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South Texas summers mean a lot of sun, no rain and water restrictions. These conditions can be difficult on some delicate plants, but some do thrive in these drought or desert-like conditions. Here are a few plants that can stand up to the Texas summer heat and come out even more beautiful for having survived …

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High heat, little rain and strict water restrictions can make gardening difficult in Texas. South Texas gets hit especially hard with a combination of high humidity and high temperatures. Xeriscaping is a method of landscaping and gardening that aims to reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental water from other irrigation means. Xeriscaping is a …

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It is hard to believe that after having 10 inches more rain than the average in the first half of 2016, we are already irrigating lawns.  The same thing happened in 2015. It is what happens when you have shallow, poor soil and a high evaporation rate. There is a limited soil reservoir below our …

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woman with a bird talking at a kids event

A large audience of children and adults flocked to Milberger’s to participate in our annual Birds of Prey Kids Last Chance Forever program. One of Milberger’s Kids Gardening Class the audience last weekend was thrilled by this dramatic, close-up educational experience with Texas predatory birds. Birds of Prey Conservancy’s Last Chance Forever program helps sick, injured and …

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Now is a good time to consider the hot weather root- hardy perennials. The list includes esperanza, poinciana, duranta, vitex, firebush, thyrallis and milkweed. Grow them all in full sun. All are drought tolerant.   Esperanza has yellow tubular flowers on light green foliage that the deer do not usually eat. They grow to 7 …

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Milberger’s Top Tomato Contest is Saturday, June 11, 2016 Bring your best tomatoes and garden fresh salad bowl to Milbergers and you could win. All entrants get a Milberger’s Gift Certificate. Top Tomato 1. Cherry and Smaller Tomatoes 2. Regular Tomatoes (large/medium) 3.  Biggest Tomato 4. Best of Show Grand Champion ALSO Best Salad Bowl  Bring …

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All gardening! All day! All your Favorites! The 19th Annual Festival of Flowers  is back with all your favorites: Indoor Garden Vendor Mall Seminars Organic Roundtable City-Wide Plant Exchange 2016 Daylily Show & Sale Herb Kitchen Cooking Floral Design Challenge Farmer’s market Rain Barrel Demonstrations Plant Exhibits Live Radio Shows Saturday, May 28 9AM ‘til …

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basil plants

You don’t have to break the bank to redo your landscape with elegance. Have you ever thumbed through a magazine, looking at the beautifully landscaped homes, and thought to yourself, I want that? Have you wondered how you could have this kind of landscape while still saving for your children’s education, paying for your family healthcare, …

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roses

Valentines Day is this one day when one product — a red rose — is worth more than it is at any other time of the year, but that doesn’t stop us from loving them! Maybe it’s the romantic notion they stand for, or maybe it’s their simplistic beauty, but every year about 100 million …

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      Milberger’s Nursery has just unloaded several truckloads of hundreds of fruit trees, citrus trees, avocados trees, pomegranates, olive trees, blueberries, raspberries, Japanese persimmons, blackberries and more. They really look good and now is the time to plant and the selection will never be better. Now is the time to get your new …

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