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June 2024 - Season 3, Episode 5

Go Gardening Season 3 Episode 5

Go Gardening Season 3 Episode 5

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Welcome to Season 3 of Go Gardening Presented by -

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We are pleased to announce we are adding the Edwards Aquifer Authority as a title sponsor for this season. They will join the Trinity Glen Rose Groundwater Conservation District, who helped us get this water-saving video series off the ground two years ago.


Go Gardening Show Episode 5 is all about community.  We started our adventures this month at the Alamo Heights United Methodist Church where Twyla Benson gave us some history about how she and church volunteers planted and maintain their community garden. While they do raise some vegetables in the garden, they also have created a beautiful space featuring native plants, natural walkways and artfully crafted stepping stones. This labor of love will give you some great ideas on how you can add color, decorative hardscape and a peaceful area to your own yard. 

Next, the crew met at the famous San Antonio landmark Japanese Tea Garden. We were very fortunate to have San Antonio Parks Foundation President/CEO Mary Jane Verette give us a tour of and some fascinating historical facts about the gardens. Interestingly, the once "backyard playground" of the Jingu family and now San Antonio park has evolved over the years to include more native Texas plants to the Japanese garden theme. You will find the construction and architectural history of the former rock quarry truly amazing as much as the visually stunning water features, waterfall, flower-lined rock pathways, and colorful gardens. If you've lived in San Antonio a while, this segment will definitely put the Japanese Tea Garden on your "must see" list.


Go Gardening's mission is to help people conserve water in the Edwards and Trinity Aquifers by teaching homeowners how to convert turfgrass areas to low-to-no water use landscapes featuring native plants.


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