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Gardening Tips

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...

4 Dog-Friendly Herbs for Both You and Spike to Enjoy

We’re howling about the dog-friendly herbs parsley, oregano, peppermint and rosemary today. Dog owners who are avid gardeners are always hunting for great, dog-friendly plants to add to their landscapes. Today we’re celebrating four of our favorite herbs that are not...

Best Mowing Practices for Warm Weather Lawns

Mowing your lawn may see like the easiest task when it comes to lawn maintenance. But following a few recommended tips for mowing your lawn could have you seeing a big difference in the  health and appearance of your turf. Try a few of the following lawn mowing tips...

Best Practices for Applying Insecticide

Have you ever purchased and applied an insecticide only to be frustrated with the results? It happens, and the majority of the time we find that the insecticide was applied incorrectly. Today’s blog gives you 7 best practices to follow when applying insecticides.1....

Tatume or “Calabacita”: The Best Squash Choice for San Antonio

Tatume squash, also known as 'Calabacita', is one of the best options for San Antonio vegetable gardeners looking to grow a reliable squash. At Rainbow Gardens we've always known this, but the hard-to-find squash isn't always available through our growers for us to be...

Planting and Caring for Perennials

We are pretty lucky to be living in San Antonio where we can plant perennials in both fall and spring. Perennials planted in fall have a longer time to get their roots established before the heat of the summer comes blazing in. However, perennials planted in spring...

4 Simple Hacks to Help Early Spring Vegetables

Spring vegetables are being bought and planted at a frenetic pace this spring, so we just wanted to give you a few tips and hacks that might be helpful to think about during the early stages growing your vegetables.Tips and Hacks for Vegetables  Sprinkling a...

Choosing, Planting, Maintaining Annuals

If you haven’t already read our info on planning and prepping for annual beds, check out the link with info on that first, then come back and read this blog. Nothing good comes from buying a whole bunch of annuals at the nursery, only to have them sit, dry out, and...

Planning and Prepping for Annual Beds

Planning and prepping for annual garden beds is best for success. If you don't plan and prep, you might find yourself at Rainbow Gardens having a hard time resisting our huge selection of colorful annuals, and that can get you in trouble if you don't have things...

Basic Needs For Growing Vegetables

Vegetables require certain necessities in order to be grown successfully. If you offer vegetables what they need, you’ll be able to enjoy a great harvest of top quality harvest. Let’s take a look at what you need to provide in order to grow vegetables successfully. 6...

Growing Succulents 101

Succulents are one of the easiest plants to grow, propagate, and decorate with; but some people feel a little intimidated by them. We think the intimidation comes from fear of the unknown. By providing you with the basic supplies and care needed for growing...

Protecting Early Fall Tomato Transplants

So you've taken the (not so subtle) hints that we've been shoving down your throat about the need to prep your gardens to be ready for fall veggie planting. You've prepped your gardens (Fall Garden Prep), you've browsed the tomato and pepper aisles and are ready to...

Fall Garden Prep: Your best bet for success

It's time to think fall. Say what? Yes, it's time to think fall. I know, I know, it's hard to think about anything fall when as soon as you step outside your deodorant immediately starts melting off. But if you love vegetable gardening, and love seeing your...

Fireworks Gomphrena lives up to its name.

You know how sometimes there is just that one plant that you fall in love with? It seems to have everything you look for, AND it grows perfectly for you? Everyone has that specific plant that is just meant to be, and I am positive that I have found mine in Fireworks...

Propagating Plants By Root Cuttings

Propagating plants by root cuttings is a fairly simple way to create “baby” plants from a favorite “parent” plant. If you’ve never tried propagating plants, we encourage you to try one of our suggested methods. Propagating by root cuttings or by air layering tends to...

Tomato maintenance: bring the cheeseburgers!

Hey there sunshine! I've been waiting for you for quite some time now. You know my tomatoes don't want to do much until your shining face appears. Anyone else happy to see the sun showing up more? If you started early, like I did, with planting your tomatoes, you...

Propagating Plants

Propagating plants is basically the process of creating new plants from existing ones. That’s propagating plants in the simplest of terms. Mid spring is a great time for propagating plants. If you’ve never attempted this, we assure you it is a very rewarding gardening...

Air Layering to Propagate Plants

Air layering is a way to propagate your favorite plants, especially those “hard to root” plants with woodier stems. Instead of removing a stem/limb from a parent plant, you actually make small cuts to the stem/limb while it is still attached. It’s only after roots are...

Propagating Plants in Water

Propagating plants is a great way to give you more of what you love. When all you need is a container, water, and a few pieces of a favorite plant, why wouldn’t you want to give *propagating plants directly in water a try? Supplies Needed for Propagating Plants...

Early soil preparation ensures great results

It's been a cold one this year hasn't it? Hopefully you did your duty and protected your plants accordingly and they look to have survived the several cold snaps (Surprise! Snow!). Yes, we're still having drizzly and cloudy days, but there are plenty of days in...

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...

read more

4 Dog-Friendly Herbs for Both You and Spike to Enjoy

We’re howling about the dog-friendly herbs parsley, oregano, peppermint and rosemary today. Dog owners who are avid gardeners are always hunting for great, dog-friendly plants to add to their landscapes. Today we’re celebrating four of our favorite herbs that are not...

read more

Best Mowing Practices for Warm Weather Lawns

Mowing your lawn may see like the easiest task when it comes to lawn maintenance. But following a few recommended tips for mowing your lawn could have you seeing a big difference in the  health and appearance of your turf. Try a few of the following lawn mowing tips...

read more

Best Practices for Applying Insecticide

Have you ever purchased and applied an insecticide only to be frustrated with the results? It happens, and the majority of the time we find that the insecticide was applied incorrectly. Today’s blog gives you 7 best practices to follow when applying insecticides.1....

read more

Planting and Caring for Perennials

We are pretty lucky to be living in San Antonio where we can plant perennials in both fall and spring. Perennials planted in fall have a longer time to get their roots established before the heat of the summer comes blazing in. However, perennials planted in spring...

read more

4 Simple Hacks to Help Early Spring Vegetables

Spring vegetables are being bought and planted at a frenetic pace this spring, so we just wanted to give you a few tips and hacks that might be helpful to think about during the early stages growing your vegetables.Tips and Hacks for Vegetables  Sprinkling a...

read more

Choosing, Planting, Maintaining Annuals

If you haven’t already read our info on planning and prepping for annual beds, check out the link with info on that first, then come back and read this blog. Nothing good comes from buying a whole bunch of annuals at the nursery, only to have them sit, dry out, and...

read more

Planning and Prepping for Annual Beds

Planning and prepping for annual garden beds is best for success. If you don't plan and prep, you might find yourself at Rainbow Gardens having a hard time resisting our huge selection of colorful annuals, and that can get you in trouble if you don't have things...

read more

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