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In Rain or Drought

Could you hear me whooping about last Saturday night’s rain? Even my drought-hardiest were gasping until thankful drenches. And bingo! Rain lilies Zepharanthes ‘Labuffarosa’ jumped up on cue. These flowers are only about 3″ wide. Patio containers took on a new day with leaves and roots refreshed. Here we’ve got Mangave ‘Bloodspot’, native Hibiscus martianus, | read more →

Garden Distractions Working From Home!

During an online team meeting the other day, I got distracted for a minute when I glanced over to the window and saw what the light was doing. I’ve often heard that the trick for self-employed, working from home folks is to dress for “the job.” The philosophical concept is to seal the divide between | read more →

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Panayoti Kelaidis, Denver Botanic Gardens

encore date: May 23, 2020

original air date: November 23, 2019

Philosophy for water-resourceful gardening crosses borders with Panayoti Kelaidis, Senior Curator and Director of Outreach at Denver Botanic Gardens. On tour, John Hart Asher and Bonnie Evridge turned a weedy backyard into a native plant micro-prairie with room for organic vegetables and play area for their two small boys. Daphne explains why the fronds on a Texas sabal palm have yellowed and how to control noxious Virginia buttonweed. Plant pretty and edible cool weather tastes—even in containers—with Molly Pikarsky’s Backyard Basics tips. 

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Tom Spencer update:

Tom suffered a massive stroke in September. Please send cards (no food) to:

5150 North AW Grimes Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78665

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May 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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