In the Garden

Would you love to have a backyard with a less costly wildscape?

Non-native turfgrass requires weekly maintenance and can be costly and drab. Houston Arboretum Adult Programs Director Joe Blanton will teach you how to evaluate your existing yard and implement minor changes so it qualifies for certification by Texas Parks and Wildlife as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat. Bring along a sketch, diagram or photographs of your backyard and a current plant inventory for critique by the instructor and fellow participants.
Date: Sunday, March 2
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Joe Blanton, the Arboretum’s Adult Programs Director, is certified by National Wildlife Federation as a Backyard Habitat Designer. Before joining the Arboretum staff, Joe designed, implemented and/or managed 16 outdoor environmental education classrooms for Urban Harvest and HISD.
Cost: $40 for members; $65 for non-members.
Note: Various tools found on the internet will be demonstrated as well as an interactive DVD from the book Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife, Texas A&M Nature Guides Edition (2009) by Kelly Conrad Bender. Upcoming Houston Arboretum native plant sales, book sales, and landscaping classes will be profiled. The above mentioned book which contains the interactive DVD resource will be available for sale in the Nature Shop. Registration minimum is 6 and is limited to 8, due to the interactive nature of the class.
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This class is full and now closed to registration. Please contact the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center to inquire about available openings.

Thank You

Upcoming programs in this category include:

27 April

In the Garden

Designing Rain Gardens & Nature Ponds (3:00-5:00 p.m.)

11 May

In the Garden

Plant a Butterfly Feeder Hanging Basket (2:00 – 4:00 pm)