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Firebush plant

  Plant the cole crops and other greens by transplants now. Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, Swiss chard, collards, are among those available at area nurseries. If the birds are damaging your ripe tomatoes on the vine, try harvesting the fruit early, as soon as it shows a color change from green.  They will ripen …

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Daylily Flower

In Texas, a good time for dividing and planting daylilies is in the fall. Plant them in a mostly sunny location. Some shade is just fine, but dense shade will stunt growth and flower production. Use a soil mixture that allows drainage but also retains moisture. Daylilies have been called America’s favorite perennial because of their carefree garden …

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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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Summer flowers available at Milbergers

It is an especially difficult time with sandburs. If the infested area is not large, pop the plants out of the soil with the tip of your shovel. Bag the plants with their crop of burs for the garbage can. For large area drag a carpet remnant to catch the burs. Apply pre-emergent herbicide for …

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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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Judges at the Top Tomato contest

Judging took place on Saturday, June 17 and we would like to introduce the winners: Dave Eastman Josh Bingham Greg Salyers Josefa Santos and Oleg Voronin and everyone who submitted an entry got a Milberger’s Gift Certificate. Congratulations on a Great contest!

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Pride of barbados flowers

WATERSAVER LANDSCAPE COUPON PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY & HIGHLIGHTS COUPON Coupon recipients must meet these eligibility requirements: (a.) must be a SAWS residential water customer (b.) Must be the homeowner at the location where coupons will be utilized. Customers may only receive a maximum of eight (8) coupons (WaterSaver Landscape and Patioscape combined) per service address. Customers …

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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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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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aquatic plants at nursery

A shipment of new plants for your water garden have arrived at the nursery:  Aquatic, marginal and bog plants ready for your water feature.  Whether you want to install your own water garden or have it installed by professionals Milberger’s has the materials and expertise to help you add a water feature that will add …

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