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Native Plants to Ease the Work Load of Landscaping

The reasons we love native plants at Rainbow Gardens are numerous, but one of the main reasons we encourage purchases of native plants is because doing so lines up with the main philosophy of our business, gardening success! We want nothing more than for you to be...

Fall Webworms: Pest Control and Prevention

Fall webworms love nothing more than to swoop in on your pecan trees and chomp away the foliage. Besides pecan trees, fall webworms also get interested in walnuts, persimmons, and some shade trees. Early detection of fall webworms is best as it is the easiest time to...

Texas Native Wildflowers for San Antonio and Hill Country

We are going absolutely wild for wildflowers this fall by bringing you two great products for upcoming wildflower planting season. Our Texas Native Wildflowers Seed Mix is full of native wildflower seeds that intend to bring you gorgeous native blooms year after year....

Wildflowers for San Antonio and Hill Country: Part 4

Here it is! Our last installment detailing the amazing wildflower seeds that you will get in our Hill country Pollinator mix for 2020. October - November is the time to get these seeds planted (September, in the Hill Country). Our mix this year has twice the varieties...

Trying Native Plants In Your San Antonio Landscape

Including native plants in your San Antonio landscape can open up a whole new world of gardening. You'll find that the addition of native plants allows you more time in the long run to actually enjoy your garden, to bring species of native pollinators to your...

Agastache: Bountiful Blooms Through Summer

Agastache, also known as hummingbird mint, horsemint, and hyssop, is a wonderful perennial to include in your San Antonio pollinator gardens or potted patio gardens. When agastache is flowering it becomes a workhorse, producing long lasting blooms and bringing in the...

Pride of Barbados: The “IT” Plant During San Antonio Summers

Once the heat of our San Antonio summer pops open the vibrant orange, red, and yellow blooms of the Pride of Barbados plant, you'd think we don't carry any other plant at the nursery. Multiple times a day customers come in describing the most beautiful plant they've...

Gregg’s Blue Mistflower: A Hot Weather Bloomer for Pollinators

Have you heard of Gregg's Blue Mistflower, one of our favorite hot-weather pollinator plants? If you haven't, today is your lucky day because we are giving Gregg's Blue Mistflower a proper shout out. This pollinator attracting plant brings the butterflies in droves...

Salvia: A Tried and True San Antonio Landscape Favorite

Look around landscapes in San Antonio, both residential and commercial, and you will most likely see some variety of salvia thriving there. It's no wonder that salvia fits perfectly into our garden designs. Salvia is a heat tolerant, drought resistant, native, San...

Plumbago: A Winning Plant for all San Antonio Gardens

If every San Antonio landscape had plumbago planted, I would be a very Happy Gardener indeed! This amazing, native perennial offers big, bold, blooming beauty with the easiest of care. Plumbagos are one of our most sought after perennials at our San Antonio Rainbow...

Squash Blossom End Rot Is Not The End!

Squash blossom end rot is one of those disorders that kind of slaps you in the face. It hurts! One day you are thrilled with the sight of a new squash growing on your plant and the next day you're greeted with a shriveled, rotted, squishy, squash. I don't know about...

Green Lacewings, a beneficial insect that devours aphids

Most gardeners have heard of using ladybugs to fight off aphids, but not everyone knows about lacewings. These two beneficial insects are powerhouses when it comes to battling aphids. It’s just a fact that milkweed and aphids go hand in hand. Aphids love to congregate...

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...

Are Chewing Insects Destroying Your Garden?

You’ll figure out if you have a chewing insects problem by being observant in your garden. Look high, look low, and leave no leaf unturned. Most insects don’t hide in plain sight. You might even have to look for them at night to catch them. Today we’re honing in on...

Beneficial Nematodes: Tiny But Mighty!

If you're looking for an amazing pest control option that is both organic and insanely effective, we've got what you desire in the form of beneficial nematodes. Adding beneficial nematodes to your spring garden arsenal is a great way to fight off soil dwelling pests...

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...

Rainbow Gardens’ Favorite Host Plants For Butterflies In San Antonio

Having an assortment of host and nectar plants is a great way to maximize your potential for butterflies visiting your landscape. Today we’ll let you in on some of Rainbow Gardens' favorite host plants for the butterflies we see here in San Antonio.5 Great Butterfly...

Butterflies Need Nectar Plants: Rainbow Gardens’ Faves

Nectar plants for butterflies are a hot topic this month. With the Monarch migration peaking in our city around October 20th, we are trying to do our part in spreading the word about how important it is for all of our city to do our part in supplying butterflies their...

