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Tasty Ideas in Old Garden + Oak Wilt

Many of my plants come with a treasured memory of the person who shared them with me, including this early-bird white bearded iris, first on the punch once again in February’s sunburn to snow weather. I pass them along, too, like my perennializing Leucojum. I planted a few long ago after admiring them in old | read more →

Invasive Species Dilemma

There’s something empowering about picking a little vase of flowers and foliage from your own garden. So, when a few of my Narcissus ‘Erlicheer’ stems flopped over last weekend, I snipped them and filled in with wayward silver germander stems. Although not native, they don’t run rampant. But Chinese tallow tree, beloved for its fall | read more →

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Oak Wilt

air date: February 15, 2020

Oak wilt impacts our red oaks, live oaks, and white oaks. Board Certified Master Arborist Kevin Belter from ArborCare & Consulting explains what causes it and how to take proactive care. Daphne identifies tar spot on live oak leaves (dark spots that aren’t sooty mold). Get her tips on when to prune in winter, when to fertilize lawns, and how to deal with weeds. In San Marcos, Dawn Houser renovated a 1940s bungalow and garden, complete with a micro food forest. Molly Pikarsky, Flora and Fauna Manager at Lake Austin Spa, joins young son Max to top pantry bread with herbs and garlic for homemade toasty gourmet in minutes. 

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Tom Spencer update:

Tom suffered a massive stroke in September. Please send cards (no food) to:

5150 North AW Grimes Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78665

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February 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.

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