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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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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….

On Tour Ragna and Bob Hersey

Tropical Edibles - April 13th, 2013

Grow avocados, hibiscus tea, cinnamon, curry tree and other tropical edibles with tips from Amanda Moon from It’s About Thyme. On tour, visit a San Antonio wonderland where Ragna and Bob Hersey team up for creativity in a standard yard. Daphne Richards explains how to deal with oak leaf drop in garden beds. Her Pick of the Week is Mexican tithonia, a brilliant summer annual that’s a butterfly favorite. Andrea DeLong-Amaya from the La…


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′…