TEXAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ
April 14, 2007
- Use a water-soluble plant food such as a 20-20-20 or 6-12-6 analysis for the first four waterings of recently planted annuals and perennials.
- With all this recent rains, maintain your roses with a spray program. Use appropriate fungicides and insecticides every ten to fourteen days throughout the growing season.
- Caladium bulbs and gladiolus corms may be planted now. Incorporate liberal amounts of organic matter and fertilizer at initial planting.
- Look for powdery mildew on Crape Myrtles. Treat organically with Neem Oil. Read labels carefully before application.
- Pinch the tips back on Bougainvilleas to keep them thick and lush.
David Rodriguez is County Extension Agent-Horticulture with Texas Cooperative Extension in Bexar County. For more information, call the Master Gardener “Hotline” (210) 467-6575 or visit our County Extension website at http://bexar-tx.tamu.edu.