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PARKWAY LAKES HOMEOWNERS GROUP
Parkway Lakes Homeowners Group consists of The Meadows,
Club Estates and Grand Meadows. Initially all three communities
were managed by the same management company
however now there are two management companies.
The management company for
Club Estates and the Meadows is:
1600 Barkers Point, Ste 250, Houston, TX. 77079
Customer Service: 1-866- 473-2573
The management company for Grand Meadows is:
2002 W. GRAND PARKWAY N STE. 100,
Parkway Lakes Home Owners Group
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PARKWAY LAKES HELPFUL NUMBERS
Lamar Consolidated ISD
Hubenak Elementary (K-5) 832-223-2900
Wertheimer Jr. High (6-8) 832-223-4100
Foster High School (9-12) 832-223-3800
Fort Bend County Sheriff Emergency 911
Fort Bend County Sheriff Precinct 3 (non-emergency) 281-491-7226
Richmond Fire Department (non-emergency) 281-232-6871
Fort Bend Emergency Medical Service (non-emergency) 281-342-7233
Poison Control 800-764-7661
Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers
Electricity Reliant Energy 713-207-7777
Gas CenterPoint Energy 713-659-2111
Waste Corp. of Texas 281-368-8397
Water Eco Resources 281-240-1988
Fort Bend Services:
Better Business Bureau 713-868-9500
Brazos Bend State Park 979-553-5101
Family Service Center 281-261-1830
Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce 281-491-0800
Fort Bend County Fair Association (Fair Only) 281-342-6171
Fort Bend Museum Association 281-342-6478
Fort Bend Parks Dept. 281-431-0131
Richmond Post Office 281-633-0386
Rosenberg-Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce 281-342-5464
Other Fort Bend County Phone Numbers:
Animal Control 281-391-4848
Architectural Committee 281-239-0597
Auto Registration 281-341-3709
Broken Street Lights 281-342-5441
County Clerk 281-341-3710
Crime Stoppers 281-342-8477
Department of Public Safety 281-391-4874
Driver’s License 281-232-4334
Emergency Medical Service 281-342-2100
Emergency Veterinarian Service 281-491-8387
Environmental Sanitation 281-342-7469
Fort Bend Commissioners 281-980-2235
Fort Bend County Sheriff 281-342-6116
Ft. Bend Appraisal District 281- 344-8623
Ft. Bend Roads & Bridges Dept. 281-342-4513
Garbage & Recycling 281-368-8397
Herald Coaster 281-342-4474
Houston Community Management 800-565-6807
Nursing Division 281-342-6414
Pecan Grove Plantation 281-344-9496
Pecan Grove Volunteer Fire Depart 281-232-3473
Senior Resource Guide 832-364-6152
Street Maintenance 281-342-4513
Tax Assessor/Collector 281-341-3710
Water & Sewer Problems 281-240-1300
Water Utilities 281-342-6414
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crime. By getting to know your neighbors and their vehicles, you will
most likely be aware of suspicious people, vehicles and/or sounds that
could indicate criminal activity. Be a good neighbor. Report suspicious
activity to the police.
NATIONAL BLOOD DONOR MONTH
The American Red Cross urges people to share their good health and
resolve to give blood regularly, beginning in January with National
Blood Donor Month. Below are key messages that can be relayed to
donors while scheduling appointments.
• Extreme winter weather in some parts of the country and seasonal
illnesses often make it difficult for the American Red Cross to maintain a
sufficient blood supply at this time of year. Healthy individuals are urged
to give now.
• The Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood donations every day
for patients in need.
• Do you know someone who has never donated before? Please encourage
them to make an appointment with you. Without more donors, patients
will not have the blood they need.
• Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency
personnel reach for in trauma situations when there isn’t time to
determine a patient’s blood type.
• Type O positive is the most transfused blood type and can be transfused
to Rh-positive patients of any blood type.
• Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to Rh-positive or
• Save time by using RapidPass® to complete your pre-donation reading
and health history online before you come to your appointment. Get
started at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or by using the Blood Donor
• For detailed donor eligibility questions, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-
800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org.
NEED STREETLIGHT AT NIGHT!
