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Out Like A Lamb, Sort Of

What a crazy ride this March has been! And it’s not over yet, since we’re sweating on Wednesday and “shivering” on Thursday. Calendula and golden groundsel (Packera obovata) handle it well. Some tiny beneficial pollinator was having lunch until I interfered. Here’s a wider shot of the golden groundsel along the back fence. Everything is | read more →

Bloom Day March 2015!

In my east Austin patch, the garden party’s in gear! Some guests, like Narcissus Falconet, showed up early. In fact, these were so eager they stood in the ice and rain to get the sunny picture door prize. N. Abba was mere steps behind, joined by the first of many larkspurs on the horizon. Some | read more →

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America’s Test Kitchen

encore air date: March 26, 2015

original air date: January 10, 2015

Go behind the scenes with America’s Test Kitchen Christopher Kimball to see what led him down the kitchen path and the science behind memorable meals.  And sharpen those knives for his tip on slicing onions for flavor and texture!  On tour near La Grange, meet the heart-warming Bernsen family who grows most of their own food, from pre-school to parents.  Since it’s not too late to plant trees, Daphne’s Plant of the Week is stately Mexican sycamore.  Plus, she explains why to apply horticultural oil now to fruit trees and other trees with past insect issues. See what’s growing in Trisha Shirey’s winter vegetable garden at Lake Austin Spa Resort and how she fends off deer and controls insects.

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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.