January 19th, 2013
Where do mushrooms come from and what are they doing in the garden? Ashley McKenzie from the Texas Wild Mushrooming Group notes their beneficial relationship with plants and how to keep it going. On tour, even winter is bountiful in Lynne and Jim Weber’s native habitat garden. Daphne Richards explains why to prune trees in winter. Her pick of the week is evergreen mountain pea, a lush groundcover for shade and sun. Trisha Shirey shows how to cage tomatoes and build trellises for vining vegetables and fruits.
Tips of the Week
Drink coffee? Check out the Ground to Ground initiative that connects area coffee shops with gardeners who want coffee grounds and food waste and are willing to make a commitment to regular pick-ups. For more info on this great partnership, visit the Compost Coalition.
Start a compost pile!
Prune woody shrubs that are dormant. Avoid pruning evergreen shrubs like cenizo for a few more weeks.
Plant trees, shrubs, and roses.
Clean up old leaves around fruit trees and vegetable gardens.
Plant bare root fruit trees, berries, grapes and roses.
Plant asparagus crowns. Prune back growth if it hasn’t frozen back.
Get seedling potatoes
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Question of the Week
Why do we prune trees in Winter?
The Weber Native Habitat Garden