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Beneficial Classic & Contemporary Design: Garden Conservancy Austin 2019

So, what does “drought tolerant” really mean? Daphne tells us: “Plants that are ‘drought tolerant’ are able to withstand prolonged periods without rainfall or supplemental irrigation. But to do so, they may go into dormancy, similar to how they do in winter.” Trees drop leaves prematurely, or they brown or color up early, as they’re | read more →

Design for Climate Change

Wow, these pictures just beg for captions! From DFW, Candy Whitten spotted these two young blue jays in a beak-to-beak contretemps. What say you? Topsy-turvy weather keeps us on our toes this time of year, but since the day looms to bring in outdoor potted plants, John readies us to avoid scrambling at the last, | read more →

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Garden Conservancy Austin Open Days 2019

air date: October 19, 2019

Looking for ideas with drought-tolerant, deer-resistant plants or stormwater control, rainwater collection, and outdoor living? Designer Casey Boyter and Patrick MacRae from The Garden Conservancy preview Austin’s Open Days November 2 tour that gathers designs from classic to contemporary. Get the story behind the tour’s east Austin bungalow makeover that upped its romance and habitat highway with contemporary adds for outdoor living and office space in a renovated airstream. Owners Rita Little-Byrd and Keith Byrd worked with Billy Spencer and landscape architect Shaney Clemmons for polishing details to host Rita and Keith’s at-home wedding. Daphne explains what “drought tolerant” really means and when to move citrus plants in containers or in garden beds. Herb ‘n Cowgirl Ann McCormick demonstrates how to dry garden herbs for use all year.

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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

POW Lindheimer's Muhly

Lindheimer Muhly

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