On a Saturday errand run, I detoured my agenda when I spotted this eye-popping crowd at an intersection. Under an anchoring Lacey oak, bees speeded to native rock rose (Pavonia lasiopetala) and fiery Pride of Barbados. Cooling silvery native cenizo (Texas sage) promises blooms in humidity. Strappy native sotol (Dasylirion wheeleri) contrasts shrubby rock rose. | read more →
Flamboyant datura beckons us out into summer evenings once the sun goes down, giving us a slight break from merciless heat. Hawk moths dip into deep white trumpets by night and bees sip by day. In the beds beyond, hummingbirds dive into native turk’s cap flowers. There are several species of datura. Mine is native | read more →
encore date: May 20, 2022
original air date: February 23, 2019
Maximize garden beauty without draining water resources with Karen Guz, Director of Conservation for the San Antonio Water System. On tour in San Antonio, Shirley and Neal Fox designed water thrifty dimensions for wildlife and outdoor living. Daphne explains what to do about exposed tree roots and when to fertilize. John shows how to divide crowded houseplants.
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.