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Sharon Lovejoy’s My First Bird Book - June 29th, 2013

Sharon Lovejoy enchants the kids and the whole family with My First Bird Book, filled with dirty birdie facts, fun, and hands-on projects to connect children to their bird world. On tour, visit the Bulverde/Spring Branch Library butterfly garden, where patrons check out more than books. Daphne explains when to control June bug larvae—those underground grub worms. Her pick of the week is Senna corymbosa that attract butterflies to its flowers and…

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Sharon Lovejoy Children Garden Adventures - November 19th, 2011

Sharon Lovejoy, author of Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars, sparks childhood imagination and creativity with family fun outdoors. On tour, meet the next generation of gardeners at Casis Elementary. Daphne’s pick of the week is snapdragons, a favorite for kids and adult winter gardeners. She answers a viewer’s question, “When to move a stressed plant?” Trisha Shirey demonstrates how to preserve basil and dry herbs to pluck for recipes or use in p…

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Shade Plants

…Taro Plumbago (also check out Plumbago scandens, a shade-lover that blooms white) Columbine (spring bloomer) Bear’s breech Aztec grass Agapanthus Cleyera Sharon Truett (February 18, 2006) Pale Leaf Yucca (Yucca pallida) Bamboo Muhly (Muhlenbergia dumosa) Firespike (Odontonema strictum) Manfreda ‘Macho Mocha" Squid Agave (Agave bracteosa) Chinese Witch Haz…

Fern List

Autumn fern: likes shade, needs moderate water; drought tolerant once established, evergreen in Austin, may lose leaves north of Waco Sun-tough fern: (Astrolepsis sinuate) evergreen (hard to find: check out www.plantdelights.com) Lindheimer shield fern: Deciduous. Sun tolerant if given water, grows on rocky slopes, loves caliche, can take water. Deer resistant. Clover fern (Marsilea macropoda): Evergreen. Can live in moisture or dry. Hot…

Groundcovers for Sun or Shade

Turffalo, Tech Turf and Shadow Turf Oregano and thyme blackfoot daisy (pair with four-nerve daisy) ice plant Tradescantia sillamontana ‘Purple Haze’ Cedar sage (Salvia roemeriana) Salvia coccinea ‘Coral Nymph’ Also: Yarrow ‘Moonshine’ Wedelia triolabata Mountain pea Sedge, Carex tumulicola…

Summer color plants

Angel Wing begonia ‘Diana Pink’: Annual container or bedding plant for bright shade (under a tree, patio with gentle morning sun). Not winter hardy unless brought inside to a sunny window or put into a greenhouse. Mandevilla: Annual vine for full sun unless protected in a greenhouse. Crape myrtle ‘Pink Ruffles’: 4 x 4′ Natchez crape myrtle: to 35′ Duranta: Small shrub/tree for sun to part sun. It can freeze in very harsh winters. Hibis…