Pollinator-Friendly Plants in Deer Country
encore date: April 16, 2022
original air date: April 28, 2018
Dearly we love plants that send butterflies, bees, and other pollinators straight over. In deer country, Matt Kolodzie from Friendly Natives in Fredericksburg picks out plants that get along with antlered nibblers. Plant of the Week, deer-resistant native perennial skeleton-leaf goldeneye, loves the heat to crank out late summer and fall flowers for pollinators. On tour at Redeemer Lutheran School, students go wild about science lessons outdoors in a wildlife habitat, vegetable gardens and a mini-farmyard. Daphne identifies that mystery growth on your red oak that looks like a lemon. Jeff Pavlat from the Austin Cactus & Succulent Society divides overcrowded dyckias (without getting a scratch!).