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Perennial Fun - October 25th, 2014

Meet under-the-radar native perennials for wildlife with Barbara and Bobby Wright from organic Wright’s Nursery in Briggs. On tour in San Antonio, Ragna and Bob Hersey turned a flat-scape into vibrant outdoor rooms fun with art, passalong plants and creative recycling.  Mulching trees is great unless we do it the wrong way. Daphne illustrates fatal mulching mistakes around trees. Her plant of the week is native coral honeysuckle, an evergreen pe…

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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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….


Succulent Pachypodiums and Adeniums

Adenium hybrid (Crimson Star) Adenium arabicum ‘Gold Crown’ Adenium obesum (Desert Rose) Pachypodium lamerei (Madagascar palm) Pachypodium saundersii Pachypodium namaquanum…

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′…