If you are unfamiliar with our long, hot, humid summers and soils that vary from tight clay to pure sand, this is your page.  Browse the information below for a detailed overview.  To learn more on cultural requirements for specific types of gardens, visit our Gardening Topics section.

Gardeners Can Be Challenged By Our Unique Climate, by Dr. William M. Johnson

Welcome to the Neighborhood, by Donna Ward, Class of '96

Good Soil is Crucial to Successful Gardening, by Dr. William M. Johnson

Bigger is Not Always Better - Even in Texas, by Dr. William M. Johnson

In Praise of Raised Beds, by Dr. William M. Johnson

Resurrecting Yesterdays, by Donna Ward, Class of '96

Horticultural Societies for the Houston/Galveston Area


This web site is maintained by Master Gardener Laura Bellmore, under the direction of William M. Johnson, Ph.D., County Extension Agent-Horticulture & Master Gardener Program Coordinator.

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