Recent CTG Episodes
Dry, hot times aren’t going away. Drought-design expert, author, and landscape consultant Mary Irish creates a mixed border that withstands low rainfall.
Here’s Mary and Gary’s plant list.
In rocky deer country, Kathy Payne and Fix it Wise Greg Bright adapted design concepts when they left Houston, including tiered, raised limestone beds and an artistic stone “river” design. Daphne explains why drought-lovers rot away in heavy rainfall and conversely, how the “permanent wilting point” impacts them when there is no rain. Turn your flowers into luscious liqueurs with Alejandra Rodriguez Boughton from La Flaca urban farm.
Get creative with succulent designs in containers or raised beds. Jay Arredondo from wholesale Desert to Tropics Nursery pairs succulents of all kinds for eye-popping foliar and color combinations. So, what is a “succulent?” Daphne breaks it down and also explains the difference between shrubs and perennials. Eat your flowers, too! Alejandra Rodriguez Boughton from La Flaca urban farm adds tasty color to your recipes and ice cubes. On tour, a backyard fruit orchard replaced an old tennis court and limestone beds for food and flowers adjoining outdoor living.