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Mercer Botanic Gardens Reveals Master Plan

New amenities, including a grand entryway, boardwalks, and water features, will transform Mercer Botanic Gardens over the next decade as part of a plan to expand the gardens and make them more flood resilient. Mercer approved its master plan, designed by Halff Associates Inc., in 2019, after buying more than 47 neighboring acres outside the […]

Staying Connected to the Community

By Crystal Simmons If 2020 was the year of waiting, then 2021 might be the year of making up for lost time. Many people traded in friends, family, and vibrant social lives last year for a harsh new pandemic-imposed reality at home. But as the year progressed, many began searching for new ways to get […]

Precinct 4’s Top Historical Markers

Bayou Bend Location: 6003 Memorial Dr., Houston 77007. GPS: Latitude: 29° 45.540’. Longitude: 95° 25.307’. Bayou Bend consists of an American heritage collection displayed in a mansion built in 1927 by  William Hogg (1875-1930), Ima Hogg (1882-1975), Michael Hogg (1885-1941), and Thomas Hogg (1887-1949), the four children of the first native Texas governor, James Stephen […]

What to do in the Garden After a Frost or Freeze

By Brandi Keller Harris County Master Gardener Program Coordinator Frost and freeze damage may appear immediately or show up weeks later. When it does, many of us are left wondering if our plants can be salvaged. First and foremost, do not prune them. It’s not clear if all cold weather has passed, and pruning will […]