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Severe storms come and go and trees have adapted to them. Still, trees can sustain major damage. But with the correct pruning we can help accelerate their regrowth. Recently storms played havoc with our trees. Limbs and trunks were tossed around like toys in a toddler’s playpen. What can we do to help our trees? …

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“Roses in pots extend the scope and possibilities of gardening. Wide walkways can be highlighted with tubs of roses, entryways can be graced with the beauty and fragrance of roses. Miniature roses can dress up window boxes in the summer, and then be brought indoors in winter to perk up the house.”   ~ Dr. Jerry Parsons, …

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THIS WEEKEND ~ SAT, May 25 thru Mon., May 27 ~ at Milberger’s  For Memorial Day Weekend we will not charge state sales tax on these items: > Soaker or drip-irrigation hoses > Mulch > All plants, trees and grasses > Water-saving surfactants > Soils and composts Examples of items that do not qualify for …

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The Monarch butterflies have a complex lifecycle and individuals are in the San Antonio area seeking out nectar sources for food and milkweed plants on which to lay their eggs.  I have seen them obtaining nectar from peach and plum blooms, blue curl, rain lilies, sweet peas, stock and Mexican honeysuckle. My tropical and native …

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By Lucy Johnson, Freelance Writer and Sustainable Gardener In Texas, recent pushes towards sustainability and conservation across the state are opening up new possibilities for eco-friendly gardening. San Antonio benefits from a long growing season and strong local interest in hobby gardening, making it an ideal place to implement sustainability practices in landscapes across the …

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The rains that came through the area and brought some hail in some places. If the leaves got rustled up just a bit you have nothing to worry about but if the stems were bruised your plant may live and you may get some good tomatoes but the size of the fruit won’t be as …

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Butterfly on flowers

The key to attracting butterflies to your landscape is to have both nectar producing and egg-laying plants available. Among the best nectar-producing plants are Gregg’s mistflower, milkweed, sunflower, and porterweed. Zinnias are the mainstay of a cutting flower garden in the summer and they also will be a great source of spectacular photos as they …

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The mosquito plant, Pelargonium Citrosum , also called the citrosa plant or citronella scented geranium, is highly recommended for keeping mosquitoes away. This plant is marketed as being specifically developed to continually give off a mosquito repelling scent. Turns out you can grow this plant in many gardens. A citrus-scented geranium, this is a great …

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