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Master Naturalists, Pond Outdoor Living, Garden Cocktails

Not everyone connects to nature by serious hiking or birding or other “outdoorsy” things. Often, it’s something very simple in our own backyards, like an anole’s crazy antics to catch its dinner. Suddenly, we become observers of the tiny things in our big picture. Perhaps it’s a plant that catches our eye and imagination, like | read more →

Shawna Coronado Vertical Gardens, American Botanical Council, Hypertufa

On my strolls: I love this wall screen, one of many ideas I picked up on a quick trip to Toronto for the Garden Bloggers Fling. Already, I’m spinning ideas to spruce up a boring exterior wall. Another, attached to my chain link fence, could block a bad view. Let’s see if I can swing | read more →

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Succulent Companions

encore air date: July 4, 2015

original air date: April 11, 2015

Team up structural succulents and flowering trees and perennials with Lindsey Mayer from Tillery Street Plant Company and Eric Pedley from East Austin Succulents. On tour, Havilah and Ryan Gee worked with land designer Elizabeth McGreevy to update their front yard with food, fun, and low-water plants. Daphne explains how to rescue a desert willow “pruned” by a raccoon. Her Plant of the Week is drought tough silvery groundcover, silver ponyfoot. Trisha shows how to grow luffa gourds and make your own sponges.

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July 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.