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Go a little wild with the kids! Master Naturalist Meredith O'Reilly shows off fun outdoor projects for kids of all ages. Get more projects and how to make them. On tour, visit Helen Roberts wildlife haven for kids designed by Bridget Lane. Daphne answers Heidi Schaub's question about spores on the back of her Japanese holly fern: evil or not? Her Pick of the Week is Brazilian rock rose. Trisha shows how to freeze abundant garden fruits and vegetables.
Lucinda Hutson takes us on a spirited tour of Mexico's agaves through Viva Tequila! Cocktails, Cooking, and Other Agave Adventures. Along with a fiesta of folklore, get the inside story of how agaves turn into tasty drinks, and which one is exclusive to tequila. On tour, wander a romantic street side garden where Bob Atchison and Rob Moshein invite the neighbors into their Texas-tough multicultural design. Daphne explains why your succulent plants are getting chomped. Her pick of the week is Cuphea, superb heat-loving perennials to attract wildlife. Eric Pedley from East Austin Succulents shows how to divide succulent plants.
Soothe your soul and fascinate it with wildlife through streams, ponds, and fountains on the Austin Pond Society tour. Kathy Ragan and Karl Tinsley illustrate design styles, settings, and sizes among the many options to see this year. Find out what inspired Georgetown's Claudia and Ronnie Hubenthal to build their stream and ponds. Daphne Richards answers: can weeds go in the compost pile? Her pick of the week is esperanza 'Orange Jubilee'. John Dromgoole explains why grafted tomatoes and other vegetables are such a hit.
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.