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Brenda Beust Smith
HOUSTON CHRONICLE�S 
LAZY GARDENER

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Brenda's Garden        
It's now on sale!  Brenda's twice-sold-out, now unavailable, "Lazy Gardener's Guide"  can now be purchased on a CD (pdf file).  What to do each month in the garden in the Greater Houston area.  Great plant recommendation.  Color pictures on almost every page!  Garden designs for sun, shade, hummingbirds, butterflies and many more.  $20.  Make checks payable to Brenda B. Smith & mail to Lazy Gardener's Guide CD, 14011 Greenranch, Houston, TX 77039-2103.


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Brenda's book is sold out, but is available on CD for $20.  Email her for details.


February 03, 2012 -- Gardening time has officially started in Brenda's Garden. More
January 03, 2012 -- Just because it's winter doesn't mean there's nothing to do in the garden. More
November 28, 2011 -- No lack of winter color in Brenda's Garden! More
October 31, 2011 -- Wildflowers obvious choices for re-landscaping Brenda's Garden after Ike. More
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October 07, 2011 -- Brenda's Garden honors the toughest wildflower of all: Jane Long. More
July 03, 2011 -- Heat and drought — situation normal in Brenda's Garden More
June 02, 2011 -- HOT in Brenda's Garden. More
May 01, 2011 -- Oleanders . . . a must in Brenda's Garden. More
April 01, 2011 -- Patience is the byword in Brenda's April Garden. More
February 28, 2011 -- Spring is Nature's way of saying let's party (in Brenda's Garden)! More
January 15, 2011 -- Brenda Beust Smith believes that the garden really needs to rest in January and August. More
November 28, 2010 -- Time to think about cold-hardiness in Brenda's Garden. More
October 01, 2010 -- Time to plant bulbs in Brenda's Garden More
September 02, 2010 -- Pruning shears rule in Brenda's Garden. More
August 21, 2010 -- Ah, summer, what are you doing to Brenda's Garden? More
July 11, 2010 -- Hibiscus vs. Rose of Sharon vs. Althaea ... help needed in Brenda's Garden! More
June 07, 2010 -- Saving Water in Brenda's Garden More
May 04, 2010 -- Honoring the oleanders in Brenda's Garden More
April 05, 2010 -- Spring is bursting out in Brenda's Garden. More
March 01, 2010 -- Hope springs eternal in Brenda's Garden! More
January 31, 2010 -- Burrrrrr! Is everything dead in Brenda's Garden? More
January 03, 2010 -- January's thinkin' time in Brenda's Garden. More
December 07, 2009 -- Winter and the holidays in Brenda's Garden More
November 01, 2009 -- Angels spreading their petals in Brenda's Garden. More
September 07, 2009 -- Something new for butterflies in Brenda's Garden? More
August 02, 2009 -- Butterflies in Brenda's Garden More
July 01, 2009 -- Hot, dry, sunny — perfect for Brenda's Garden. More
June 05, 2009 -- Be patient, like the "trees" in Brenda's Garden. More
May 03, 2009 -- Monarchs ablaze in Brenda's Garden — call in the children! More
April 13, 2009 -- Never say never, even for clematis, in Brenda's Garden More
April 02, 2009 -- Change Is the Name of the Game in Brenda's Garden More
March 05, 2009 -- Everything new looks old in Brenda's Garden. More
December 31, 2008 -- Sentimental plants belong in Brenda's Garden. More
December 04, 2008 -- Thank goodness for the flowers in Brenda's Garden. More
November 03, 2008 -- Don't stop planting! Still plenty of growing time in Brenda's Garden More
October 02, 2008 -- Ike left a HUGE hole in Brenda’s Garden More
July 27, 2008 -- Calling for close-to-salt-water recommendations for Brenda's Garden. More
May 19, 2008 -- Fear for oleanders spreading in Brenda’s Garden. More
May 07, 2008 -- Snails starve in Brenda’s Garden More
March 29, 2008 -- Take a breather in Brenda’s Garden More
March 01, 2008 -- No crepe “murder” allowed in Brenda’s Garden More
February 05, 2008 -- Duranta: a favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies in Brenda’s Garden. More
December 28, 2007 -- Learn from Brenda's Garden when it comes to transplanting natives into your home garden More
October 27, 2007 -- Crinums — a favorite lazy gardener plant for Brenda’s Garden More
October 01, 2007 -- Trading and “rustling” flowers are definitely encouraged in Brenda’s Garden. More
September 20, 2007 -- Storm drains are not disposals in Brenda's Garden. More
August 25, 2007 -- The Habitat Highway Will Run Through Brenda’s Garden and (hopefully) yours Too. More
July 27, 2007 -- Rain, rain . . . you are creating challenges in Brenda’s Garden. More
July 03, 2007 -- We can learn from everyone in Brenda’s Garden Click Here
June 03, 2007 -- Don’t blow your sprays into Brenda’s Garden Click Here
May 15, 2007 -- Watch out for those “fooled-ya!” plants in Brenda’s Garden Click Here
April 14, 2007 -- Treasure the natural beauties in Brenda’s Garden More
March 25, 2007 -- Buy, buy, buy … as long as it’s plants for Brenda’s Garden. More
March 05, 2007 -- Those birds in paradise can be confusing in Brenda’s Garden. Click Here
February 06, 2007 -- Time to replace mulch in Brenda’s Garden? No! Click Here
January 28, 2007 -- Poppies abloom in Brenda’s Garden. More
January 02, 2007 -- “Beating the Odds” in Brenda’s Garden. More

If you find Brenda's Garden helpful, you may like some of Brenda�s flyers from her gardening lectures.

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ATTENTION ORGANIZATIONS!  BRENDA HAS TWO BOOKLETS YOU MIGHT FIND HELPFUL.)

� �LAZY GARDENER�S SPEAKERS LIST� � Pages of horticulture/environmental speakers in the Greater Houston area, many of whom speak for free, their credentials aand how to contact them. Constantly updated. $5.00 each.
 Make checks payable to Brenda B. Smith and mail with a self-addressed stamped (39�) envelope to:  Lazy Gardener�s Speakers List, 14011 Greenranch, Houston, TX 77039.

�  �HOW TO GET PUBLICITY FOR YOUR EVENTS� � After 30 plus years of putting organizational events into the Houston Chronicle, Brenda has developed a list of publicity-related tips to do � and NOT to do � if you need the public to attend in order for your activity to be a success. $5.00 each. 
Make checks payable to Brenda B. Smith and mail with a self-addressed stamped (39�) envelope to:  Publicity Booklet, 14011 Greenranch, Houston, TX 77039.


Brenda has lectured on gardening throughout the State of Texas and Louisiana. For information on her talks, email 
lazygardener@sbcglobal.net 

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