August 30, 2016
Boy, am I glad to shut the door on August! Despite the rain that cooled things down, I love being on the countdown to an energizing season.
AND, September means an energetic new season of CTG!
Travis County Master Gardener Patty Leander and Jay White team up to show how to beat the heat for fall vegetables and what and when to plant.
On tour at Crockett High School, students are growing their sustainable future, including raised beds and an aquaponics greenhouse they built. And, what fantastic kids!
Brent Heath from Brent and Becky’s Bulbs picks fragrant naturalizing performers for hot and humid climates, like Narcissus ‘Gigantic Star’.
On tour, when Monica and Greg Tran learned that a baby was on the way, they started their first family garden.
Keep the wildlife coming all year with plant time-sharing ideas from Andrea DeLong-Amaya of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
And, heads up on the Fall Plant Sale October 14 (members only, but you can join that day!) and October 15. Note: no sale on Sunday this fall so head out early!
At the Arnosky Family Farms near Blanco, get the story behind Pamela and Frank’s venture into cut flower farming. Find out what they grow in winter to transition into spring and see how Pamela keeps her cool in the heat.
Plus, we visit American Grown Flowers’ Field to Vase dinner tour that connects slow flowers and slow food.
Daphne answers our super viewer questions, like Lisa and Desi Rhoden’s query about this fungal growth on their oak trees (September 10).
Got a platoon of army worms, like Daphne did last year? Don’t fear, she tells us. On September 17, find out why to leave them alone (until the birds host a banquet).
Jeff Ferris from The Natural Gardener explains why soil temperature, not the calendar, determines when to plant (September 10). On September 17, see how to pick the right fertizer and why.
September 24, Trisha Shirey from Lake Austin Spa egged us on during taping with delicious eggplant recipes.
And October 1, she styles fragrant, colorful bouquets from our gardens plumped up with a few store-bought lovelies.
That’s just for starters: so much more to come! Thanks for stopping by and see you next week, Linda