Harris County Master Gardeners

Harris County Master Gardeners Proven gardening information provided by trained volunteers. Please submit all questions at: https://hcmga.tamu.edu/ask-a-question/

For anyone wishing to visit the Genoa Friendship Garden, it is open Mondays & Wednesdays from 9am-noon.

Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who assist AgriLife Extension in bringing research-based horticulture information to the public.

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The Harris County Master Gardeners will host an Ask a Master Gardener table this Saturday, September 11, at the Tomball ...
09/09/2021

The Harris County Master Gardeners will host an Ask a Master Gardener table this Saturday, September 11, at the Tomball Farmer’s Market. The full September schedule is below. See you at the market!

The Harris County Master Gardeners will host an Ask a Master Gardener table this Saturday, September 11, at the Tomball Farmer’s Market. The full September schedule is below. See you at the market!

American Beautyberry attracts Birds,Butterflies,Nectar and is a wildlife food source, 20210906aldtx  http://bit.ly/2bV48...
09/09/2021

American Beautyberry attracts Birds,Butterflies,Nectar and is a wildlife food source, 20210906aldtx http://bit.ly/2bV48Q6 #txplants
#ladybirdjohnsonwildflowercenter #npsot #houstongardener #pollinatorgarden

Missouri ironweed, I look forward to this plant's flowers each fall, its preferred habitat: full sun to part sun, moist ...
09/08/2021

Missouri ironweed, I look forward to this plant's flowers each fall, its preferred habitat: full sun to part sun, moist to average conditions, 20210906aldtx MI https://bit.ly/3E8IguP #txplants
#ladybirdjohnsonwildflowercenter #npsot #houstongardener #pollinatorgarden

Missouri ironweed, I look forward to this plant's flowers each fall, its preferred habitat: full sun to part sun, moist to average conditions, 20210906aldtx MI https://bit.ly/3E8IguP #txplants
#ladybirdjohnsonwildflowercenter #npsot #houstongardener #pollinatorgarden

Tired of hot weather?  Impatient for autumn?  Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere will begin on Wednesday, September 22.  ...
09/03/2021

Tired of hot weather? Impatient for autumn? Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere will begin on Wednesday, September 22. Happy Friday and happy gardening!

Tired of hot weather? Impatient for autumn? Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere will begin on Wednesday, September 22. Happy Friday and happy gardening!

The Harris County Master Gardeners will host an Ask a Master Gardener table this Saturday, September 4, at the Garden Oa...
09/02/2021

The Harris County Master Gardeners will host an Ask a Master Gardener table this Saturday, September 4, at the Garden Oaks and Urban Harvest Farmers Markets and at Mercer Botanic Gardens. The full September schedule is below. We hope to see you soon!

The Harris County Master Gardeners will host an Ask a Master Gardener table this Saturday, September 4, at the Garden Oaks and Urban Harvest Farmers Markets and at Mercer Botanic Gardens. The full September schedule is below. We hope to see you soon!

Eggplants and melons and peas - oh my!  Summer fruits and veggies are being grown in the Family Garden at McGovern Cente...
09/01/2021

Eggplants and melons and peas - oh my! Summer fruits and veggies are being grown in the Family Garden at McGovern Centennial Gardens. All the produce grown here is donated to local food pantries.

Timeline Photos
08/29/2021

Timeline Photos

🚨 LIGHTS OUT ACTION ALERT! 🚨

Houston Audubon and our partners recommend buildings three stories and higher and those with exterior lighting turn LIGHTS OUT TONIGHT AUGUST 29, 2021. Bird migration for the region is predicted to be HIGH tonight by Cornell Lab of Ornithology's BirdCast Program. This means that over 23,000 birds per kilometer per hour will be traveling over our region, possibly stopping to rest and refuel.

By turning off unnecessary lights at night, both at work and at home, during periods of migration, you can help dramatically reduce hazards from attraction to and disorientation by light, allowing our avian neighbors to safely proceed on their journeys through our region.

With grounded birds in the region for the next few days, daytime collisions at ground level will also be greatly increased. Please limit dangerous threats such as reflective glass surfaces and outdoor predators such as house cats. Learn more and sign up for bird migration alerts: https://texanbynature.org/lightsouttexas/

American Beautyberry, photographed at McGovern Centennial Gardens in the Pine Hill Walk and other areas on August 22.  C...
08/27/2021

American Beautyberry, photographed at McGovern Centennial Gardens in the Pine Hill Walk and other areas on August 22.
Callicarpa americana, American Beautyberry , French Mulberry, Verbenaceae (Verbena Family), native to parts of Asia, Central America and southeastern North America. “Callicarpa” means beautiful fruit, which is where the common name beautyberry comes from. It is considered hardy in Zones 7-11.
American beauty-berry most often grows 3-5 ft. tall and usually just as wide, It can reach 9 ft. in height in favorable soil and moisture conditions. It has long, arching branches and yellow-green fall foliage, but its most striking feature is the clusters of glossy, iridescent-purple fruit (sometimes white) which hug the branches at leaf axils in the fall and winter.
The seeds and berries are important foods for many species of birds, particularly the Northern Bobwhite. Foliage is a favorite of White-tailed Deer.
https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=caam2
https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/beautyberry/
https://www.chron.com/life/article/Beautyberries-powers-go-beyond-good-looks-3831149.php

The Harris County Master Gardeners will host an Ask a Master Gardener table this Saturday at the Memorial Villages Farme...
08/25/2021

The Harris County Master Gardeners will host an Ask a Master Gardener table this Saturday at the Memorial Villages Farmer’s Market. The full August schedule is below. See you at the market!

