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  1. Does anyone know exactly how long the memorial park track is?
  2. saw the "for sale" sign covered by a texas asbestos removal sign... is this a clue if the building is going for a revamp or demolition? (did a search and couldn't find another current thread.)
  3. does anyone think Houston will ever get a legit botanical gardens? the ones in San Antonio are very nice and it would be a great addition to things to do/see around town. i know there are some smaller gardens, but why dont we have a full fledged botanical garden like many major cities?
  4. John Teas died recently and now the family is selling off the centenarian property for single home developments. Bah. From Nancy Sarnoff via Swamplot: http://blogs.chron.com/primeproperty/2009/11/teas_nursery_to_be_redeveloped.html http://swamplot.com/first-theyll-need-to-clear-out-all-that-vegetation-thats-in-the-way
  5. http://houston.culturemap.com/newsdetail/11-08-12-historic-park-to-get-a-makeover-for-its-100th-birthday-houstons-new-hot-wedding-spot/ construction to start summer 2013 and be completed summer 2014, and can be rented out for weddings.
  6. Anyone go there? How old is this place? I knew the owner somewhat thru his son in the 80's when I hung at the former La Bodega.. on Fairview and Mandell.. The Parlour.. Gus (owner) got talked into having live music on weekends by this girlfriend of mine who was dating owner (or owner's son?) of The Parlour, Larry.. in the mid 80's perhaps? It definitely did not work, due to no advertising? I remember my girlfriend Nan gave me 2 passes to see The Killer Bees at Bavarian Gardens.. and NO ONE was there. They were great.. but after while me and my friend had to leave.... and they were sure "
  7. Spotted a new construction Certificate of Appropriateness sign at the community garden that is for sale. https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7405126,-95.3891384,3a,75y,189.21h,80.87t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sPim4KaWvwGQ7YqtS1hVSFw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  8. After my adventures as a R&R drummer in the 60's I changed direction and got a job at Cornelius Nursery around 1971. I loved it, and it became one of my various occupations over the years. The work environment was wonderful-a riot of color and heavenly scents, the cool spray of constant watering, which intensified the fragrances of marigolds, phlox, jasmine and roses. Customers all seemed to be in a good mood there, so I ended up making the rounds of numerous nurseries in the next three years. But I forget their names, except for Gardenland on Westheimer, which was the last place I worke
  9. Is there any more news on the Garden District development? i noticed a couple of the East Ends planned street car routes travel down two of the streets in the proposed district. http://swamplot.com/kirkseys-vision-for-parks-on-the-shady-side-of-downtown-streets/2013-04-22/
  10. Mayor Annise Parker Launches City Hall Victory Garden Vegetable Garden To Promote Nutrition, Health, Sustainability and Self-Reliance Mayor Annise Parker today launched the City Hall Victory Garden at Tranquillity Park. This is the second phase of the Mayor’s local food initiative that will encourage vegetable and rain gardens to be built throughout Houston. “The City Hall Victory Garden is another opportunity to bring citizens into the city-wide sustainability strategy – to make Houston a greener and healthier place to live and work,” said Mayor Annise Parker. “The City of Houston is leading
  11. I received an e-mail today from someone who remembers that the space that's now the Mecom Fountain used to be a sunken rose garden. Can anyone corroborate this? Does anyone know the impetus for replacing the garden with the fountain?
  12. http://www.cityofgalveston.org/news/default.cfm?ID=1576 Design Rendering Sneak a Peek: View a Design Rendering of the Golf Course 08/13/07 The course, managed by Moody Gardens, Inc., is currently undergoing $14 million in capital improvements as planned. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The City of Galveston and Moody Gardens, Inc. signed and executed an agreement officially turning over the management of the Municipal Golf Course on Friday, February 2, 2007. With construction underway, Moody Gardens, Inc. hopes to re-open the course in Ap
  13. I had NO idea they were stolen! The Parks department estimates $100,000+ for replacing the 264 bulbs and bronze canisters http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metrop...an/4794939.html
  14. There is some sort of building being built in the parking lot of Gardens at Westgreen (NE Corner of Westgreen and I-10). It looks like a restaurant. Does anybody know what it is?
  15. Presented in collaboration with Memorial Park Conservancy and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, RDA Partners will focus on bridging Memorial Park. This year participants will be challenged to propose a design to unite the north and south parts of Memorial Park, Houston's largest urban park, via a pedestrian bridge. Site Visit: Saturday, July 14 2 pm - 5 pm Houston Arboretum and Nature Center 4501 Woodway Drive Charrette: Saturday, August 4 8 am - 4 pm University of Houston College of Architecture (Entrance 18) Jury Reception: Monday, August 6 6 pm - 8 pm Houston Arboretum an
  16. Mercer Arboretum up off 1960 are good places for romantic sites.
  17. Aug. 7, 2006, 4:16PM Montgomery County moves to preserve wetlands location Mussel pond site west of Conroe area adds to conservation efforts around region By BETH KUHLES Chronicle Correspondent A little mollusk is making big waves in a pond west of Conroe. The "spectacle case" mussel is a rare find in Texas, and it has made its home in the latest tract to be preserved in the area. Montgomery County obtained the land as part of a wetlands mitigation project and turned it over to Legacy Land Trust with a conservation easement that will preserve it in its natural state for future generations. "It
  18. I don't know how long the South Texas College of Law has had a rooftop garden, but (from the street) I think it looks good. This got me to wondering how many other rooftop gardens exist in Houston? Not just a few chaise lounges and some wisteria vines, but serious rooftop gardens that building occupants can actually enjoy. Studies show that rooftop gardens help moderate building temperatures, create habitats for birds and insects, and reduce the amount of water runoff. Of course it goes without saying that they can provide great aesthetic satisfaction as well!
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