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Natives not Invasives

See how and why to swap invasive plants for native holistic ecology with tips from Jessica Wilson.
On tour, Laura and Andy Stewart reclaimed their in-town lot smothered with invasives. Daphne answers: Does it really take a century plant 100 years to bloom? Her plant of the week is Agave and how to select the one for you. William Glenn compares composts.

Originally aired April 12th, 2014 (Rebroadcast April 12th, 2014)

Plant of the Week: Agave


Tips of the Week

  • Plant caladiums, crinums, and daylilies.
  • Plant okra, beans, squash, cantaloupe, southern peas, pumpkins and watermelon. 
  • Plant herbs like rosemary, thyme, basil, and oregano.
  • Plant annual summer seeds like sunflower, celosia, cosmos and zinnia.
  • Plant transplants of annual potato vine for spreading color in shade to sun.
  • Divide agaves, yuccas, and mangaves.

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Question of the Week

Does it really take 100 years for “century plants” to bloom?

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