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Bee Happy - March 20th, 2014

What’s the buzz all about? Bees, of course. Chris and Bill Reid from Reid’s Nursery pick pollinator favorites to get the garden humming. On tour, Dani & Gary Moss rescued ravaged ground for wildlife, styled it up with art, and added a few chicks. Need to move a rose and add another? Daphne’s got some rosy tips. Trisha’s got the answer for twigs and trees that got chomped: twig girdlers or squirrels? Find out which….

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Time to Plant Trees - October 26th, 2013

Tree loss is at record numbers. April Rose from TreeFolks explains how drought impacts our trees over the long term, how we can help, and good choices for replacements. On tour in San Antonio’s historic King William district, visit a drought-tough makeover that started with tree renovation. Daphne explains how to properly mulch trees to avoid causing problems. Her pick of the week is Chinkapin oak, a trustworthy oak for smaller gardens.  Trisha…

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Forever Gardens Drought List

…Parkinsonia aculeate Yellow blooms spring-summer. Bright green, very fine, and almost needle like.  The trunk and branches of this small tree are also bright green. 15X20 Sun  Very airy & soft  looking, but actually thorny. Texas native.  In West Texas, it"s commonly called Palo Verde. Deer resistant…

Mitzi VanSant’s Plant List

…Just Joey (Hybrid Teas) Sunsprite (Floribunda) Noisettes: Lamarque Reve d’Or Marechal Neil Pink Marechal Neil Polyanthas: Cecile Brunner Perle d’ Or Gruss an Aachen (actually the first Floribunda released in 1909 but often grouped with old roses) Shrubs: Belinda’s Dream Darlow’s Enigma Cl. Pinkie Teas: Bon Silene Catherine Mermet Dr. Grill Duchesse de Brabant Etiole de Lyon Frances Dubreuil G. Nobonnand Geo…

Cucumber growing

by Trisha Shirey Cucumbers are pretty easy to grow. They do have very long vines, so you’ll want to have a sturdy trellis for them. I find that they do really well on my 4 x 4 livestock panel fencing mounted on T-posts. The cucumbers climb up with their own tendrils. But there are space saver types, cucumbers that you can grow in containers. Look for bush varieties in your growing area. Cucumbers want sun and warm, fertile soil to grow. Start s…

Bloomers Plant List

Swizzle zinnia Caladium, Persian shield, torenia, chenille plant Penta, Salvia farinacea ‘Rhea’, fountain grass Algerian ivy, creeping jenny, holly fern, chenille plant, Rex begonia Chrysanthemum pacificum, cranesbill, pink skullcup ,blackfoot daisy, gazania, sedum Bougainvillea, Artemesia ‘Powis Castle’, mandevilla, sedum Other combinations gallardia, penta, bougainvillea coleus, elderberry, begonia, snow-on-the-mou…

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Things to do in April

Fertilize: Tomatoes and peppers should be fed with a liquid fertilizer. Feed crape myrtle beneath the branch spread with 1/3 cup complete fertilizer per sq. yd. After second mowing, fertilize lawn with 3-1-2 ratio product; aerate first, if needed. Fertilize all houseplants with complete fertilizer. Mulch trees, shrubs, vegetable garden and flower beds (after soil has warmed) with 2-4 inches of mulch. Pine needles and oak leave…

Things to do in March

Fertilize: Begin monthly feedings of hibiscus after pruning. Start a rose feeding schedule; spray and feed camellias. Begin fertilizing azaleas after they bloom. Fertilize established fruit and nut trees with 1 lb. 15-5-10 per inch of trunk diameter. Berry bushes should receive 1/3 cup per square yard of planting area. Diseases/Pests to look for: Watch for aphids on new growth, spider mites on older leaves and c…

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Monthly Tips January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December…

Young voices for our future

…orrow, as is Urban Roots. Linda Agriculture Shapes Young Lives By Colleen Nelson An East Austin farm uses sustainable agriculture to help transform the lives of young people in the community. Urban Roots takes on a group of 14 to 17 year old interns every spring to help urge growth during each stage of the farming process. The Core Youth Program’s goal is to  give teens real world work experience through the agriculture business. Blake Hill, fa…