>Look for Us on Central Texas Gardener

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We are privileged to have had the opportunity to appear on Austin PBS, Station KLRU’s show “Central Texas Gardener” The show can be seen on Youtube.com. The first segment of the show called “On Tour” features our garden and the next segment is an On-Set interview with host Tom Spencer talking about Variegated Plants for Austin Gardens.

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4 thoughts on “>Look for Us on Central Texas Gardener

  1. >Hi! I watched you today on Central Texas Gardener. Your garden is quite lovely, and how wonderful that it must look almost as good year ’round. I’m hoping you might suggested a variegated plant for me. I want an evergreen plant by my limestone mailbox. I want the plant to be “non sticky” – in other words, nothing that would prick the mailman or passersby – and less than 5′ max height. It will get partial sun, and must be winter hardy, as it’s the north side of the house. What would you suggest? I’m in South Austin. Thanks!

  2. >Hi GetgroundedI really think a variegated variety of Eleagnus pungens would be an excellent choice. It’s evergreen, colorful yearround, and like I mentioned on the show, doesn’t require constant trimming. It is definitely in the size range you had in mind. If you can find “Maculata”, that is the most colorful in my opinion but there are other variegated varieties of Eleagnus that are also nice and suitable. You can contact me directly via email from our website. Thanks for your comment/question

  3. >Interesting that you mentioned that one. I have looked at that in the nursery and admired it. However, I didn’t get it because the literature says it grows up to 8-10 feet. While I know I can prune it, I don’t want to be fighting its true nature to keep it at about 5 feet. My spot just doesn’t have room for a huge shrub, as the place I’m putting it is between the mailbox and the sidewalk, which is only a couple of feet wide.

  4. >Hi Robin, Take a look at Eleagnus pungens’hosobo fukurin” but sometimes marketed under a different name. It is a dwarf variegated Eleagnus that doesn’t get higher than 3′. This may be a more ideal selection, but I am still sticking to my guns in recommending a variegated Eleagnus variety for your location and conditions as described.

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