October 29th, 2011
Garden designer Patrick Kirwin creates a new look in lawns with drought-hardy diversity. On tour, visit East Side Patch, where discovery replaced lawn. Daphne explains why some plants struggle in one area, while others are fine. Her featured plant is fall aster. Merrideth Jiles from The Great Outdoors has tips for watering.
Plant of the Week: Aster
Tips of the Week
Plant herbs like dill, parsley, cilantro, oregano , chervil, chamomile, arugula and thyme.
Plant winter vegetables like lettuce, radishes, spinach, broccoli, and carrots.
If you have a compost pile, and you're like me and couldn't bring yourself to get out there and turn it this summer, now's a great time to do it. And if you don't have a composting system now's a great time to consider starting one.
The City of Austin has some great composting classes, and you can even get a free composting bin from them, if you're willing to down-size your garbage bin to the smallest size.
Plant trees, shrubs, perennials.
Plant spring wildflower seeds.
Remember to water your dry soil before planting anything!
Weed! Spring weeds are already germinating. It's easier to scrape or dig them now before they get out of control.
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Question of the Week
Why do plants next to each other perform differently?
Leah & Philip East Side Patch Garden Design
Patrick Kirwin`s Plant List
Merredith Jiles' Watering Techniques