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Answers to Your Houston Autumn(ish) Gardening Questions

Posted on · It’s kind of cooler in Greater Houston — meaning it’s just warm no longer scorching. So, while other parts of the country are getting their scarves and jackets out, we are finally able to go outside and perhaps do some work on the garden without risking heat stroke. To get some answers to your autumn-ish […]

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What to Do With an 80-Year-Old Christmas Cactus: Gardening Advice from a Houston Horticulturalist

Posted on · From time to time, Houston Matters offers you the chance to ask questions of area experts on a wide range of topics, from health to personal finance to pet care and beyond. Today, we welcome your questions about gardening in Houston. To help us out in this endeavor we’re joined by Linda Gay, horticulturist and gardener […]

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Gardening Advice from a Houston Horticulturalist

Posted on · From time to time, Houston Matters offers you the chance to ask questions of area experts on a wide range of topics, from health to personal finance to pet care and beyond. Today, we welcome your questions about gardening in Houston. To help us out in this endeavor we’re joined by Linda Gay, horticulturist and gardener […]

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Gardening Advice: Helping Your Plants Survive Extreme Houston Heat

Posted on · From time to time, Houston Matters offers you the chance to ask questions of area experts on a wide range of topics, from health to personal finance to pet care and beyond. Today, amid what is expected to be a largely dry, hot, humid stretch this week and next, we welcome your questions about gardening […]

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Gardening Advice: Preparing Your Plants for Warm Weather

Posted on · Houston’s climate is so moderate that there are a number of growing seasons — although what you plant at this time of year will be different from what you plant in the fall. So what should we and what shouldn’t we plant right now? And how can we best take care of our plants to […]

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The State of Houston’s Health: Tuesday’s Show (April 14, 2015)

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we continue our week-long series exploring “The State of Houston” with a conversation about Greater Houston’s health and healthcare. We talk with News 88.7 Health and Science Reporter Carrie Feibel. Then: Houston’s climate is so moderate that there are a number of growing seasons. So what should we — and what shouldn’t […]

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World AIDS Day, Charitable Giving and Cold Weather Gardening: Houston Matters for Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Posted on · Today is World AIDS Day, and this year marks the 25th anniversary of Harris Health System’s Thomas Street Health Center, which meets the medical, psychological and social needs of Houstonians diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Thomas Street was the nation’s first free-standing HIV/AIDS treatment facility. On this edition of Houston Matters, we hear about the challenges of treating […]

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Gardening Advice: Over-Watering in the Summer and Planting for Houston’s Warming Climate

Posted on · We welcome your gardening questions for Linda Gay, horticulturist and gardener from The Arbor Gate Nursery in Tomball. Linda addresses questions about: Houston’s increasingly warming climate and what plants might thrive here that did not in the past; what plants to grow in order to provide privacy along a fence; and our tendency to over-water (and kill) plants […]