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Hummingbird Haven, Weeds, Courtyard Design

Do you feel like the “other shoe is about to drop?” That’s how I feel right now as rock and roll temps have us stymied about when to prune. Normally, my ‘Grapes’ gomphrena (G. decumbens) would be recumbent by now. Instead, it’s just flopping over in little balls of brightness. I’ve already cut back many | read more →

Saving Water Without Sacrifice

With Sunday’s temps breaking records on January’s last day, I’m so glad I planted winter-annual calendulas for brunching bees. It’s so easy to grow water thrifty plants that don’t diminish our wildlife. Low-care Aloe maculata blooms for months to support hummingbirds and pollinators. Evergreen native vine Carolina jessamine draws every bee in the neighborhood! Honestly, | read more →

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Zoom In On Hummingbirds

encore air date: February 11, 2016

original air date: February 13, 2016

Create a hummingbird flight path to your garden with Mark Klym, co-author of Hummingbirds of Texas. Hummingbirds head straight for native coralbean, Daphne’s Plant of the Week. Plus, she answers: “Should a new homeowner remove an existing chinaberry tree?”  So, what about those “weeds” popping up everywhere? Before you pluck, Certified Herbalist Ellen Zimmermann joins Trisha to explain how they’re good for you. On tour, designer Amy Voorhes magnified her tiny courtyard with stylish raised beds and drought tough plants that bring wildlife fingertip close.

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February 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

pow coral bean


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