Memorial Parkway January 2020

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Memorial Parkway

Official Newsletter

January

2020

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January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968

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MEMORIAL PARKWAY IMPORTANT NUMBERS

MPCA OFFICE: 281-492-2949

FAX: 281-492-7130

EMAIL:

office@mphoa.org

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COMMUNITY

EMERGENCY (Police, Fire, Medical) 911

Non-emergency:

Harris County Constables 281-463-6666

HCE SD FIRE DEPT. 48 281-599-8888

Dept. of Public Safety 281-517-1300

Poison Control Center 800-764-7661

Domestic Abuse Center (emerg) 281-391-4357

• non-emergency 281-391-4504

Health Dept. (backyard cleanup) 713-274-6300

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Mosquito Control 713-440-4800

Memorial Hermann Katy Hosp. 281-644-7000

Post Office 800-275-8777

MUD #81 281-392-8112

MUD #81 (Trash) Best Trash 281-313-2378

Memorial MUD (Trash) WCA 281-368-8397

Centerpoint Energy

www.ceneterpointenergy.com/outage

• Gas - bills/report emergency 713-659-2111

• Street LIght Outages 713-207-2222

• Power Outages 800-752-8036/800-332-7143

SCHOOLS

KISD Administration 281-396-6000

KISD Security 281-396-7560

KISD Transportation Dept. 281-396-6220

MP Elementary 281-237-5850

Hayes Elementary 281-237-3200

MP Jr. HIgh School 281-237-5800

Taylor High School 281-237-3100

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary

Director

Mike Brahm

Charles Herring

Michael Olsen

William Pongrass

Michael Smyth

MPCA OFFICE

21600 Cimarron Parkway

Hours: Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

The office is open the first Tuesday of each month:

7pm - 8pm (except on holidays)

Answering machine

281-492-2949

24 hrs/day Please leave a message.

or email office@mphoa.org

IMPORTANT DATES IN January 2020

January 2nd:

Ladies Game Night & Pot Luck

January 3rd-4th:

Garage Sale Weekend

January 7th:

Board Meeting

Office Hours for January 2020

Monday through Friday:

9 AM-5 PM

(Unless otherwise posted on the front door.)

January 1st:

Office Closed for New Year’s Day

MPCA BOARD MEETINGS

The Board of Directors meet in the Memorial Parkway

Clubhouse (21600 Cimarron Parkway) on the first Tuesday

of every month at 7 PM. The meeting is open to all members

of the Association. Members are welcome to observe the

public portion of the meeting and to address the Board

during the ‘Homeowner Forum’ section of the meeting. The

Board is only required by the State to have ONE meeting per

year, but MP has always had monthly meetings so that they

can be more accessible to the members that they serve.

Our monthly Board meeting will be Tuesday, January 7,

2020 at 7 PM.

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2020 MAINTENANCE FEES

The 2020 Maintenance Fee of $375, is due by January 1, 2020. Any

account not paid before January 31, 2020 will incur a late fee of $35 on

February 1 st and a finance charge of 10% per month. Payment plans are

available in the office. Plans will consist of 3 monthly payments. There is a

$35 charge to get on a payment plan.

Late Fee Schedule for Unpaid Maintenance Fees

Accounts not paid before January 31, 2020 will incur an additional late

fee of $35.

Accounts not paid before February 28, 2020 will incur an additional late

fee of $35.

Accounts not paid before March 30, 2020 will incur an additional late

fee of $50.

Accounts not paid before April 30, 2020 will incur an additional late fee

of $50.

All unpaid fees after January 31, 2020 carry a finance charge of 10% per

annum.

Accounts not paid by April 30, 2020 may be turned over for legal pursuit

in which all costs are the responsibility of the delinquent owner. Legal

fees can range from $150 to over $2,000.

MPCA LADIES GAME NIGHT

Join us other neighborhood ladies for game night and pot luck. We play

Bunco ($13) and LRC ($3). Bring your favorite dish to share, Thursday,

January 2 nd at 6:30 PM in the Memorial Parkway Clubhouse. Newbies

we always love to teach you how to play. Such easy games and some

great prizes, but the fun of getting together for great food and great new

friends is the best part. We play the first Thursday of each month at the

same location and time.

