gardening

  • Avid gardeners will learn how to bring the sweet taste of citrus to their own backyard at the workshop taught by citrus grower John Panzarella. The event will be held on Saturday, February 28th, 2015, from 10 am to noon at the Kingwood Garden Center.

  • The staff at Mercer Gardens is gearing up for a beautiful summer and has a number of fun and educational programs planned.  Be sure to put on or more of these upcoming events on your summer calendar of activities.

  • For more than a decade, Janet Winkler has led hospitality inside Mercer’s volunteer cottage, welcoming volunteers and ensuring they received quality meals during large events. Originally though, Winkler started out in a much different role. Winkler first came to Mercer in 2005 to take the Master Gardener class with her husband Louis, and eventually the Texas Gulf Coast Gardening class.

  • The final days of school are quickly counting down and summer vacation is approaching.  Jesse Jones Park has announced the opening of registration for summer camp along with the May activities.  Be sure to register early as the camp fills quickly.

  • After the spells of cold freezes we have experienced in the Houston area over the past month, the bright blooms of marigolds provide a cheerful promise of spring. However, marigold are more than just a bright spot of color in spring gardens, they also provide a number of benefits, both in your home and garden.

  • In the past several years, Texas trees have taken a heavy hit from fire blight.  It is a condition causing leaves to brown and dry up resulting from a bacterial infection.  The leaves look like they have been scorched by fire, thus the name “fire blight.”1