This page contains a variety of material of interest to our members.  Please select a topic or scroll down to find listing of recipes from club meetings, links to other garden club websites, a listing of garden-related events in our area and more! We now have posted members favorite resources organized by topic (Houston specialty stores, floral design, annuals, perennials, house plants, vegetables & herbs, and tools). See bottom of page. If you have more favorite garden-related web sites to add to our list, please contact Carolynne White, webdiva.

Our Membership Websites
Look here for Regional, State and National GC Conventions and Houston Federation's 2018-19 Calendar

Garden Education and Training Programs
Civic and Environmental Resources
Conservation List—District IV
Other Local Garden Club Websites
Houston Specific Plant Societies (Orchids, Ferns, Roses, etc)SGC Member Favorite links: Nurseries, Craft Stores, Printers
How-Tos and Tools

Other Links
Club Recipes

Download Stationary, Expense Reimbursement form, Auction form and Attendance form
Southampton Garden Club Contributions (see Members Page}

Our Membership Websites

The Southampton Garden Club is a member of National Council of State Garden Clubs, Texas Garden Clubs, and Houston Federation of Garden Clubs. We are in District IV of the Texas Garden Clubs. Addresses, etc.

National Garden Clubs (NGC) --this national site contains a myriad of information pertinent to the operation of garden clubs, including information on flower shows, guides to participating in national garden club awards, listing of special projects and more. 4401 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, 1-314-776-7574,

Handbook for Flower Shows, 2017 Edition – Order through NGC Member Services by calling 800-550-6007 or contacting NGC Headquarters, 4401 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. All Accredited Flower Show Judges are required to own a copy and judge according to its policies.

Texas Garden Clubs (TGC) -- this site contains information about state and regional events, guides to participating in state garden club awards and includes a good source about local garden club training and conventions.

District IV Texas Garden Club – District IV is the local link to our state organization, Texas Garden Club. District IV is in the Coastal Prairie section and is made up of the 23 counties of Austin, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Gonzales, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Lavaca, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Orange, Victoria, Waller, Washington, and Wharton.

Houston Federation of Garden Clubs-- Federation meets monthly at the First Christian Church in Houston (second Fridays at 10:30 am, 10:00 social) and provides interesting speakers.

Special Upcoming Events 2018 - 2019

September 2018
14 HFGC General Meeting, 10:00 a.m. - First Christian Church
Program: “Neutralizing our Individual Carbon Footprint”
Speaker: Jim Blackburn
18-20 Flower Show School II, Houston
24-25 NGC Landscape Design School I, College Station
26-30 NGC Fall Board Meeting – Orlando, Fla.

October 2018
1 Deadline for TGC Scholarships
9-11 90th TGC Fall Convention –Addison, TX.
12-13 Annual BULB & PLANT MART - St John the Devine
12 HFGC General Meeting, 10:00 a.m. – First Christian Church
Federation Standard Halloween Flower Show- “A Witches Brew”
Program: Botanical Arts
Speaker: TBD
15 IRS Due Date for filing postcard
21-23 Flower Show Symposium- San Antonio, TX
24 District IV Fall Board Meeting

November 2018
1 Deadline-Awards due to District IV Chairman except Publicity
5 HFGC Board Meeting 10:00 pm Bayland
9 HFGC General Meeting, 10:00 a.m. - First Christian Church
Program: The Prickly Pear Cactus-Texas State Plant
Speakers: Liliana Cracraft
Workshop- Terrariums
12 Arbor Day Celebration –Fisher House

December 2018
1-Deadline for Delinquent Dues District and TGC Dues
1 Deadline-Awards due from District Chairman to State Chairman
14 HFGC “Winter Wonderland Gala”, 9:30-2:00, FCC, Tickets $30.00
Wassail & Cookies, Silent Auction, Drawing,
Star of Hope, (Toy Collection), Poinsettia Distribution
Program: “Floral Innovations for Winter Wonderland”
Speaker: Bill McKinley

January 2019
1 District Area Coordinators-Send Pres. Report forms to Club Pres.
4-6 Environmental Studies School III (Air)-Old Fort Parker
11 HFGC General Meeting, 10:00 a.m. –First Christian Church
Program: “The Peggy Martin Rose”
Speaker: Peggy Martin
Hostesses: Zone 1
15th Presidents report due to Area Coordinators January 15th
29-31 Flower Show School III Houston

February 2019
1 Deadline: Contributing Awards TGC-New Pres names to TGC
8 HFGC General Meeting, 10:00 am- First Christian Church
Program:-“Inspiration, Imagination, Innovation”
Speaker: Corrie Ten-Have
27- “Tea for the Bees” Honey Theme High Tea –HFGC- First Christian Church

March 2019
4 HFGC Board Meeting 10:00 a.m. Bayland
8 HFGC General Meeting, 10:00 am – First Christian Church
Program: “Native Plants are Beautiful too”
Speaker: Linda Gay
15 March Mart VIP Plant Sale Mercer Botanic Garden
16 March Mart General Public Plant Sale Mercer Botanic Garden

April 2019
12 HFGC General Meeting, 10:00 a.m. –First Christian Church
Program: Refugees from the Animal Kingdom
Speaker: Mararet Pickell, Wildlife Center of Texas
Workshop: New Officer’s Workshop
12-13 South Central Region Convention, Oklahoma City, OK
8-12 90th TGC Spring Convention - El Paso, TX
16-17 Florescence – Fine Arts Museum- Houston
29-May 2 NGC Spring Convention- Biloxi MS.

