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child posing for a photo in the pumpkin patch

Saturday and Sunday Oct 24th and 25th Bring your kids for a day of free Halloween Fun events at Milberger’s Nursery. Let them run through our MONSTER MAZE and ride through the nursery on our TERROR TRAIN. Watch them bounce away on our MOON BOUNCE and take their picture in our PUMPKIN PATCH. Free FACE …

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straw being moved at milbergers

Why is a plant nursery unloading hundreds of bales of straw?

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September is not usually a major leaf drop month but this year will be an exception. Shade trees loaded themselves with leaves in response to the heavy rains last winter and spring, now they are dropping some of those extra leaves in response to the hot dry weather.  Expect live oaks, cedar elms, Texas red …

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If you have raised bed gardens that you use to grow fall and winter flowers and/or  vegetables, it is time to make preparations so that you can be ready to plant in September. Two essential ingredients for a successful cool weather garden are compost and mulch. Compost is the basic soil enrichment additive. Incorporate 2 …

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Leaf Drop.  This summer it has been  common for shade trees to drop leaves. Prepare to see even more as trees that put on heavy leaf loads in response to the generous rains received this winter and spring, adjust their foliar load to a level that can be supported in the current dry spell. We …

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The San Antonio Water System has proposed and some policy makers (SAWS Board Members and City Council Members) are supporting the idea of installing Stage 1 water use rules all year.  The main feature would be to limit lawn irrigation with sprinklers to once per week based on your home’s address.  Visit the SAWS website …

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tomato plant

In the July heat it is hard to think about cold weather but if you have  planted fall tomatoes in past years and failed to harvest ripe fruit before cold weather  destroyed the plants, you will want to  consider “beating the cold” with the recommendations in this article. By planting now, in July, you can …

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Nominations now open

Nominations for the 2016 Terry Hershey Texas Women in Conservation Award are open now through August 14. Now is the time to recognize and honor the women you know who have made an impact on conservation in the great state of Texas. Audubon’s Texas Women in Conservation Award is named after Terry Hershey, who, as Carter …

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Landscapes are better balanced and make better habitats for the birds if they not only include tall shade trees and groundcovers, but everything in between, including perennials, small and large shrubs and small trees. In the large shrub category, consider butterfly rose, primrose jasmine, pyracantha and standard yaupon holly. A tough old-fashioned rose, such as …

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Judges reviewing the tomatoes on the table

It was difficult to choose but Milberger’s 2015 Top Tomato Contest on Saturday, June 13th had a great turn out. The winners are: Jeff Newman’s Celebrity Tomato won 1st Place Regular & Large and Best of Show.     Greg Slayers’s Bobcat Tomato won 2nd Place Regular and Large. Greg Slayers’s Juliet Tomato won 1st …

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