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Central Texas Gardener Episode 2021

Master Gardener Tour 2014 - April 19th, 2014

Preview the Travis County Master Gardener “Gardens on Tour 2014″ with Wendy Buck and Maggie Tate to style up your garden with hands-on tips, plant and art design. Get a closer look at Lori Daul’s garden where she ripped up the lawn for artistic play in sun and shade. Daphne answers: what is the difference in botany and horticulture? Her plant of the week Chile pequin and Chiltepin. William Glenn from Garden-Ville explores minerals that imp…

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Natives not Invasives - April 12th, 2014

See how and why to swap invasive plants for native holistic ecology with tips from Jessica Wilson. On tour, Laura and Andy Stewart reclaimed their in-town lot smothered with invasives. Daphne answers: Does it really take a century plant 100 years to bloom? Her plant of the week is Agave and how to select the one for you. William Glenn compares composts….

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Deer-proof Succulents - March 27th, 2014

Beat the deer, drought, and cold with succulents on Eric Pedley’s list from East Austin Succulents. On tour, Ally and Richard Stresing tackled flooding to grow organic food, native plants, and raise chickens in a raccoon-proof henhouse.  Daphne explains when to plant tomatoes to avoid freeze damage. There’s no worry about freeze damage on her pick of the week, cold-hardy Satsuma orange ‘Orange Frost.’ Trisha flavors things up with tips on growin…

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Drought Busters - April 5th, 2014

Drought buster perennials are a natural for Janet Rademacher from Mountain States Wholesale Nursery in Arizona. Find out why to pick some of the latest selections at your local nursery. On tour in San Antonio, Heather and Brett Ginsburg’s young family loves the wildlife since they dumped the lawn for a xeric-style party. Daphne shows how to propagate rosemary and grow wildlife favorite bottlebrush. Trisha puckers up with homegrown calamondin and…

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England Goes to Texas - February 27th, 2014

Even if your garden isn’t Downton Abbey, most likely it has roots in English garden design. Find out why with insight from Texas A&M University’s Dr. William C. Welch. On tour, Jennifer and David Stocker built on childhood memories from across the pond when they designed their drought-tough garden on limestone. Daphne Richards explains why favorite northern plants, like peonies, can’t make the move to the Southwest. Her Plant of the Week is…

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Water Conservation Design - March 6th, 2014

How can we maximize rainwater in drought? Landscape architect Kenneth Francis illustrates water management designs from experience in New Mexico and Texas. On tour, Earth Camp fifth-graders at the Becker Elementary Green Classroom teach wise lessons on watershed protection. Pump up those iris blooms with Daphne’s tips on fertilizer. Daphne explains when to fertilize iris for fabulous flowers. Get growing asparagus with John Dromgoole’s tip…

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Creative Gardening with Recycled Finds - November 16th, 2013

William Glenn from Garden-Ville grabs our imagination with repurposed finds that are inexpensive and fun. On tour, Paul Lofton relied on ingenuity, instead of cash, to turn grass into delightful garden destinations. Celebrate Lady Bird with Daphne’s Plant of the Week: Texas Superstar ‘Lady Bird Johnson Royal Blue’ bluebonnet. If it’s time to cut back your too-woody thyme, Daphne shows us how. Eric Pedley from East Austin…

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Lawn Options for Drought - February 8th, 2014

Take a new look at lawns with native Habiturf, developed by Mark Simmons at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. On tour, see how the Commons Ford Prairie Restoration Organization is bringing back the birds, bees, and butterflies to this popular park. Daphne attracts wildlife with hardy aloe and celebrates the 100th anniversary of the AgriLife Extension Service. Trisha Shirey fends off deer, mosquitoes and other garden chompers with a repell…

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Yes, You Can Grow Roses - February 22nd, 2014

Yes, You Can Grow Roses, Judy Barrett’s latest book full of rosy tips for no-spray, drought tough beauties. On tour, Penny Kerker-Smith from the First Austin African Violet Society perks up the office and the house with easy-care African violets. Daphne illustrates why not to hedge native Texas sage (cenizo) and highlights spring-blooming perennial Texas Gold columbine, a Texas Superstar plant. Find out when and how to fertilize with Brandi Blai…

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Time to Plant Trees - October 26th, 2013

Tree loss is at record numbers. April Rose from TreeFolks explains how drought impacts our trees over the long term, how we can help, and good choices for replacements. On tour in San Antonio’s historic King William district, visit a drought-tough makeover that started with tree renovation. Daphne explains how to properly mulch trees to avoid causing problems. Her pick of the week is Chinkapin oak, a trustworthy oak for smaller gardens.  Trisha…