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Caterpillar in leaf

These little guys are famished and your trees are a bountiful buffet. But before you banish them, remember this: Song birds are nesting now and caterpillars are the food supply for their young.

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Tropical Hibiscus

Want a tropical look in your summertime landscape? Try these stunning types of hibiscus. Their flowers are single and double, and you can find them now at Milberger’s in shades of red, pink, yellow and orange, among many others. Their leaves are glossy dark green.

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Tropical Milkweed

How fierce is your flora? Pick party hearty plants and your landscape will sizzle in the summer scorch. Feel the heat! Though spring has just sprung, it’s not too early to think ahead to summer and how your landscape will fare in what will likely be a hot, dry season. I know what you’re thinking… …

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American Robin In Buford Holly

If you make an effort to attract and observe the birds in your landscape this has been an exciting winter, and the action continues this spring. The American goldfinches are in town in large numbers. Earlier in the winter they joined the flocks of lesser goldfinches in salvaging the remnants of the seeds in the …

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TX MT Laurel

The Texas mountain laurel is among the most noticeable plant that is blooming now. It is noticeable for the purple blooms that decorate the evergreen foliage, but it is also noticeable for the fragrance of those blooms. I have always described the fragrance as the same as that of grape bubble gum we used to …

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Agarita SAWS

Hiking along a high oak rimmed bluff on a cool, crisp February morning, I caught scent of something deliciously sweet. My mind immediately conjured the image of a warm, honey-drizzled sopapilla as I whipped around to seek out the source of this decadent aroma. Nearby, covered in spectacular yellow blossoms, was a bushy shrub with …

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Yellow Rose of TX

Roses are the overall favorite flower of gardeners and non-gardeners. The blooms are beautiful. Have you ever thought of roses as a Xeriscape plant? You can, because there is a group of old-fashioned and tough modern roses that can survive and even bloom over a long period of time without irrigation. They also prosper without …

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News Buroak

It is still a good time to plant the recommended shade trees. They will shade the house and reduce your air conditioning coats. CPS customers can receive a $50 rebate for the shade trees they plant. Visit the CPS website or your favorite nursery for the list of eligible species. Begin the weekly insect and …

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Bird bath

While seed and suet do a fine job of attracting birds to your landscape, fresh, sparkling H2O will fascinate the flocks of feathered friends that flew in for winter. It’s no secret that birds fly south for the winter, but just how far south do they go? Mexico, Central and South America are common winter …

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meyer lemon

Your landscape is longing for a little lemon love. Pucker up — the Meyer lemon tree is a perfect partner. A lot of people wonder whether we can grow citrus trees in central Texas and whether they’ll be fruitful. The answer: absolutely! While there are many varieties to choose from, I’ve had the most success …

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