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Drought Busters

Drought buster perennials are a natural for Janet Rademacher from Mountain States Wholesale Nursery in Arizona. Find out why to pick some of the latest selections at your local nursery. On tour in San Antonio, Heather and Brett Ginsburg’s young family loves the wildlife since they dumped the lawn for a xeric-style party. Daphne shows how to propagate rosemary and grow wildlife favorite bottlebrush. Trisha puckers up with homegrown calamondin and kumquats.

Originally aired April 5th, 2014 (Rebroadcast August 23rd, 2014)

Plant of the Week: Bottlebrush


Tips of the Week

  • Avoid removing dormant perennials that appear to have died in the freeze. With cooler weather than usual, give them a little more time.
  • Plant perennials and shrubs.
  • Plant rosemary, catmint, thyme and oregano.
  • Avoid planting basil for another month.
  • Avoid planting caladiums!
  • Clean off damaged succulent leaves.
  • Fertilize perennials, if you like, and mulch. Avoid mulching up against tree trunks.
  • WEED! By hand!
  • Plant tomatoes and peppers from transplants but be ready to cover.

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Question of the Week

How can I propagate rosemary?

Featured Garden

Xeric-style Wildlife Party & Chickens Instead of Lawn | Heather & Brett Ginsburg

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