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Outside the Box with Tricky Plants - February 15th, 2014

Tempted to push the box with tricky plants like Japanese maple? Amanda Moon from It’s About Thyme has the tricks for success. On tour, Bob Atchison and Rob Moshein united their neighborhood with a romantic garden that stops traffic on a busy street. Daphne explains when to prune those frozen and dormant plants. Find out why she picks native coneflower as her Plant of the Week. See what Brandi Blaisdell from The Natural Gardener stuffs into a gar…


Fairy Gardens and Terrariums - November 21st, 2013

Enter a miniature world of fairy gardens and terrariums to intrigue children and adults with Sandra Killough from Bonnie’s Greenhouse. On tour, Lana and Bob Beyer turned their drought-fried grass into perennial wildlife fun. Daphne answers: are garden mushrooms toxic to dogs?  Her Plant of the Week is nasturtium, a beautiful (and edible) trailing plant to enjoy all winter. Trisha Shirey shows how to force dramatic amaryllis bulbs for holiday won…

On Tour Bob Barth

Succulent Designs - July 27th, 2013

Style up succulents in upcycled containers with Eric Pedley from East Austin Succulents. On tour, visit Austin Cactus and Succulent Society co-founder Bob Barth’s drought-tough gardens and greenhouses where he’s renewing endangered species from around the world.  Daphne Richards’s Pick of the Week is ice plant that actually loves the heat.  See how Trisha Shirey turns succulents into charming floral arrangements….

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Lucinda Hutson’s Viva Tequila! - June 8th, 2013

Lucinda Hutson takes us on a spirited tour of Mexico’s agaves through Viva Tequila! Cocktails, Cooking, and Other Agave Adventures. Along with a fiesta of folklore, get the inside story of how agaves turn into tasty drinks, and which one is exclusive to tequila. On tour, wander a romantic street side garden where Bob Atchison and Rob Moshein invite the neighbors into their Texas-tough multicultural design. Daphne explains why your succulent plan…

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Hardy Agaves - September 28th, 2012

Meet some hardy agaves for beds or containers with Bob Barth from the Austin Cactus & Succulent Society. On tour, a San Antonio gardener replaced dead grass with dimensions of succulents and cacti. Daphne explains why a plant can suffer sunburn. Jeff Pavlat from the Austin Cactus & Succulent Society demonstrates how to re-pot succulents and cacti….


Hardy Agaves

Agave parryi var. truncata (18-30′) Offsets after flowering Whale’s Tongue agave (Agave ovatifolia) 48′-72′ Solitary, no offsets Agave parrasana 18′-28′ Typically solitary Agave ‘Sharkskin Shoes’ 30′-41′ Colonizes Agave striata ‘Live Wires’ 18-30′ Colonizes Agave schidigera ‘Durango Delight’ 24-36′ Rarely offsets Agave victoria-reginae 10-24′ Typically solitary For shade to part shade: Squid agave (Agave bracteosa) 18-24′…

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Sneaking into summer

…m Central Texas Gardener’s Facebook page, some of our friends fondly refer to Althea as the “granny plant.” We all agree that we need a good granny now and then!  I still have some of the lavender ones that came with my 1950s house. It’s a great adaptable accent or deciduous companion in an evergreen natural screen. Another passalong is from Daphne herself, when she was trialing Peter’s Purple monarda. Hummingbirds and butterflies, here the…

Garden fiesta and Viva Tequila!

…your favorite PBS and KLRU programs anytime you want! On Saturday, we continue the inspiration after our usual broadcast with two recent favorite gardens: Meredith Thomas and Robin Howard Moore. Join me, Tom, and Daphne from 12:30 to 1 p.m. and 4:30 – 5, to support your CTG team! MANY THANKS from me, Tom, John, Trisha, Daphne and ALL the gardeners who have been able to share their stories and inspiration thanks to KLRU. See you next week, Linda…

50 Shades of Pink|Hardy Agaves|Repot Succulents

50 shades of pink dominate my garden this week. Okay, well maybe only 10 or so. The most grandiose is the crinum. The tiniest is my new Phlox paniculata ‘John Fanick’. It’s been on my list for years! When I ran into some in May, I nabbed them faster than a bunny on a banana. And they won’t be that tiny next year. Every day, I drive by some that are just under 2′ feet tall, in blasting heat, blooming like nuts. Speaking…

Projects! Reduce lawn makeover! Container vegetables!

Revival! As the rock roses (Pavonia lasiopetala) and Turk’s cap swing back into gear, my ideas hit revival mode, too. Projects are finally in the works.  Last spring, we laid a sandstone path over a section of dead grass, but wanted time to think about what to do next. We’ve decided to get more sandstone, but to reduce the heat factor, I’m leaving wide spaces to plant frogfruit (Phyla nodiflora). You can see how the first ones are already cre…