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From Drought to Deluge: Top Tips for Garden Success

Gardening is mighty tricky in Central Texas! Along with soil challenges and swings between drought and flooding rainfall, extreme heat and sudden freezes can turn our landscape visions into wishful dreams. Never fear, the Travis County Master Gardeners are here to help with From Drought to Deluge: The Resilient Central Texas Gardener. Sheryl Williams, Drought | read more →

Homegrown: Citrus and CTG Viewer Gardens

It’s been a mighty sweet week as we’ve begun harvesting our satsuma mandarins. My ‘Miho’ is still small but mighty with three absolutely delicious fruits. You really can’t beat the taste of fresh-picked fruit! In Texas A&M testing, this variety tolerated 14°, though young plants should be protected and containers moved to warmth. A type | read more →

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Evergreen Ideas for Sun & Shade

encore date: October 17, 2020

original air date: November 17, 2018

Need evergreen ideas for sun, deep shade, and in-between? Jessica Robertson from wholesale Greenleaf Nursery Company texturizes with easy care plants for structure, screening, and groundcover. Trisha Shirey and Tennessee gardener Barbara Wise explore hardy plants for shady gardens. Daphne analyzes a chinkapin oak’s peeling bark and highlights viewer photos from their gardens.And, get a photo tip from North Carolina gardener and photographer Tonya Peele who illustrates why to go for the “golden hour.”  On tour at the Helping Center Garden in Marble Falls, the Highland Lakes Master Gardeners and community volunteers turned rocky land into productive soil to grow food for their neighbors.

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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

Get updates on Tom here.

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December 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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