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Pluck luscious homegrown citrus with Michelle Pfluger's tips from Green 'n Growing. On tour in Liberty Hill, April and Cliff Hendricks found their paradise with wide open land and close-up gardens. Daphne answers: How long does it really take for a century plant to bloom? Her pick of the week is agaves. John Dromgoole shows how to water plants with ollas.
Grow avocados, hibiscus tea, cinnamon, curry tree and other tropical edibles with tips from Amanda Moon from It’s About Thyme. On tour, visit a San Antonio wonderland where Ragna and Bob Hersey team up for creativity in a standard yard. Daphne Richards explains how to deal with oak leaf drop in garden beds. Her Pick of the Week is Mexican tithonia, a brilliant summer annual that’s a butterfly favorite. Andrea DeLong-Amaya from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center analyzes options for mulch.
Go for Lawn Gone with designer and author Pam Penick’s eye-catching, water-saving options. On tour, Meredith Thomas recycled scavenged materials to trade lawn for vegetable gardens. Daphne explains how to salvage a weedy lawn around trees for new gardens. Her Pick of the Week: Tatume squash, deliciously productive and almost immune to the dreaded squash vine borer. Andrea DeLong-Amaya from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center extends wildflower season with summer bloomers.
Drought doesn't mean throwing out plants for rock scapes. Landscape architects from New Mexico and Arizona analyze the mistakes that make things worse. On tour, see how Phoenix and Austin landscape architect Christy Ten Eyck conserves water in a habitat garden. Daphne Richards explains when to prune clumping grasses. Merredith Jiles shows how to control weeds.