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Activity is picking up in our certified butterfly garden. Gulf Fritillary butterflies are arriving and Monarchs are on their way. Consider a butterfly garden. It’s a rewarding family activity. We can help.

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What about some interior landscaping? Our greenhouses are full of lush tropical indoor plants for home and office.  

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Laura Bush petunia was selected as a Superstar because it is a fast growing, spreading plant with attractive pink or violet blooms. Additionally it is more heat tolerant than most other petunias. If it is planted now it will bloom strongly until July, hang on through the summer and then renew itself for a long …

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Sat., June 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am FREE Your kids will enjoy this dramatic, close-up educational experience with Texas predatory birds. Raptor handlers from the Birds of Prey Conservancy will give your kids and educational experience they will not forget. Birds of Prey Conservancy’s Last Chance Forever program helps sick, injured and orphaned birds of …

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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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