In Remembrance of John Teas
In just the last twelve months we've lost several important people in the gardening world of Houston. F.J. Milberger, a Turfgrass Expert passed away in June, and Tom Williamson, founder of RCW Nurseries was lost to us in March. And this past Monday we lost John Teas, a name not only synonymous with Teas Nursery but one of the great got-to guys for people like me in the industry.
I would like to take a moment to honor John Teas in this week's email tip, and I will also help promote our first appearance of the fall season later on in this week's tip. But I would really love to hear from you and what you remember most about John Teas. You can leave a message at the GardenLine with Randy Lemmon Fan Facebook Page. (Here's a hint: If you have to "ask to be a friend" you are on the wrong Facebook Page.) Or you can call into the radio show this coming Sunday, and we will take an hour to honor Mr. Teas with phone calls and the reading of emails that come in between now and then.
But one of the best ways to help honor John Teas and the Teas family is to make a donation in loving remembrance to a charity that I know was near and dear to Mr. Teas' heart – The Camp Pine Tree YMCA, 709 Riley Fuzzel Rd, Houston TX 77373.
So, here's what I remember and will miss the most about John Teas. That man could identify anything by looking at its leaf. It was an amazing ability that blew me away year after year. Now you also know why I made the recommendation year-in and year-out to go see John if you needed a plant identified by leaf-alone. Plus, he was just about one of the nicest people you will ever meet, and if you ever had the privilege of getting some one-on-one time with him, you know exactly what I mean. He will be sorely missed in our gardening community, but thanks to the generations of Teas before him, and hopefully generations of Teas that will follow, one thing I hope will never change is the beautiful oasis of gardening that is Teas Nursery, tucked inside the loop on Bellaire.
If you can't/don't use Facebook to help honor John Teas via the GardenLine Fan page, or if you can't tune in this weekend to the radio show (Especially Sunday!) and you're still looking for ways to honor Mr. Teas, feel free to check out their website at
www.teasnursery.com or you can read more about his family's wishes at the Houston Chronicle.
Woodlands Home & Garden Show
GardenLine Will Be There Saturday!
The always enjoyable Woodlands Home and Garden Show is coming up this weekend as well. And we will be broadcasting GardenLine from the lobby of the show and the adjoining hotel this coming Saturday. . The show is at the Waterway Marriott and Conventions Center on Lake Robbins Drive.
While we will be broadcasting from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. that entire morning, they likely won't let you come see the broadcast until at least 8 a.m. And officially the doors to the show don't open until 9 a.m. By the way, while the tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for seniors, remember the parking here is free.
I will once again being doing a Q&A seminar inside the show (actually its upstairs) immediately after the live broadcast. And in order to get in the seminar you do have to have a ticket to the Home & Garden Show itself. But you know we love to help compensate you for that ticket purchase. As always, we have tons of goodies to give away during the Q&A seminar, but maybe even more importantly we have the new generation of the Lemmonheads T-Shirt available to the first 30 people who come into the seminar with a print-out of this week's email tip. If we run out of T-Shirts, the only other sure-fire way to get one is to come down after the seminar and purchase 3 or more of my books. (I'm guessing there actually won't be any left after the seminar though)
So, yes, I will also have my book Gulf Coast Gardening with Randy Lemmon for sale at the show as well. They are on the Super Aggie Special once again -- $15 for one, or $20 for two. (Again, we hate making change, and that helps us get the book into more people's hands as well).
Also come see several of our GardenLine Partners out there, and do a little name-dropping so you can get an even better deal. I know that Casual F/X Outdoor furniture will be there and you can finally "get your booty in one" as I've said on the air quite often. Garden Accents, the fountain and statuary experts will be there, as will John Ferguson and Nature's Way Resources. The folks with Seal Southwest, who do the permanent wood and masonry sealant, will also be there. As well as the Gutter Professionals of Houston. You can finally come see for yourself why I brag about these products and these people so much.
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