In a rainfall gap last weekend, I ventured out to the Austin Outdoor Living Tour 2021. Invariably, I got so chatty with everyone that I only made it to a few homes. One that had my curiosity in high gear was this Open Envelope Studio design and build that illustrated a makeover with a typical | read more →
Nope, it’s not pumpkin spice season even though native aromatic asters are blooming their starry heads off. These cloudy and cooler-than-usual weeks tricked them into thinking it was October when daylight hours decrease. Thanks to measurable rain, my asters resemble a small forest, so I’m clipping back several inches, working around the flowering branches. I’ll | read more →
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.
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.