Are you a resident of Houston? If you live in the Houston area, the following gardening links will help you out, as they are specific to Houston. They’re a ton of great information, and they should give you a great start with taking care of your garden or lawn.
Houston Chronicle’s ‘Houston Grows’ Gardening Section features forums, blogs, advice, and tips relevant to gardening in the Houston area.
Houston Gardener is an online gardening resource specifically for Houston-area gardeners. The site contains a database of plants growing in Houston and the Gulf Coast. It also has a forum where gardeners can get answers from experts for their queries.
Garden Club of Houston is a non-profit organization that organizes lectures, flower shows, and propagates the knowledge of gardening through programs and action in the fields of education, conservation, and civic improvement.
Houston Botanic Garden aims to promote public appreciation and understanding of plants, gardens, and conservation of the natural world through education, conservation, and scientific inquiry.
Urban Harvest is a nonprofit organization that uses fruit, vegetable and habitat gardens to improve quality of life in the greater Houston area. The institution also imparts organic gardening techniques, assists neighborhoods to build successful community gardens, organizes outdoor classrooms at schools that teach core curricula, nutrition and respect for the environment.
Trees for Houston is a non-profit organization devoted to preserving woodlands and planting trees. It offers programs and special event information, planting schedule, and volunteer opportunities.
Master Gardeners in Houston work in conjunction with Texas AgriLife Extension Service to support Extension educational outreach programs through volunteer work.
This Cylinder Gardening Program is designed to educate students on plant growth from seed planting to harvesting.
The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is a non-profit urban nature sanctuary which provides education about the natural environment to the people of Houston. It plays a vital role in protecting native plants and animals in the heart of the city. The Nature Center building includes the Discovery Room with interactive exhibits and activities and the Nature Shop filled with items for nature enthusiasts.
The aim of The Lowrey Arboretum is to create a teaching and research collection of woody plants that will serve students, faculty, and staff by enhancing the campus as a place for study, learning about plants, appreciation of the natural world, relaxation, and enjoyment. The Arboretum not only features native Texas trees and shrubs, but also seeks to enhance diversity by incorporating other species as appropriate to teaching and research needs.
Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens showcases the region’s largest collection of native and cultivated plants.
In Herself Houston Garden, a Houston-based gardener keeps a web log of her observations while gardening in her yard. She also shares information on peculiar characteristics of plants and attributes of soil.
Volunteers at the Master Gardeners of Brazoria County work with the AgriLIFE Extension to improve gardening skills throughout the community, by sharing gardening knowledge through community service and outreach, gardener training and educational programs.
This site features contact information about horticultural societies in the Houston/Galveston area.
On Houston Radio Station AM 740, a gardening expert answers queries and shares information and tips on gardening and landscaping specific to Houston through podcast.
The Hermann Park Conservatory is a non-profit citizens’ organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Hermann Park. Features organization information, events and activities, constructions projects, and park maps.
This website features a schedule of gardening related events to be held in Houston during 2010.
The Houston Federation of Garden Clubs promotes an interest in gardens, their design and management. The organization also contributes to the protection of wild birds, wildflowers and native plants and encourages civic plantings. Activities range from garden tours to community projects to monthly meetings to share knowledge on gardening and learn from guest speakers.
Looking for a Houston garden meetup group? Here’s a list of gardening meet-up groups near Houston.
The Kingwood Garden Club aims to cultivate knowledge of gardening, and aid in protection of native trees, plants, and wildlife.
Houston is Beautiful features a useful outdoor gardening guide for residents of Houston.
Texans for Alternatives to Pesticides works with other environmental groups throughout Houston, Texas and the rest of the nation to help create a healthy environment for our neighbors and all Texans and Americans.
Here you can find weather information for the benefit of Houston gardeners.
This site features links to informative articles on plants specific to Houston, and to other helpful resources on gardening.
This web log site includes gardening tips information and advice on how to care for flowers plants shrubs and trees.
Turning Houston Green features elaborate tips on cultivating container gardeners in Houston.
In My Houston Garden Spot, a Houston-based gardener narrates her experiences while growing a variety of plants.
GingerGarden.com features a guide to growing gingers and other plants in Houston, Texas. The site also includes photos of a variety of plant species.
Houston Lawn and Garden is a discussion forum dedicated to the upkeep of lawns and gardens in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.
The Haphazard Gardener is a diary of a Houston-based gardener narrating her experiences while growing vegetables in her back-yard garden.
The Texas Agricultural Extension Service through its Xeriscape landscaping program educates Texans on quality landscaping that conserves water and protects the environment.
The Texas Master Naturalist program aims to train well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.
The Fort Bend County Master Gardener Program aims to provide current, research-based horticulture information and education to the public. Fort Bend Master Gardener volunteers, through participation in educational activities and outreach projects, increase their own personal knowledge in horticulture.
Junior Master Gardener is the premier youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension service.
The Montgomery County Master Gardener Association is a non-profit educational service organization of trained volunteers who provide research-based horticultural information to the community. The association is comprised of local Master Gardeners who have been trained on a range of horticultural topics by acknowledged experts.
In Brenda’s Garden, a Houston-based expert gardener answers members’ queries related to growing plants in their gardens. She also provides the schedule of gardening events in Houston/Galveston area.
North Harris County Regional Water Authority provides simple tips to avoid water wastage on lawns and gardens.
Wildflowers of Houston features photos of wildflowers specific to Houston arranged by characteristics, common name, and botanical family, with brief information for each plant.
Southern Post Journal is a Sustainable Gardening Blog in Houston Texas by Jacqueline D’Elia. This blog chronicles her experiences creating a livable garden in Houston Texas.