If you notice streetlights are out, record the numbers on the poles and
report them directly to Center Point Energy. Anyone can do it! https://slo.
RENTING OUR CLUBHOUSE FOR
PERSONAL MEETINGS OR PARTIES
Another exciting upgrade to our community is the addition of Wi-Fi
service NOW available at our Clubhouse. Not only will we be able to use
Wi-Fi during our meetings or parties inside, but in the warmer weather, we
will have access to it outside when enjoying our pool area! Our Clubhouse
can be rented for $150, along with a $250 Deposit. Sunday through
Thursday the Clubhouse can be rented until 9 PM; Friday and Saturday
until 10 PM. Contact RealManage at 1-866-473-2573 for further detail!
Please sign up through the community portal at https://ciranet.com/
ResidentPortal, join our Facebook page at Parkway Lakes for the most
current information about our community. Those of you who have
already volunteered to participate in the future will be contacted shortly
to plan upcoming events. Those of you who have yet to do so, please
come to any future meeting being announced and join in!
We can all participate in our Neighborhood/Crime Watch! It is easy! It’s
about neighbors looking out for each other.
When suspecting criminal activities, you are encouraged to contact the
police and not to intervene. Call Fort Bend Sheriff at 281-341-4665. An
alert and supportive neighborhood is the greatest single defense against
ATTENTION! PET POOPS / YOU SCOOP
Please be respectful of community grounds and neighbors’ yards. If your
pet poops during your walk, be prepared to scoop and trash. Come with
a scooper and a recycled grocery bag or anything else. It may not be the
most fabulous way to walk your pet, but it does show your respect for
every homeowner and our beautiful community.
PLEASE NOTE - PETS ON LEASHES
It is the law in Fort Bend County that all pets must be vaccinated for
rabies, registered and restrained. All animals, when outside of an owner’s
means of restraint (i.e., in a fenced back yard), must be on a leash. For the
safety of all residents, please use all precautions with your pets and
keep them on leashes when walking pets in the community EVEN
IF YOU FEEL YOUR PET IS HARMLESS. If you see ANY animal roaming
freely in the neighborhood, immediately call Animal Control at 281-342-
1512. Even if you recognize the animal, be very careful approaching it, as
you do not know how it will react; if you can safely retrieve the animal,
then call the owner. Otherwise, Animal Control is your best and safest
FREE WATER IRRIGATION SYSTEM EVALUATION
Any homeowner in MUD 50 can get a FREE evaluation of their irrigation/
sprinkler system. There’s a program being offered by your water supplier
and the North Fort Bend Water Authority! You are invited to sign up today
for the FREE evaluation by a licensed irrigator… The W.I.S.E Guys. There
is no obligation on a homeowner’s part to purchase anything. You have
nothing to lose, but you could learn a lot. You will be provided with a
comprehensive evaluation of your system - checking the water patterns
of your sprinklers and frequency settings of the controller. You will have
access to the results on-line to help you learn how to use water more
efficiently on yard and landscaped areas. That’s it…no pressure… you
decide how to use the information. Why waste any more water… or
money? Make an appointment now! Look for the details on-line at: www.
TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS
If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the
teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form on our website (www.
krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with
your name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate
and the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you
want on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send
emails in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you
want to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we
will remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission.
Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those listed
on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references
if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers
from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs. Responsibility for
any work done by these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and
the teens and their parents.
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KATY ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Pick your race, pick your pace and raise funds for teacher grants with
every step. Run or walk with the Katy ISD Education Foundation in the
Katy Half Marathon/5k/1k on Saturday, February 6, 2021 to raise funds
for the Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program. Last year, over 60
teams and 600 runners raced to support the foundation, raising over
$115,000 for Katy ISD teacher grants.
The Katy ISD Education Foundation celebrated a spectacular milestone
this year with over $2 million awarded in its first eight years of Inspiring
Imagination teacher grants. Reason2Race and its proceeds play a key role
in reaching milestones such as this and will continue to garner support as
the foundation’s grant program expands. Register and join Team Katy ISD
Education Foundation, a Katy ISD campus team or recruit your own team
of co-workers and friends. All proceeds will directly support Inspiring
Imagination grants awarded to teachers in May 2021.
