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2014 Inside Austin Gardens Tour

posted on 04/10/14. 0 comments


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You are invited to the Inside Austin Gardens tour featuring six gardens of exemplary quality and design. The tour is presented by Travis County Master Gardeners Association in cooperation with the Travis County AgriLife Extension Service on Saturday, May
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Water Wise

posted on 07/10/13. 0 comments


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Guidelines for water use in the landscape.
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Early Blight and Other Pestilence

posted on 06/25/13. 0 comments


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Fiddle Faddle, the pestilence is here.
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June Gardening

posted on 06/03/13. 0 comments


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What is going on and what is next!
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Legacy Gardening

posted on 05/21/13. 0 comments


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How it all started for me....
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The grass is always greener....

posted on 04/23/13. 0 comments


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How to keep your grass green this growing season.
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Butterflies Welcome

posted on 04/04/13. 0 comments


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How to start a butterfly garden
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Spring Bouquet

posted on 04/02/13. 0 comments


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First blooms of the spring!
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posted on 03/22/13. 0 comments


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Check out our new Pinterest boards
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Composting 101

posted on 03/20/13. 0 comments


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An introduction to composting and using coffee grounds
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A Visit to Wisley (RHS)

posted on 03/20/13. 0 comments


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Pics of a December visit to Wisley - the flagship gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society.
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Signs of Spring around my hilltop garden

posted on 03/07/13. 0 comments


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Spring has come early to Central Texas.
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Root Knot Nematodes

posted on 03/07/13. 0 comments


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Garden saga of fighting root knot nematodes
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Micro Irrigation

posted on 03/01/13. 0 comments


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A quick rundown on the benefits of micro irrigation.
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Dreaming of Spring

posted on 03/01/13. 0 comments


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Waiting for warm weather and reviewing some of the past visitors to my garden.
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Basil Pesto

posted on 02/12/13. 0 comments


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An old Italian recipe for traditional pesto.
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Seed Starting

posted on 01/26/13. 0 comments


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How to start veggies by seed
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Garden Tools

posted on 01/26/13. 0 comments


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The right tool for the right job and how to care for them.
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Inside Austin Garden Tour

posted on 10/15/12. 2 comments


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Come one come all, it's a preview of the 2012 Inside Austin Gardens Tour
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A Riot of Color

posted on 09/28/12. 1 comment


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Fall is a glorious time in my garden...maybe even prettier than the spring.
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Fall Perennial Planting - passalong plants

posted on 09/14/12. 0 comments


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What to do now in the garden in Central Texas, zone 8
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Fall Vegetable Gardening - Central Texas

posted on 08/15/12. 1 comment


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Want a fresh vegetable crop this Fall? Now is the time to plant!
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Garden - March 31, 2012

posted on 04/01/12. 1 comment


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It was a beautiful today in Austin, though a little warm (low 90&#x27;s). My kids were out back exploring and came across some snakes. Hope they don&#x27;t show up in the upper yard! <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>I took the time today to finish planting the veggie garden (minus
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Sevin Dust cures alll....not!

posted on 06/11/10. 1 comment


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Why do people pour Sevin Dust on a plant without even knowing what&#x27;s wrong? A women had a case of rust fungus on a plant so of course the best cure was get out the Sevin Dust. Oh yeah, it&#x27;s a pesticide mam.
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Hill Top Backyard Natives

posted on 04/27/09. 2 comments


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Gardening on our hill top, we decided to let the back hill slope stay native (with a little help.) Seasonally, I pull up the undesireables. I did attempt to plant some wildflower seeds 2 years ago. A very limited variety actually came up. I really didn
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Hill Top Garden

posted on 04/26/09. 4 comments


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I love my garden. As I pull into my driveway, I pause to watch the hummingbirds flit, the grasses sway and just take a second to sigh and appreciate the colors in nature. Living in Central Texas on top of solid rock and in the middle of a drought cycle ma
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