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Create an English Style Border with Texas Flair

If you yearn for the delicate blend of creative color and flowing forms often found in quaint English cottage gardens in your Texas landscape then you are in luck! By working the soil and using Texas natives and other well-adapted water savers, you can have the garden you’ve always dreamed of. In this course, you will be introduced to an ample pallet of native plants that will not only help you emulate an English-style border but will attract bees, butterflies and birds to give your garden design an important function. Instructor, Michelle Gorham, will teach you basic design concepts and soil improvement techniques, and discuss the features of some reliable native plants. She will provide a sample design and native plant pallet to get you started.

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Family Fairy Gardening

Grownups grab your little ones (ages 5-12) and bring them to an afternoon of fairy gardening! Adults and kids alike will have fun choosing their container, picking their plants and fairies and customizing their fairy gardens by using their imagination. Bring your own container (10x10x4 is best) or purchase one from the instructor and come prepared to get a little dirty! A $30 supply fee, payable to the instructor at the beginning of class, covers all materials for your fairy garden. Registration and supply fee are for one fairy garden. Marianne Rodriguez owns Whimsical Fairy Gardens and has been gardening for over 20 years.

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Growing Texas Superstar® Plants in Your Landscape

What makes a plant a Texas Superstar® and why should I use them in my landscape? Texas Superstar® Plants have been intensively field tested in local and state landscapes for their long-lasting bloom cycle, low landscape inputs and other positive factors including drought tolerance, attracting honey bees, butterflies and hummingbirds as well as resistance to deer. Learn how to incorporate these superstars into your landscape with local pro David Rodriguez.

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Rainwater Harvesting and Drip Irrigation Systems

Learn how to save money and water by installing your own drip irrigation system with some simple supplies. With rainwater harvesting you can capture, divert and store rainwater for later use. Both are fabulous landscape conservation tools. Taught by local gardening expert instructor David Rodriguez.

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The Art of Home Organization

Are you tired of the clutter? Covered up in stuff? Buying organizing solutions that just don't solve the problem? Discover the real problem behind the chaos and how to get your home in order once and for all. Instructor Brandi Norton is president and chief organizing officer of Neatly Nesting.

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