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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…

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…

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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…

Garden cheers|Sharon Lovejoy|When to move a plant|Basil preserve

…hed up the calendar. I’ve been planting like a fiend, since any rain will stick around in the soil a bit longer. (And thank you for Tuesday’s blessing to soak in the newbies). New plants don’t punk out so fast when it’s not 105°, either. I carry my list around with me, but LOVE it when I run head first into new inspiration, like this “little leaf” or dwarf Jerusalem sage (Phlomis lanata) on my excursion to Reid’s Nursery. It is doggoned cute; I…

From the producer: 6/14/08

…painting it. Even our elderly cat Spencer climbs the ladder now and then. In the heat, he stays mainly indoors, except for a brief after-dinner nap near the primrose jasmine beyond the ladder, in case he has a rare burst of 17-year-old energy. Finally, my heartfelt condolences go out to Sharon Truett, whose beloved husband, Raymond Carlton, died of a heart attack last Sunday. When we were taping the studio segment a few weeks ago, Sharon co…

From the producer: April 16, 2009

This week on CTG, we respond to your requests for groundcovers in sun and shade. Sharon Truett from The Natural Gardener has fabulous new ideas for you!  The complete list will be on our website.  Tom and Sharon ran out of time to include wedelia, (Wedelia trilobata), but it’s one of my favorites, and Sharon’s, too, for sun or partial shade. On tour, we visit an outstanding front yard renovation where plant lovers replaced lawn for…

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…

Edible gardens, Eastside Cafe, frozen plants return!

…laine Martin. I was fascinated to watch Elaine chop Dorsey’s garden harvests, her fingers curled appropriately. I cannot master that technique! And, the Travis County Master Gardeners are hosting free workshops on March 12 & 13 for hands-on vegetable gardening.  Check their site for details, planting guides, and more! If you have cold-hardy Queen Victoria agaves, here’s something to anticipate, thanks to viewer Sharon Nettle and h…