Bayou City Heirloom Bulbs: Bulbs for Zone 9

Patty Allen runs Bayou City Heirloom Bulbs, dedicated to the heirloom bulbs best adapted to Houston and its tricky climate and soil conditions.

She has an amazing variety of bulbs available for purchase. Be forewarned, her site is made for Internet Explorer and is very difficult to view on any other browser. Allen is also interested in joining with other Houston-area bulb lovers to start a garden club for bulb enthusiasts.

Don’t forget Houston Bulb Mart this weekend!

The 2013 edition of the Garden Club of Houston’s Bulb Mart will be held Friday and Saturday, October 12-13. This is the second year the Mart will be held at the Holly Hall Retirement Community across from Reliant Stadium. Purchases on both days will be tax-free. 🙂

Besides the widest variety of bulbs found in Texas, the Mart offers interesting and unusual garden plants, shrubs and trees, some grown specifically for the Mart by dedicated Garden Club members. In addition, there are workshops, lectures and booths on gardening in our tricky Zone 9 climate and using native plants. Be sure to bring your own wagon/cart, as the courtesy red wagons get claimed early!

On my walk


This beautiful moth was fluttering in the grass at the local park this morning.
Injured, it couldn’t fly from nosy Corrie. Fortunately, it intimidated her too much for her to do more than bark and make little feints at rushing it.
This is autumnal color for Houston!

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