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Seeding Wildflowers & Native Grasses

Birds are the best designers! They knew just where a chile pequin was the crowning touch at the end of this narrow bed that’s shady in the morning and sun-blasted in early evening. No doubt they deposited lots of seeds from my various plants, but this one germinated and thrived since it landed in the | read more →

Native Trees + Saving Pease Park

My hummingbirds bid me farewell this week after “one for the road” at the turk’s cap inn. I expect butterflies to drop in any day now. As usual, when native Barbados cherry (Malpighia glabra) burst into its second major bloom (the first in late spring), bees wasted no time getting to the feast. Small, edible | read more →

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Wildflower & Native Grass Seeds

air date: October 13, 2018

How can you get those photo op wildflowers and native grasses right at home to bring wildlife right up close? Fall is the time to seed spring wildflowers, while late winter to early spring is best for native bunch grasses. Get tips for the home garden or meadow with Luke Turner from family owned and operated Turner Seed.  On tour, a young family turned overgrazed land into majestic waves of wildflowers and grasses that greets the eyes and grateful wildlife.  Daphne analyzes problems with a ‘Jane’ magnolia tree. Roll up a family fun dinner with Trisha Shirey and Casie Luong’s yummy spring rolls.

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October 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

Spider Lily

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