I’m first in line to slam the door on the second hottest (and very dry) August in Austin history. Even stalwarts like Turk’s cap are parched. Mexican honeysuckle (Justicia spicigera) popped one bright bloom for hummingbirds. Dragonflies hang out on it, perhaps to grab a drink from the kiddie pool. It won’t be much cooler | read more →
Like people, passions, and wildlife, plants connect us across borders. Despite natural and human-devised boundaries, plants landed in our gardens thanks to botanists, horticulturists, gardeners, and wildlife. Not all plants find success on their journey. Although they can be adaptable, they do have their limits. It’s up to us to recognize and respect their boundaries. | read more →
encore date: August 24, 2019
original air date: April 6, 2019
Get down to business with native groundcovers! Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Director of Horticulture at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, has got you covered. Wildflower Center horticulturist Leslie Uppinghouse explores native plants for septic fields. On tour at Rollingwood City Hall, pick up garden design ideas even after hours. Daphne explains what to do about oak tree root suckers, sapsucker holes in a young Montezuma cypress, and how a couple protected their plum tree flowers in below freezing weather.
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.