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Let’s Get Growing! Preview CTG Fall’s Season.

Boy, am I glad to shut the door on August! Despite the rain that cooled things down, I love being on the countdown to an energizing season.
Oxblood lily Central Texas Gardener
AND, September means an energetic new season of CTG!
snap peas Central Texas Gardener
September 10
Travis County Master Gardener Patty Leander and Jay White team up to show how to beat the heat for fall vegetables and what and when to plant.
Tom Spencer, Jay White, Patty Leander Central Texas Gardener
On tour at Crockett High School, students are growing their sustainable future, including raised beds and an aquaponics greenhouse they built. And, what fantastic kids!
Crockett aquaponics and garden Central Texas Gardener
September 17
Brent Heath from Brent and Becky’s Bulbs picks fragrant naturalizing performers for hot and humid climates, like Narcissus ‘Gigantic Star’.
Narcissus 'Gigantic Star' Central Texas Gardener
On tour, when Monica and Greg Tran learned that a baby was on the way, they started their first family garden.
Greg Tran first garden Central Texas Gardener
September 24
Keep the wildlife coming all year with plant time-sharing ideas from Andrea DeLong-Amaya of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
native plant time-sharing garden design Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Central Texas Gardener
And, heads up on the Fall Plant Sale October 14 (members only, but you can join that day!) and October 15. Note: no sale on Sunday this fall so head out early!
bee on golden groundsel Packera obovata Central Texas Gardener
October 1
At the Arnosky Family Farms near Blanco, get the story behind Pamela and Frank’s venture into cut flower farming. Find out what they grow in winter to transition into spring and see how Pamela keeps her cool in the heat.
Pamela and Frank Arnosky Central Texas Gardener
Plus, we visit American Grown Flowers’ Field to Vase dinner tour that connects slow flowers and slow food.
arranging flowers Field to Vase Arnosky Family Farm Central Texas Gardener
Daphne answers our super viewer questions, like Lisa and Desi Rhoden’s query about this fungal growth on their oak trees (September 10).
white fungal growth oak tree Central Texas Gardener
Got a platoon of army worms, like Daphne did last year? Don’t fear, she tells us. On September 17, find out why to leave them alone (until the birds host a banquet).
Army worms Daphne Richards Central Texas Gardener
Jeff Ferris from The Natural Gardener explains why soil temperature, not the calendar, determines when to plant (September 10). On September 17, see how to pick the right fertizer and why.
seed sow in fall heat Natural Gardener Central Texas Gardener
September 24, Trisha Shirey from Lake Austin Spa egged us on during taping with delicious eggplant recipes.
eggplant growing and recipes Trisha Shirey Central Texas Gardener
And October 1, she styles fragrant, colorful bouquets from our gardens plumped up with a few store-bought lovelies.
home grown cut flower bouquets Central Texas Gardener
That’s just for starters: so much more to come! Thanks for stopping by and see you next week, Linda

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