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Fawning Over Ferns

I don’t have to go far to watch hummingbirds and butterflies close up since I lined my patio with native Turk’s caps. Just beyond, firecracker ferns (Russelia equisetiformis) flaunt equally enticing tubular nuggets. This spot in dense soil gently floods in serious rain before drying out like clay. Morning sun and bits of afternoon harshness | read more →

Debunking Snake Myths, Mint Melon Gazpacho, Fruit Tree Problems

Is this a cute face or what? Tim Cole’s Bearded Dragon isn’t grumpy at all, just thoughtful. After supervising Tom’s interview—calmly absorbing every word—he/she gave us a 5-toed rating. The Beardie came along with Tim Cole from Austin Reptile Service who’d just wowed a bunch of children with reptile hands-on fun. One of his missions—that | read more →

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Fantastic Ferns for Indoors & Garden

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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June 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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