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Express Yourself with Garden Art

Express yourself through garden art with Chris Smartt’s fun ideas from Sol’stice Garden Expressions. On tour, Irene Anderson turns a maintenance-hound swimming pool into a natural habitat pond. Daphne answers: Is it okay to pound a nail into a tree to hang a plant? Her pick of the week is fall-blooming, bee and butterfly-loving Queen’s wreath. John goes inside to propagate house plants.

Originally aired May 3rd, 2014 (Rebroadcast May 3rd, 2014)

Plant of the Week: Queen’s wreath, coral vine

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Tips of the Week

  • Plant warm weather annuals like celosia, cosmos, zinnias, sunflowers, Salvia coccina, angelonia and sweet potato vine.
  • It’s now time to plant caladiums in shadier spots.
  • Dead head roses, and tip prune Artemisia and fall asters.
  • Clean up succulent damage, water with liquid seaweed and divide pups.
  • Plant squash, Malabar spinach, okra, pumpkins, watermelons and beans.

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Question of the Week

Can I put a nail in my mature tree to hang a feeder or plant?

Featured Garden

Pond habitat from swimming pool | Irene Anderson

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Irene Anderson
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