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Hot Color for First Day of Fall

Welp, here we go again with soaring temps after September’s typical fall weather tease. But that brief heat break prompted Salvia ‘Indigo Spires’ to pop a few lavender-blue flowers, cheered on by rain-refreshed native turk’s cap in this part shade spot. Bees and butterflies haven’t bustled over as expected, so here’s hoping that the crowds | read more →

Rain Reigns Even in Waterwise Gardens!

My garden’s no water hog. Still, over 50 days without rainfall in temps topping 100° faded even my most stalwarts, especially the plants in sun. We’re no strangers to this, my garden and I, yet we sure were glad to get even the 1” that fell our way. I can’t say that this ‘Amistad’ salvia | 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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September 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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