October 27th, 2012
Get your garden humming with plants for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Crystal Murray from wholesale growers Far South Nursery shows off drought-tough plants for pollinators. Ask for them at your local nursery! On tour, visit a gardener in Kyle who turned a small lot into a wildlife and native plant haven. Daphne explains how to water your shrubs. Pick of the week is white mistflower, a perennial that brings on the bees and butterflies in spring and autumn. Trisha spices up the kitchen with herbs, along with tips on dividing and planting for every season.
Tips of the Week
Plant perennials, trees, herbs, and shrubs.
Plant oregano, catnip, chamomile, borage, fennel, dill, parsley, cilantro and winter savory.
Plant wildflower seeds.
Plant larkspur and poppy seeds.
Watch for cabbage loopers on your crops.
Spray with Bt as soon as you see loopers, and you should be able to get them under control pretty quickly.
Plant trees, shrubs and hardy perennials.
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Question of the Week
How should we water our shrubs? Do we go to the drip line, like for trees?
Native Plant Design for Small Garden Ida Bujan
Far South Nursery
Bees, Butterflies, and Birds