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Top Tomato Tips - February 26th, 2015

Thinking about homegrown tomatoes? Let’s get growing with “the tomato guy” Bill Adams, author of The Texas Tomato Lover’s Handbook. Get some of his tricks for the tastiest tomatoes in town. On tour, find out what aquaponics is all about with Rob Nash in his Austin Aquaponics greenhouse.  Daphne answers: which cold hardy Satsuma should we pick? Native evergreen sumac is our Plant of the Week for its drought defiant hardiness and flowers and fruit…

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Springtime Tips - February 19th, 2015

From pruning to fertilizing, get the best ever spring prep tips with Robbi Will from the Antique Rose Emporium. On tour, visit Chandler Ford’s garden of two personalities: neighborhood vibrant fun in front and serene contemplation in back. Daphne answers Marc Opperman’s question: what’s this strange growth on my rose? Evergreen pineapple guava is her Plant of the Week, sporting vivacious flowers in spring for bees and butterflies and fall fruit…


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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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…

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Young Urban Farmers - October 4th, 2014

Red Dirt Ramblings author Dee Nash dishes up the real dirt on gardening in her book The 20/30 Something  Garden Guide.  Written for new soil grubbers, veterans will also whoop about her colorful graphic designs, DIY instructions, and plants from food to fragrance.  On tour, meet the young gardeners at Ten Acre Organics who turned suburban lawn into front yard food and backyard aquaponics. Daphne explains why vegetables fail in new raised beds. H…

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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…

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Spanish Melting Pot Garden Design - September 13th, 2014

How do Spanish and Mexican designs influence our garden melting pot?  Dr. William C. Welch from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension explores early concepts that are current backyard favorites.  On tour in San Antonio, Claire Golden restored her historic mission-styled courtyard that reminds her of beloved gardens in Mexico. Daphne explains why trees are dropping leaves in summer. Her plant of the week is cool-weather cilantro, a staple in Mexican r…

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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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Time for Trees - November 8th, 2014

It’s tree planting time, so let’s pick a few trees for sun or shade with Crystal Murray from Far South Wholesale Nursery! On tour, a young couple framed their garden-on-a-budget around native trees that came with their land. Find out how to grow bald cypress, Daphne’s Plant of the Week. Plus, she explains why trees turn color in fall. John Dromgoole shows how to protect beds or container plants in freeze with row cover….

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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…