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Your snapdragons will attract butterflies and add striking color and a vertical line to the garden with their spikes of flowers. The tube-shaped flowers bloom in nearly every color imaginable and grow to heights ranging from four inches to three feet, depending on the variety. Snapdragons are cool season bloomers and Texas gardeners should set the plants …

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Daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 6. Remember to adjust the clock on your irrigation controller too. Eventually fall brings many changes: cool temperatures, less pollen and most importantly, less work in the landscape. One important landscape task that remains is the adjustment of our irrigation system clocks and the replacement of the 9-volt battery. …

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Mark Peterson

From hauntingly humorous to truly terrifying, garden tales of misery and woe hover and haunt unsuspecting homeowners. Read on for the shocking revelations. Some of them are quite ghoulish, while others are just a bunch of hocus pocus. Read on for a few gory stories — and what really happened. “MY LIVE OAK MUST HAVE …

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Milberger's "How To" Series

Oranges are among the easiest fruits to harvest. When the fruit is no longer green, check it for ripeness by pulling off, peeling and tasting one of the oranges from your tree.  Your fruit begins to fall off the trees when it is ripe. You can’t tell just by the color, so pull one orange …

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This one category of plants seems to sail through sizzling heat with ease. It’s no wonder these fragrant florae are celebrated annually! If you were in San Antonio through the summer this year, congratulations. You survived one of our hottest, driest summers on record. Between the heat and severe lack of rain, gardeners really had …

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Monarch on lantana

Nectar-rich, fall blooming plants are the most important gift we can offer these vibrant voyagers on their journey. Waking up to temperatures in the 60s is a refreshing reminder that fall is finally here. And right on cue, monarch butterflies are arriving in San Antonio as part of their fall migration to Mexico. Monarchs were …

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Milberger's "How To" Series

Kale and spinach grow well together in a combined winter garden because they share the same cultural requirements. The plants grow quickly, with both greens usually ready for the first harvest within 50 to 70 days. Plant fall crops when the average daily temperature drops below 75°F Sow kale and spinach seeds three inches apart …

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San Antonio Water System

Stage 2 restrictions begin when the 10-day rolling average of the Edwards Aquifer level reaches 650 feet mean sea level at the monitored well. Coming out of drought stages can be considered 15 days after the aquifer is above the trigger.• All restrictions from Stage 1 remain in effect unless added to or replaced by …

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Milberger's "How To" Series

It’s hot, we know. But now is the time to plant your fall tomatoes using transplants in one-gallon containers. Use the recommended varieties such as HM 8849, HM 1823, BHN 968, Ruby Crush, Tycoon, 444, Red Deuce, Celebrity, Valley Cat, Phoenix, and Roma.> Pick up the starter plants now. In August it’s too late to …

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Native and established trees generally don’t need supplemental water. But during prolonged drought, occasional watering may be helpful — but only if it’s done correctly. Established trees — those that have been in the ground for two or more years — seldom need supplemental water other than natural rainfall. But during an extended drought of …

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