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Beat the Heat for Wildlife

Triple digit temps day after day wilt us and our plants, too. While we can buy food and sip cool drinks indoors, precious wildlife is desperate for meals and water. Hummingbirds and butterflies guzzle native Turk’s cap’s nectar. Annual Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) loves the heat and butterflies like the large, flat landing pads. So many | read more →

Drought Response: Gravel or Not?

Unlike me, ‘Ellen Bousanquet’ is at her best when the heat is on. With recent rain spurts, heritage crinum lilies are flaunting bodacious blooms, though 102° temps quickly wilted flirtations. My crinums are pass-alongs, including this sweet pink from Boggy Creek Farm years ago. Another pass-along from Boggy Creek is Larry Butler’s boundless joy that | read more →

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Design Dimension with Houseplants & Patio Plants

encore date: August 11, 2018

original air date: June 9, 2018

Put personality into houseplant and patio container designs with Michelle Pfluger from Green n’ Growing Garden Center & Gifts. See when to give a plant a singular spotlight or how to layer dramatic dimension. On tour, designer Leah Churner charms up a small balcony without breaking the bank.Daphne answers viewer questions from pathogens to insects on trees and plants, including why healthy roses started wilting and developed black stems within days. Plant of the Week is viewer-recommended kangaroo paw for brilliant color all summer. Since the heat is on, John Dromgoole makes watering easier and efficient.

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August To Do List

This month's tips for how to care for your plants, pruning, fertilizing, lawn care, and preping for your garden. Read the entire to do list.

Plant of the Week

Kangaroo Paw

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