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Every Saturday and Sunday morning from 6 to 10, GardenLine's Randy Lemmon answers listeners' questions on everything from aphids to zoysias. He's Houston's absolute expert on lawns and gardens, offering help to listeners both with and without "green thumbs."
Randy's a Texas Aggie who truly KNOWS plants and flowers. He explains them with ease and candor, and is as competent a "plant person" as there is. He studies, and he practices. He embraces "new methods" as well as the "old" ways of dealing with problems. Call for Randy's solution for your question ... 713-212-KTRH (5874).
We try to cover as much ground as possible with our Saturday GardenLine appearances and remote broadcasts between early February and early June. We seldom do events on Sundays, but we'll have an exception this weekend.
We'll start with an appearance 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday at Nelson Water Gardens & Nursery, 1502 Katy-Fort Bend Road, Katy, and on Sunday we will be at the Cornelius Nursery on Dairy Ashford, just south of the Katy Freeway, also 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
So, if you've had trouble getting to a Saturday event, you'll have a second chance this weekend to talk with me one-on-one or for me to "get a pair of eyes" on that mystery plant or problem.
Saturday's visit to Nelson Water Gardens just happens to be during their annual Garden Party. Bring me a printed copy of this blog post or tell me in person how much you love Nelson's (loud enough for all to hear), and I'll reward you with a free herb plant and a Lemmonhead shirt while supplies last. By the way, if you haven't seen the new pink Lemmonhead shirts for women, I'll have a small stash of those with me.
One of the reasons we are giving away those free herb plants is that Nelson's has become a leading force in vegetable and herb gardening in the region. Sure, they are still the absolute leaders in water gardening, but they are also helping lead in "sustainability" gardening practices.
On Sunday, while we're visiting Cornelius Nursery, you'll have a chance to get stocked up on all the things you'll need for my fertilization schedule. Plus, you can register for a chance to win a $200 Cornelius gift card, and you don't have to be present to win. I will also be bringing a limited supply of Lemmonhead shirts, and you can earn one by bringing me a printed copy of this week's newsletter or this blog post.
I also thought it would be fun to clean out my garage and bring along samples of fungicides, herbicides and insecticides that I have accumulated over the past year. If the answer to a question you ask me during my visit happens to require a product I have on hand, you'll get one free from my private stash.
And here's a reminder about a great event next weekend: Living Earth's famed $10 Per Cubic Yard Mulch Deal is set for Sat., April 20. The deal will be available at all 12 locations, but we will be doing a GardenLine visit only at the facility on the Katy Freeway, two miles west of Pin Oak Road.