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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 →

Flashy Plants, Romance, Caterpillars, Fungal Disease

Icy drinks, cool swims, and sizzling grills mean that summertime’s here for sure. Pop hot color into outdoor “livin’ is easy” with Casey Aicklen from Barton Springs Nursery with flashy plants for splashy summer! Along with natives to attract pollinators, she brings along a new-to-me Lespedeza ‘Little Volcano’. A deciduous deer-resistant shrub, it attracts countless | read more →

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Snakes to Love!

air date: June 15, 2019

Most of the snakes in our gardens are not harmful at all, except to vermin—trying to get into your house—and to plant pests like slugs and snails. Tim Cole from Austin Reptile Service shows off some common friendly snakes, debunks a few myths, and explains why they’d even get close to your homestead. Daphne answers viewer questions about a loquat’s peeling bark, rotting grapes, and oozing peaches. On tour, Maverick Fisher’s old home and garden makeover rid invasive plants and controlled a flooding slope. Cool down summer with a tasty mint melon gazpacho (good for drinks & popsicles, too) with Molly Pikarsky, Flora and Fauna Manager at Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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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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