STAY CONNECTED

To find the latest news and information on upcoming events, documents,

copies of Board minutes and to register for Memorial Parkway’s

blog, please go to our web page mphoa.org. As another way to share

communication, ideas and events in our neighborhood is to “like” us on

Facebook.

QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? SUGGESTIONS?

We welcome communication from homeowners and residents. The

MPCA Board of Directors are your neighbors and are available to answer

questions. We love having comments and suggestion from everyone as

we strive to make Memorial Parkway a great place to live. Please contact

us at anytime via email at office@mphoa.org.

ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE

All exterior changes to your property must be submitted to our committee

for approval before you start any work. This includes, but is not limited

to, painting, re-roofing, sheds, patio covers, fences, etc. All requests must

be on our request form that can be found online at our website www.

mphoa.org or at the office. Please give as much detail as possible, so

there is no delay in getting your request reviewed. Except for painting

and re-roofing, it would be best to include a plat of your property that

shows property lines and easements in relation to the location of your

project.

Architectural Modifications Approved October 24 - November 20,

2019:

Exterior Paint 8

Fence 2

Window Replacement 0

Roof 4

Exterior Repair 2

Open Deed Restriction Violation Counts as of November 22, 2019:

Unapproved Construction 2

Basketball Goal 2

Decorations 9

4

Driveways 17

Dumpster Or Pod 1

Fences 22

Flags 2

Garages 8

Home Exterior

Dirt And Mildew 67

Exterior Paint 60

Exterior Repairs 14

Gutters 15

Roof 0

Landscaping

Dead Landscaping 1

Trim Bushes 6

Vines 3

Weeds 2

Lamp Post 0

Lawn Maintenance 29

Mailboxes 6

Outdoor Furniture 1

Sidewalk 12

Stored Items 49

Trash Containers 80

Trees

Dead Tree 4

Leaves And Tree Debris 4

Low Tree Branches 9

Palm Trees 3

Stump 11

Use 0

Vehicles

Commercial 3

Parking 2

Motor Vehicle Repairs 0

Motor Vehicle Storage 10

Recreational Vehicles 1

Trailer 9

Windows

A/C Unit 1

Damaged Glass 0

Window Treatments 9

MEMORIAL PARKWAY ROADWAYS

Please help us keep our streets clear. We are receiving many complaints

from residents about cars being parked in the street with empty

driveways. Please be considerate of your neighbors when parking your

vehicles. Try to always park in your garage or on your driveway. If you

can’t park in your garage because you have too much clutter, spend some

time and clean out your garage! As a reminder, commercial vehicles are

not allowed in Memorial Parkway subdivision.

GARAGE SALES

MPCA would like to suggest that garage sales be conducted the first

Friday and Saturday of each month. This will eliminate the many signs

that are out each week and also makes for a stronger turn out. Most area

communities only allow sales twice a year. Memorial Parkway could be

known for its “Once a Month” garage sales. Do not attach your garage sale

signs to the STOP signs, as it is against the law and the County can issue

citations for this. If a sign is on a public right of way, like the esplanades),

they may be subject to fines of $500-$1,000 per occurrence per day.

We also ask that you do not post your signs on the property of another

resident. When your sale is over, please go back and pick up all of your

signs.

A NOTE FROM THE CONSTABLES

The Vacation Watch form is now available online on our website in the left

column. From this page (https://constablepct5.com/index.php/vacationwatch/)

you can fill in the form and submit it. The submitted form will

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e emailed to dispatch for distribution. There is lots of good information

on Harris County Precinct 5 Constables’ office website. Residents are

encouraged to check it out at https://constablepct5.com/.

SECURITY REPORT

Security Report October 2019

911 Hang Up 2

Accident Minor 4

Accident FSGI 1

Alarm Local 4

Animal-Humane 7

Animal-Aggressive 1

Animal - Livestock 1

Burglary - MotorVehicle 1

Check Park/School 11

Contract Checks 100

Criminal Mischief 1

Discharge Firearms 2

Disturbance - Juvenile 1

Disturbance-Family 4

Disturbance-Loud Noise 8

Disturbance-Other 7

Domestic Prevent 1

Follow Up 2

Fradulent Use of ID 1

Incident Report 5

Indecent Exposure 1

Information call 41

Meet the Citizen 52

Meet the Officer 4

Mental Health 3

MUD Building Check 1

Neighborhood check 32

Open Door/Window 1

Prop Found/Lost 1

Special Assignment 1

Suspicious Person 17

Theft - Other 1

Traffic Initiative 9

Traffic Hazard 1

Traffic Stops 8

Arrest 0

Citations 3

Warnings 4

Advisement 1

Unk Medical Emergency 3

Vacation Watch 26

Vehicle Abandoned 1

Vehicle Suspicious 9

Welfare Check 9

Total: 385

REMINDER FOR DOG WALKERS

Be a responsible/considerate pet owner by picking up your dog’s waste

from your neighbor’s yard when you’re out for a walk. There’s nothing

more frustrating than stepping in fecal matter in your own yard when

you don’t even have a pet.

