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Succulent Designs

Style up succulents in upcycled containers with Eric Pedley from East Austin Succulents. On tour, visit Austin Cactus and Succulent Society co-founder Bob Barth’s drought-tough gardens and greenhouses where he’s renewing endangered species from around the world.  Daphne Richards’s Pick of the Week is ice plant that actually loves the heat.  See how Trisha Shirey turns succulents into charming floral arrangements.

Originally aired July 27th, 2013 (Rebroadcast July 3rd, 2014)

Plant of the Week: Ice plant


Tips of the Week

  • Watch for spider mites which thrive in the heat. Blast water on the undersides of leaves every few days.
  • Pull out summer vegetables that are diseased.
  • Compost vegetable beds in the next few weeks to plant the next round.
  • Shade new transplants, vegetables, or ones you need to move.
  • Check your soil moisture. A little bit of rain doesn’t drench the soil enough.

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Question of the Week

How can I protect new plants and vegetables when it’s hot?

Featured Garden

Succulent and Cactus Garden

Related Resources

Succulent and Cactus Potting Soil

Related Gardeners

Bob Barth
Eric Pedley
Daphne Richards