Central Texas Gardener

2017
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Terrariums Indoors & Drought Tough Design Outside

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Take a new look at terrariums! Keri Anderson from Slavonk and Hortus Terraria styles up big with tiny enchantments for easy care indoor gardens. John explains how to plant your terrarium design. On tour in San Antonio, Heather and Brett Ginsburg’s young family loves the wildlife since they dumped the lawn for a xeric-style party. Daphne Richards answers: what’s wrong with my oak tree leaves?
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Shed Your Ideas About Sheds!

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Erika Kotite, author of She Sheds, puts a new spin on sheds! Create a room of your own—styled to fit your dreams—for lady lairs, art studios, and even garden sheds. On tour in Lucinda Hutson’s fiesta garden, vivacious rooms excite the senses outdoors, while contemplative peace resides in her “she shed” outdoor office.
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Grow Your Faith Through Gardens

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What’s the delight and spirituality you find outdoors? Shelley S. Cramm, author of God’s Word for Gardeners, explains how scripture and plants strengthened her faith. On tour, designer Lisa LaPaso’s garden enriches her family through art, food, and flowers. Daphne shows how to grow drought-tough, photogenic golden barrel cactus.
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Wrangle Rainfall With Rain Gardens

3.0 2 x
Got a gully washer racing through your yard every rain? Or want to keep each precious drop in your garden? Jessica Wilson from Austin Watershed illustrates easy ideas to control and contain with swales and rain gardens. On tour, designer Mitzi VanSant patterns gardens at the Texas Quilt Museum with heirloom plants that rely on little water.
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The Coolest Plants For Hot Temps

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Liz Morphis from Barton Springs Nursery picks the hottest trend-setters to dazzle summer’s containers or beds in sun and shade. Trisha Shirey zings things up with zinnias big and small. Daphne shows off what our talented viewers are growing to attract pollinators.On tour, visit a classic Mission-style courtyard renovation that’s a cooling refuge even in blasting temps.
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Eye-Popping Pond Plants

3.0 5 x
Even a small pond is such a stress-soother! Check out the latest pond plants, fertilizer tips and algae control with Steve Kainer from Hill Country Water Gardens & Nursery. Daphne checks out persimmon tree galls and explains what they’re doing. Plant of the Week, silvery Euphorbia rigida, delightfully textures a container or well-drained bed.
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What’S Bugging You?

4.0 4 x
Most of our insects are doing us a big favor! For pests out of control, Wizzie Brown, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Urban IPM, shows how to identify damage and steps to take. On tour, what do you do when your house comes with a regulation tennis court? See how Drs. Bill Nemeth & Suzanne Novak now serve fresh vegetables, flowers and even fruit from their orchard.
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Earth-Kind Gardens: Master Garden Tour 2017

4.0 2 x
Celebrate Earth Day all year long with sustainable ideas that grow resources along with beauty. Wendy Buck from the Travis County Master Gardeners previews this year’s Inside Austin Gardens tour for Earth-Kind design ideas. Above Lake Travis, Shari and John Bauer crafted spiritual destinations with orphaned objects.
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Bamboo Basics

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How can you tell if bamboo is a clumping or running variety? Does clumping bamboo not really run? Landscape designer/consultant Merredith Jiles sets us straight with tips for clumping bamboo cultivation and selection. On tour, Chandler Ford’s front yard attracts a crowd and her romantic shady backyard invites intimate conversations.
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Perennials That Pack A Punch

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Yay, it’s planting time! Jeff Ramert from Round Rock Garden Center primes perennial ideas for pollinators and screening in sun and shade. Daphne sparks summer with pollinator-loving perennial orange shrimp plant (Justicia fulvicoma), and explains why lichens populated on ash trees. Spare those aches and pains with pre and post garden stretches along with Trisha and Paul Smith,M.Ed.
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