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Blank Backyard to Central Texas Cottage Habitat

A fence and lawn: that’s what faced thrifty first-time gardeners Ashley Nava-Monteros and Carlos Monteros at their new house in Hutto. Originally from El Paso, they brought together plants and art that honor their cultural history and support wildlife with native and adapted plantings that thrive on clay soil. “I would describe our garden as | read more →

Help Us Set CTG’s Pathway!

Your opinions matter! Help us frame Central Texas Gardener’s direction moving forward. We’re here for you, so please let us know in this short survey by February 10. With many thanks, Linda & the moving forward CTG team

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Water, Wildlife, Zen Design

air date: November 19, 2022

Permaculture meets hospitality at Cosmic Coffee and Beer where Paul Oveisi created sustainable gardens and wildlife habitat set around ponds and gracious waterfall. Step into a meditative journey and Japanese pond design based on Zen philosophy at Rajat and Lisa Agarwal’s garden, members of the Austin Pond Society. In San Marcos, Dawn Houser cultivates food, flowers, and resourceful creativity around a mid-1940s bungalow.


Tom Spencer update:

Tom suffered a massive stroke in September. Please send cards (no food) to:

Tom Spencer #209
Auberge Assisted Living
14058A Bee Cave Parkway
Bee Cave, TX 78738

Get updates on Tom here.

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January 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

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