November 13th, 2010
Meet some native plants to replace ligustrum and nandina with Jared Pyka from Native Texas Nursery. Note: Native Texas is not open to the public, so please ask for the plants at your local nursery. Get tips for protecting your plants from freeze with William Glenn.
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Tips of the Week
Prepare for the first frost. Mulch tender plants and get blankets, sheets or rowcover to cover when we get the first warning alert.
Plant perennial strawberries and fertilize the ones you already have.
Take cuttings of cold tender plants you really love, like coleus and begonias, to overwinter in a sunny warm spot indoors or greenhouse.
Continue planting cold-weather lettuces, greens, carrots, spinach, and herbs like cilantro and arugula.
Plant hardy perennials, shrubs and trees.
Get naturalizing bulbs to plant in two weeks.
Last call to plant wildflower seeds.
Avoid severe pruning at this time.
Be sure to water new plants until rain comes our way again!
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Question of the Week
How do I protect my tender plants and vegetables from frost?
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