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Yes, You Can Grow Roses

Yes, You Can Grow Roses, Judy Barrett’s latest book full of rosy tips for no-spray, drought tough beauties. On tour, Penny Kerker-Smith from the First Austin African Violet Society perks up the office and the house with easy-care African violets. Daphne illustrates why not to hedge native Texas sage (cenizo) and highlights spring-blooming perennial Texas Gold columbine, a Texas Superstar plant. Find out when and how to fertilize with Brandi Blaisdell from The Natural Gardener.

Originally aired February 22nd, 2014 (Rebroadcast February 22nd, 2014)

Plant of the Week: Columbine


Tips of the Week

  • Prune roses
  • Prune woody dormant plants
  • Wait to prune tender plants like abutilon
  • Plant roses, trees, shrubs and perennials
  • Move roses, trees, shrubs and perennials
  • Prep vegetable beds with compost and granular slow release fertilizer
  • Weed!

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Question of the Week

How do I keep Texas sage (cenizo) fluffy, not skimpy?

Featured Garden

African Violets for Office and Home: Penny Smith-Kerker

Related Gardeners

Penny Smith-Kerker
Judy Barrett
Daphne Richards
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