What to know before you grow

What Should Beginning Gardeners Plant in Their Yards?

The secret to getting that “Secret Garden” look.

05/20/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Flower power

Can Nature Help Make Chemo Easier to Endure?

A new garden lifts the spirits of cancer patients at Houston Methodist.

04/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Staying Alive

Care for Trees with the Ancient Art of Bonsai

How Houston's bonsai artists are passing down their artful tradition.

04/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

It Actually Is Easy Being Green

This Austin-Based Company Wants to Spruce Up Your Sad Desk Space With Greenery

Desk Plants is exactly what it sounds like.

02/10/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

The Buzz

How to Help Bees In Your Own Backyard

August 17 is National Honey Bee Day, but you don't need a hive to help.

08/16/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Not-So-Secret Garden

Meet the Landscape Designers Transforming Houston's Prettiest Gardens

For Lanson B. Jones & Co., it's all in the details.

07/08/2019 By Dalya Mawlawi

Go Texan

Why You Should Start a Pocket Prairie in Your Yard

You—yes you—can help Houston with flood mitigation.

04/08/2019 By Emmanuella Aina

Welcome to the Jungle

Which Houseplant Is Right for You?

In honor of National Houseplant Day, we consider five options for potted bliss.

01/10/2019 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Lemon Drop

Urban Harvest's Fruit Tree Sale Hits Town on January 13

Orange you glad it's fruit tree sale time?

12/25/2017 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Get Out

Hermann Park Needs Your Help

Green thumb or not, The McGovern Centennial Gardens and the Japanese Garden depend on volunteers to keep our parks pristine.

01/18/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Home & Design

A Plant Lesson from Andrea Afra, Houston's Succulent Whisperer

How to have a lush outdoor space, no green thumb required.

11/10/2016 By Beth Levine

Play It Cool

Easy Summer Recipes for Heat-Hardy Plants

You need to figure out something to do with all that basil, after all.

07/25/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

History & Horticulture

Spring is in the Air in Houston

River Oaks Garden Club ushers in the spring season with its annual Azalea Trail.

03/08/2016 By Sarah Douglass

Get Gardening

Urban Harvest Hosts Its 16th Annual Fruit Tree Sale Tomorrow

There's practically nothing we can't grow here, from olives to avocados to, yes, jujubes.

01/15/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Planted Houston Is Growing a Feast

Check out the urban farming progress that Planted Houston has made at a one-night-only dinner on March 20.

03/12/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Spring Gardening Guide

The Peculiarities of Gardening in Houston (and Why It’s Worth It)

How to make the most of mucky soil and microclimates.

02/08/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Spring Gardening Guide

Foolproof Flora: 5 Plants That Even You Can’t Kill

Not only are these plants easy to grow, they’re also useful (or even delicious).

02/08/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Spring Gardening Guide

Houston’s 5 Best Public Gardens

No room or time for a garden of your own? These gardens may inspire you.

02/08/2015 By Michael Hardy

Spring Gardening Guide

Plant This Now!

No, really—here are five Houston-friendly plants you need to put in the ground this spring.

02/08/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Spring Gardening Guide

How to Turn Your Black Thumbs Green

Patiovore owner Jess Haskins used to kill plants; now she teaches Houstonians the secrets of successful urban gardening.

02/08/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt