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A Unique Treasure: Mary Irish, 1949-2021

“It is amazing how little you can know at first about a new place. I look back on some of my most naïve, or most ignorant mistakes, and wonder what I could have been thinking. But the truth is I just didn’t know. In the world of gardening, you often learn by messing it up | read more →

Hot Idea Under the Sun + Pepper ID!

I don’t know if it’s really been hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk (what would Julia say?), but it’s sure a great time to solarize lawn or a weedy spot to make way for new plans. Cruising around, I’ve watched this project since late spring where the gardener anchored tarps to let | read more →

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Flashy Plants for Splashy Summer

encore date: May 22, 2021

original air date: June 8, 2019

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, including the oft-asked question, “How to keep bougainvilleas blooming?” Caterpillars love summer, too! Daphne identifies butterfly larvae instars chomping on fennel and parsley and Genista Broom moth caterpillars on mountain laurel. John shows the difference between fungal disease and insect damage. On tour in rocky Cedar Park, Robert Jennings re-created a honeymoon paradise every day for wife Deborah and their daughter Calli Avery-Faith.

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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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