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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….


Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardens - September 5th, 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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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…


Shade Plant List by Jon Hutson Tillery Street Plant Company

…Easy to propagate by division for sharing. Has really taken off in the landscaping community recently and because of this, can sometimes be rather hard to find. Viburnum suspensum ( Sandankwa viburnum) Z 8-11. China. Shrub to 10′. Partial to nearly full shade. Dense evergreen with dark green leathery leaves and white to pale pink flowers. Attractive to bees, birds and butterflies. Blooms are followed by red berries that darken to black. Appre…

Palate Pleasing Popsicles for Summer Fun

…reat way to use up that last bit of melon. Add a few sprigs of peppermint to really brighten the flavor or try a sprig of cinnamon basil in the mix. 2 cups seeded watermelon, cut into chunks ½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice 1 to 2 sprigs of fresh mint or basil (Key lime basil is a favorite for this.) 2 tablespoons organic sugar, honey or agave nectar (or to taste) Place all ingredients in the blender and blend u…

Attracting Bees to Your Yard and Garden

…in the garden area as well as bare land that hasn’t been tilled to provide shelter for brush and ground nesting native bees Plants that Attract Bees and other Pollinators Almond Verbena (Aloysia virgata ) Size: up to 15 feet high, 5 feet or more wide Water requirements: low Bloom: almond-scented white flowers spring to summer Light: full sun to part sun This shrub, native to Argentina, has slightly drooping branches and a flower that wil…

Refrigerator Pickles

…spot on a hot day after a stint in the garden; salty, crunchy and oh so good! Refrigerator Pickles Prepare two quart jars with the following in each jar: 2 cloves garlic 3 to 4 whole peppercorns ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon sugar (or more to taste) 1 to 2 tablespoons of fresh, fragrant dill seed Sliced onions Bring to a boil in a non-reactive pan: 1 1/2 cups water 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons Kosher or sea salt (sal…