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When done correctly, pruning in springtime increases foliage, flowers and pollinators. Shortly, our flowering perennials such as salvia, penstemon, lantana, and esperanza will awaken from their winter slumber. Much like overgrown hair in need of a haircut, perennials need a good spring cleaning in the way of pruning. We do this for three reasons: appearance, …

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Milberger's "How To" Series

To begin, roses need to be grown in full sun. They like to be in soil that is well-amended with organic matter and has good soil drainage. A raised flower bed with additional compost is a great place for a rose. Starting with healthy soil will prevent you from needing to fertilize much later on. …

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Look for the 2022 San Antonio Rodeo Tomato STM2255 on sale next week at Milbergers’s Nursery. The variety selected this year is a determinate plant that produces a generous crop of large, globe-shaped tasty fruit with considerable disease resistance to alternaria, fusarium, verticillium and gray leaf spot. With all the cold weather we have had …

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If you’ve got freshly cut oaks with unpainted wounds, beware. A fungal fiend could feast on your trees. There’s not much time left to prune your oak trees this winter, especially if you want to minimize the chance of oak wilt. Caused by the fungus Bretziella fagacearum, oak wilt is a disease that affects the …

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Frozen plants

As below-freezing temperatures head our way, keep in mind how our landscapes fared after last year’s brutal winter weather. Nearly one year ago we experienced some of the harshest winter weather on record, as well as power and water outages, icy roads and pipes frozen solid. Some of our plants suffered too. Now as below-freezing …

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There are several fruit trees that are well-adapted to our climate. Choose wisely and you’ll be enjoying the fruits of your labor before you know it. If you’ve had the privilege of tasting fruit collected with your own hands, you know it’s worth the time and effort of planting a fruit tree. Of course, being …

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Spring Vegetable Gardening for Kids

Take advantage of our usually-mild winter and get a jump start on the upcoming gardening season. Timing is everything when it comes to gardening. Winter for our area usually means that most days are cool and ideal for getting some prep work done for a great spring garden. While it’s tempting to stay inside on …

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Bluebonnets

Create a calm, soothing outdoor environment by incorporating blue hues into your lush green landscape. Classic blue was the Pantone color of 2020, but I never got a chance to write an article praising blue in the landscape or offer my favorite blue plant suggestions. Even though it’s two years late, I’m sharing my thoughts …

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Bulbs, rhizomes and corms all have different planting requirements, but with a little TLC you can get them into the ground in winter and appreciate their color and beauty come spring. For those of us who greatly miss tulip time in the Midwest, there are opportunities for a South Texas spring bouquet of tulips, daffodils …

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Christmas Trees

FRESH CUT CHRISTMAS TREES from the best growers are now 50% off> Choose from:FRASER FIRS: Unrivaled for the Holidays because of their fresh fragrance and symmetrical shape.NORDMAN FIRS: Dark green soft needles with a light fragrance stops allergy-inducing elements and makes it ideal for allergy sufferers.NOBLE FIRS: One of America’s favorite tree styles with sturdy …

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