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Stayin’ Alive in Summer

National Pollinator Week may be June 20 – 26, but my neighbors and I celebrate all year. No doubt we share a few bees, like the ones thronging his Yellow Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia gilliesii). Oh my, here we go again! Brutal heat quickly dried up that drenched soil, and unrelenting sun beats down after | read more →

Photo Tips with Janet Riley

Last weekend, Sunshine Community Gardens was quite the lively place! Gardeners zoomed in, even on bikes, to tend and harvest bountiful beds. Energetic birds, including parental chimney swifts, swooped high and low in this urban bird sanctuary, just seconds from busy streets and sterile buildings. Purple martins cleaned up caterpillars for their young. Clusters of | read more →

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Staying Alive in Summer

online premiere: June 23, 2016

original air date: June 25, 2016

Once again, suddenly we’ve traded wet, cool days for hot and dry. Designer Ginger Hudson shows how to spot problems and avoid common mistakes. On tour, visit a rocky hillside garden that handles drought and rain bombs.  Daphne answers: Why did established irises actually form seeds this spring? Distinctive ‘Pinot Noir’ pepper, contributed by a viewer,  is our Plant of the Week.  Trisha and Colleen Dieter make hypertufa containers.

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June 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.