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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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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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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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Pond Tour 2014 - May 31st, 2014

Make a splash on a preview of the Austin Pond Society 2014 tour with Linda & Karl Tinsley. On our tour, Laura and Travis McGarraugh revamped their backyard into new family fun with ponds and wildlife when their kids outgrew the lawn’s playscape.  Daphne identifies the spider mites attacking a cedar (ashe juniper) tree. She picks dwarf pittosporum for an evergreen small shrub in shade. John Dromgoole shows how to keep ants out of containers,…

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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…

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Native Plants for Wildlife - October 11th, 2014

Celebrate Texas Native Plant Week with Cathy Downs from the Native Plant Society of Texas.  Get her drought defiant picks to support wildlife all year long and why it matters. On tour, Jenny and David Stocker combine drought, pollinator plants, and beautiful outdoor living. Daphne illustrates how viewer Kim Bruch dries and preserves native plants for her elementary school students. Find out how to grow Plant of the Week native purple skullcap (S…

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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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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…

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Express Yourself with Garden Art - May 3rd, 2014

Express yourself through garden art with Chris Smartt’s fun ideas from Sol’stice Garden Expressions. On tour, Irene Anderson turns a maintenance-hound swimming pool into a natural habitat pond. Daphne answers: Is it okay to pound a nail into a tree to hang a plant? Her pick of the week is fall-blooming, bee and butterfly-loving Queen’s wreath. John goes inside to propagate house plants….

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What’s That Beetle Up To? - May 24th, 2014

Meet the beetles with entomologist Mike Quinn who identifies the good guys in your garden. On tour at Natural Bridge Caverns, see what we put on top ends up in our aquifers. Daphne answers: how long can we store pecans and when to plant? Her pick of the week is Sparkler sedge to brighten up shady spots. John Dromgoole shows how to fend off pests, like squash vine borer, and how to keep the beneficial pests….