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Flowers arriving at Milbergers

Shipments of new roses in stock arrives at Milberger’s Nursery this week: healthy, well rooted and just in time for Mother’s Day.  Now 30% Off. New shipments just arrived includes modern floribundas, grandifloras, climbers, teas, antiques and shrub roses. And we are putting them on sale from now until Monday, May 11th. All roses in stock …

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Both loquat and pomegranate are very visible in area landscapes. Loquats are loaded with yellow golf ball-size fruit and pomegranates are full of glow-in-the-dark orange flowers. The pomegranate blooms may last another three weeks. What happens next will depend on whether the plant is a fruiting or ornamental variety. The fruiting selections will produce a …

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May is a good time to plant the heat-tolerant, summer-blooming perennials.  Gold Star esperanza has yellow bell-shaped flowers. They have begun blooming now and will bloom until Thanksgiving. I specify the Gold Star selection because it has superior blooming characteristics compared to the old-fashioned selections. The blooms are large, and they show up on the …

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In most gardens, it is time to relegate the spinach, lettuce, cole crops, English peas and other cool-weather vegetables to the compost pile. Your lawn may show some yellowing as the winter weeds decline. The lawn grasses will soon fill the gaps. Fertilize the grass with slow-release lawn fertilizer. Harvest peaches when the background cover …

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Kimberly Esparza’s face expresses her approval of the taste of tomatoes eaten right off the vine at a community garden project at the Alamo Community Center. Kimberly was with her mother, Erica Esparza of Alamo, who was checking on the family’s garden. (Texas A&m AgriLife Extension Service photo) MAY IS A BIG HARVEST MONTH IN …

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I have had several readers contact me to say that their lawn has looked great all winter but now it is turning yellow and declining. Some have fertilized, hoping to restore the lushness and green color. The problem is that their lush, green winter lawn was from rescue grass, a winter weed grass. Annual blue …

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Planting for Summer Color By Dr. Jerry Parsons Plant:  For color get the begonias and impatiens in quickly if you expect them to fare well when the heat arrives. Wait to mid-month to plant periwinkles. ·Don’t plant vinca until at least June 1. Hot weather plants include firebush, lantana, poinciana, esperanza, firespike, caladium, coleus, begonia, …

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Plant These Summer Bloomers Now for Color in July and August Text by Suzy Fischer, Plant Selection by SAWS July and August are the tough months for plants. The good news is that there are many perennials that thrive on the heat without much water. While turfgrass, roses and other plants are wilting, enjoy the …

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