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Gardening

  • News

    January 9, 2014

    Fighting for Control: Can Buffalo Bayou Survive the Latest Plan to Save It?

    Plans to reroute Buffalo Bayou will rescue an unstable waterway. Or they will destroy one of the last natural stretches of riparian forest on the bayou. Consensus seems to have taken a hike.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink this Weekend: Tequila Fiesta, Opus One Wine Dinner, An Ice Cream Social & More!

    Tequila Fiesta @ Pico's Mex-Mex Restaurant All day Friday 5941 Bellaire Boulevard If you're still mourning the fact that National Tequila Day is only one day a year, dry your pretty little eyes, 'cause Pico's Mex-Mex is still celebrating! Their three-day tequila fiesta started on Wednesday, but it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Get the Best Christmas Gifts at Citrus Fest This Weekend at the Eastside Farmers Market

    Want to get your loved ones an unusual, thoughtful Christmas gift that keeps giving year after year? Of course you do. Your father doesn't need any more ties, socks or boxers and your mother is only using that coffeemaker because you bought it for her. She secretly hates it. So head to Urban Harves ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    The Land of Tomatoes and Honey: A Tour of the White House Kitchen Garden

    Although it's not officially fall yet, plump orange pumpkins are resting on mounds of hay and dirt in and around two plots that -- along with dozens of others -- makes up the 1,100 square feet White House Kitchen Garden. It's a warm day in early September and the garden is sprawled out like a sunbat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme...And Mint, Marjoram, Oregano, Chervil...

    Simon and Garfunkel apparently only had four herbs in their garden, but you should have much more than that in your backyard. It is herb and vegetable planting season in Houston. Our terribly cold winter (haha) has passed, and the weather is perfect for gardening. It's a great time of year to build ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Dirt and Water

    Both of the cauliflower plants in the photo were the same size when I planted them a month ago. The transplants got the same sun and rain, but the normal one on the left was planted in a commercial potting soil, whereas big brother was inserted into custom soil. Why bother to mix soil? The same r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Top Five Edible Flowers

    applelikeDandelion.​Let's get something out of the way: this post is not about fruit. Yes, I understand that much of what we consider to be fruit develops from the flowering part of the plant. But I'm talking about those botanical bits that people associate more with bouquets than with burrito ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Wildflower Season Will Suck This Year, Experts Say

    A bad spring might be coming​Any Texan with a kid or a sweetie has taken part in the annual trek to see bluebonnets and other wildflowers bloom riotously in what passes for spring here. If you were getting your hopes up about Spring 2011, tamp them down right now. The long and extensive dro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Local Spotlight: Pershing Middle School

    Fresh peppers grown by the students of Pershing Middle School.​What: Vegetables that taste good and teach well. Now that school's back in session, Charles Coursey can go back to what he loves: teaching, gardening and teaching kids about gardening. A history teacher at Pershing Middle School ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Herbs: Grow Your Own, Man

    Apartmenttherapy.comEven Martha Stewart would be jealous of this little display.​September is a great time of year to start a windowsill herb garden. Not only are these plants attractive and aromatic, you'll be able to add fresh-picked flavor to your meals all winter long. After the jump, eig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Bobby Heugel's Weekly Cocktail: The Margarita

    ​Nobody wants to talk about margaritas on May 6, the day after Cinco de Mayo. However, rather than avoiding discussing the source of the dreaded May 6 hangover, we thought we'd confront the Tex-Mex monster head-on. You can almost smell the lingering stench of artificial margarita mixes and poo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 1, 2010

    2nd Annual Earth Day Houston Festival, 5K & Green Expo

    From A (AIA Gulf Coast) to Z (Norma Zenteno), there's lots of fun at this festival

  • Calendar

    March 4, 2010

    75th Annual Azalea Trail

    The first green is golden, or in this case various shades of pinks, whites and reds

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Growing Tomatoes? Start Eating Bananas!

    ​I went with "Sweet Million" cherry tomatoes this year. I hear these little cluster tomatoes ripen fast and taste like candy. Last time I planted tomatoes, I chose Celebrity, Beefsteak slicing tomatoes and one Brandywine heirloom. And I waited and waited and waited for a tomato to ripen on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Giant Watermelon Radishes

    ​Here's a radish that you could snack on for a few days. It's called a watermelon radish. The first time I recall seeing one was at Soma, the upscale sushi restaurant on Washington. Here's what I said about it in the review: "The salad came on a glass plate with one cobalt-blue edge. It was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Urban Gardening: My Organic Dirt Patch

    ​Inspired by the incredible urban gardens Jim Sherman tends in the Fifth Ward, I decided to take a shot at the urban gardening thing myself. ​ So I went to Wabash Feed Store and bought some dirt and some locally made organic fertilizer. San Jacinto Environmental Supplies on 34th St. make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Urban Gardening: Deer Tongues and Kumquats

    ​I had one of the best salads in recent memory yesterday. Urban gardening expert Jim Sherman cut a bunch of greens and herbs from one of his demonstration gardens in the Fifth Ward and filled up a plastic shopping bag for me. I took the fresh greens home and tossed them with a simple mustard v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Summer Wines: Think Pink

    Photo by Robb WalshI asked the wine guy at Richard's on Bissonnet at Wesleyan what he's recommending these days. He pointed at the end-cap display, which was stocked with several ros├ęs from the Rhone, all selling for under $10. Makes sense -- it's cheap, you can serve it chilled, and your wine geek ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 15, 2009
  • News

    July 24, 2008
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    April 10, 2008
  • Culture

    July 19, 2007
  • News

    September 28, 2006
  • News

    December 22, 2005

    Image of the Week

    Houston Garden Center

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
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    September 23, 2004
  • Calendar

    December 25, 2003
  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Stoner Science

    Our staff risks all to determine if a plant will get them high or if it's just another Internet lie

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Place to Buy Roses

    Fannin's Flower Row

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Florist

    David Brown

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Place to Pretend You're South of the Border

    Canino Produce Inc. Farmer's Outlet

  • Dining

    March 27, 2003

    In the Garden

    Meet Camille Waters, an urban guerrilla armed with lettuce

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Place to Buy Roses

    Buchanan's Native Plants

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001
  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001
  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Tree

    Live oak at Elizabeth Baldwin Park

  • News

    August 30, 2001

    Winging It

    For business or pleasure, here comes the Great Butterfly Chase

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    The Weed Eater

    Prickly pears. Pepper grass. Cattail stems. It's all snack food to T.R. Zimmermann.

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    Late Bloomers

    Valentine's Day was long gone. The wilting wait for the flowers wasn't.

  • Culture

    February 8, 2001

    No Artificial Flavors

    Lisa Ludwig is cutting back on sugar, and her installations suffer because of it

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Plants

    Suzan Prejean, The Plant Lady

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Florist

    In Bloom

  • News

    March 23, 2000

    Gulag Gardens

    At Hobby Airport, the rallying cry is "Free the ferns"

  • Calendar

    February 17, 2000

    Keep Off the Grass

    Felder Rushing lectures at the Harris County Agriculture Extension Center

  • Dining

    November 12, 1998
  • News

    April 18, 1996

    Time to Sow

    A man named Verious plants a seed, and a vision takes root in the Third Ward

  • News

    March 14, 1996

    The Texas Rose Rustlers

    They went in search of the vehicle of fragrance, and found adventure and companionship.

  • Dining

    October 27, 1994

    Korean Adventure

    Camellia Korean leads you to take chances -- and make discoveries

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