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Too often when we think about landscaping we only consider lawns and shade trees.  It is important   to balance the landscape between shade trees and lawn with perennials, shrubs and small trees. In addition to the aesthetics involved, the perennials, shrubs and small trees allow you to increase color in the landscape and habitat for …

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woman with a bird talking at a kids event

A large audience of children and adults flocked to Milberger’s to participate in our annual Birds of Prey Kids Last Chance Forever program. One of Milberger’s Kids Gardening Class the audience last weekend was thrilled by this dramatic, close-up educational experience with Texas predatory birds. Birds of Prey Conservancy’s Last Chance Forever program helps sick, injured and …

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  Consider becoming a certified Master Gardener with the Guadalupe County Master Gardeners. We are a non-profit organization affiliated with the Guadalupe County AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A & M. Our mission is to provide research based information and resources to people who want to garden in a successful, economical and earth Friendly way. …

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Now is a good time to consider the hot weather root- hardy perennials. The list includes esperanza, poinciana, duranta, vitex, firebush, thyrallis and milkweed. Grow them all in full sun. All are drought tolerant.   Esperanza has yellow tubular flowers on light green foliage that the deer do not usually eat. They grow to 7 …

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Pollinators are an important part of the health and life of any landscape, garden or green space.  Pollinators Week is upon us and it’s important to thank the pollinators that keep our gardens lush and vibrant. While it may seem like an easy proposition to entice pollinators to your garden there are a few ways …

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Summer means long days out in the yard, summer vacation and beach trips. Summer in South Texas can also be tough for home gardeners due to high heat, low rainfall and an influx of pests. Let’s go over a few ways you can have a great Summer planting season. Summer in South Texas means high …

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  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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petunia bush

  Here are some traditional Texas Superstars that are worthy of consideration for the sunny part of your summer landscape. Laura Bush petunia (pictured above) was selected as a Superstar because it is a fast growing, spreading plant with attractive pink or violet blooms. Additionally it is more heat tolerant than most other petunias. If it …

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Citrus are one of those plants that I think are a must in the garden. They have beautiful dark green foliage all year, sensuously perfumed flowers at various times of the year and then produce fabulously colorful edible fruit. They really are the most perfect garden specimen. Citrus grow well in containers which gives you …

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Often called the Queen of the Tropics, Tropical Hibiscus will provide you with an excellent source of summer landscape color and is one of South Texas’ most popular tropical or sub-tropical flowering plants. With their bright showy flowers in many colors along with their glossy leaves tropical hibiscus will bloom from mid spring through fall. …

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