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green shade tree photograph

At The Nursery Saturday October 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Fall is for Planting: Winter Color and Trees Fall is an ideal time to plant in South Central Texas because our cooler night temperatures and better rain chances promoter faster root and plant growth. Join David Rodriguez, Horticulturist with the Texas A&M AgriLife …

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pumpkin

October is an excellent time to plant trees and shrubs. Take advantage of sales at area nurseries and the mild weather to plant recommended shade trees and shrubs. Among the recommended shade trees are live oaks, cedar elms, Texas red oaks, Mexican sycamore, Chinese pistache, Mexican white oak, Shumard oak, bur oak, and chinkapin oak.  …

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sunflowers

We all have our hobbies. Ours just happens to be gardening, and it’s a hobby that can improve your health in ways you didn’t realize. If your hobby tends to be something that’s not good for you, you may want to consider gardening as a replacement habit. Here’s how cultivating plants benefits us all. Stress: …

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Fresh Carrots from the garden

This fall, reduce your trips to the grocery store by growing your own vegetables in your garden. Not only do your own home-grown vegetables taste better, the pride from growing your own crops is satisfying and help you to become a better gardener. If you start now, you’ll see your vegetables ready to be eaten …

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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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