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child posing for a photo in the pumpkin patch

Saturday and Sunday Oct 24th and 25th Bring your kids for a day of free Halloween Fun events at Milberger’s Nursery. Let them run through our MONSTER MAZE and ride through the nursery on our TERROR TRAIN. Watch them bounce away on our MOON BOUNCE and take their picture in our PUMPKIN PATCH. Free FACE …

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straw being moved at milbergers

Why is a plant nursery unloading hundreds of bales of straw?

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I see that broccoli transplants are already in the nursery. It is still very hot. Should they be planted now, or is it best to wait? As long as they can receive adequate water the cole crops (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and collards will do okay. If they are planted this early in the …

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It is an especially difficult time with sandburs and winter weeds. Here are some helpful tips to help keep them under control. 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 …

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We have a lacebark elm that has been in the ground 5 years and was beautiful. The leaves suddenly turned brown and are hanging on the tree. We have been watering it heavily but it does not seem to be responding. Is there anything else we should do? Is it dead? Unfortunately the lacebark elms …

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Do deer eat red yucca?  We are trying to develop a low-water-use landscape that the deer will not eat. Deer eat the flowers of red yucca, but not the foliage.  Do you have esperanza, iris, Texas mountain laurel, thyrallis, vitex, four o’clocks, salvia, other yuccas and cactus on your low-water-use deer-proof list? What did we …

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Nominations now open

Nominations for the 2016 Terry Hershey Texas Women in Conservation Award are open now through August 14. Now is the time to recognize and honor the women you know who have made an impact on conservation in the great state of Texas. Audubon’s Texas Women in Conservation Award is named after Terry Hershey, who, as Carter …

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What did we decide, do we need to dig up the gladioli bulbs after the leaves brown, or can we leave them in place to grow and bloom next year? I am leaving mine in place. They have bloomed well over the past two years without removing and replanting them. Do deer eat red yucca?  …

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It’s been over six months since I started my gardening journey and what a ride it has been. Because I live in a small apartment, my gardening endeavor started off really small with just two pots of herbs. Now, I have expanded that to eight! Along the way, I noticed how there has been so …

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Judges reviewing the tomatoes on the table

It was difficult to choose but Milberger’s 2015 Top Tomato Contest on Saturday, June 13th had a great turn out. The winners are: Jeff Newman’s Celebrity Tomato won 1st Place Regular & Large and Best of Show.     Greg Slayers’s Bobcat Tomato won 2nd Place Regular and Large. Greg Slayers’s Juliet Tomato won 1st …

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