Editors Note: Please be advised, that although I wanted to post the "Most Toxic" list for pets in this week's email tip, our resources weren't able to meet our Thursday morning deadline. So, we will definitely post it next week. In the meantime, there are still plenty of other things worth reminding The GardenLine Faithful. One is the upcoming Azalea Trail, of which we will have tickets to give away this weekend. So Stay Tuned!
AZALEA TRAIL COMING UP
Along with the Rodeo and Home and Garden Shows, nothing shouts "Spring Time In Houston," better than the River Oaks Garden Club Azalea Trail. This year, Houstonians will celebrate the arrival of spring with the 70th annual Azalea Trail Sat.-Sun., Mar. 5-6 and Mar. 12-13, from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
River Oaks Garden Club, a non-profit organization, raises funds to support civic beautification, conservation and horticultural projects in the Houston community. Azalea Trail, 2005 will feature five private homes and gardens, all belonging to River Oaks Garden Club members, as well as Bayou Bend, Rienzi, and the River Oaks Garden Club Forum of Civics Building and Gardens. Bayou Bend, a John Staub -designed mansion was a gift from Miss Ima Hogg to the Museum of Fine Arts in 1957. The River Oaks Garden Club has maintained the woodlands and formal gardens since 1961. The 14-acre gardens at Bayou Bend will be highlighted with masses of Azaleas, 2,000 tulips and seasonal annuals in full bloom.
Rienzi is also a John Staub house that was built in 1953 with a ballroom addition designed in 1974 by Hugo Neuhaus. This is the sixth year that the house and gardens have been open to the public. The late Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson gave their home to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 1991.
Here are the exact locations of this year's ROGC Azalea Trail:
River Oaks Garden Club Form of Civics Building – 2503 Westheimer at Kirby
Bayou Bend – 2940 Lazy Lane or One Westcott at Memorial Drive
Rienzi Home and Gardens – 1406 Kirby Dr. at Lazy Lane
Five Private homes and gardens:
3742 Ella Lee Lane
3511 Del Monte
5030 Green Tree Road
5214 Pine Forest
Here are all the locations you can pick up discounted tickets to the event, besides the Forum:
Another Place in Time
Condon Gardens and Patio Shop
Cornelius Nurseries, Inc.
The Empty Vase
The Garden Gate
Leisure Learning Unlimited
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Plants n' Petals
Randall's Food Markets
Rice Epicurean Markets
River Oaks Plant House
Smith and Hawken
Tanglewood Flowers & Garden
Thompson and Hanson
Village Greenery & Flowers
For more information or questions, please contact: Adele Spalding (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tye Taft (email@example.com), Public Relations Chairmen, River Oaks Garden Club, or visit our website, www.riveroaksgardenclub.org or River Oaks Garden Club, 713-523-2483.
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