Harris County Extension Office plans gardening education events
The Harris County Extension Service will be offering the following gardening education events in March.
As part of its Green Thumb Gardening Series, "Great Plants for Houston" will be presented on Tuesday, March 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the meeting room on the lake side at Clear Lake Park, 5001 NASA Parkway in Seabrook.
Dr. Carol Brouwer, Harris County Extension Agent for Horticulture, and Karen Breneman, Harris County Master Gardener, will present the lecture. For more information, go here.
"The Rose – America's True Native," will be the March topic in the Master Gardener Lecture Series on March 16 at 10 a.m. in the meeting room on the lake side of Clear Lake Park, 5001 NASA Parkway in Seabrook.
Gaye Hammond, past president of the Houston Rose Society, will be the speaker. The journey will take the audience from the American roses of pre-historic times through the impact of roses on the lives of American Indians, the first explorers and early settlers. Attendees will see some of the first fossils of prehistoric roses, and learn about the wild roses native to America.
On Monday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Genoa Friendship Garden, the public is invited to Open Garden Day. Visitors can tour the working and demonstration gardens maintained by the Harris County Master Gardeners at Precinct 2. This will be a good chance to see how the Master Gardeners' garden is recovering after the harsh winter. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions during this free event. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Genoa Friendship Garden is located at 1202 Genoa Red Bluff in Houston.
For more information on these educational events, go to harris-tx.tamu.edu/hort.
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