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Wildflowers for San Antonio and Hill Country: Part 3

Welcome to the 3rd blog in a 3 part series highlighting the beautiful wildflower seeds that are in our Hill Country Pollinator Mix seed bags. If you've been following the series, this advice will sound familiar: Get your wildflower seeds planted in fall to enjoy the...

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Wildflower Seeds for San Antonio and Hill Country: Part 2

This is our second blog in a 3 part series highlighting the beautiful wildflower seeds that are in our Hill Country Pollinator Mix seed bags. In order to get the beautiful wildflowers you see in spring, you need to plant them in fall. There's just no way around it....

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Wildflower Seeds For San Antonio and Hill Country: Part 1

Wildflower seed planting time is upon us and we've got you covered with some fabulous Hill Country Pollinator Mix seed packages. You can get a 1/4 lb. bag of this special blend at the nurseries this month and be able to plant a 500 sq. ft. wildflower meadow or spread...

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Keep Those Hummingbird Feeders Extra Clean

Now that the heat is revving up, you need to be more diligent than ever about the frequency with which you clean your hummingbird feeders. The summer sun can turn the sugar water in your hummingbird feeders sour into a cesspool of bacteria in a few days; even quicker...

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These Native Plants Need Not Be Restless: Plant Native!

The tales of my gardening successes (vegetables not included) can be chalked up to two time frames, "before learning about native plants" and "after learning about native plants". I can tell you right now, that the second time frame has been what's kept me in the...

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Milkweed and Aphids: Nature takes its course

 If you've ever brought milkweed into your gardens to help support the Monarch population, chances are, you've had to put up with aphids. These tiny, soft-bodies insects converge under the leaves of milkweed, line up the stems, and make your milkweed look like a super...

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Pests

Wildflowers for San Antonio and Hill Country: Part 3

Welcome to the 3rd blog in a 3 part series highlighting the beautiful wildflower seeds that are in our Hill Country Pollinator Mix seed bags. If you've been following the series, this advice will sound familiar: Get your wildflower seeds planted in fall to enjoy the...

read more

Wildflower Seeds for San Antonio and Hill Country: Part 2

This is our second blog in a 3 part series highlighting the beautiful wildflower seeds that are in our Hill Country Pollinator Mix seed bags. In order to get the beautiful wildflowers you see in spring, you need to plant them in fall. There's just no way around it....

read more

Wildflower Seeds For San Antonio and Hill Country: Part 1

Wildflower seed planting time is upon us and we've got you covered with some fabulous Hill Country Pollinator Mix seed packages. You can get a 1/4 lb. bag of this special blend at the nurseries this month and be able to plant a 500 sq. ft. wildflower meadow or spread...

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Broccoli: A Fall Garden Favorite

In San Antonio at Rainbow Gardens, broccoli is a fall garden staple. We bring in multiple varieties to choose from and our selection is the best in the city. If you've only grown it during springtime, you will be surprised how much the taste differs when you plant it...

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Weeds are thieves. Prevent them from getting started.

Cool weather weeds are on their way to rearing their ugly heads in our turf. One weed plant in your turf now has the potential to be 1000 weed plants in your turf next year. Weeds are thieves! They steal compete with your plants and turf for nutrients, water, and...

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6 Steps For Fall Tree and Shrub Planting in San Antonio

From August 31st – September 18th, Rainbow Gardens is offering some specials on trees and shrubs in our "Fall is for Planting" packages: Buy 5 of any 3 gallon shrubs,  get 1 bag of living mulch and 10 agriform tablets free Buy 2 of any 5 gallon trees, get 1 bag of...

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