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 →
There’s one thing we can count on: nature throws us fun surprises, like these fasciated (crested) black-eyed susans in Brigitte and Steve Tannen’s garden. Fasciation is a rare abnormal plant growth, and although fascinating, isn’t harmful. Have you ever seen this on a mountain laurel? What’s not rare these days is how many CTG viewers | read more →
encore date: July 21, 2018
original air date: June 24, 2017
Erika Kotite, author of She Sheds, puts a new spin on sheds! Create a room of your own—styled to fit your dreams—for lady lairs, art studios, and even garden sheds. On tour in Lucinda Hutson’s fiesta garden, vivacious rooms excite the senses outdoors, while contemplative peace resides in her “she shed” outdoor office. Invite hummingbirds over with native, perennial coralbean and find out why Daphne recommends that a new homeowner cut down a chinaberry tree. Trisha Shirey and Barbara Wise from Crescent Garden doll up container planters with clever and practical accents.
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.