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Cuts of Colors Flower Farm

Debra Prinzing The 50 Mile Bouquet - July 13th, 2013

Author Debra Prinzing champions locally grown cut flowers in every season with The 50 Mile Bouquet and Slow Flowers. Follow her cross-country flower farm visits through the eyes of photographer David E. Perry.  On tour, get tips for growing and arranging flowers at Rita Anders’ Cuts of Color flower farm in Weimar. Daphne analyzes why plant leaves turn yellow. Her pick of the week is Phlox paniculata ‘John Fanick’, a glorious summer bloomer. John…

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Not taking natives for granted

How soon we take things for granted! These days, it’s easy to find spring-blooming native columbines and their spin-offs. I have so many intermingled, but this is an Aquiliegia chrysantha of some sort. Not so long ago, the only columbines we could buy were foreigners that croaked in 12 seconds. My first ones that worked were simply called  “Hinckley columbine” in the days that these native Texans were first coming into the…

From Linda: July 1, 2009

Here’s about all we’re good for right now. The Barbados cherries are stripped clean, and I know why.  The mockingbirds are feeding their nestling, secure at the top of our front mountain laurel, but definitely hungry.  I don’t know how I can help them at this point. Our problems are pretty minor compared to theirs. At the same time, as urban/suburban gardeners, what affects us definitely impacts them. When the surprise rain ca…

From the producer: July 18, 2008

One of my projects is my horrendously ugly shed. I doubt that I have the creative spirit to make it as cute as the many I’ve seen in local gardens, but at least I want to replace the peeling doors that refuse to stay shut. This project moved up to priority status on the “to do” list after we taped author Debra Prinzing and photographer William Wright, this week’s featured guests, on the premiere of their book, Stylish Sh…

No-freeze native plants + Mr. Smarty Plants unmasked!

…t weekend. When something fuels wildlife in these cold days, it gets a place in my garden, like my Oxalis drummondii. To learn more about the ecology of wildflowers, along with their legends and lore, tune into KLRU on March 10 at 7 p.m. for Wildflowers|Seeds of History (other PBS stations to air in April, so check your listings). I’m in the final stages of post-production for this high definition documentary jam-packed with insight that p…

Small native trees & shrubs, Green Garden makeover

Happy Thanksgiving! As gardeners, we’re most thankful for the soaking rains. Remember last year when new plants went into freezes with bone-dry roots? And, as Austin gardeners entered the season of wastewater averaging, we were hesitant to water, yet anxious if we didn’t. I’m thankful we’re spared that dilemma this year. With the rain and cooler temperatures, my firespike (Odontonema stricta) in the shady patio cove blo…