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Rob Nash

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…

Chandler Ford

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…

Tait Moring

Growing Grapes - February 5th, 2015

What are the best grapes to grow for wine and table? Jim Kamas, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Viticulture & Fruit Lab, heads us to backyard vineyard success with tips from his new book, Growing Grapes in Texas.  On tour, landscape architect Tait Moring is into recycling. To frame his hilltop garden with respect for the earth, he’s cycled native plants and wildlife back in since he arrived to Bermuda grass and a chain link fence.  Jim Kama…

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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…

Curt Arnette

Garden Design for the Future - January 22nd, 2015

Explore the future of landscape architecture with Texas A&M University Landscape Architecture students Ixchel Granada and Aaron Kotwal.  On tour, landscape architect Curt Arnette restored habitat as he sculpted land, directed water, and gave artistic notice for the family’s outdoors connection. Daphne answers: When and why do we add compost?  Plus, find out how to grow her Plant of the Week, native Mexican plum, a small tree that bursts with…

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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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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….


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….

Lorig Hawkins

Top Tips for Growing Vegetables - January 29th, 2015

In the ultimate hands-on guide to organic homegrown food, Trisha Shirey tackles tips to make it easy in her new book, Vegetable Gardening in the Southwest.  On tour, Lorig Hawkins, Farm Director at Farmshare Austin, explains how they keep crops healthy and why they’re teaching aspiring young farmers and filling empty dinner plates. Daphne answers: Should I foliar feed or root feed my plants? Since it’s rose planting time, check out her Plant of…

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Perennial Fun - October 25th, 2014

Meet under-the-radar native perennials for wildlife with Barbara and Bobby Wright from organic Wright’s Nursery in Briggs. On tour in San Antonio, Ragna and Bob Hersey turned a flat-scape into vibrant outdoor rooms fun with art, passalong plants and creative recycling.  Mulching trees is great unless we do it the wrong way. Daphne illustrates fatal mulching mistakes around trees. Her plant of the week is native coral honeysuckle, an evergreen pe…