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Cold-hardy Bromeliads - July 26th, 2014

Curvaceous cold-hardy bromeliads—can we grow them? Horticulturist Scott Ogden shares his plant driven bromeliad passion. Daphne explains why flowers turn to the sun. Her Plant of the Week is hummingbird magnet for sun and shade, Firecracker fern. Merrideth Jiles shows how to divide bromeliads. On tour, two neighbors united the neighborhood when they took out their lawns….

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Dive into Summer Pond Care - July 19th, 2014

Dive in to pond and fountain summertime care with Steve Kainer from Hill Country Water Gardens and Nursery.  On tour, Claudia Hubenthal’s stream and pond started with a garage sale inspiration. Daphne explains why pest control—organic or otherwise—can harm beneficial insects. Her plant of the week is native perennial snake herb, which attracts butterflies, not snakes! Trisha pops in with yummy, healthy, homemade popsicles….

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Will Pedal for Compost - July 3rd, 2014

Meet food plants new on our horizon, like Yacón, Gynura and Oca with Jay Beard, organic grower at Lone Star Nursery. On tour, the East Side Compost Pedallers spare the landfill by cycling to pick up neighborhood compostables to nourish soil at local farms and community gardens. Daphne explains how to pep up your own compost pile. Her Plant of the Week is native perennial giant coneflower, Rudbeckia maxima, that attracts native bees to its flower…

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Comfort Zone - June 21st, 2014

Pack some punch in those shade garden spots with Jon Hutson’s picks from Tillery Street Plant Company. On tour, Lynne Dobson transformed unwieldy blank slopes into shady garden retreats and artful surprises. Daphne Richards answers: can we use mulch that’s gotten moldy in the bag?  Plus, she’s got the tips for growing summertime okra. Trisha Shirey shows how to collect and dry your favorite flower seeds….

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Grow Up! - June 28th, 2014

Pat McNeal from Vertical Growing Systems grows up with wall containers for food and ornamentals to save water, cool down buildings, and garden in narrow spaces or indoors.  On tour, visit Elayne Lansford’s healing garden where a Bottle World art project helped her during battles with cancer. Daphne Richards explains how to control June bugs and shows off wildlife plant Senna.  Trisha Shirey promotes lovely self-seeding annual gomphrena (gl…

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What’s Bugging You? - June 7th, 2014

What’s buggin’ you? Find out with Wizzie Brown, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program Specialist-IPM.  On tour, landscape architect Christy Ten Eyck gardens wise in Austin with drought-tough lessons learned in Arizona. Daphne explains how to prune an overgrown loropetalum. Her pick of the week is low-growing groundcover, green germander. Tim Miller from organic Millberg Farm shows how to water vegetables….

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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…

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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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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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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…