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Backyard Butterflies - December 7th, 2013

Meet backyard butterflies and how to keep them around with tips from Geyata Ajilvsgi, author of Butterfly Gardening for Texas. On tour, see how Anne Bellomy swapped lawn for wildlife habitat in a small in-town yard. We’re losing trees by the thousands! John Dromgoole demonstrates watering tools to give your trees the deep drink they need….

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Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens - April 14th, 2012

Sign on to water wise plants for sustainable gardens with horticulturists and authors, Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden. On tour, see how Anne Bellomy dumped lawn in favor of wildlife plants. Daphne Richards answers: “Can I put soil or compost over exposed oak tree roots to plant groundcovers?” Her pick of the week: drought-tough native Mountain Laurel. Merrideth Jiles from The Great Outdoors shows off his home garden survivors that ma…

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Things to do in January

…treatment in 3 to 4 weeks, if needed. Diseases/Pests to look for: Check for mealy bugs and for scale on houseplants. Need a plant problem identified? Bring a sample in a ziplock bag to the Extension Office, 1600-B Smith Road. Call: Extension Office (512) 473-9600 for fruit and nut tree spray schedules. Things To Plant In January Flower Plants: Alyssum Butterfly Weed…

Spring into summer with gusto

Can you believe this? We’ve had spring (and winter!) longer than 15 minutes. Poppies keep popping up with spuria iris. I can’t have too many native winecups. In the cat cove, they team up with Gulf penstemon and Calylophus berlandieri ssp. Pinifolius. And this time of year is just about my favorite on the patio, when Marie Pavie and star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) double up on perfume whammy. In a Temple garden we taped recentl…

Fall in love with autumn bulbs and grasses

…months against evergreen Texas sedge (Carex texensis). The plumbago will die to the ground this winter but return even stronger next spring. Mine came from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center sales—coming up again Oct. 13 & 14 (member’s preview Oct. 12). You can even join that day to beat the rush for superb natives, including ones that don’t often show up in nurseries. These days, many nurseries do have native grasses like Lindheimer…

Plants that survived the Texas Two-Step: Freeze and Drought

Although my spuria iris flowers astound me just once a year, they do it every year—drought, flood, or freeze—since Scott Ogden shared a few divisions with me years ago. My garden is resilient, too, thanks to the words he’s shared with me through all his books. Lauren Springer Ogden is another mentor, through her The Undaunted Garden (recently revised with Fulcrum Publishing) for garden design, plant resumes, and the poetry of words that express…

New look at lawns, watering tips, plant performance flamboozle

Last week, we taped a lawn-free garden that will air in 2012. I love the way that Anne uses grasses, yuccas, and agaves for vertical distinction against free-flow natives that nectar hosts of winged visitors. Here’s a nice duo: Lindheimer muhly and and Deer muhly. Lindheimer seed heads. For years, I had a Lindheimer in the front garden:  a homecoming beacon every fall from far down the street. Then it got too shady, and it whimpered away. L…