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Wild about Wildlife Native Plants All Year

When I started gardening, “wildflowers” to the average person meant spring bluebonnets, Indian blanket and confederates like Thelesperma filifolium. Today, we grow for native plants in every season to support all things “wild.” For months, my various Turk’s caps, including Pam’s Pink, never relax their appointed task: to feed hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. I love | read more →

Bulbs that work, fall army worms & new parents’ first garden

You know the times “they are achangin” when native spiderwort pokes up to take a look around. Yes, folks, you wait long enough and fall is bound to come around, every year. Come March, my spiderworts (Tradescantia gigantea) will flaunt their bee-loved flowers. Currently, Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida (also called W. hispida and Zexmenia hispida) | read more →

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Wild About Wildflowers

online premiere: September 22, 2016

original air date: September 24, 2016

Yes, we love those spring wildflowers!  But just like us, our beneficial wildlife needs food all year long. Andrea DeLong-Amaya from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center shows how to extend the menu every season.  On tour, see how a gardener turned a typical suburban lawn into wildlife habitat. Daphne’s Plant of the Week, native four-nerve daisy, blooms for months on evergreen foliage. And find out why some recommended plants are now considered invasive, while others get tagged as aggressive. Trisha heads to the vegetable garden for the best eggplants, when to harvest, and  how to use in delicious recipes. Get her growing tips and recipes.

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September 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

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Four-nerve daisy

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