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Wondrous Wanderings at the Wildflower Center

The seasons, they’re always a-changin’. As autumn unfolds, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center flaunts fall sensations to illustrate the beautifully progressive nature of native plants. Despite record heat and drought, Lindheimer and pink-hued Gulf muhly flowers dance on grassy wands. Lindheimer muhly’s also tagged “big muhly” for a reason. Its stature and feathery plumes | read more →

Waterfalls, Wildlife, and Drinks: Cosmic Coffee + Beer

Under leafy canopies to the tune of waterfalls and birds, grabbing a drink and a bite at Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden in south Austin is like a picnic in the park. It’s an outdoor office, convivial spot to catch up with friends, and a romantic date night. When CTG visited in fall 2019, founder | 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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October 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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