Find more information and register at https://tinyurl.com/
Reason2Race2021 or www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org or contact
the Katy ISD Education Foundation at 281-396-6031.
GRAEME’S RUN - 5K & 1 MILE WALK
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pint glasses and run bags will be ready for you at packet pick-up!)
Family Entertainment: Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Food, Raffle, Chris
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daughters unique opportunities to strengthen their bond while growing
together and improving their communities through philanthropic,
leadership and cultural activities. For the 2021-2022 Membership Year,
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25 WAYS TO SNEAK IN
MORE EXERCISE EVERY DAY
One of the TOP New Year resolutions: exercise more! Here
are some ways to help incorporate exercise into your daily
1. Make your bed every morning.
2. Do 10 push-ups every morning.
3. Squat while you brush your teeth.
4. Park farther than you need to.
5. Clean your office.
6. Take the stairs.
7. Exercise on the job.
8. Do your own filing/copying/coffee-fetching.
9. Switch your office chair for a stability ball.
10. Schedule a daily walk break at work.
11. Take calls standing up.
12. Skip the inter-office mail and walk it over.
13. Suggest walk meetings.
14. Practice isometrics.
15. Reorganize your office or home.
16. Go on walking/biking errands.
17. Do the grocery shopping.
18. Make your own food.
19. Hand-wash dishes.
20. Keep your yoga mat/weights/kettlebell by the TV.
21. Clean your home.
22. Wash your own vehicle.
23. Play with children.
Courtesy of: www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/25-ways-tosneak-in-more-exercise-every-day/
POPULAR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
• Drink Less Alcohol
• Eat Right
• Get a Better Education
• Get a Better Job
• Get Fit
• Lose Weight
• Quit Smoking Now
• Reduce Stress On-the-Job
• Reduce Stress Overall
• Save Money
• Take a Trip
• Volunteer to Help Others
To love yourself means to respect and appreciate yourself as you are and to come to
terms with those aspects of yourself that you can’t change - the aspects that make
you unique. It means allowing yourself to drop the conditions that you have created
to love yourself like, “I will love myself once I…” and simply choose to embrace the
good and the bad, the mistakes and the triumphs.
Loving yourself isn’t a one-time thing, but an endless, ongoing process that starts
with realizing that it’s not about discovering self-love; it’s about tearing down the
walls you’ve built against it. Below are 6 ways to learn to love yourself more:
1. Focus on the things you like about yourself
2. Make time to do the things you enjoy
3. Let go of mistakes and embrace the past
4. Appreciate your life
5. Get out of your comfort zone
6. Take care of your body!
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A HEALTHY, HAPPY NEW YEAR: 11 SMART TIPS
1. Read to your children every day. Start by the age of six months.
Reading to children shows them the importance of communication and
motivates them to become readers. It also provides a context to discuss
issues and learn what is on your child’s mind.
2. Make your children feel loved and important. Kids develop a sense
of self-worth early in life. They get it from their parents. Listen to what
your children have to say. Assure them that they are loved and safe.
Celebrate their individuality and tell them what makes them special and
what you admire about them.
3. Provide your child with a tobacco-free environment. Indoor air
pollution from tobacco increases ear infections, chest infections and
even Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. If you smoke, consider quitting.
Remember, the most important predictor of whether your children will
grow up to be smokers is whether you smoke. Make your home a smokefree
4. Pay attention to nutrition. Nutrition makes a big difference in how
kids grow, develop and learn. Good nutrition is a matter of balance.
Provide foods from several food groups at each meal. Emphasize foods
that are less processed, such as whole grain breads and cereals and fresh
fruits and vegetables. Review your child’s diet with your pediatrician for
5. Do a “childproofing” survey of your home. A child’s-eye view home
survey should systematically go from room to room, removing all the
“booby traps” that await the curious toddler or preschooler. Think of
poisons, small objects, sharp edges, knives, firearms and places to fall.
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6. Make sure immunizations are up to date. Review your child’s
immunization record with your pediatrician. Make sure your child is
current on recommended immunizations.
7. Practice “safety on wheels.” Make sure everyone in the car is buckled
up for every ride, with children in the back seat in age-appropriate child
safety seats. All bikers, skaters and skateboarders should wear helmets.