The Harris County Master Gardeners will host an Ask a Master Gardener table this Saturday at the Memorial Villages Farmer’s Market. The full August schedule is below. See you at the market!

The Harris County Master Gardeners will host an Ask a Master Gardener table this Saturday at the Towne Lake Farmers Mark...
08/19/2021

The Harris County Master Gardeners will host an Ask a Master Gardener table this Saturday at the Towne Lake Farmers Market and Mercer Botanic Gardens. The full August schedule is below. We hope to see you soon!

The Harris County Master Gardeners will host an Ask a Master Gardener table this Saturday at the Towne Lake Farmers Market and Mercer Botanic Gardens. The full August schedule is below. We hope to see you soon!

08/17/2021
Harris County Master Gardeners: Gardening for Beginners

Learn the basics for successful gardening including where to locate your garden, how to prepare the soil, when to plant and how to care for your plants.
Join us for an hour with the Harris County Master Gardeners, LIVE at 11am on the third Tuesday of each month. This is a FREE talk available at https://www.facebook.com/harriscountypl/live.
Be aware of scammers posting our event and asking for credit card information. We will never ask that from you

The Harris County Master Gardeners will host an Ask a Master Gardener table this Thursday at the Westchase Farmer’s Mark...
08/16/2021

The Harris County Master Gardeners will host an Ask a Master Gardener table this Thursday at the Westchase Farmer’s Market. The full August schedule is below. See you at the market!

The Harris County Master Gardeners will host an Ask a Master Gardener table this Thursday at the Westchase Farmer’s Market. The full August schedule is below. See you at the market!

08/16/2021
Harris County Public Library

Gardening for Beginners - reminder of the FREE presentation on August 17, 11am.
Learn the basics for successful gardening including where to locate your garden, how to prepare the soil, when to plant and how to care for your plants.
This is a FREE talk available at https://www.facebook.com/harriscountypl/live.
Be aware of scammers posting our event and asking for credit card information. We will never ask that from you.

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AgriLife Extension has a new Podcast!  Check out what it's like to be a Master Gardener in a big city.
08/16/2021
Episode #3 - Will Isbell (Harris County Master Gardener) - Home Grown Podcast

AgriLife Extension has a new Podcast! Check out what it's like to be a Master Gardener in a big city.

In this episode, Brandi Keller visits with Harris County Master Gardener, William Isbell. As a driving force with a few projects in the Master Gardener program, Will shares experiences as a volunteer and educator, current programs happening in Har...

At Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, volunteers have planted a Little Women Garden for the enjoyment of visitors.  “The...
08/14/2021

At Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, volunteers have planted a Little Women Garden for the enjoyment of visitors. “The garden had to be put in order, and each sister had a quarter of the little plot to do what she liked with…. Meg’s had roses and heliotrope, myrtle, and a little orange tree in it. Jo’s bed was never alike two seasons, for she was always trying experiments….”
The Orchard House (c 1650) is most noted for being where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set “Little Women” in 1868.
https://louisamayalcott.org/little-women-garden
https://louisamayalcott.org/

At Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, volunteers have planted a Little Women Garden for the enjoyment of visitors. “The garden had to be put in order, and each sister had a quarter of the little plot to do what she liked with…. Meg’s had roses and heliotrope, myrtle, and a little orange tree in it. Jo’s bed was never alike two seasons, for she was always trying experiments….”
The Orchard House (c 1650) is most noted for being where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set “Little Women” in 1868.
https://louisamayalcott.org/little-women-garden
https://louisamayalcott.org/

The Harris County Master Gardeners will host an Ask a Master Gardener table this Saturday at the Tomball Farmer’s Market...
08/12/2021

The Harris County Master Gardeners will host an Ask a Master Gardener table this Saturday at the Tomball Farmer’s Market. The full August schedule is below. See you at the market!

The Harris County Master Gardeners will host an Ask a Master Gardener table this Saturday at the Tomball Farmer’s Market. The full August schedule is below. See you at the market!

08/09/2021

Harris County Master Gardeners
Genoa Friendship Garden
Open Garden Day
Monday, August 16, 2021
8:30 - 11:00am
1210 Genoa Red Bluff Rd
Houston, 77034

Master Gardeners available to answer your questions.

Fall will be here soon - Time to plant fall tomatoes!
Butterfly host and nectar plants still available. Daylilies.


Plants Available for Purchase
Cash or Check Only
All 4" Plants 3
Including fall tomatoes.

All Quart Plants 5

1 Gal Daylilies 6
8 varieties

All Other 1 Gal Plants 8
Including various native milkweeds.

Larger 3 Gal Perennials 20
Azalea, crape myrtle, moringa.

Succulents and Container Plants
Priced as marked

Address

1202 Genoa Red Bluff Rd
Houston, TX
77084

General information

HCMGA is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 incorporated association, affiliated with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Harris County and the Texas A&M System.

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 4pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 4pm
Thursday 7:30am - 4pm
Friday 7:30am - 4pm

Telephone

+1 713-274-0950

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Have a gardening question? We are happy to answer! Please submit all questions at: https://hcmga.tamu.edu/ask-a-question/

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