Gardening Tips

Starting Seeds Part 3: Hardening Off Transplants and Garden Prep

The third blog in our Starting Seeds series focuses on what you should be doing when your indoor seeded transplants have grown big enough and are ready for the garden. If you've followed the tips in Part 1 and Part 2 of our Starting Seeds blog series, it's just a...

Starting Seeds Part 2: Prepping and Maintaining Through Germination

Welcome to the second installment in our Seed Starting blog series. Today we’ll be discussing how to put those seed starting supplies to use. If you need a list of the supplies, see Part 1: Seed Starting blog here. Starting seeds indoors is a fun and rewarding...

Starting Seeds Part 1: Supplies for Indoor Seed Starts

Today’s blog is the first of 3 in our Starting Seeds series and is all about the supplies you need to start seeds germinating inside. By starting seeds indoors now, you create transplants that will be sturdy enough to plant in your garden once the danger of frost is...

Gardening Resolutions for Successful Spring Gardens

Our New Year’s gardening resolutions just might help to make your 2020 spring gardens the most successful yet. While gardening slows down somewhat during the winter months, it in no way stops. There is plenty to do to keep up with your plants and even more to do to...

Growing Artichokes: An Edible Doubles As A Gorgeous Landscape Plant

Artichokes are not only beautiful plant specimens in the garden, they are also a more exciting vegetable choice for the average gardener. The gorgeous fluorescent purple/blue flowers artichokes produce are reason enough to add this plant to your garden, but the...

Quick Care Tips For Poinsettias

Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are vibrantly-hued, beautiful plants with long lasting color that add instant holiday decor. It seems weird that a tropical plant is the one we choose as a symbol for our winter holidays, but this is when poinsettias choose to flash...

Protecting Plants In The Event Of A Freeze

Does a freeze warning make your anxiety level go up? Does the thought of dragging plants in and out, scrambling for old blankets and sheets have you wishing you didn't have any plants to worry about? We've got you and your plants covered here at Rainbow Gardens...

Part 2: How To Avoid Mistakes Gardeners Often Make

Today we are following up on our blog series about mistakes gardeners commonly make. At Rainbow Gardens we want you to have the best experience when it comes to your gardening endeavors. There's a lot to remember when you enter the gardening world, so we're here to...

Part 1: How To Avoid Mistakes Gardeners Often Make

With the fall season being one of the best for planting, we thought it might be a good idea to send out a few reminders about mistakes that people make when it comes to gardening and our tips for overcoming them.5 Common Gardening Mistakes1. Not following proper...

5 Great Reason To Dig and Divide Plants This Fall

Fall is a great time for dividing plants in the landscape. Maybe you've never thought about dividing plants, but we're hoping this blog will give you some great reasons to think about trying it. Make dividing your plants a priority gardening task this fall.Rainbow...

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...

Soil With Benefits: A Relationship that Really Puts Out!

What you put into your soil directly relates to what you get out of it. The better your soil, the better your fruits. Feed your soil and it will feed you. You get where I am going here, right? If you can’t remember when the last time you worked in any compost or soil...

Vegetable Gardening Hacks for San Antonio: Fall Veggies Are Arriving

I've had it with the gardening hacks that get posted some social media sites these days. Granted, there are a few good hacks out there, but the majority range from the ridiculous to the destructive or disgusting. (Anyone see the diaper filling used as moisture control...

Hey San Antonio, Time to Plant For Juicy Tomatoes in Fall

Is it hard for you to think about planting tomatoes when it seems like just a few weeks ago you may have pulled up the last of your spring-planted veggies? Although it may be difficult to envision, fall tomatoes need to be planted in late summer. We are blessed to...

Blackberries: Summer Pruning is Essential

Have you tried growing blackberries in Texas? These juicy berries come in both thorny and thornless varieties (with the thorny varieties generally being more productive). Blackberries are a delight to eat fresh, cooked into cobblers and pies, or made into a sweet,...

How to Know When Your Melons are Ready to Harvest

Melons are a sweet summer treat in San Antonio. End of the school year pool parties wouldn’t seem complete without sticky melon juice running down children’s faces. Melons can offer immediate, cool, refreshing reprieve on a hot summer day. But have you also...

Top June Gardening Tips: What You Need To Know

 Today’s blog is about some of the dos and the don’ts when it comes to gardening in June in San Antonio. Hopefully most of you are signed up for our e-newsletter and get your monthly tips at the beginning of the month, along with our seasonal ads and coupons. If not,...

Groundcover Options for Replacing Turf

June is a good time to evaluate your lawns for areas where turf may be better off replaced by groundcovers. Mowing season is in full swing since warm-season grasses are growing like gangbusters; but if your turf is declining or just plain bare in spots, it could be...

When Plants Aren’t Invited On Vacation

Summer means sun, fun, and vacation time! You stop your mail and newspaper delivery while away on vacation and always make sure your pets are looked after, but what about your plants? For you, a couple of days in the heat of summer may mean a nice golden tan. For your...

Harvesting Spring Vegetables

Spring vegetables should be well on their way by now. Hopefully you've learned throughout the years that growing vegetables takes a little more than tossing seeds in the air and hoping they land in the dirt and start growing. We've guided you through all the basics...
Starting Seeds Part 1: Supplies for Indoor Seed Starts

Starting Seeds Part 1: Supplies for Indoor Seed Starts

Today’s blog is the first of 3 in our Starting Seeds series and is all about the supplies you need to start seeds germinating inside. By starting seeds indoors now, you create transplants that will be sturdy enough to plant in your garden once the danger of frost is...

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Gardening Resolutions for Successful Spring Gardens

Gardening Resolutions for Successful Spring Gardens

Our New Year’s gardening resolutions just might help to make your 2020 spring gardens the most successful yet. While gardening slows down somewhat during the winter months, it in no way stops. There is plenty to do to keep up with your plants and even more to do to...

read more
Quick Care Tips For Poinsettias

Quick Care Tips For Poinsettias

Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are vibrantly-hued, beautiful plants with long lasting color that add instant holiday decor. It seems weird that a tropical plant is the one we choose as a symbol for our winter holidays, but this is when poinsettias choose to flash...

read more
Protecting Plants In The Event Of A Freeze

Protecting Plants In The Event Of A Freeze

Does a freeze warning make your anxiety level go up? Does the thought of dragging plants in and out, scrambling for old blankets and sheets have you wishing you didn't have any plants to worry about? We've got you and your plants covered here at Rainbow Gardens...

read more
Part 2: How To Avoid Mistakes Gardeners Often Make

Part 2: How To Avoid Mistakes Gardeners Often Make

Today we are following up on our blog series about mistakes gardeners commonly make. At Rainbow Gardens we want you to have the best experience when it comes to your gardening endeavors. There's a lot to remember when you enter the gardening world, so we're here to...

read more
Part 1: How To Avoid Mistakes Gardeners Often Make

Part 1: How To Avoid Mistakes Gardeners Often Make

With the fall season being one of the best for planting, we thought it might be a good idea to send out a few reminders about mistakes that people make when it comes to gardening and our tips for overcoming them.5 Common Gardening Mistakes1. Not following proper...

read more

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