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IMPORTANT DATES

January 1st-3rd: Winter Break

January 6th: Teacher Preparation Day

January 7th: First Day of Spring Semester

January 20th: Student Holiday

January 22nd: Family Night

(No Homework Assigned)

LOCAL DEVELOPER PLEDGES 3-YEAR CONTRIBUTION TO KATY ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Cane Island, home to many parents, grandparents and increasing numbers of Katy ISD students, has joined the corps of Keystone Investors contributing

to the Katy ISD Education Foundation and its Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program. The Foundation’s Investor program allows the community,

both individuals and business leaders like Cane Island, to provide a sound financial platform for Foundation initiatives by committing to three years

or more of support.

Cane Island President Dan Naef joined the Katy ISD Education Foundation for 2019-2020 Inspiring Imagination teacher grant announcements. “It was

one of the most special experiences I’ve had in Katy,” Naef said, “To be present and witness the joy in a teacher’s eyes when they win a grant and to hear

the excitement in their voice, it’s priceless.” Cane Island doesn’t just build homes, it builds community. Naef said, “Nothing says community like taking

care of our children and taking care of the educators who pour into our children.”

The Katy ISD Education Foundation has awarded $1.6 million in its first seven years of Inspiring Imagination teacher grants, impacting students in

classrooms all around the district. Funding for the program is provided in part by long-term investors like Cane Island and annual fundraising events

Fireflies & Foodtrucks and GROOVE. To learn more, contact us at 281-396-6031 or visit www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org.

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Natalie Gendron from

Memorial Parkway

Junior High

LOCAL CHEERLEADER/DANCER TO PERFORM

IN THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE AT THE

WALT DISNEY WORLD® RESORT

Natalie Gendron from Memorial Parkway Junior High in Katy Texas is one

of more than 500 elementary, junior high and high school cheerleaders

and dancers from across the country that represented Varsity Spirit in

the 2019 Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando,

Florida.

The individuals invited to perform in the parade are part of a select group

of cheerleaders and dancers chosen as All-Americans during Varsity

Spirit summer camps across the country. All-Americans are selected via

tryout based on either superior cheerleading or dance skills at camps

operated by Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), Universal Dance

Association (UDA), National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) or National

Dance Alliance (NDA). Only the top 10% of the cheerleaders and dancers

from Varsity Spirit camps earn the chance to march in a holiday parade

of this caliber.

Natalie performed with the Varsity Spirit All-Americans in a one-of-akind

pre-parade performance through Disney’s Magic Kingdom® Park

on Thanksgiving Day. Besides enjoying a sunny trip to Orlando, All-

Americans had the opportunity to meet cheerleaders and dancers from

across the nation and enjoy a magical holiday season at Walt Disney

World® Resort parks.

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Houston Area

Road Trips

Sugar Land Holiday Lights Sweetened by Imperial Sugar - thru

January 5, 2020, 6 PM, Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Dr., Sugar Land, TX

77498. Admission: $15. Sugar Land Holiday Lights Sweetened by Imperial

Sugar will kick off your holiday season with over 3 million lights and a full

evening of entertainment. The carnival will feature thrilling rides, games

and traditional carnival food and beverages. Santa Claus will be on site

thru December 23 rd for photo opportunities and meet and greets.

5 th Annual Magical Winter Lights - through January 5, 2020, 5-11

PM, Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004, La Marque. Admission: Online

(https://magicalwinterlights.com) Advanced Ticket: Adult: $22, Children:

(ages 4-13): $13, Senior Citizens (65+): $13, Children under 4: FREE, Family

4-Pack: $76. The festival is a 20-acre, 52-day, larger-than-life lantern

festival with themed lantern sections, nighty acrobatic performances,

carnival rides and games, an interactive dino area and lots of holiday fun

for the whole family.

