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Wildflowers and Pollinators Go Hand in Hand: Save the Dates!

Rainbow Gardens is gearing up for fall's amazing season full of wildflowers and pollinators. Take a look at the dates we have reserved for some exciting events. We sure hope you'll be able to join us.Did you know you that in order to enjoy the beautiful wildflowers...

Planting Bluebonnets in San Antonio: It’s Just About Time!

Are you ready to start planting bluebonnets and other wildflowers to spread the love for our pollinators in San Antonio? We are, and we need all the help we can get. We want as many native, pollinator-friendly, plants that we can get in San Antonio, so we’re bringing...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Time to Treat for Grubs in Warm Season Turf Grasses

Summer brings on the battle against soil-dwelling insects, like grubs and chinch bugs, who chew their way through our warm-season grasses. Today's blog will give you some insight into why it is ideal to treat for grubs right now, and how to discern if you have these...

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...

Spider Mites: When Hot Weather Rolls In, So Do These Detrimental Pests

Dry hot weather brings on the spider mites; they just love it! Know what else they love besides dry, hot weather… tomatoes, junipers, marigolds, and the list goes on and on. But what really turns these suckers on is seeing a plant that is in distress. That’s when...

A Few Common “Chewing” Pests and Solutions

We are taking on a few of the most common “chewing” pests in today’s blog. These pests can strip the foliage, create unsightly holes or tear and shred the leaves of your plants. With consistent observation many of these “chewers” can be removed manually, lessening the...

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...

6 Ways to Avoid Disease/Fungus Issues on your Plants

Fungus and disease can wreak havoc on your gardens by developing on one plant and quickly spreading to others. At Rainbow Gardens we strive to make every effort to offer you the healthiest plants possible, but sometimes weather conditions and other variables you can't...

Powdery Mildew and Cloudy, Rainy Weather Go Hand in Hand.

Normally in Texas we welcome the rain with open arms; but when cloudy, rainy weather is prolonged and brings with it the increased possibility of powdery mildew and other garden issues, most of us say, "Rain, rain, go away!" Today's blog gives you info on one of the...

Common “Sucking” Garden Pests Identification and Treatment

Garden pests can suck the joy out of gardening overnight if you don’t develop a schedule (preventative and/or maintenance) to combat these tiny creatures that love nothing more than to feast on your vibrant, healthy flowers or your juiciest vegetables. Proper...

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...

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....

Create a Butterfly Garden with SAWS WaterSaver Landscape Coupons

Creating a butterfly garden is easy when you choose plants from Rainbow Gardens that are approved for the SAWS WaterSaver Landscape Coupon. While there are many plants butterfly host and nectar plants at Rainbow Gardens to choose from, today’s blog will focus on the...

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...

Tomato Disease

Top 3 Disease Issues for Tomatoes in San Antonio Tomato disease can plague our vegetable gardens and turn our hard work into a shriveled or mushy mess. Today's blog is about three diseases that we commonly encounter here in San Antonio, and how to avoid and treat...

Tomato Pests

Tomatoes are a definite favorite for San Antonio gardeners. They’re also a favorite for particular pests! With all the work that goes into growing tomatoes, it would be a shame to watch them get ravaged in a heartbeat. Knowing what pest issues to watch out for can be...

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...

read more

Time to Treat for Grubs in Warm Season Turf Grasses

Summer brings on the battle against soil-dwelling insects, like grubs and chinch bugs, who chew their way through our warm-season grasses. Today's blog will give you some insight into why it is ideal to treat for grubs right now, and how to discern if you have these...

read more

A Few Common “Chewing” Pests and Solutions

We are taking on a few of the most common “chewing” pests in today’s blog. These pests can strip the foliage, create unsightly holes or tear and shred the leaves of your plants. With consistent observation many of these “chewers” can be removed manually, lessening the...

read more

6 Ways to Avoid Disease/Fungus Issues on your Plants

Fungus and disease can wreak havoc on your gardens by developing on one plant and quickly spreading to others. At Rainbow Gardens we strive to make every effort to offer you the healthiest plants possible, but sometimes weather conditions and other variables you can't...

read more

Powdery Mildew and Cloudy, Rainy Weather Go Hand in Hand.

Normally in Texas we welcome the rain with open arms; but when cloudy, rainy weather is prolonged and brings with it the increased possibility of powdery mildew and other garden issues, most of us say, "Rain, rain, go away!" Today's blog gives you info on one of the...

read more

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...

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

Pests & Diseases

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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