Biologist and science writer Joe Hanson of PBS Digital Studios’ innovative online-first programs It’s Okay to Be Smart and Hot Mess (climate changes) explores how curiosity opens new adventures of knowledge. Host: Tom Spencer.
At Zilker Botanical Garden, David Mahler of Environmental Survey Consulting and architect Evan Taniguchi created a new riparian garden that illustrates how to grow native plants in shade, along streambeds, and in ponds.
It makes TEQUILA and you’ve seen agave syrup in your grocery store or in products sweetened with its nectar. It’s about 1.5 times sweeter than sugar. And fortunately for us the agave grows here in Texas. During my traipsing aroundI managed to find A good number of agape plant. We are out here to catch and cook anything we can get our hands on. So we decided to harvest one of the agava cook it to caramelize the sugars and hopefully make it edible.
Primitive Catch And Cook Crawfish In A Cactus Hot Pocket
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Beekeeping is the latest locavore pursuit for distinctive honey that rivals craft beer. Three beekeepers explain why they got started, how they do it, and what’s important to know. From relocating swarms to honey collection, get the buzz from Tanya Phillips and Chuck Reburn at Bee Friendly Austin, Tara Chapman from Two Hives Honey at the Sustainable Food Center, and family beekeepers, Christine Giordano and Ryan Thomas.
Achoo! Do mountain cedars make you see red? Hey, they’re just doing their job like other trees, grasses, and wildflowers! There’s LOTS to love about these native Ashe juniper trees. Landscape designer and ecologist Elizabeth McGreevy explains why to love these trees you love to hate! Watch for her tell-all book in August 2019, Wanted! Mountain Cedar: Dead and Alive! Host: Tom Spencer.
Ashe juniper, cedar tree pollen, allergies, Austin landscape designers
On a rocky hilltop in West Austin, Cera-Mix Studio artist Claudia Reese sculpted a compressed earth home and sustainable garden tied into the land with the intricacy and passion she brings to her mosaics, tiles, and sculptures. Inspired by Pliny Fisk of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, she designed resourceful living, from rainwater collection to a compressed earth house and outdoor living.
What’s the trick to making free plants from your woody perennials? Herb n’ Cowgirl Ann McCormick shows the sweet spot to make the cut and how to root (tip: no rooting hormone needed).
Rollingwood City Hall’s become a venue for the neighborhood and pollinators since replacing lawn with gardens and paths that invite interaction all year. As a waterwise demonstration garden, it captivates each season with annuals and perennials arrayed among structural evergreens. Designed by Lauren and Scott Ogden, and Patrick Kirwin, the game-changing garden found its new roots thanks to neighborhood donations.
In Lockhart, nurseryman and gardener Tom Peace layers ephemerals, perennials and evergreen structure in a garden that evolves with the seasons.
Oak tree galls are fun to look at, but usually don’t harm the tree. Daphne Richards, Texas A&M AgriLife horticulturist shows off one that looks like acorns. And get a recipe for spicy chile pequin salsa and how to make plant starter pots with leftover tamale corn husks.
Ally & Richard Stresing |Flooding to Flood of Ideas for Food
Ally and Richard Stresing started with a flood of ideas to control flooding. Now, they head to the garden for dinner. On their menu: organic fruits, vegetables and fresh eggs from happy hens in a raccoon-proof coop they built themselves. In between projects, they take a break to enjoy the wildlife getting a drink at their ponds and nabbing their own dinner on native plants.
Graphics designer James Barela turns a lump of clay into distinctive containers. Find out how plants prompted his ceramics venture, Baetanical, assisted by quality control manager, young cat Luna.
Zach Halfin at Thigh High Gardens in San Marcos demonstrates how to prune a 4-year-old peach tree.
Yum! It’s so fun to pick juicy fruit right from your own trees. This week, we round up your questions: containers, growing on rocky soils, common problems, and which trees need another to pollinate. Get the answers with Jim Kamas, Fredericksburg Extension Fruit Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
One of the Best Weekend Getaways in Texas.
Moody Gardens is an educational tourist destination, with a golf course and hotel in Galveston, Texas which opened in 1986. The non-profit destination uses nature to educate and excite visitors about conservation and wildlife.
Get your garden started right with John Dromgoole’s tips to improve clay or sandy soil with with pea gravel, decomposed granite, expanded shale, and dairy compost.
Weekend Gardener: How a native Texas plant can predict rainfall
Building a home for chickens wasn’t their first project when Molly O’Halloran and David Brearley renovated their 1915 house and garden on Austin’s east side. Now, they serve up fresh eggs with their organic vegetables. Plus, their vegetables thrive with compost enriched by chicken poop and the chickens’ help in turning it. Music by Gurf Morlix.
Daphne explains why untimely early freezing weather more seriously impacts our plants.
As drought widens its borders, explore design philosophy in dry times with Texan-gone-to-California Flora Grubb of Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco. Host: Tom Spencer.