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Fed up with Bermuda grass in garden beds? Garden designer Liz Klein explains how to avoid disaster when replacing lawn with gardens. On tour, visit Dani and Gary Moss, who sculpted barren ground into an artistic adventure, including an English conservatory, Chicksville hen house, and bountiful plants for wildlife. Visit them in person on the 2013 Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour. Daphne explains how soil temperature affects timing for planting. Trisha shows how to harvest broccoli and other winter crops to keep the goodness going. Get her tips for fending off caterpillars that love winter food too!
Meet Homegrown publisher and author Judy Barrett for the inside scoop on herbs, heirlooms, and why she went organic. Get her book list here. On tour, Earth Camp fifth-graders at the Becker Elementary Green Classroom teach wise lessons on watershed protection. Daphne shows how to collect shower water to return to the garden. Spice up the warm weather beds with her pick of the week, Black Pearl pepper. Get Trisha Shirey's tips for cleaning and pruning gardening tools to make spring clean-up a breeze.
From romantic to vivacious, match a drought-tough rose to your garden's personality with Michael Shoup of the Antique Rose Emporium. On tour, visit a healing Tranquility Garden that brings another dimension to a hospital's healing mission. Daphne explains when to prune roses and how to do it. Merrideth Jiles shows how to improve drainage.
Where do mushrooms come from and what are they doing in the garden? Ashley McKenzie from the Texas Wild Mushrooming Group notes their beneficial relationship with plants and how to keep it going. On tour, even winter is bountiful in Lynne and Jim Weber’s native habitat garden. Daphne Richards explains why to prune trees in winter. Her pick of the week is evergreen mountain pea, a lush groundcover for shade and sun. Trisha Shirey shows how to cage tomatoes and build trellises for vining vegetables and fruits.