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Zooming into Flower Power!

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 →

Boing! Spring Already Sprung!

Giant Leopard moths are already hanging out with us on the patio. Pretty soon we’ll see their offspring: those black fuzzy wuzzy wooly bear caterpillars. 90° temps and crucifying sun last week certainly hurried things up. Already, Narcissus ‘Marieke’ bids us farewell until next spring. I’m sold on these guys with their silvery foliage, since | read more →

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Plants That Light Up the Night!

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.

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March 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.

Plant of the Week


Sambac Jasmine

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