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Healing Plants + Clever Ideas with Recycled Stuff

Isn’t it wonderful when plants we love do so much good? Hummingbirds rave about firecracker fern (Russelia equisetiformis), but so do Gulf Fritillary butterflies. It’s become one of my water thrifty favorites for part sun/shade. Native Barbados cherry (Malpighia glabra) handles the sun to shade swing, too. This one flowers and fruits spring and fall | read more →

Design Like a Pro: Pam Penick & Countryside Nursery

Well, Texas Native Plant Week (Oct. 16 – 22) promises to be another hot, dry one for us. Turk’s caps are panting a bit as Gulf Fritillary butterflies hurry over while the going’s good. At Travis County Extension’s demonstration gardens, Salvia farinacea is hosting an “unplugged” bee festival this week. Native zexmenia (Wedelia acapulcensis var. | read more →

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Healing, Helpful Plants

online premiere: October 20, 2016

original air date: October 22, 2016

How do plants help us heal? Herbalist Ginger Webb from the Sacred Journey School of Herbalism explores surprising benefits. On tour, Rasmey Mau Raymond turned weedy land into healthy food for her family and the wildlife. Daphne explains what’s going on with a troubled lime tree, and why native honey mesquite is a tree to add to your list. Trisha flavors up recipes with fun-to-grow microgreens.

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October 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.