Admit it: we got spoiled for a few months there. Now we’re back to wilting reality. Here’s my Mexican honeysuckle (Justicia spicigera) in late afternoon when the sun briefly hits. Back in shade twenty minutes later, it’s already refreshed. By morning, it’s primed for another day to feed hummingbirds, though flowers are most prolific in | read more →
Sometimes we all grouse about the weather and problems in our gardens, but you know what? Whenever I meet a local urban farmer, they’re always upbeat, like Michael Hanan at neighborhood micro-farm Ten Acre Organics. Farmshare Austin cultivates organic crops as well as aspiring young farmers. At Boggy Creek Farm, dear Carol Ann Sayle and | read more →
encore air date: August 1, 2015
original air date: June 20, 2015
Author, speaker and creative gardener Shawna Coronado turns blank fences, balconies, and patios into vertical gardens for food, beauty, spiritual comfort, and pollinators. At the American Botanical Council’s gorgeous gardens against an historic house, discover easy-to-grow plants with medicinal benefits to promote good health or to heal what ails you. Spice up your drought-defiant garden with the culinary and healing evergreen oregano. And in backyard basics, we learn to make our own hypertufa containers.
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.