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Fall Tasks, Lush Spring

Put in a little effort in the fall, and you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous garden in the spring. Plant bulbs This is the time to plant spring-blooming bulbs like tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils. Get them in the ground before December! Add a little BulbTone or phosphorus to encourage larger blooms. Plant shrubs & evergreens Planting […]

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fall-watering-101

During the fall season plants and trees are starting to prepare for the winter and shorter days. To help them get ready, follow these simple watering tips to keep your plants thriving throughout the fall and strengthen them for the winter. Only water when above 32 degrees F outside. Water your plants in the morning […]

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Gardening in May

Monthly To Do List & Advice Plant Vegetable Seeds: Beets, Cantaloupe, Chard, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Honeydew, Lima Beans, Okra, Pumpkin,  Radish,  Summer Squash, Tomatillos, Watermelon. Plant Herb Seeds: Basil, Chives,  Fennel, Horehound, Lamb’s Ear, Lavender, Lemon Grass, Lemon Verbena, Mexican Mint Marigold, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Santolina, Summer & Winter Savory, Sorrel, Tansy, Tarragon, Thyme, Yarrow. […]

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Drought Tolerant and Beautiful

Spring is here! Nothing is more invigorating and relaxing than a wonderful sunny spring day in the garden. And, of course, all the landscape nurseries are buzzing with gardeners, landscapers, and homeowners. What is everyone buying this year?  Well, besides veggies and herbs, a lot of gardeners are looking to Xeriscape, and some are looking […]

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Gardening in April

Monthly To Do List & Advice Plant Vegetable Seeds: Beets, Chard, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Lima Beans, Okra, Pumpkin,  Radish, Spinach, Snap Beans, Summer Squash. LATE APRIL: Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Watermelon. Plant Herb Seeds: Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Fennel, Germander, Horehound, Lamb’s Ear, Lavender, Lemon Grass, Lemon Verbena, Mexican Mint Marigold, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Santolina, Summer & Winter […]

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Gardening in January

Monthly To Do List & Advice Plant Vegetable Seeds: Beets, Carrots, Endive, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Parsnip, Peas, Radish, Rutabaga, Spinach, Turnips Plant Perennial Herbs Seeds: Chives, Cilantro, Coneflower, Dill, Parsley. Indoor Sowing: Start Basil, Tomatoes & Peppers indoors or in a greenhouse. Cut up potatoes and set-out to dry before February plantings. Plant […]

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Gardening in November

November Monthly To Do List & Advice Plant vegetable seeds: Greens, Mustard, Radish, Spinach Plant vegetable plants:  Asian Greens, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chard, Collards,  Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Spinach, Turnip.  Most can be planted throughout the fall, if they are given frost protection. Plant herbs: Cilantro, Dill, Fennel, Parsley. All perennial herbs such as  Marjoram, Mints, […]

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A Texas Icon

Published on November 24, 2012 by in Annuals, Garden Blog

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A Texas Icon

By Doyle Fitz             Bluebonnet…just the name sparks an image of a Texas plain in spring covered in a wave of beautiful blue flowers in my mind and with all the rain we’ve been blessed with this winter it is looking to be a colorful season here in Texas. Now I could choose any wildflower […]

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The Christmas Star

Published on November 24, 2012 by in Annuals, Garden Blog

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The Christmas Star

By Doyle Fitz               Euphorbia pulcherrima or as it is more commonly called the Poinsettia, is one plant that is almost always associated with the holidays and with good reason, but more on that in a moment. The common name is derived from amateur botanist Joel Roberts Poinsett who sent home samples from Mexico in […]

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Jewels of the Garden: Bulbs

Jewels of the Garden By Doyle Fitz           Bulbs…all and all not that spectacular of a word, but they can produce spectacular results in your garden. We just received our fall shipment of bulbs and I thought what better time to renew some interest in an often underutilized jewel of the landscape. Bulbs actually belong […]

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