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Leaf Love & Why Not to Prune Now

I take after my mom. I inherited her bad eyes and grin. And though she’s been gone a few years now, I still hear her say, “Fall’s my favorite season.” Mine, too. Along the BELO Center for New Media across from KLRU, bald cypresses, red oaks, possumhaw and yaupon hollies entice us all away from | read more →

Evergreen Ideas + Helping Hands to Feed Neighbors

KLRU’s freelancer Katie Nelson’s a “yard stick” to this very young Blanco crabapple at Zilker Botanical Garden! In a few years, this small-sized native tree will top her, but thrive companionably under historic live oaks. Last week, she joined director Ed Fuentes and me to tape the recently completed Riparian Streambed adjoining the Taniguchi Japanese | read more →

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Desert to Tropics Succulents

encore date: December 8, 2018

original air date: September 15, 2018

Like any plant, succulents come in all sizes and growing conditions. Jay Arredondo from Deserts to Tropics nursery taps succulents big and small to grow outside or in low light freeze-protected containers.On tour, graphics designer James Barela turns a lump of clay into distinctive containers. Find out how plants prompted his ceramics venture, Baetanical. Daphne answers: why does a whale’s tongue agave look miserable after a move? And, meet two plants that are considered beneficial despite their benefits.CTG’s camera operator and Strange Town producer, Mark Morrow, shows how he removed front yard lawn to make a flagstone patio.

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December 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.