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Living it Up Pond & Patio Design

My daylilies are putting on a show just for me, but to see over-the-moon lovelies and get tips (and divisions) from local gardeners, head to the Austin Daylily Show & Sale on May 26 at Zilker Botanical Garden! From our viewers: “What’s stripping leaves off my hot peppers at night?” Well, recently while taping at | read more →

Take the Zero out of Xeriscape!

“Xeriscape” does not mean “zero-scape!” Simply, it’s designing with water-thrifty plants and water-conserving techniques, whatever your style. And, yes, you can have lawn, too: just mow high and don’t pamper with lots of fertilizer and water. Call responsible gardening whatever you like (including Earth Kind), but one important aspect is nurturing our diminishing bird and | read more →

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Pond & Bog Plants with Pizazz!

air date: May 19, 2018

Pump up your pond and bog plant design with Steve Kainer from Hill Country Water Gardens & Nursery. From intricate spillers (including mint) in bog containers to dramatic flair, Steve layers style for large and small ponds. On tour, Jeannie Ferrier and Steven Monfrini of the Austin Pond Society unite serenity with funky fun in layers of ponds and outdoor living. What’s stripping leaves off hot pepper plants in the night? Daphne has the answer thanks to La Flaca Urban Gardens. And find out why a gardener’s suddenly got a crop of hackberry seedlings and what to do about them. Trisha tackles snails and slugs, the other culprits in the night.

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May 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.