The KPRC Radio Gardenline Tip By Randy Lemmon For 07-14-05 Printer-Friendly Version
Plumeria Sale And Ginger Workshop...
Plumeria are a fascinating plant for Houston-area gardeners. Ask anyone who has ever had success with plumerias and they freely admit the addiction and the sub-culture that plumeria growers inherently become involved in.
If that seems of any interest to you, then I've got the perfect invitation to this gardening passion for you. The Plumeria Society of America is proud to announce their first Show and Sale in Fort Bend County. The show will be held at the Fort Bend County Fair Grounds on Fri., July 16, at 4310 Hwy. 36, Rosenberg. The show begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Admission to the show and sale is free and the public is invited to come and enjoy the flowers. The plant sale will last until 3 p.m.
Plumerias are growing in popularity in the Gulf coast area. Plumerias, also known as the lei flower, are easy to grow and come in many colors. But it may be their fragrance that is their prized possession. The plant is a tropical, and has to be protected in the winter, but as a tropical, it does great in the heat of our summers. That makes this the perfect opportunity to try your hand at plumerias for the first time.
If you're concerned about all the tips and tricks of long-term plumeria care, fear not, here's a link to the Plumeria Society's website, which is chock full of all kinds of great tip sheets and reports on plumeria care.
< http://www.theplumeriasociety.org >
If plumeria don't exactly meet your taste for tropical plants, there's also an event pertaining strictly to Gingers. It's the Ginger Workshop at the Mercer Arboretum.
< http://www.hcp4.net/mercer/ >
If you are a long-time listener to the GardenLine radio program, you may have heard the name Linda Gay before. She's the director of the Mercer Arboretum, and is passionate about Ginger herself, which makes this the perfect invitation to learn all you can about growing Ginger in the Houston-area. There will also be a ginger plant sale as part of this workshop.
If you are interested in attending or participating, please show up at the Mercer Arboretum by 8 a.m. this Saturday.
< http://kprcradio.com/pages/listenernewsletter/hardygingerworkshop.htm > for the proposed itinerary.
Speaking of GULF COAST GARDENING -- that's the title of my new book -- "Gulf Coast Gardening with Randy Lemmon" and you can get your copy from me at the GHBA Home Show at Reliant Center on Sat., July 16 (this weekend.) Next week, "Gulf Coast Gardening with Randy Lemmon" will also be available for purchase online, watch for details in Gardenline Tips. And coming soon to Independent Nurseries and Garden Centers throughout the GardenLine listening area!
Until next issue, here's to
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