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The Case Against Invasive Plants

The minute sunrays came out of hiding, native Mexican plum’s shy, adolescent buds blossomed into graceful, sweetly-scented bee bouquets. Saucer magnolia wows plant peeping paparazzi this time ever year at the UT School of Architecture’s Eden and Hal Box Courtyard at Goldsmith Hall. Bees snuggle deep into floral architecture. A sight that dismays is the | read more →

Succulent Care + Charming Old House Garden Makeover

I don’t mind the dormant winter garden at all, since its denuded state celebrates the underlying architecture. This year, not much is dormant, but I’ve cut back a few browned perennials to de-clutter the stage for annually reliable Narcissus ‘Marieke’. Whatever winter throws our way, fragrant Narcissus ‘Erlicheer’ always crowns the first of February. Indoors, | read more →

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Native Alternatives to Exotic Invasive Plants

air date: February 16, 2019

What’s the negative impact of exotic, invasive plants on waterways and wildlife habitat? Erin Cord from Austin’s Watershed Protection Department analyzes the damage and offers native plant alternatives. On tour, Sandy Stone and Joe Brown worked with nature’s architecture to restore habitat in an area getting bulldozed. Daphne checks out a troubled container avocado and what to do next. John picks out the tools every new gardener needs first and why to go for long-lasting quality.

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February 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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