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Style Up for Drought and Edible Landscapes

Oh, how I love Barbados cherry! From spring through fall, it pumps out flowers for pollinators and edible fruits for us and eager birds. Designer Elizabeth McGreevy notes: “Did you know that back in the mid-1900s the U.S. considered it a food staple because of its vitamin C content?” Since I planted red-veined sorrel a | read more →

Color Up Winter with Flowers and Food

Wow, what a difference a week makes! Rain and shorter daylight hours prompted laggard asters and chrysanthemums to board the blooming bus. Bees and other tiny insects went out for Sunday brunch in my garden. Any second now, those leaves are coming down. Gardeners often ask us, “Can I rake them into my garden beds | read more →

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Native Plant Sustainability

encore air date: November 26, 2015

original air date: October 10, 2015

To celebrate Texas Native Plant week (and all year long), Kathy Trizna from the Native Plant Society of Texas “capit-O-lizes” on native plants that work best in four unique eco-regions from rock to soil. On tour, Kasie and Andrew Brazell restored native plants to their Blackland Prairie acreage to raise their kids and lots of butterflies and bees. Mountain laurels are hardy native trees, but Daphne explains the root of the problem for one troubled tree. Her Plant of the Week is silvery native ground-cover Gregg dalea that flowers to attract tiny pollinators. John demonstrates how to attract wildlife even on a patio or balcony with seasonal containers.

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November 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.