Search Results for: Daphne Richards


Curt Arnette

Garden Design for the Future - January 22nd, 2015

Explore the future of landscape architecture with Texas A&M University Landscape Architecture students Ixchel Granada and Aaron Kotwal.  On tour, landscape architect Curt Arnette restored habitat as he sculpted land, directed water, and gave artistic notice for the family’s outdoors connection. Daphne answers: When and why do we add compost?  Plus, find out how to grow her Plant of the Week, native Mexican plum, a small tree that bursts with…

garden sarah munro

Wrangling Water and Erosion - January 17th, 2015

We love the rain but not when it threatens our homes and erodes our gardens!  Land designer Elizabeth McGreevy illustrates a few simple ways to wrangle that water and keep it on our plants. On tour in Temple, Sarah Munro’s first job was to redirect water with artist Brooks Gist when she restored wildlife habitat in her new development.  Daphne answers: What’s the difference between a succulent and a cactus? Drought defiant sedge takes Plant of t…

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America’s Test Kitchen - January 15th, 2015

Go behind the scenes with America’s Test Kitchen Christopher Kimball to see what led him down the kitchen path and the science behind memorable meals.  And sharpen those knives for his tip on slicing onions for flavor and texture!  On tour near La Grange, meet the heart-warming Bernsen family who grows most of their own food, from pre-school to parents.  Since it’s not too late to plant trees, Daphne’s Plant of the Week is stately Mexican sycamo…


Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardens - September 7th, 2013

Get growing fall and winter vegetables with tasty tips from Master Gardener Ally Stresing. On tour, meet the next generation of green gardeners at Wells Branch Elementary. Daphne Richards adds homegrown artichokes to the menu, for food, flowers, and perennial attention. John Dromgoole styles up recycled containers with bromeliads, ferns, and dyckias….

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Bringing Nature Home - November 22nd, 2014

Bringing Nature Home author Dr. Douglas Tallamy, University of Delaware Professor & Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, makes the powerful link between native plants and wildlife for  a future of abundant partners in biodiversity. On tour, the Gardening Club at Oak Hill Elementary keeps busy growing food, tending butterfly plants and restoring habitat to care for their school and wildlife. Daphne explains how powerful childhood garden…

garden brett and heather ginsburg

What Do Insects See? - September 20th, 2014

What do bees and butterflies really see in our plants? Andrea DeLong-Amaya from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center explores the runway pollinator patterns and colors that are invisible to us. On tour in San Antonio, Heather and Brett Ginsburg dumped the lawn for wildlife wonder for their young family. Daphne answers: Why did native prairie verbena rot? Plant of the week is drought defiant perennial wildlife lover Mexican bush sage (Salvia l…

garden ragna and bob

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…

garden sara breuer

Perennials for All Seasons - November 15th, 2014

Meet new exciting grasses and succulents with Janet Rademacher from Mountain States Wholesale Nursery. On tour, Sara Breuer updated an old garden style, removed lawn, and turned it into a Certified Backyard Habitat with help from her family. Daphne explains what plants we can move in winter. Plant of the Week is green germander, an evergreen drought defiant groundcover, perfect for borders. John Dromgoole explains how to put fall’s falling leave…

Austin Neal's Garden

Mix Edibles with Wildlife Food - October 18th, 2014

Pump up winter’s perennial beds and containers with cool-weather vegetables and edible annual flowers. Deena Spellman from Bastrop Gardens picks easy-care plants that feed us and overwintering pollinators. On tour, Austin Neal flavored his front yard renovation with food, wildlife perennials, art, and neighborly spots to hang out. Daphne answers: why did all my healthy herbs wither away? Plant of the Week is crossvine, a perennial vine that love…

Jenny and David Stocker

Native Plants for Wildlife - October 11th, 2014

Celebrate Texas Native Plant Week with Cathy Downs from the Native Plant Society of Texas.  Get her drought defiant picks to support wildlife all year long and why it matters. On tour, Jenny and David Stocker combine drought, pollinator plants, and beautiful outdoor living. Daphne illustrates how viewer Kim Bruch dries and preserves native plants for her elementary school students. Find out how to grow Plant of the Week native purple skullcap (S…