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In this special CTG production, visit two gardens that swapped lawn for inviting living spaces and water resourceful plants. Explore the psychology of gardening and see how to create tomorrow's gardens right now. Find out why a tree just won't grow and how to feed your container plants organically.
See how to catch the rain in barrels, cisterns, and berms with environmental consultant Dick Peterson.
On tour, take a soothing walk through the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum where two art forms unite. Daphne explains why a young tree won't grow. Pick of the Week is Pam's Pink turk's cap. Trisha shows how to organically fertilize container plants.
Get firewise garden tips with Patrick Allen from the Texas Forest Service. Find out more for planting lists and landscape tips. (click on the pdf icons to download). Firewise Communities is another great resource. Plant lists from other states include Texas plants. On tour, visit a restoration that created outdoor living spaces and restored native habitat in a firewise design. Daphne analyzes how close to trees we can install hardscape. Pick of the week is native datura. John Dromgoole explains how to fend off mosquitoes.
Meet some hardy agaves for beds or containers with Bob Barth from the Austin Cactus & Succulent Society. On tour, a San Antonio gardener replaced dead grass with dimensions of succulents and cacti. Daphne explains why a plant can suffer sunburn. Jeff Pavlat from the Austin Cactus & Succulent Society demonstrates how to re-pot succulents and cacti.