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Find out what it takes to be a Texas Superstar plant! Brent Pemberton from Texas A&M, Texas AgriLife Research picks out a few that stood up to tough testing, like in your garden! Daphne features Texas sage (cenizo) another super shrub for drought and wildlife. She answers a viewer question: how should we clean or sterilize our pots? Trisha Shirey demonstrates how to divide container and garden plants.
Susan Orlean, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of The Orchid Thief, chronicles her journalistic exploration into the fascinating world of orchids. On tour, visit Monica Gaylord's orchid greenhouse retreat right at home. Daphne Richards identifies slime mold. Pick of the week: native winecup. Trisha Shirey shows how to put your weeds to use in a natural fertilizer.
Sign on to water wise plants for sustainable gardens with horticulturists and authors, Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden. On tour, see how Anne Bellomy dumped lawn in favor of wildlife plants. Daphne Richards answers: "Can I put soil or compost over exposed oak tree roots to plant groundcovers?" Her pick of the week: drought-tough native Mountain Laurel. Merrideth Jiles from The Great Outdoors shows off his home garden survivors that made it through 2011's hard freeze and drought.
Head into the heat with plants that stand up to drought and stand out in the garden with Michael Cain from Vivero Growers Nursery. On tour, see how Paul Lofton created an outstanding garden on a budget. Daphne Richards identifies crown gall on an oak tree. Her pick of the week is drought-tough thryallis. Merrideth Jiles from The Great Outdoors demonstrates how to propagate plants.