5 Top San Antonio Native Nectar Plants For Butterflies

Most of us know that providing butterflies with nectar plants goes a long way in the preservation of these miraculous creatures. Did you know that Texas has more butterfly species than any other state? This is most likely due to Texas being located on the southern...
Fall Webworms: Pest Control and Prevention

Fall Webworms: Pest Control and Prevention

Fall webworms love nothing more than to swoop in on your pecan trees and chomp away the foliage. Besides pecan trees, fall webworms also get interested in walnuts, persimmons, and some shade trees. Early detection of fall webworms is best as it is the easiest time to...

read more
Squash Blossom End Rot Is Not The End!

Squash Blossom End Rot Is Not The End!

Squash blossom end rot is one of those disorders that kind of slaps you in the face. It hurts! One day you are thrilled with the sight of a new squash growing on your plant and the next day you're greeted with a shriveled, rotted, squishy, squash. I don't know about...

read more
Green Lacewings, a beneficial insect that devours aphids

Green Lacewings, a beneficial insect that devours aphids

Most gardeners have heard of using ladybugs to fight off aphids, but not everyone knows about lacewings. These two beneficial insects are powerhouses when it comes to battling aphids. It’s just a fact that milkweed and aphids go hand in hand. Aphids love to congregate...

read more
Are Chewing Insects Destroying Your Garden?

Are Chewing Insects Destroying Your Garden?

You’ll figure out if you have a chewing insects problem by being observant in your garden. Look high, look low, and leave no leaf unturned. Most insects don’t hide in plain sight. You might even have to look for them at night to catch them. Today we’re honing in on...

read more
Beneficial Nematodes: Tiny But Mighty!

Beneficial Nematodes: Tiny But Mighty!

If you're looking for an amazing pest control option that is both organic and insanely effective, we've got what you desire in the form of beneficial nematodes. Adding beneficial nematodes to your spring garden arsenal is a great way to fight off soil dwelling pests...

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
Weeds are thieves. Prevent them from getting started.

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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Pests & Diseases

Native Plants to Ease the Work Load of Landscaping

Native Plants to Ease the Work Load of Landscaping

The reasons we love native plants at Rainbow Gardens are numerous, but one of the main reasons we encourage purchases of native plants is because doing so lines up with the main philosophy of our business, gardening success! We want nothing more than for you to be...

read more
Texas Native Wildflowers for San Antonio and Hill Country

Texas Native Wildflowers for San Antonio and Hill Country

We are going absolutely wild for wildflowers this fall by bringing you two great products for upcoming wildflower planting season. Our Texas Native Wildflowers Seed Mix is full of native wildflower seeds that intend to bring you gorgeous native blooms year after year....

read more
Wildflowers for San Antonio and Hill Country: Part 4

Wildflowers for San Antonio and Hill Country: Part 4

Here it is! Our last installment detailing the amazing wildflower seeds that you will get in our Hill country Pollinator mix for 2020. October - November is the time to get these seeds planted (September, in the Hill Country). Our mix this year has twice the varieties...

read more
Trying Native Plants In Your San Antonio Landscape

Trying Native Plants In Your San Antonio Landscape

Including native plants in your San Antonio landscape can open up a whole new world of gardening. You'll find that the addition of native plants allows you more time in the long run to actually enjoy your garden, to bring species of native pollinators to your...

read more
Agastache: Bountiful Blooms Through Summer

Agastache: Bountiful Blooms Through Summer

Agastache, also known as hummingbird mint, horsemint, and hyssop, is a wonderful perennial to include in your San Antonio pollinator gardens or potted patio gardens. When agastache is flowering it becomes a workhorse, producing long lasting blooms and bringing in the...

read more
Salvia: A Tried and True San Antonio Landscape Favorite

Salvia: A Tried and True San Antonio Landscape Favorite

Look around landscapes in San Antonio, both residential and commercial, and you will most likely see some variety of salvia thriving there. It's no wonder that salvia fits perfectly into our garden designs. Salvia is a heat tolerant, drought resistant, native, San...

read more
Plumbago: A Winning Plant for all San Antonio Gardens

Plumbago: A Winning Plant for all San Antonio Gardens

If every San Antonio landscape had plumbago planted, I would be a very Happy Gardener indeed! This amazing, native perennial offers big, bold, blooming beauty with the easiest of care. Plumbagos are one of our most sought after perennials at our San Antonio Rainbow...

read more

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