Prismatica - Sunday, January 5 th , 8 AM, Avenida Houston, 1002

Avenida de las Americas, Houston, Texas 77010. Event is FREE and open

to the public. Bring the family down to Avenida Houston, Downtown’s

center for entertainment and enjoy our new, interactive art installation

comprised of 50 pivoting prisms more than two metres tall, transforms

the Place des Festivals into a giant kaleidoscope!

The Bridal Extravaganza Show - January 4 th -5 th , George R. Brown

Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, Texas 77010.

Two whole days of fashion shows, wedding seminars and over 650 booths

featuring 325 local wedding vendors. See in person what they have to

offer, including samples of their designs, photos and videos of reception

locations, displays and new ideas to make your wedding special. For

more info, visit www.bridalextravaganza.com.

8 th Annual ChocoLoco 5K/10K - Saturday, January 11, 2020, 7:30 AM,

Start/Finish: Sam Houston Park 1000 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002. Are

you crazy for chocolate? Then this race is for you! We will have hot cocoa,

chocolate fountains and more after the run! All participants receive a chip

timed race, ChocoLoco 5K & 10K finisher medal and unisex t-shirt! Kids K

participants receive a t-shirt and finisher medal. More info and to sign up:

https://raceassist.redpodium.com/2020-chocoloco-5k10k.

Festa Della Befana 2020 - January 12, 2020, 3:30-5:30 PM, Italian

Cultural and Community Center, 1101 Milford St., Free admission,

Donations are welcome. Children from our Italian language classes will

be participating in a recital and all guests will receive sweets from Befana

when she comes to visit. Come learn about this Italian Christmas tradition

with your family! The ICCC is funded in part by the City of Houston

through Houston Arts Alliance.

Holiday In The Gardens - Through January 12, 2020, Moody Gardens,

Seven Hope Blvd. Eight Holiday Attractions! One Venue! Ice Land:

Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph

4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, Photos with Santa, Plus Live

Entertainment, Great Food, Group Rates, Hotel Packages and More! For

info, times and tickets, www.moodygardens.com/holiday_season.

Zoo Lights - Through January 12, 2020, 5:30-10:30 PM, Houston Zoo,

6200 Hermann Park Drive. Admission: $12.75-$29.95. Houston Zoo

is transformed into a winter wonderland and one of Houston’ s most

well-loved holiday traditions. Guests will sip hot chocolate as they stroll

through the beautiful Houston Zoo grounds and take in the sights and

sounds of the season. Earth-friendly LED lighting illuminate the ancient

oak trees and decorate the paths to light the way. Guests also have an

opportunity to interact with Candy the Zoo Lights Zebra, get a selfie

on the giant ice throne and take a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Additional experiences like decorating churros and making s’mores are

also available for purchase.

Chinese Cultural Showcase Performance - January 16, 2020, 10 AM-

11:59 PM, Chinese Community Center, 9800 Town Park Dr. Purchase

Tickets: $15/person General Admission (Online or in person at the Chinese

Community Center) $18/person at the door. A special performance lineup

showcasing an array of traditional Chinese dances, demonstrations,

musical performances and more! Join us as we celebrate days leading up

to 2020 Lunar New Year Festival.

14 th The Annual MLK Youth Parade-Houston - January 18, 2020, 12

Noon, Parade Route: San Jacinto St & Elgin Street N/B on San Jacinto to

Webster St. The Parade will feature participants from across the U.S. and

will be co-lead by The Stephen F. Austin High School Marching Band-

Houston, Texas and the Huntington HS Marching Band-Shreveport, LA.

Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest - January 18, 2020, 10 AM-6 PM, 2314

Strand, Historic Strand District. To participate in the Chili tasting, tickets

start at $12. Not to fear, the Chili & Beer is here, again! For the past ten

years, Yaga’s has brought a diverse crowd of Chili & Beer lovers from all

over the nation to Galveston, TX. This years festival will consist of the ever

so popular Chili & Beer tasting with a ton of added perks. Get ready for

live music, a 5K Fun Run/Walk, a washer pitching tournament, a jackpot

margarita contest, vendors and a historical strand merchant walk-about.

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 At Lucky Land - January 19, 2020,

10 AM-6 PM, 8625 Airline Drive, Houston, TX 77037. Admission: $10 for

adult, $7 for senior, $5 for kids, FREE for kids younger than 3 years old.

