Garden events

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The Mercer Society Gift and Plant Shoppe

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays at 400 Main, Old Town Spring; 281-651-5475, themercersociety.org/ways-to-give/donate
. Sales proceeds benefit flood-damaged Mercer Botanic Gardens.

SATURDAY

Urban Harvest’s Fall Vegetable Gardening

9:30 a.m.

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Houston-area garden events

TUESDAYS-SUNDAYS
The Mercer Society Gift and Plant Shoppe: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays at 400 Main, Old Town Spring; 281-651-5475, themercersociety.org/ways-to-give/donate. Sales proceeds benefit flood-damaged Mercer Botanic Gardens.
t: Patty Allen, 281-441-8646
SATURDAY, JULY 7
Cactus and Succulent Class: with Jim Maas and Pat Cordray. 10 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville Road, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, maasnursery.com. $40.
Butterfly Gardening: 10 a.m. at Buchanan’s Native Plants, 611 E. 11th; 713-861-5702, register at buchanansplants.com. Free.
Insiders’ Tour at Peckerwood Garden: 10 a.m. at Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 359, Hempstead; 979-826-3232; register at peckerwoodgarden.org.

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Gardening calendar: Learn about heat-loving plants in garden classes

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SUNDAYS
The Mercer Society Gift and Plant Shoppe
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays at 400 Main, Old Town Spring; 281-651-5475, themercersociety.org/ways-to-give/donate. Sales proceeds benefit flood-damaged Mercer Botanic Gardens.
SATURDAY
Urban Harvest’s Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose; register at 713-880-5540; urbanharvest.org/classes-calendar. $20.
Home Orchard Tours
9 a.m.-noon at sites listed at aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/index.html. Free.
Plumeria Class
With Jim Maas and Loretta Osteen. 10 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, maasnursery.com. $25.

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April calendar of gardening events

TUESDAYS-
SUNDAYS
The Mercer Society Gift and Plant Shoppe
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays at 400 Main, Old Town Spring; 281-651-5475, themercersociety.org/ways-to-give/donate. Sales proceeds benefit flood-damaged Mercer Botanic Gardens.
SATURDAY
Brazoria County Master Gardeners’ 20th Annual Spring Plant Sale
8 a.m.-noon at Brazoria County Environmental Education Station, 799 E. Hospital, Angleton; brazoria.agrilife.org. Free.
Educational Classes
Session 1: Gardening in the Shade: 8-10 a.m. Session 2: Herbs! 10:30-12:30 p.m. at Montgomery County Master Gardeners, 9020 Airport, Conroe; mcmga.com, 936-539-7824, $5 per session or $8 for both.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

TUESDAYS-SUNDAYS
The Mercer Society Gift and Plant Shoppe: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays at 400 Main, Old Town Spring; 281-651-5475, themercersociety.org. Sales proceeds benefit flood-damaged Mercer Botanic Gardens.
SATURDAY
Herb Festival at the Wynne Home: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sponsored by the Texas Thyme Unit of The Herb Society of America. Herb plants, perennials, pollinator plants, heirloom bulbs and vegetables. Garden and herbal vendors, speakers, artists, music and children’s activities. Wynne Home Arts Center, 1428 11th, Huntsville. 281-787-3895. texasthymeunit.org. Free.
Harris County Master Gardeners Precinct 2 Perennials, Herbs and Peppers Sale: 8 a.m. plant preview, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Gardening events in the Houston area

TUESDAYS-SUNDAYS
The Mercer Society Gift and Plant Shoppe: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays at 400 Main, Old Town Spring; 281-651-5475, themercersociety.org/ways-to-give/donate. Sales proceeds benefit flood-damaged Mercer Botanic Gardens.
SATURDAY
Galveston County Master Gardeners Spring Fruit Tree and Plant Sale: 8 a.m. seminar, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. sale at Galveston County Fair Grounds, 10 Jack Brooks Road at Texas 6, Hitchcock; aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston. Free.
Urban Harvest’s Starting a Community or School Garden Workshop: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose; 713-880-5540, urbanharvest.org/classes-calendar. $20.
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: with Andy Chidester.

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Turkey burger recipe has winning flavor combo

This recipe goes to the head of the class, turkey burger-wise. Its perfectly proportioned, Greek-inspired combo of crumbled feta, red onion and dill makes the meat flavorful and keeps it moist. It would fit right into a plan for eating better in the new year.
You could serve this burger without any condiment, but a dollop of tzatziki or squirt of Sriracha would cool it down or spice it up nicely.
Turkey Burgers with Feta and Dill
Adapted from “Prevention’s Mediterranean Table: 100 Vibrant Recipes to Share for Lifelong Health,” by the editors of Prevention Magazine and Jennifer McDaniel (Rodale, 2017)
We tested these using 16 ounces and 20 ounces of ground turkey, and we preferred the thicker burgers from the 20-ounce portion.

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