Friday, February 19, 2010

Come tour my garden on Central Texas Gardener

This Saturday, Austin area gardeners can come "tour" my garden by watching Central Texas Gardener on KLRU, PBS at 12:00 and at 4:00.

For those of you not lucky enough to live in Austin, you can join in on the fun by watching it online at

http://www.klru.org/ctg/episode/date/2_20_2010

It was so fun to shoot this episode with Linda and her crew at CTG, who did a great job with me and the garden. They put me right at ease and spent a long time getting to know my garden.

It was a very windy and warm late October morning. The garden had begun its recovery from the drought after several good rains helped us turn the corner.

Enjoy the tour!

22 comments:

Linda/patchwork said...

I watched it online, earlier this afternoon. You all did a great job. Your garden is beautiful.

Congratulations!

Gail said...

Diana, You were fantastic...someone said earlier, perhaps on twitter, that you were a natural! I so agree.
....and! Your garden was beautiful.

gail

LindaCTG said...

Thank you for having us! It was so fun to be part of your energy and explore all your neat plants and places. I hope my garden can be as glorious some day! Linda

Amy said...

I saw it online yesterday. You did a wonderful job and your garden looked awesome! I enjoyed watching it and I will have to see it on a bigger screen this weekend. :)
Also, I like your new blog design.

Cindy, MCOK said...

Diana, I just watched and I agree, you're a natural! Your garden is awesome ... love that path! I hope I can see it all for myself one day.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I agree with the others, you are indeed a natural! It was so much fun to watch! It was nice to get a glimpse of your garden through the video, I had no idea how spectacular your gardens really were!

Thanks for sharing!

Diana said...

Linda/patchwork - Thanks -- we were so lucky to have had some rain and the garden was recharged and looking good.

Gail -- Yeah - so glad you liked it. I was worried about how it would turn out but they did a great job with it all.

Linda/CTG - You did an awesome job producing this and you made the interview so easy and relaxed. I've gotten such great compliments on it all and it's all your doing!

Amy -- Glad you got to watch. I'm eager to see it on the big screen tomorrow (might ba a little scary!) but it has been great.

Cindy -- Thanks -- Wanna come help me weed that path??!! I love it, too, really, and I'm glad it looked good on the show. I'd love for you to come visit and see it. You definitely need an Austin trip to see us all again, and you can stay wth me - we have plenty of room - just tell me when!

Robin -- Isn't it cool to get to see it in a more complete form? It's so different from stills on the blog where you can't get the big picture very well. Thanks!

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

I can't wait to see it. Always wondered what your garden looked like. I'm headed there now. I want spring. I love your new blog theme. Very pretty.~~Dee

Diana said...

Oh goody, Dee! And I was JUST at your cloche post commenting...how funny. I'll leave the door open when you come to visit!

Flowers said...

Thank you for this lovely tour around your garden- enjoyed it so much!

Pam/Digging said...

As I told you on Twitter, I watched it online and enjoyed every minute. You were poised and thoughtful in your remarks (despite that ferocious wind), and your garden looked beautiful despite the drought. Way to go!!

Janet said...

What fun Diana! Your gardens are gorgeous. I watched part now and will watch with sound when I am not competing with the family room tv. I always liked KLRU...great pbs station.

Annie in Austin said...

Hi Diana,
We watched online first, then I sipped coffee and rewatched the show at noon today on TV.

You looked relaxed and lovely (just as you do in person) and it was so much fun to see your garden on the video. You and LindaCTG are a great team!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Mrs. Cheatheam said...

I really enjoyed the show! I will definitely be coming back here for some help as spring approaches! I was actually wondering if anyone has some good ideas for what to plant in the front of our house where it is almost complete shade. We live on a quarter acre lot, with a house from the 30's. I'm trying to give it an older garden look, but stay true to Texas plants. Any thoughts??

Diana said...

Flowers - Thanks for commenting - glad you liked the tour! So much easier to see like that, isn't it?

Pam -- You are so nice. Thanks for the positive comments - I was pleased with it, wind and all. Loved Dakota trying to lick the camera! Essence of my garden!

Janet -- Thank you. I love the show and it's peaceful, zen like segments highlighting people's gardens.

Annie -- Thanks! It was fun to do and I agree, Linda @ CTG made me look good! They were awesome and she's a great interviewer. I'll treasure this forever. And YOU need to come out here in person! Maybe for the design meet-up here in March?

Mrs. Cheatham - thanks for the kind words. My first question about plantings for the front would be if you have deer? If not, there are many lovely traditional shade plants that would go well with your home's time period. Hostas, salvias, ferns to start for a few ideas sight unseen. I also do garden coaching, if you want more help, you can feel free to email me @ dianackirby@gmail.com

sweet bay said...

I watched the program online and what a wonderful segment. You've done such a beautiful job with your garden and described it so well in the interview.

getgrounded said...

I can only wish that I looked so good with the wind whipping my hair in my face! Your show, and your garden, are fabulous. Good job on both. BTW, love the notepaper on the blog background now.

Diana said...

Sweet bay: Thanks! So glad you got to see it. Cool - all this technology that allows us to share so much. I'm usually such a critic of my garden but right now, I'm lovin it!

GetGrounded: Thanks - I can actually say I'm really happy with it all. wish the garden looked like that NOW! So stark in comparison. I love the notebook paper, too. Little design bits just keep appearing. This process has been hit and miss. A few things left, but not sure if they will get done or not. Crossing fingers!

mothernaturesgarden said...

Diana, I am totally inspired by you and you beautiful garden. You have included a veg. garden, greenhouse, playground most charmingly into a fabulous outdoor retreat. The video is A#1.

Diana said...

MotherNaturesGarden: Thanks! I do have a bit of everything - I think that keeps it interesting. So ready for spring so things can start growing again. This cold winter has been hard on us here since we were spoiled by last year's very warm winter.

Dawn said...

Diana, Congrats for being on CTG. I just watched it online. You did a terrific job and looked lovely. Your garden was as wonderful on screen as it is in real life. You have created a beautiful oasis. Well done!

Lancashire rose said...

It was wonderful to revisit your garden and hear all you had to say. You are so natural on camera. Your garden is truly a place to relax and enjoy mother nature with your family and pets. I love the winding pathway with little bloomers in between the stones. Delightful.