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Tree Problems - January 5th, 2013

Consulting arborist Don Gardner explains why trees suffer and die in drought and how to save them. On tour, Annie Gillespie salvages an uncomfortable slope for gardens and family. Get Daphne’s tips to care for wintering bluebonnets and other spring wildflowers. Her pick of week is winter edibles to tuck into perennial beds. John Dromgoole shows how to prevent insects and disease on fruit trees….

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Winter drought care trees & wildflowers|Edibles meet perennials

…idn’t weather summer’s heat, but this one never faltered. You can still plant winter edibles among your dormant perennials for a pop of delicious color. In fact, check out the Master Gardener’s free workshop  January 17 on how to plant and save seeds. Daphne also suggests letting some plants bolt or go to seed for their structural addition and flowers. With fall’s warm weather, many of our crops bolted early this year, so go ahead and r…

Useful wild plants, design tips, gazania troubles, bordered patch butterflies

This is an absolute first for me. Columbine in mid-July! Now, it’s normal for Zexmenia hispida to bloom in July. It would probably bloom a little more if I got out there and did some gentle shearing, especially since it’s flopping all over. But not now, it’s busy. Another first: clouds of Bordered Patch butterflies relentless in their pursuit of happiness. Since zexmenia is also their larval food, I may get some free pruning!…

From Linda: August 13, 2009

Today we taped two more fabulous shows for September.  Sept. 19: drought tolerant clumping (ornamental) grasses, with varieties for sun and shade, and Sept. 26: drought-hardy naturalizing bulbs.  It got us excited again, even though Tom, Ed, and I are disheartened that the rain missed us yet again. I’m also editing several gardens we shot in spring to air this fall. When possible, I like to air gardens opposite their taping season, in case…

Winter fun, trip to Wharton, spider ID

Last Sunday, this little acrobat wasted no time cashing in its Salvia coccinea coupon before it expires. My Forsythia sage (Salvia madrensis), a young passalong from Renee of Renee’s Roots, could stand more sun, but I like its adolescent bloom and broad leaves against the new Dianella (variegated flax lily). Some much-needed tree pruning could take care of the sun situation. Where’s Santa when you need him? In east Austin, this wee…

From the producer: January 16, 2009

…thing that gardeners need most:  a joyous laugh. This is late notice, but if you read this in time, jump in the car Saturday morning for the Texas Flower Bulb Society’s Festival and Sale.  It’s this Saturday, the 17th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Zilker Garden Center. These are local gardeners who know what works, so this is a great way to add to your bulb collection. See you next week, Linda…