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Birth in the Garden

August is not my favorite month, even though it’s when I was born. Often, I think of my dear mom in her final days of pregnancy in a sweltering Dallas apartment without air conditioning. I figure that if she made it through that, I can handle anything! This year, I get to experience birth of | read more →

Shrimp Plant & Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

Although shrimp cocktail’s a treat any time, it’s especially refreshing when mind-numbing heat calls for something cool. A shrimp look-alike that we can’t douse in cocktail sauce is golden shrimp plant that gleefully greets each smothering day from its patio container. Zoom meeting plant style! This one’s Pachystachys lutea, a native of Peru, and beloved | read more →

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How Fragrance Impacts Decisions

encore date: August 8, 2020

original air date: November 16, 2019

A scent’s briefest whisper prompts powerful memories faster than an old photograph. Herb n’ Cowgirl Ann McCormick explores how fragrance impacts daily decisions—from food and flowers to cleaning supplies, candles, and perfumes. Find out where you fall on a fragrance wheel! In their first home, see what Susan Snyder and Mark Hathaway did with imagination, sweat-labor, and innovative recycling. Daphne explains why a wax myrtle’s top leaves turned brown and Molly Pikarsky shows how to grow quick microgreens indoors for snip and eat flavor.

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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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August 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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