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

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, Sales proceeds benefit flood-damaged Mercer Botanic Gardens.
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; $20.
Home Orchard Tours
9 a.m.-noon at sites listed at Free.
Plumeria Class
With Jim Maas and Loretta Osteen. 10 a.m. at Maas Nursery, 5511 Todville, Seabrook; 281-474-2488, $25. …read more

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How to repair a garden fountain

A fountain brings a bit of magic to a garden and serves a couple of practical purposes: delivering soothing sounds that help mask traffic noise and attracting birds or other small wildlife.
But when they break, it can be hard to find someone to fix them. Luckily, although fountains can be pricey, the working components are fairly basic. You should be able to get a fountain working again, even if you aren’t particularly handy. You might need a new pump, but that’s easy to find and might put you out only $15 to $30.
Begin by dumping out the debris and stagnant water. If your fountain is too heavy to tip safely, use a shop vacuum to clean out the bowl.
Then figure out how the fountain goes together. The center section probably lifts out. …read more

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What is a Property Survey and Why You Should Get One Before Buying a House

There are several benefits to getting a property survey before buying your first home. Find out all the information you need to know, and how you can get a property survey done today!

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