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Water Conservation Design

How can we maximize rainwater in drought? Landscape architect Kenneth Francis illustrates water management designs from experience in New Mexico and Texas. On tour, Earth Camp fifth-graders at the Becker Elementary Green Classroom teach wise lessons on watershed protection. Pump up those iris blooms with Daphne’s tips on fertilizer. Daphne explains when to fertilize iris for fabulous flowers. Get growing asparagus with John Dromgoole’s tips.

Originally aired March 6th, 2014 (Rebroadcast March 6th, 2014)

Plant of the Week: Iris


Tips of the Week

  • Plant trees, shrubs, roses and hardy perennials
  • Move trees, shrubs and hardy perennials
  • Plant calendula, dianthus, and snapdragons
  • Plant lettuce, spinach, and kale
  • Divide asters and other perennials
  • Prune Salvia greggiis
  • Prune back dormant woody plants to the ground
  • Prune trees

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Question of the Week

When and how do I fertilize irises?

Featured Garden

Becker Elementary Green Classroom

Related Gardeners

Earth Camp
Kenneth Francis
Daphne Richards
John Dromgoole