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No surprise that Texas weather is weird, but this year beats all. Star jasmine took its sweet time to whoosh its perfume across our patio. I’ve trained this one over a tiny trellis to divide two spaces. Byzantine gladiolus was a slowpoke, too, though it’s reliably returned and multiplied since someone shared heirloom corms years | read more →

Wild About Flowers and Habitat

In my garden, Texas bluegrass (Poa arachnifera) is going to seed after weeks of waving its feather duster blooms at me. The one or two I picked up at the Wildflower Center sale a few years ago multiplied to texture up a semi-shady spot under a mountain laurel. Like sedges, Texas bluegrass takes a few | read more →

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Summer Fireworks

encore air date: May 5, 2016

original air date: May 7, 2016

Get the hottest new plants with Jessica Robertson of Greenleaf Nursery. On tour, innovative designer Casey Boyter’s garden respects resources where people, plants, and planet unite.  Daphne answers: What is that strange growth on Texas persimmon and is it harmful?  Find out how to grow silvery gopher plant (Euphorbia rigida), our Plant of the Week. Ouch, mosquitoes are already in full gear! John’s got the tips to spare your misery.

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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.