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8. Prevent violence by setting good examples. Hitting, slapping and
spanking teaches children that it is acceptable to hit other people to
solve problems. Non-physical forms of discipline work better in the long
run. Remember that words can hurt too.
9. Monitor your children’s “media.” Monitor what your children see and
hear on television, in movies and in music. Children are affected by what
they see and hear, particularly in these times of violent images. Talk to
your children about “content.” If you feel that a movie or TV program is
inappropriate, redirect your child to more suitable programming.
10. Become more involved in your child’s school and your child’s
education. Visit your child’s school. Become active in the parent-teacher
organization. Volunteer in the classroom or for special projects. Be
available to help with homework. If your child’s education is important to
you, it will be important to him.
11. Help kids understand tobacco, alcohol and the media. Help your
teenager understand the difference between the misleading messages in
advertising and the truth about the dangers of using alcohol and tobacco
products. Talk about ads with your child. Help your child understand the
real messages being conveyed. Make sure the TV shows and movies your
child watches do not glamorize the use of tobacco, alcohol and other
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COMMON VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES
As we embark on the journey each day to eat and live better, take note of
the common vitamin nutrient deficiencies that are easily treated:
1. Calcium: Calcium is important for maintaining strong bones and
controlling muscle and nerve function. Signs of severely low calcium
include fatigue, muscle cramps, abnormal heart rhythms and a poor
appetite. Make sure you’re getting enough with at least three servings of
milk or yogurt a day. Other good sources of calcium are cheese, calciumfortified
orange juice and dark, leafy greens.
2. Vitamin D: This vitamin is also critical for bone health. Symptoms
of a vitamin D deficiency can be vague - fatigue and muscle aches or
weakness. If it goes on long term, a vitamin D deficiency can lead to
softening of the bones. To get enough vitamin D, have three servings
of fortified milk or yogurt daily eating fatty fish, such as salmon or tuna,
twice a week; and spend some time outside in the sunshine every day.
3. Potassium: Potassium helps the kidneys, heart and other organs
work properly. You could become low in potassium in the short term
because of diarrhea or vomiting, excessive sweating or antibiotics or
because of chronic conditions such as eating disorders and kidney
disease, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Symptoms of
a deficiency include weight loss, muscle weakness, constipation and in
severe cases, an abnormal heart rhythm. For natural potassium sources,
consume bananas, whole grains, milk, vegetables, beans and peas.
4. Iron: Iron helps your body make red blood cells. When iron levels get
too low, your body can’t effectively carry oxygen. The resulting anemia
can cause fatigue. You might also notice pale skin and dull, thin, sparse
hair. To boost iron levels, eat iron-fortified cereal, beef, oysters, beans
(especially white beans, chickpeas and kidney beans), lentils and spinach.
5. Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 aids the production of DNA and helps make
neurotransmitters in the brain. With an increasing number of vegans
and people who’ve had weight loss surgery, vitamin B12 deficiency is
becoming more common. Symptoms of severe B12 deficiency include
numbness in the legs, hands or feet; problems with walking and balance;
anemia; fatigue; weakness; a swollen, inflamed tongue; memory loss;
paranoia; and hallucinations. You can get vitamin B12 from animal
sources: eat more fish, chicken, milk and yogurt. If you’re vegan, opt for
vegan foods fortified with B12, such as non-dairy milk, meat substitutes
and breakfast cereals.
6. Folate: Folate or folic acid, is a particularly important vitamin for
women of childbearing age, which is why prenatal vitamins contain such
a hefty dose. A folate deficiency can cause a decrease in the total number
of cells and large red blood cells as well as neural tube defects in an
unborn child. Symptoms of a folate deficiency include fatigue, gray hair,
mouth ulcers, poor growth and a swollen tongue. To get folate from food,
go for fortified cereals, beans, lentils, leafy greens and oranges.
7. Magnesium: Magnesium helps support bone health and assists in
energy production. Magnesium deficiency can cause loss of appetite,
nausea and vomiting, fatigue and weakness. In more severe cases, it can
lead to numbness, muscle cramps, seizures, abnormal heart rhythms,
personality changes or low potassium or calcium levels. To help your
levels return to normal, eat more magnesium-rich foods, such as almonds,
cashews, peanuts, spinach, black beans and edamame.
