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Mysteries & Wonders

Go out on a ledge for your bees! Our Christmas present one year was a birdbath designed by Zach Zamora of Variance Design. We wanted it tall enough to be somewhat safe against stray cats. Zach’s renowned for his sustainable, living ecosystems in museums, science centers, zoos, and aquariums, along with with unique garden art. | read more →

Making a Comeback After Freeze

This time of year, if you blink, you’ll miss something new. In just a few hours on Sunday, baby blue eyes popped open under native golden groundsel (Packera obovata). Perennial companions are growing back in after their winter haircuts. Some plants are taking their time to show up, but it looks like everybody made it | read more →

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How to Select Rainwater Collection Cisterns

encore date: March 17, 2018

original air date: February 17, 2018

What do you need to know when selecting rainwater collection tanks? Chris Maxwell-Gaines from Innovative Water Solutions explains the basics for choosing and setting up your tank. Are weeds growing like weeds? Daphne explains best practices for control. She also answers a viewer’s question about what it takes for yuccas to bloom. John demonstrates how to avoid overwatering houseplants. On tour, Sprout architectural landscape designer Jackson Broussard brings together architecture, plants, and memories in every design. A very special makeover landed him in his childhood home.

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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

Yucca Flowers

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