Things have been bee-sy! April 1—no fooling—CTG launches our spring season, starting with native edible plants, like Barbados cherry. Until then, bees and other pollinators are chowing down in my garden. Native annual baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii) will seed out soon to surprise us in new locations next year. Bees hurry to snack on | read more →
Thank heavens for a rainy Saturday to temper hot, dry winds! ‘Tangerine Beauty’ crossvine sent out lusty cheers to any hummingbird or bee winging by. I cheered since maybe it wet down oak pollen that had my nose on the run. White potato vine (Solanum jasminoides) celebrates more demurely. This one is anchoring itself to | read more →
encore date: March 25, 2017
original air date: February 25, 2017
Often, it’s after hours when we head to the garden to wind down. Amanda Moon from It’s About Thyme makes it a fragrant voyage with plants that glow by moonlight. Daphne lightens things up with sambac jasmine that perfumes containers or garden beds with intricate white flowers. Plus, find out why trees leaf out at different times as we head into spring. Got weeds? Herbalist Ellen Zimmermann joins Trisha to pick the weeds that are good for you! On tour, from childhood, Whitney Nolen knew that she wanted a small urban farm. Now, in a standard backyard, chickens supply eggs, and Nigerian Dwarf goats provide milk that she and neighbors turn into yogurt, cheese, and soap. Visit her garden in person on the 2017 Funky Chicken Coop tour on April 15.
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.