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Love garlic? See how easy it is to grow and the best varieties to plant with tips from Sam Slaughter of Gabriel Valley Farms. On tour, visit a garden in Jarrell reclaimed from an old cow pasture. Daphne analyzes a peach tree problem and highlights hummingbird-magnet, Agastache. Pet of the week: Flash the Wonder Cat! Trisha Shirey shows how to have success with seeds.
What's that pest destroying your drought-loving agaves, yuccas, and cacti? Wizzie Brown, Texas AgriLife Extension Service Extension Program Specialist- IPM identifies pests like agave snout weevils, cactus bugs, and more, and explains how to control them. On tour, visit Jeff Pavlat's diverse succulent garden for design ideas with these drought tolerant plants. Daphne Richards explains how to grow beneficial aloe vera and how to pinch a plant for lush growth. John Dromgoole mixes up a soil blend for succulents.
Cheryl Hazeltine, author of Central Texas Gardener, notes the significant changes in garden philosophy since her first edition of the book in 1980. On tour, visit Michael McNichol, who followed sustainable re-use/recycle practices when he built his home and garden. Daphne Richards explains the proper way to mulch. Plant of the Week features the heat-loving Texas Superstar annual, Angelonia. Steve Kainer from Hill Country Water Gardens & Nursery tackles algae in ponds and fountains.