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Meet some durable groundcovers for shade and sun with Michelle Pfluger from Green 'n Growing. On tour, visit Elayne Lansford's Bottle World, her tribute to triumph over life-threatening illness and the power of healing through gardening. Daphne Richards explains why to firm the soil around new plants. Her pick of the week is native shrub agarita. Merrideth Jiles from The Great Outdoors shows off a few plants that stand up to drought and hard freeze.
How do you design a garden from scratch? Or maybe you just want to pep up your current look? Get designer Diana Kirby's tips from the ground up. On tour, see how Molly O'Halloran and David Brearley turned a parking lot yard into a garden, including the best ever chicken coop. Daphne Richards explains the difference in soil, compost, and mulch. Her pick of the week is Salvia greggii 'Cardinal Velvet'. John Dromgoole selects cover crops to improve your vegetable garden soil.
How can you create visual and wildlife appeal with understory trees under canopies of shade? Tom Spencer and Habitat Steward Meredith O'Reilly pick of a few of their drought-tough favorites. On tour, see how a family carries on memories from three generations. Daphne Richards explains why now is the best time to plant a tree. John Dromgoole has organic tips for houseplant insects.
Get your garden humming with plants for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Crystal Murray from wholesale growers Far South Nursery shows off drought-tough plants for pollinators. Ask for them at your local nursery! On tour, visit a gardener in Kyle who turned a small lot into a wildlife and native plant haven. Daphne explains how to water your shrubs. Pick of the week is white mistflower, a perennial that brings on the bees and butterflies in spring and autumn. Trisha spices up the kitchen with herbs, along with tips on dividing and planting for every season.