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Planting Pretty Ponds and Gardens, Seed Saving Libraries

I never had luck with native coneflowers until they showed me where they wanted to be. As too much shade starts to impact their desired spot, they edge closer and closer to sunnier borders, but they still get sun breaks during the day. I love these multi-taskers since pollinators of all kinds sip nectar, birds | read more →

New Episode: Soil (Biology) is Sexy

In 1987, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center proclaimed the first week of May as National Wildflower Week to celebrate the beauty and importance of native wildflowers across the U.S. Plants may vary, though perennial firewheel/Indian blanket (Gaillardia pulchella) carpets the country coast to coast. In an Austin front yard pocket prairie, Jennifer Orr layered | read more →

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Planting Pretty Ponds and Gardens, Seed Saving Libraries

air date: May 18, 2024

Enchant your garden with easy-care, wildlife-friendly pond plants. Steve Kainer from Hill Country Water Gardens and Nursery explains how to fertilize and divide. Nancy Hall’s garden started from scratch and grew beyond fence lines with philosophy and art. Prevent extinction of valuable plants right in your own backyard! Landscape consultant Colleen Dieter from Central Texas Seed Savers packages seeds for local libraries to checkout to gardeners. Learn how to get involved and contribute seeds from your garden. Blackshear Elementary student Adler Asher shows why prairies matter to our future.

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