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What’s the Trick for Poinsettia Success?

Whatever the season, cut flowers are such a mood lifter. We can keep the indoor glow going for months, though, with easy-care poinsettias as houseplants and patio plants in temperate weather. At the Arnosky Family Farms in Blanco, Pamela and Frank Arnosky fill greenhouses with hundreds of poinsettia starts every year. By late November, they’re | read more →

Counting our Blessings

Last February, we shivered to think how our plants would fare. And then, they bounced back—albeit somewhat timidly—reminding us that gardens endure. Yes, we suffered some losses. But perhaps we gained a few lessons and confidence, along with a lot of respect. Central Texas Gardener looks a bit different this year, too, as we continue | read more →

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Planting New Memories

encore date: October 2, 2021

original air date: September 21, 2019

Missing sentimental plants you can’t grow in CTX? Jennie and Matt Horvath from Wimberley Gardens start new memories with Texas tough versions that take the place of those you left behind. Cottage garden style meets contemporary design. Discover what’s troubling your fruit trees and learn to divide succulents.

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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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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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