June 23rd, 2012
Author Amy Stewart tells spine-tingling tales of Wicked Bugs. On tour, visit Link Davidson’s small garden design that makes a big impact with re-purposed materials. Daphne explains the explosion of red katydids. Her Pick of the Week is Gaura, a drought-tough native perennial with wildlife attraction. Eric Pedley from East Austin Succulents shows how to multiply succulent plants with leaf divisions and beheading.
Tips of the Week
Water new plants very deeply. Even drought-tough plants need extra attention as they establish.
Remember to provide deep watering to your figs and other fruiting trees.
New plants and even your vegetables will appreciate it if you can provide a little bit of shade in these hot days. You can rig up shade cloth, set up boards, or even old umbrellas-anything to take the heat off a bit.
If potted plants are getting sun scald, move them into a little more shade.
Plant pumpkins and okra.
Put out water for the wildlife! Even a shallow bowl with a rock in it will help our beneficial insects and birds.
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Question of the Week
What are these insects that are invading my garden?
Link Davidson Small Garden Design