Enjoy Nature at Home in Houston
Walking around the Houston Botanic Garden most days means that I am often discovering plants, falling in love with them, and deciding I simply MUST have them at home. The results have been life-giving.
This past week, while sitting in our breakfast nook, my fourth-grade son shouted, “hummingbird”! That was the third hummingbird we had seen in a week enjoying the Malvaviscus arboreus (wax mallow).
On Saturday, September 17, I’m looking forward to our inaugural horticulture seminar, where we can all learn more from the Garden’s team of experts to apply to our gardens at home. I hope you’ll join me to learn about what an umbelliferous plant is and why it should be in your garden; uncommon herbs, like papalo, that thrive in Houston heat; and interesting plants to create a tropical paradise.
With the recent rains, the growth at the Houston Botanic Garden is breathtaking. I hope that you will find delight in your home garden, and also in our 132-acre living museum. Just don’t be surprised if you end up making a beeline for a local nursery right after your visit!
Claudia Gee Vassar, President & General Counsel
Read the September 2022 e-newsletter for more, including a scientifically speaking explanation for why fall is a great time to plant in Houston, along with horticulture help for preparing your garden for fall planting, as well as a profile of the donors whose generosity has allowed the new Rose Arbor to rise in the Culinary Garden and a group that encourages families to volunteer together at the Garden.