Neil's lifelong love of crotons in a setting afire with fall color (Thanks to Calloway's Nursery for video permissions.)
October gardening tips for Texas from our experts
By Neil Sperry (Northeast), Dr. Jerry Parsons (South Central), John Begnaud (Northwest) and Dr. William C. Welch (Southeast)
Maybe a bit controversial, but undeniably stunning garden accents
Autumnal spectacles in the shade garden
Choosing varieties that will thrive in your landscape
Walking the line with landscape symmetry
Armloads of color to wrap up the season
Celebrating the popular evergreen herb
Rabbit damage, dying rosemary, crape myrtle aphids, columbine seeds and more
This is where you’ll find some of Texas’ unique plants, places and services. Watch here, too, for a new podcast or video story each month. OCTOBER VIDEO Neil talks about those pesky armadillos and explains how he traps and deports them.
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Ornamental peppers grow in popularity with each passing autumn. They’re durable. They’re easy. They’re available in better garden centers. And they’re fun. And yes, many of them are also quite hot. This cheerful collection on a Calloway’s Nursery sales cart by now has made its way into entryway arrangements or big patio pots. They’ll be handsome right up to frost. Photo © Neil Sperry.
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