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 the year of rat with us. There are so many

activities, watching the live performances, feeding koi fish, riding the rick

shaw, ceramic painting, dress up the authentic costumes, shopping, enjoy

the delicious foods and get the red envelop for good luck!

19 th Annual MLK Battle of the Bands - Sunday, January 19, 2020, 3-7

PM, W.W. Thorne Stadium, Houston, Texas 77032. Marching Bands from

across the nation competing in friendly competition. Learn more at www.

mlkgrandeparade.org or call 713-953-1633.

26 th Annual MLK Grande Parade - January 20, 2020, 10 AM, Parade

Route: San Jacinto St & Elgin Street N/B on San Jacinto to Webster St. The

MLK Grande Parade is the third largest Parade in the U.S. behind The Rose

Parade and The Macy’s Day Parade.

24 th Annual Texas Lunar Festival - January 25, 2020, 10 AM-5 PM,

International Trade Center, 11122 Bellaire Blvd. Free Admission. In

the Chinese lunar calendar a different animal or mythological beast

represents every year in a twelve year cycle. The year of 2020 is the year

of the Rat. At the annual Texas Lunar Festival, we celebrate the impressive

qualities of every culture while celebrating the Asian Lunar New Year.

From the exciting entertainment to the remarkable cuisine, the Texas

Lunar Festival not only celebrates Houston… but every culture across

our beautiful planet.

16 th Annual All In For ALS - January 25, 2020, 10 AM-10 PM, Bayou

City Event Center Houston, 9401 Knight Rd, Houston, Texas 77045. The

ALS Association of Texas is excited to be part of the 16 th Annual All in for

ALS Poker Tournament, presented by Six Foot. Come enjoy a fun day of

poker and casino and arcade games, all to raise money for our mission

to discover treatments a cure for ALS and to serve, advocate for and

empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. Lunch

and dinner will be provided and the top 30 players will win prizes (valued

at over $100,000).

The ICE powered by Green Mountain Energy® - Thru February 2,

2020, Discovery Green,1500 Mckinney Street, Houston, TX 77010. Free

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and embrace the holiday cheer on The ICE powered by Green Mountain

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ice-powered-green-mountain-energy/42555. The ice rink may be closed

or delayed at times due to weather conditions. Call 713-434-RINK (7465)

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delays. General admission: $11 admission. $4 skate rental. Tickets can be

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Boot Camp in the Plaza - Fridays, 9-10 AM. Sugar Land Town Square,

2711 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77479. Free Admission. Stay fit with our

free weekly Boot Camp class with Cida Fitness.

Chimney Rock Market - 1 st Sunday of the month, 12-4 PM, Chimney

Rock Plaza, 3300 Chimney Rock, Houston, TX 77056. Admission is free.

Please join us for our Art and Farmers Market! Our vendors will be selling

mouth-watering eats and artisan gifts the whole family can enjoy. As

always, four-legged friends are welcome.

Living History Saturday - 3 rd Saturday of the month, 10 AM-4 PM.

Washington On The Brazos State Historic Site, 23400 Park Road 12,

Washington, TX 77880. Admission: Regular admission fees apply. Staff

and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and

events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover

various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.

Activities will vary and some are weather dependent. Contact Adam at

936-878-2214 ext. 228.

Comedy Night at HPL - Monthly on the 3 rd Thursday, 6-8 PM. HPL,

500 Mckinney Avenue, Houston, TX 77002. Admission is free. The HPL

offers “Open Mic” comedy night where local and non local comedians,

comediennes, ventriloquists and impressionists of ALL ages present

family comedy to the audience. Everyone who participates in at least

one open mic throughout the year become eligible to participate in the

Annual Comedy competition which is held in December. Prizes in the

amounts of $100 and $75 gift cards are given to the 4 winners.

Caffeine and Chrome - Recurring monthly on the last Saturday

of the month, 9 AM-12 Noon, Gateway Classic Cars Of Houston, 1910

Cypress Station Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77090. Admission is free

to spectators. Enjoy delicious donuts, coffee and all of our sweet rides!

