Search Results for: Steve Kainer


garden claudia

Dive into Summer Pond Care - July 19th, 2014

Dive in to pond and fountain summertime care with Steve Kainer from Hill Country Water Gardens and Nursery.  On tour, Claudia Hubenthal’s stream and pond started with a garage sale inspiration. Daphne explains why pest control—organic or otherwise—can harm beneficial insects. Her plant of the week is native perennial snake herb, which attracts butterflies, not snakes! Trisha pops in with yummy, healthy, homemade popsicles….

kyle garden georgean and paul

Nature Watch Austin - January 7th, 2012

What birds are headed our way and how can we welcome them? Nature Watch Austin co-authors Lynne and Jim Weber identify winter migrants and native owls. In their garden, meet their favorite evergreen ferns. On tour, visit Georgean and Paul’s wildlife sanctuary on the Balcones Canyonland. Daphne’s pick of the week is winter wildlife favorite: possumhaw holly. Question of the Week explains why a Round Rock teacher’s tomato sprouted from the insi…

garden neuhaus cecilia

Texas Peach Handbook - January 14th, 2012

Grow the tastiest peaches ever with tips on selection, planting, pruning and insects from Texas AgriLife Extension horticulturist Jim Kamas, co-author of Texas Peach Handbook. On tour, visit a food and flower garden inspired by Italy. Daphne Richards explains how dormant oil now can protect your trees from later insects. Pick of the week: homegrown lettuce, an easy one to grow even in containers. Find out how to winterize pond fish and water fea…


Ornamental Grasses

Maiden grass (Miscanthus sinensis) var. Japanese silvergrass and ‘Adagio’ Purple fountain grass, other varieties (Pennisetum) Big muhly, Lindheimer’s muhly (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri) Bamboo muhly (Muhlenbergia dumosa) Gulf muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaries) Other suggestions: Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) Blue Dune Lyme Grass (Leymus areanarious cultiva)’Blue dune’…