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George Altgelt from Geo Growers explains how to renovate drought-damaged soil and restore its vitality. On tour, visit a Fredericksburg waterwise cottage garden. Daphne defines "root hardy" and what it means when temperatures dip. Pick of the week: Christmas poinsettia. Can we plant them in the ground? Arbor Vitae Tree Care Certified Arborist Guy LeBlanc analyzes decay fungi on trees that can lead to trees toppling onto your roof!
Grow the tastiest peaches ever with tips on selection, planting, pruning and insects from Texas AgriLife Extension horticulturist Jim Kamas, co-author of Texas Peach Handbook. On tour, visit a food and flower garden inspired by Italy. Daphne Richards explains how dormant oil now can protect your trees from later insects. Pick of the week: homegrown lettuce, an easy one to grow even in containers. Find out how to winterize pond fish and water features with Steve Kainer from Hill Country Water Gardens & Nursery.
What birds are headed our way and how can we welcome them? Nature Watch Austin co-authors Lynne and Jim Weber identify winter migrants and native owls. In their garden, meet their favorite evergreen ferns. On tour, visit Georgean and Paul's wildlife sanctuary on the Balcones Canyonland. Daphne's pick of the week is winter wildlife favorite: possumhaw holly. Question of the Week explains why a Round Rock teacher's tomato sprouted from the inside and how the students got a new plant! Steve Kainer from Hill Country Water Gardens & Nursery demonstrates how to make a disappearing fountain to refresh wildlife all year long.
Sharon Lovejoy, author of Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars, sparks childhood imagination and creativity with family fun outdoors. On tour, meet the next generation of gardeners at Casis Elementary. Daphne's pick of the week is snapdragons, a favorite for kids and adult winter gardeners. She answers a viewer's question, "When to move a stressed plant?" Trisha Shirey demonstrates how to preserve basil and dry herbs to pluck for recipes or use in pesto, oils, and vinegars.