No cruiser? No sweat bring the daily driver. Hope to see you there. 250+

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You’re not rich? Neither am I! Your exchange student comes with their

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lives. Kids are too young? Great! Lots of students love young kids and

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Recipes

Spaghetti Squash

You could make this on National Spaghetti Day January 4th! Everyone is

trying to be a little healthier these days, so instead of a pasta spaghetti,

try using spaghetti squash:

DIRECTIONS:

1. To start, cut your squash in half lengthwise. This is definitely the hardest

part of making spaghetti squash, but with a sharp chef’s knife and some

determination you’ll do just fine.

2. Remove the seeds. Drizzle the cut sides with olive oil and season with

salt and pepper. Flip the squash cut-side down on a baking sheet.

3. Pop it in a 400°F oven for 40 minutes. Depending on the size of your

squash, this could take more like an hour. If 40 minutes have passed and

you’re not sure if the squash is ready, pull it out of the oven and drag the

tines of a fork on the cut side. If spaghetti-like strands easily release from

the skin, it’s ready. If not, continue baking and check on it every 5 to 10

minutes. Over-roasting can lead to soggier “spaghetti,” so it’s best to keep

a close eye on the squash.

4. Shred it! When it’s ready, let cool slightly before creating “spaghetti”

with your fork.

Top with spaghetti sauce or for an even healthier and lower calorie

option, go with a marinara sauce.

Single serving Healthy Homemade

Strawberry Ice Cream

You could make this on National Strawberry Ice Cream Day January 15th!

Gardening Tips

• Birds: Provide food and fresh water. More birds die from lack of water

than from lack of food.

• Cacti: Semi-dormant now. Reduce watering.

• Camellias: Plants may be moved. Pick up and discard fallen blooms.

• Cultivation: Changes in design may now be made, new beds dug and

old ones rebuilt. Correct defects in drainage. Incorporate gypsum into

heavy soils: repeat in three weeks. Dig granite dust, rock phosphate

and quantities of organic matter into soil. Allow time for settling before

planting.

• Fertilize: Daylilies, spuria, Louisiana and bearded irises with complete

fertilizer. Give strawberries 1 teaspoon ammonium sulfate, keeping six

inches away from plant. Fertilize pansies with manure tea or blood meal.

Water in.

• Fruits: Plant fruit trees. Mulch figs with grass or straw to prevent freeze

damage to crown.

• House Plants: Water, when surface soil is crumbly dry. Wash dust off

leaves to open pores. Mist often. Inspect for diseases and insects. Reduce

water for poinsettias.

• Lawns: Remove thatch aerate, and feed with low nitrogen mixture.

• Pests: For petal blight prevention, spray azaleas and camellias as flowers

open. Spray for scale with dormant oil solution if temperature will

be above 35˚ and below 85˚ for next 48 hours. Always read and heed

manufacturer’s directions before spraying.

• Propagation: Ivy cuttings root easily this month and next. Root cuttings

of shrubs in mixture of loam and coarse sand; keep damp and semishaded

until rooted.

• Prune: Fruit trees in advance of new growth. Prune to groom and shape.

Do not remove too much. Remove dead wood from trees and shrubs

before spring buds swell, but do not prune spring bloomers. Prune crape

myrtles. Prune nandina and others of similar growth habit by cutting

unwanted canes out at base of plant.

• Roses: Annual pruning about the middle of February, just before the

spring buds break. To prevent later appearance of disease in the old

beds, keep garden clean of debris and weeds. Complete preparation of

new beds for roses.

• Transplanting: January is one of the best months to transplant woody

plants, both evergreen and deciduous, especially trees. Energy will be

expended on roots instead of foliage. Learn ultimate size and cultural

needs of tree or plant before buying. Consider dwarf varieties to avoid

crowding later. Group plants of similar cultural needs. Do not work wet

soil. Assure good drainage. Keep plants moist.

• Vegetables: Prepare beds, preferably raised for drainage, with about

50% humus, including rotted manure.

• Winter Protection: Expect freeze any time; plan for protection of tender

plants. Water. Remove coverings, particularly plastic, when temperature

rises. Protect low plants with dry leaves, pine needles or soil mulch, but

remove when weather warms.

Ingredients

1 banana, frozen

1 cup (5-6 whole) strawberries, fresh or frozen

1/4 cup milk of choice

DIrections

Place all 3 ingredients in a food processor and pulse for about 1-2 minutes.

Scoop into bowl. ENJOY!!

Source: www.tosimplyinspire.com

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