“Gingers in the Garden Gigantic Success!

‘Gingers in the Garden” was a gigantic success!  Ceil Dow explored the fascinating world of gingers on July 22 to a sold out audience at the second in our summer long Summer Garden Workshop series.  Participants not only got to propagate their own special ginger but they also discovered interesting tidbits about gingers and all their special properties.

Upcoming workshops in the series include “Garden to Vase” August 26 and “Intro to Basket Weaving” September 16. All workshops are two hours, beginning at 10 a.m. To register, please visit our events page or call 713-274-4166 for more details. Seats are filling fast, so make your reservation today.

Fern’s Favorites!

Mercer’s resident authority on all that is unique and special about our Gardens, Fern is Mercer’s beloved canine mascot who was rescued at Mercer four years ago. She can tell you the location of every squirrel and bunny resident. She also will help you find the best blooms and the best bench for a little quiet meditation. When you plan your next visit, spend a little extra time… perhaps you will see her on one of her walks in the garden.

Check back as Fern will direct you to the best attractions and events in bloom each month.

It’s August and Fern recommends:

It’s the month of Back to School and last minute vacations!

Happy Summer!  The  hottest craze of the summer is at the Mercer Gift Shoppe – Fidget Spinners have arrived!  

To help keep your smart phones and tablets smudge free, pick up a Smart Cloth! The soft microfiber material, in its very own self contained pouch, effectively removes surface residue from hands and fingers without scratching only to leave a brilliant shine behind. Great on your smart phone, glasses, tablet and computer screens and so much more. And these smart cloths are priced at a really smart price as well – you might want to have a few to keep handy for all your buff-and-shine needs!

Garden to Vase.  Pat Hermes, Houston School of Flowers, will guide you step by step on how to arrange cut flowers from your garden into interesting and beautiful floral designs in the third in the Garden Club Summer Workshop Series to be held on Saturday, August 26 from 10:00 to noon. See the events page for more details and to register for this “must attend” workshop.

Plants to see in the Garden – The gardens are dressed in glorious summer colors. To avoid the summer heat, come early in the day or enjoy a lovely stroll in the evening. The colors are breathtaking, you do not want to miss their summer show.

See you in the Mercer Garden!

– Fern