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Master Gardener Tour 2014

Preview the Travis County Master Gardener “Gardens on Tour 2014″ with Wendy Buck and Maggie Tate to style up your garden with hands-on tips, plant and art design. Get a closer look at Lori Daul’s garden where she ripped up the lawn for artistic play in sun and shade. Daphne answers: what is the difference in botany and horticulture? Her plant of the week Chile pequin and Chiltepin. William Glenn from Garden-Ville explores minerals that improve soil.

Originally aired April 19th, 2014 (Rebroadcast April 19th, 2014)

Plant of the Week: Chile pequin and Chiltepin

Chile Pequin Central Texas Gardener

Tips of the Week

  • Lightly prune spring-flowering plants to encourage new growth.
  • Continue planting herbs like rosemary, basil, thyme, southernwood, tansy, and oregano.
  • Plant summer annuals:  pentas, periwinkles, sunflowers, zinnias, marigolds, celosia, cosmos, globe amaranths, euphorbias like ‘Diamond Frost’ and native Salvia coccineas.
  • Plant agaves and cactus and divide if needed.
  • Plant hot-weather perennials like canna, esperanza, lantana, and cupheas. Check your nursery for great finds that can still be planted now. Just be sure to water new plants on a regular basis as the heat comes on.
  • Plant tomatillo, cantaloupes, watermelon, pumpkins, okra, peppers, Southern peas, sweet potato slips, and squash.

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Question of the Week

How do botany and horticulture intersect?

Featured Garden

Lose Lawn in First Garden for Much More Fun | Lori Daul

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