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The gardens at The Arbor Gate are dressed out in all their finery just for this annual event. Enjoy the day strolling through our display gardens and visiting with our gardening staff and talented artists. Highlighting the day will be our Arbor Gate artisans as well as guest artists who will be displaying some of their newest works. This year's participants include: Felder Rushing, Randy Lemmon, Big Thicket Creations, Houston Llew
Randy Lemmon is the host of GardenLine on 740AM KTRH. GardenLine will be broadcasting LIVE from the Arbor Gate from 6am to 10am! GardenLine is where Houston’s Gardeners listen for expert advice on everything from aphids to zoysias. Randy is a Texas Aggie with a wealth of knowledge about gardening in Houston. Randy will be here to answer questions and sign books from 11am to 1pm.
Felder Rushing is a true Southern Garden Guru. He's a well known author of 14 gardening books, Felder lectures widely across the country. His delivery combines down-home style laced with humor, zany metaphors, and real-life anecdotes! Catch his talk on "Felder's Artful Insights" at 10am!
Houston Llew, creator of the popular molten glass on copper art collectibles known as Spiritiles, will attend Arbor Gate's Art in the Garden event May 11th from 10 to 3. Meet the artist, have your Spiritiles personally signed by Houston, and enjoy a sneak preview of his very special Summer, 2011 Spiritile debut.
Colors and nature have always been Jerrie Glidden's passion. She seeks to reflect its beauty and rainbow of colors in my paintings. As a young mother, she started her artistic training by studying oils for one year under the guidance of John Holloway.
On the last ordinary day of her life, Abby Bennett feels like the luckiest woman on earth. But everyone knows that luck doesn't last forever...
Barbara Sissel. At the heart of every crime, there’s a family…. That fact is what drives Barbara’s fiction. Her novels are issue oriented and edgy, and generally involve unraveling a mystery, but unlike a lot of crime fiction, Barbara’s novels center on families, ordinary people who are caught up, suddenly, in extraordinary circumstances. The stories are about wives and mothers, husbands and fathers, and children, the ties that bind them and the crimes that can shatter them. Her previous work includes the novels, The Last Innocent Hour (2001), The Ninth Step (2011), and The Volunteer (2011). Evidence of Life is her first book to be published by MIRA. A second as yet untitled novel will be forthcoming from MIRA next year.
Although she once lived on the grounds of a prison facility in Kentucky (a fact that might explain the nature of her writing), she now resides near Houston, Texas. An avid gardener and reader, Barbara is also the joyful mother of two wonderful sons. In fact along with writing and publishing, mothering them was also a long-held dream, and it continues to be her favorite occupation despite the fact they are grown, or so they tell her.
For more about Barbara you can visit her website here.
Lynn Herbert is the Editor and Author of "A Garden Book for Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast," which was published in January of this year. She also serves on the Bayou Bend Gardens Advisory Committee, the Houston Seminar Board of Directors, and the River Oaks Garden Club Board of Directors, among many other groups.