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Gardening Tips

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...

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...

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,...

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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...

read more

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,...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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

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