May 2019
1- Deadline for TGC, Federation Dues
10 HFGC General Meeting, 10:00 a.m. – First Christian Church
Program: “What’s Happening at the Houston Botanical Garden”
Speaker: TBD
Hostesses: Everyone contribute a plate
15 IRS e-postcard due May 15th for fiscal year.

June 2019
TBA District IV Board Meeting
3-10 National Garden Club Week

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Civic and Environmental Resources

Southampton Civic Club

Volunteer Houston


Endangered (24)
Ashy Dogweed (Thymophylla tephroleuca)
Black Lace Cactus (Echinocereus reichenbachii var. albertii)
Davis’ Green Pitaya (Echinocereus davisii)
Guadalupe Fescue, Festuca ligulata
Large-fruited Sand Verbena (Abronia macrocarpa)
Little Aguja Pondweed (Potamogeton clystocarpus)
Navasota Ladies’-tresses (Spiranthes parksii)
Nellie’s Cory Cactus (Escobaria minima)
Slender Rushpea (Hoffmannseggia tenella)
Sneed’s Pincushion Cactus (Escobaria sneedii var. sneedii)
South Texas Ambrosia (Ambrosia cheiranthifolia)
Star Cactus (Astrophytum asterias)
Terlingua Creek Cat’s-eye (Cryptantha crassipes)
Texas Ayenia (Ayenia limitaris)
Texas Golden Gladecress (Leavenworthia texana)
Texas Poppy-mallow (Callirhoe scabriuscula)
Texas Prairie Dawn (Hymenoxys texana)
Texas Snowbell (Styrax plantanifolius ssp. texanus)
Texas Trailing Phlox (Phlox nivalis ssp. texensis)
Texas Wild Rice (Zizania texana)
Walker’s Manioc (Manihot walkerae)
White Bladderpod (Physaria pallida)
Zapata Bladderpod (Physaria thamnophila)

Threatened (7)
Bunched Cory Cactus (Coryphantha)
Chisos Mountains Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus chisoensis var. chisoensis)
Earth Fruit (Geocarpon minimum)
Hinckley’s Oak (Quercus hinckleyii)
Lloyd’s Mariposa Cactus (Sclerocactus mariposensis)
Neches River Rose-mallow (Hibiscus dasycalyx)
Pecos Sunflower (Helianthus paradoxus)
Tobusch Fishhook Cactus (Sclerocactus brevihamatus ssp. tobuschii)
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Other Local Garden Club Websites

River Oaks Garden Club

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Education and Training Programs

Harris County Master Gardeners

(Check with Houston Federation Of Garden Clubs for the next set of classes)




Information on how to divide perennials, from Fine Gardening website
Information on flowers to reduce pests in vegetable garden from Greener Patches

House Plants

Vegetable and Herb

information on how to prune tomatoes, from Fine Gardening website

Houston Area Plant Societies

Houston Orchid Society

Houston Rose Society

Texas Gulf Coast Fern Society

Houston Amaryllis Society

Houston Bonsai Society

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Floral Design

Mechanics of Floral Design by Mikey Sanders

  • Origami Angel Designs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

  • Tools

Pressing Flowers: Use the press

SGC Member Favorites and More Resources Links

  • Use to set up "folders for future reference". Organize website information by category. Create an "account" and organize creative ideas. Browse other accounts for such categories as "floral design", "herb gardens", floral photography, "breakfast recipes" and pin the ones you like into your folders.
  • Houston Specialty Stores for Arts and Crafts

Arne's Party Warehouse, 2830 Hicks Street, Houston, TX 77007

Arbor Gate Nursery & Shop, 15635 FM 2920 Road, Tomball, TX 77377

Brookwood Gift & Garden Center, 1749 FM 1489 in Brookshire, TX 77423, 10222C Westheimer in Houston, TX 77042 & 318 Gentry Street in Spring, TX 77373

CraftTex, 7215 Ashcroft Drive Houston, TX 77081 (713) 771-6691 This is wholesale distributor but members of SHGC can shop there.

Southern Floral Company, 1313 W. 20th St., Houston, 77008; Debora Martin contact at 713-980-1538 or

Ten Thousand Villages, Rice Blvd, Houston 77005

Texas Art Suplies, 2001 Montrose, Houston, TX 713-526-5221

Also Fish stores, Hobby Lobby, Garden Ridge Pottery, Marshalls, Ross, TJ Maxx , Tuesday Morning

  • Nurseries

Another Place and Time, 421 W 11th St, Houston, TX 77008 ( Neighborhood: The Heights)

Buchanan's Native Plants
, 611 E 11th St, Houston, TX 77008 (Neighborhood: The Heights)

Cornelius Nursery, 2233 S Voss Rd, Houston, TX 77057 (Driveway is in between a hand car wash and a Texas Art Supply.)

Joshua's Native Plants & Garden Antiques, 502 W 18th St, Houston, TX 77008 ( Neighborhood: The Heights)Lucia’s Garden, 2216 Portsmouth, Houston, TX 77098, 713-523-6494

Southwest Fertilizer, 5828 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77081 ( Neighborhood: Gulfton)

Wabash Antiques & Feed Store, 4537 N. Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX ( Neighborhoods: The Heights, RiceMilitary)

  • Printers

Copy Doctor, 3814 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005, Phone: 713-661-9100, E-Mail:

American Star Copiers, 1701 Durham Dr, Houston, TX 77007, (713) 802-0794

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Last updated September 2, 2018