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Austin Neal's Garden

Mix Edibles with Wildlife Food - October 18th, 2014

Pump up winter’s perennial beds and containers with cool-weather vegetables and edible annual flowers. Deena Spellman from Bastrop Gardens picks easy-care plants that feed us and overwintering pollinators. On tour, Austin Neal flavored his front yard renovation with food, wildlife perennials, art, and neighborly spots to hang out. Daphne answers: why did all my healthy herbs wither away? Plant of the Week is crossvine, a perennial vine that love…

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Spanish Melting Pot Garden Design - September 13th, 2014

How do Spanish and Mexican designs influence our garden melting pot?  Dr. William C. Welch from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension explores early concepts that are current backyard favorites.  On tour in San Antonio, Claire Golden restored her historic mission-styled courtyard that reminds her of beloved gardens in Mexico. Daphne explains why trees are dropping leaves in summer. Her plant of the week is cool-weather cilantro, a staple in Mexican r…

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What Do Insects See? - September 20th, 2014

What do bees and butterflies really see in our plants? Andrea DeLong-Amaya from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center explores the runway pollinator patterns and colors that are invisible to us. On tour in San Antonio, Heather and Brett Ginsburg dumped the lawn for wildlife wonder for their young family. Daphne answers: Why did native prairie verbena rot? Plant of the week is drought defiant perennial wildlife lover Mexican bush sage (Salvia l…

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Comfort Zone - June 21st, 2014

Pack some punch in those shade garden spots with Jon Hutson’s picks from Tillery Street Plant Company. On tour, Lynne Dobson transformed unwieldy blank slopes into shady garden retreats and artful surprises. Daphne Richards answers: can we use mulch that’s gotten moldy in the bag?  Plus, she’s got the tips for growing summertime okra. Trisha Shirey shows how to collect and dry your favorite flower seeds….

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Grow Up! - June 28th, 2014

Pat McNeal from Vertical Growing Systems grows up with wall containers for food and ornamentals to save water, cool down buildings, and garden in narrow spaces or indoors.  On tour, visit Elayne Lansford’s healing garden where a Bottle World art project helped her during battles with cancer. Daphne Richards explains how to control June bugs and shows off wildlife plant Senna.  Trisha Shirey promotes lovely self-seeding annual gomphrena (gl…

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Summertime Flower Power - May 10th, 2014

Let’s beat the heat with summertime flower power and Marcus Young’s picks from Bloomers in Elgin. On tour, visit Cuts of Color flower farm for the freshest bouquets in town. Daphne answers: why did roses turn a different color? Her pick of the week is drought tough crinum lily, a stand-out summer bloomer to attract wildlife. Trisha compares edible rosemary varieties, from super tall to groundcovers and container plants….

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Let’s Go Underground! - May 17th, 2014

What’s the secret to the best gardens? Get the answer as we go underground with George Altgelt from Geo Growers. On tour at the Texas Quilt Museum and Grandmother’s Flower Garden in La Grange, see how quilts and gardens unite. Daphne explains why wildflower Indian paintbrush switched colors. Trisha scents the garden with lavender and how to pick the best one….

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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….

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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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Palate Pleasing Popsicles for Summer Fun

…reat way to use up that last bit of melon. Add a few sprigs of peppermint to really brighten the flavor or try a sprig of cinnamon basil in the mix. 2 cups seeded watermelon, cut into chunks ½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice 1 to 2 sprigs of fresh mint or basil (Key lime basil is a favorite for this.) 2 tablespoons organic sugar, honey or agave nectar (or to taste) Place all ingredients in the blender and blend u…