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Sizzle up your summer garden with Jeff Yarbrough from Emerald Garden Nursery and Watergardens. On tour, Robin Howard Moore notes the trends that changed her garden and former Howard's Nursery. Daphne explains how to mulch when rainfall is sparse. Her pick of the week is hardy, tropical Rangoon Creeper that brings on the hummingbirds and butterflies. Trisha Shirey puts those garden weeds to work as natural fertilizers.
Pep up your house and office with Indoor Plant Decor! Authors Jenny Peterson and Kylee Baumle take the humdrum out of houseplants with THE design stylebook that connects to your muse, budget and imagination. Daphne explains how the late frost burned new leaves on her Monterrey oak. John Dromgoole shows how beneficial nematodes control flies, fire ants, fleas, and other garden pests.
Peter J. Hatch, Retired Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello, connects Thomas Jefferson's revolutionary gardens to our gardens of today in his book, A Rich Spot of Earth. On tour, visit another botanical explorer, John G. Fairey, at Peckerwood Garden. Daphne explains how horticulture and botany intersect. Her pick of the week is native chile pequin, a favorite for spicy recipes and for birds who dine on the fruits. Jeff Pavlat from the Austin Cactus & Succulent Society demonstrates his tool kit for spiky and spiny plants.
Need ideas for spaces and native plant combinations? Pick up clever ideas, big and small, with Andrea DeLong-Amaya's preview of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's Gardens on Tour. On CTG's tour, get a closer look at a native habitat within biking distance of downtown. Daphne explains why wildflowers were spotty this spring. Her pick of the week is native Engelmann's daisy that multi-tasks with flowers for insects and seeds for goldfinches. John Dromgoole picks essential tools for new gardeners.