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Fairy Gardens and Terrariums - November 21st, 2013

Enter a miniature world of fairy gardens and terrariums to intrigue children and adults with Sandra Killough from Bonnie’s Greenhouse. On tour, Lana and Bob Beyer turned their drought-fried grass into perennial wildlife fun. Daphne answers: are garden mushrooms toxic to dogs?  Her Plant of the Week is nasturtium, a beautiful (and edible) trailing plant to enjoy all winter. Trisha Shirey shows how to force dramatic amaryllis bulbs for holiday won…

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Olive and Fruit Trees - September 15th, 2012

Pick out fruiting olive trees, pomegranates, persimmons, figs and more with Amanda Moon from It’s About Thyme. On tour, see how Lana and Bob Beyer replaced dead lawn with paths and plants for wildlife. Daphne’s Pick of the Week is one of their drought-tough plants: Santolina. Question of the Week is how to protect trees from animals chewing the bark. John Dromgoole shows how to grow vegetables in containers….

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Sneaking into summer

…m Central Texas Gardener’s Facebook page, some of our friends fondly refer to Althea as the “granny plant.” We all agree that we need a good granny now and then!  I still have some of the lavender ones that came with my 1950s house. It’s a great adaptable accent or deciduous companion in an evergreen natural screen. Another passalong is from Daphne herself, when she was trialing Peter’s Purple monarda. Hummingbirds and butterflies, here the…

Projects! Reduce lawn makeover! Container vegetables!

Revival! As the rock roses (Pavonia lasiopetala) and Turk’s cap swing back into gear, my ideas hit revival mode, too. Projects are finally in the works.  Last spring, we laid a sandstone path over a section of dead grass, but wanted time to think about what to do next. We’ve decided to get more sandstone, but to reduce the heat factor, I’m leaving wide spaces to plant frogfruit (Phyla nodiflora). You can see how the first ones are already cre…

From the producer: April 9, 2009

What a find for this week’s show!  Last October, we taped Lana and Robert Beyer’s garden, a huge departure from the one they had in Houston.  Robert is a passionate collector and ready to try anything once.  Lana attempts to keep it under control with an eye to design. The result is absolutely fabulous.  Also, check out Robert’s website and blog, truly essential plant references from a hands-on guy who learned Central Texas gar…

Balcony & patio renovate; reliable comebacks

Lately, I’ve had little time to work in the garden. Rather than moaning (too much) for all that must be done, I’m celebrating a few summer reliables that went through two years of drought, extreme heat, and 10º. The crape myrtle was the first tree I ever planted.  These days, you can get varieties resistant to powdery mildew, unlike this one, and in many colors and sizes, including small shrubs.  But our first tree has been with us…

Structure + Soft = Powerful Designs

…er if rain veered past us (yet again!). A few years ago, I replaced the red tip photinias in this AC side yard with these and other sun lovers that I relocated from too much shade. My altheas/Rose of Sharon that came with our 1950s house have hung around through many a dry year. This new beauty is a passalong from Bob Beyer.  In a few years, this large shrub will be big enough to complete the “living wall” that I’m creating for our patio cove “en…

Cool plants for heat/pond tour to cool off your garden

…nd a bath. Since the sound or scent of water heads wildlife straight to your garden, this week Tom meets with Bj Jenkins and Karl Tinsley from the Austin Pond Society to preview this year’s remarkable tour. On June 9 & 10, they’ve got something for every budget, space, and design philosophy. CTG’s tour heads to one of them in Cedar Park where Lynne and Gary Wernli got their feet wet with pint-sized ponds and fountains in their gorgeous gar…

Garlic galore, peach tree disease, success with seeds, on tour in Jarrell

Well, what do you know? My oxblood lilies didn’t let me down in the toughest weather year of my life. Sure, it won’t be a blockbuster performance this round. But they’ve seen worse since Scott Ogden notes their Texas foothold in the 1840s. And although my garden’s “in disarray,” shall we say, most of my plants have made it. Browned leaves do blemish the scenery.  But every day, I think of the truly burned in the recent fires that h…

Funky chickens, weeds, freeze clean up

…emerge. Whew. I’m leaving the freeze-damaged Agave celsiis alone until someone tells me to cut this leaf off! On CTG this week, Daphne features the Queen Victoria agave, (Agave victoriae-reginae), one that is hardy to 10º. She took this picture at Diana’s (Sharing Nature’s Garden) last fall. By the way, watch for Diana’s garden on CTG February 20! Daphne explains how kindness kills succulents, even when you’ve bee…