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Small bites: Cactus Containers & Art of Bonsai

My coneflowers are still packing them in. Every sunny hour, at least two different butterflies and several bees race like gardeners at a rare plant sale. Here’s Red Admiral dining sedately. Around town, native globe mallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua) captivates audiences, too. Silvery-gray leaves pop against tiny flowers in hues of orange to apricot pink to | read more →

Beyond Gorgeous Earth-Kind Designs

I like easy-going plants. That includes my no-name daylilies going gangbusters right now. All I do is cut back browned foliage once or twice a year, remove spent bloom stalks, and stand back and gawk. Native flame acanthus (Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii) is another performer for lazy or busy gardeners. It’s also called hummingbird bush—along | read more →

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Small Bites: Cactus Containers & Art of Bonsai

air date: April 29, 2017

Cactus plants are clever, intricate, and fascinating succulents. Darrell Dunten from Living Desert Ranch makes it easy to grow them, even in containers. On tour with the Austin Bonsai Society and Texas State Bonsai Exhibit, discover the ancient art of bonsai and how to care for your own miniature living story. When should we divide our spring-blooming iris? Daphne explains when and why. Love silver leaves, drought tough plants, and pretty color to attract you and bees all spring and summer? Check out native globe mallow, our Plant of the Week. Did you know that many native plants have beneficial, herbal properties? Herbalist Ellen Zimmermann joins Trisha to show how native plants contribute to our health.

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May To Do List

This month's tips for how to care for your plants, pruning, fertilizing, lawn care, and preping for your garden. Read the entire to do list.

Plant of the Week


Globe Mallow

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