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Nopales Harvest & Blooming Lollapalooza

What a little charmer! This tiny-leaved groundcover, Menodora heterophylla, was a new-to-me that I had to try when I discovered it at last fall’s Wildflower Center native plant sale. It loves dry part shade, and that I’ve got! Even as a new planting, it sailed through December’s freeze and February’s ice, never dropping a leaf. | read more →

Suburban Backyard Food Forest: Phố Phạm

Plant-based food for her young family’s good health: that’s why Phố Phạm scrapped the lawn for a backyard food forest. She lined the fence with seasonal vegetables—including 200 peppers—and 300 fruit and citrus trees, many of them in containers. On a sunny day in January, the CTG team headed to her Round Rock backyard sweetly | read more →

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Water, Wildlife, Zen Design

air date: November 19, 2022

Permaculture meets hospitality at Cosmic Coffee and Beer where Paul Oveisi created sustainable gardens and wildlife habitat set around ponds and gracious waterfall. Step into a meditative journey and Japanese pond design based on Zen philosophy at Rajat and Lisa Agarwal’s garden, members of the Austin Pond Society. In San Marcos, Dawn Houser cultivates food, flowers, and resourceful creativity around a mid-1940s bungalow.


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

Get updates on Tom here.

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March 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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