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Peaceful Island: Backyard Japanese Pond Garden

Step into a meditative journey that begins at Rajat and Lisa Agarwal’s back gate. Inspired by Japanese philosophy and garden design, they explored beyond a tiny starter pond to create a peaceful island with in-ground and above ground koi ponds. Since the CTG team met them in November 2021, they’ve built onto their designs with | read more →

Fleeting Flowers, Long Term Friends, and Foes

Is it just me or did spring seem to rip past us faster than usual? Sure, every winter we’re bursting with anticipation like kids before a birthday, and then before we know it, the “presents” are in the past. For weeks, I watched my pale-leaf yucca (Yucca pallida) shoot up a flower stalk, set buds, | read more →

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Fantastic Ferns for Indoors & Garden

encore date: May 7, 2022

original air date: June 22, 2019

In the house, in the garden, or charming up hanging baskets, there’s a fern for you! Get a sampling of ferns you may never have met with Darla Harris from Fern Plantation Nursery, including indoor plants for low humidity and outdoor plants that can take the heat. Sadly, rose rosette disease has moved into Texas. Get Daphne’s answer on replanting when plants have been infected. Stir up a refreshing quinoa tabbouleh with Molly Pikarsky, Flora & Fauna Manager at Lake Austin Spa. On tour, Pat and Tom Ellison didn’t want an ordinary yard. See how they fit their design ideas into an old neighborhood while controlling runoff and attracting wildlife.

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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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May 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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