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girl looking at a flower

Our kids are heading back to school this month, which means they’ll be busy during the day but will need to fill their evenings and weekends with some activities when they’re not tied down with homework. We recommend getting them involved in gardening. Growing and caring for plants in the form of horticulture can provide …

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Hummingbird

The hot dry summer continues to be tough on gardeners and landscapes.  The extreme weather is also tough on the birds that many gardeners feel are essential parts of the gardening experience. Here are some ideas to help some of our favorite birds be successful and visible in our gardens: Sunflowers Sunflowers love the sun …

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Green grass

August is the hottest time of the year. Our lawns are baking and the water restrictions are frequent, but there’s still plenty for us to do out on our lawns. We recommend you do your lawn care in the early mornings or late evenings when the temperatures aren’t so high. Follow these tips to do …

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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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Esperanza with a butterfly

Remove the seedpods from esperanza and poinciana to encourage more blooms all summer. Control fire ants by applying a fast-acting insecticide such as acephate to mounds close to activities. Spread a bait like Amdro over the larger landscape. Use products with the active ingredient spinosad in the vegetable garden. Pick okra when it is small …

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Flower in a crack

We can’t predict the weather but chances are it’s going to be really hot in San Antonio over the summer season and chances of seeing a lot of rain will be slim. Droughts can be devastating to your plants, but there is hope. During a drought or massive heat wave, it can be difficult to …

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fresh harvested fall vegetables

Summer is here and it’s bound to get HOT! Don’t let this scare you out of summer planting. Some vegetables require both warm soil and hot temperatures to grow and produce so do not fret. Here’s a short list of what plants go well with warm weather. Cucumbers Okra Peppers Squash Tomatillo Zucchini And more… …

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summer camp at the garden

Summer Camps: Registration Now Open! Explore the San Antonio Botanical Garden this summer with STEAM-based camps focused on hands-on exploration, nature-inspired art, ecology and botany. From Eco-Explorers to Little Gardeners and a new Chef camp for teens, the Garden inspires budding naturalists, scientists, botanists, artists and chefs to dig deeper into the world of plants …

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Butterfly on a leaf

Gardens designed to attract and nurture butterflies are becoming more and more popular in our area because they are not only beautiful, but contribute to the health and well-being of one of our very important pollinators. Butterfly gardens also give us an opportunity to provide a fun and educational family activity. There is an impressive …

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flower pots

  Consider daylilies for your landscape. Look for the large bloomed selections that are blooming right now in yellow, gold, orange and rust. They are showy, drought tolerant, and not fussy about soil. The foliage makes an excellent groundcover unless you have deer in your neighborhood. Daylilies are a favorite deer food. The tomatoes, peppers, …

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