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Bee Friendly Champions Mikaila Ulmer and Leslie Uppinghouse

Since childhood, autumn’s rich colors, scents, and golden light make it my favorite season. Even before trees don their cloaks of many colors, I’m entranced by American beautyberry’s glossy, purplish fruits. Although we can eat them when totally ripe, I leave them for birds and squirrels. This native perennial shrub for part shade double duties. | read more →

Square Foot Gardening

Well, friends, this isn’t the CTG fall season I envisioned a few months ago. I bet you feel the same way about how fall “is falling” in your sphere! At least September’s annual cool weather tease deflected the 4th hottest summer on record. Hard-baked soil, moistened by long awaited rains, brought forth Oxblood lilies. Dubbed | read more →

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Square Foot Gardening

air date: September 12, 2020

Why is Mel Bartholomew’s innovative square foot gardening concept so valuable today? Son Steve Bartholomew from the Square Foot Gardening Foundation explains why his dad developed the concept, easy steps to make one, and how its global impact conquers hunger. In Leander, Ellen and Rick Bickling turned the kids’ old basketball court into square foot gardens and romantic outdoor living. John Dromgoole picks a healthy nursery plant by inspecting the roots. Daphne highlights viewer pictures and stories from their hands-on plant and wildlife adventures during stay-at-home pandemic summer.

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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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