Courtesy of: www.everydayhealth.com/hs/guide-to-essential-nutrients/
EASY WAYS TO EAT MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES
The new food plate unveiled by the Department of Agriculture sends a
clear message: eat more fruits and vegetables. Here are easy ways to get
more of these important foods into your diet:
Start early: Get in the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables
a day by eating them early with your morning meal. Add a banana to
your cereal, berries to your yogurt, veggies to your omelet.
Make them visible: Set out a fruit bowl in the kitchen or have carrot
sticks available for snacking. Take some time to prepare the fruits or
vegetables, so they are ready to eat.
Frozen is good: Frozen vegetables, such as peas and carrots, are a great
way to make sure you always have vegetables in the house.
At mealtime, think of the veggies first, not the protein: Half of your
plate needs to be filled with fruits and vegetables. Base your meals on
what vegetables you’ll have and then think of the grains and protein to
go with it.
Have fruit with your sweets: Fruits are nature’s natural candy. Puree
berries and adding them as a sauce to desserts, such as ice cream.
Courtesy of: www.livescience.com/35730-five-easy-ways-eat-morefruits-vegetables.html
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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Martin Luther King, Jr., an American clergyman and Nobel Prize
winner was one of the principal leaders of the American civil rights
movement and a prominent advocate of nonviolent protest. King’s
challenges to segregation and racial discrimination in the 1950s and
1960s helped convince many white Americans to support the cause
of civil rights in the United States. After his assassination in 1968, King
became a symbol of protest in the struggle for racial justice. In 1957,
King helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
(SCLC), an organization of black churches and ministers that aimed
to challenge racial segregation. As SCLC’s president, King became
the organization’s dominate personality and its primary intellectual
influence. He was responsible for much of the organization’s
fundraising, which he frequently conducted in conjunction with
preaching engagements in Northern churches. SCLC sought to
complement the NAACP’s legal efforts to dismantle segregation
through the courts, with King and other SCLC leaders encouraging
the use of nonviolent direct action to protest discrimination. These
activities included marches, demonstrations and boycotts.
“I Have a Dream” - King and other black leaders organized the 1963
March on Washington, a massive protest in Washington, D.C. for
jobs and civil rights. On August 28, 1963, King delivered the keynote
address to an audience of more than 200,000 civil rights supporters.
His “I Have a Dream” speech expressed the hopes of the civil rights
movement in oratory as moving as any in American history. After
his death, King came to represent black courage and achievement,
high moral leadership and the ability of Americans to address and
overcome racial divisions. Perhaps the most important memorial
is the national holiday in King’s honor, designated by the Congress
of the United States in 1983 and observed on the third Monday in
January, a day that falls on or near King’s birthday of January 15 th .
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You could make this on National Spaghetti Day January 4th!
1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
4 ounces pepperoni sausage, sliced (or other toppings if preferred)
Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch
baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti
and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse with cold water.
Combine egg, milk, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, salt and garlic salt in a
large bowl. Stir in cooked spaghetti; mix well. Spread mixture into prepared
baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and
reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Spread sauce over spaghetti. Sprinkle with oregano, basil and the remaining
1 1/2 cups mozzarella. Top with pepperoni, return to oven and bake until
cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown, about 30 minutes more. Let stand
5 minutes before cutting.
Source: allrecipes.com, Submitted by: Kathy
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
You could make this on National Peanut Butter Day January 24th!
1 (9 inch) prepared chocolate cookie crumb crust
1 cup butter, softened
8 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
Melt 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate and cool to room temperature. Beat
the eggs with 3/4 cup butter or margarine, chocolate and confectioners’
sugar for a FULL 5 minutes. Mixture will be thick and smooth.
In a separate bowl, beat the peanut butter, 1/4 cup butter, and cream.
Spoon chocolate filling into crust. Swirl peanut butter filling into
chocolate filling. Drizzle remaining 2 oz of melted chocolate on top of
pie. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and serve.
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Gardening Tips For January
• 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
• 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.
• 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
• 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.
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