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Finding Joy in Garden Transitions

This serene view in April is just as cooling in torrid July, thanks to the embracing live oak tree in Laura and Eric Wills’ garden. Of course, bearded iris and other late spring bloomers aren’t flowering, but the cove’s leafy structure softens the heat with minimal, weekly watering. Since 2011 when they bought two acres | read more →

Orchids & Sunflowers & Sun Shades

We broke another record! On July 14, the past seven days were the hottest lows and highs in Austin’s history. Yep, on our 35th day over 100 degrees, and the 13th consecutive one, things are sizzling outside. From its comfy spot inside, my Phalaenopsis orchid watches the thermometer soar as it celebrates its fourth blooming | read more →

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Water Conservation, Your Style

encore date: May 20, 2022

original air date: February 23, 2019

Maximize garden beauty without draining water resources with Karen Guz, Director of Conservation for the San Antonio Water System. On tour in San Antonio, Shirley and Neal Fox designed water thrifty dimensions for wildlife and outdoor living. Daphne explains what to do about exposed tree roots and when to fertilize. John shows how to divide crowded houseplants.

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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

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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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