevard
The Woodlands, Texas


Plant Study: Aucuba

Program: Water, Now and Forever and Sprinkler System Parts
Bob Daily

A Legacy of Trees: Are They Important to You?

post on March 20th, 2014
Posted in Fun gardening events to attend

Please Join Us! Thursday, March 20 Native Plant Soc. Meeting at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center in Memorial Park. Join us for refreshments at 7 pm, and at 7:30 pm, enjoy the presentation.

Speaker: Michael (Mickey) Merritt, Bayou Region Urban Forestry Coordinator for the Texas Forest Service.

Presentation: “A Legacy of Trees: Are They Important to You?”

Mickey is a certified Arborist and a certified Forester. He works with communities and organizations in the Bayou region in developing long-term sustainable forestry and tree care programs. Projects include the Houston Green/American Forests Citygreen UEA, the Houston Regional Forest “UFORE” study, TreePrint Working Group, Galveston Hurricane Ike tree recovery and local community inventories. He is involved in programs that demonstrate the value of utilizing trees as a tool for meeting the Houston area’s air and water quality requirements. Please join us for this informative talk.

Bring plants you would like to have identified. We’ll have refreshments and door prizes and we would love to see you there!