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Fall Into Perennials

It’s time to plant! Sharpen up the shovel with Nathan Unclebach from Hill Country Water Gardens & Nursery. On tour, designer Russell Womack gives an old garden a new look with native drought tough plants. In the vegetable garden, go for homegrown garlic with John Dromgoole.

Originally aired October 5th, 2013 (Rebroadcast October 5th, 2013)

Plant of the Week: Lindheimer’s muhly


Tips of the Week

  • Plant wildflower seeds, like bluebonnets, Mexican blanket, and more. Be sure to water regularly if fall and winter rains don’t arrive.
  • Plant perennials, including grasses, columbines, coneflowers, penstemons and others that you’ll find at your local nurseries. It’s easier to establish this fall while temperatures are cooler.
  • Avoid planting tropical plants as we get closer to the first frost dates.
  • From seed or transplants (or a combination): Plant lettuce, mache, Swiss chard, radishes, carrots, kale and other winter greens.
  • Transplants to start: lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, Swiss chard, kale and others.
  • Plant oregano and thyme from transplants. Plant cilantro and arugula from seed or transplants.

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Question of the Week

My jalapeno and serrano peppers are turning red. Is that okay?

Featured Garden

Native Plant Makeover

Related Resources

Russell Womack Partial Plant List for Garden Makeover

Related Gardeners

Russell Womack
Nathan Unclebach
Daphne Richards
John Dromgoole