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

Slideshow

The Cream of the Crop

Picks (or gift ideas!) for the well-attired gardener and garden

02/08/2015

Spring Gardening Guide

Houston’s 10 Best Nurseries

Whether you’re in the market for native plants or exotic specimens, these nurseries cover your every gardening need.

02/08/2015 By Chris Abshire

Spring Gardening Guide

How to Grow Your Garden Without Breaking the Bank

A luxurious garden need not cost a fortune.

02/08/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Spring Gardening Guide

Slideshow: The Cream of the Crop

Picks (or gift ideas!) for the well-attired gardener and garden

02/08/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Spring Gardening Guide

Insects and the Garden: a Complicated Relationship

There are good bugs, and there are bad bugs. Here’s the wisdom to know the difference.

02/08/2015 By Chris Abshire

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

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

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

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

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

Living Off the Land

Forest to Table: Harvesting Houston's Wild Edibles

Mark Vorderbruggen, a.k.a. Merriwether the Adventurer, wants you to eat your dandelion greens—and more.

02/05/2015 By Nicholas L. Hall

Ice House Interview

Turns Out, You Can Grow Tulips In Houston

An interview with Garden Club of Houston’s Dodie Jackson

11/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow

landscape design

After 100 Years, a Garden Fit for Hermann Park

The completely redesigned 15-acre formal gardens have their public grand opening Saturday morning.

10/17/2014 By Michael Hardy

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Planted Houston Has Big Plans for Urban Farming

Making local produce even more accessible.

08/27/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt