TEXAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ
December 2, 2006
- Sturdy pansies which bloom through the winter should be fertilized this month, consider supplementing with a liquid soluble fertilizer such as HastaGro (6-12-6) and Super-Bloom.
- Remember to cut back perennials following our first freeze (if you haven’t had one yet). This will improve your garden’s appearance.
- If your houseplants look a little sad and are beginning to yellow, they may need more light.
- Flowers which can be seeded now include hollyhock, California poppies, nasturtiums and Sweet peas.
- If you didn’t test your soil in the fall, do so now or in January. You want to get soil amendments added before the next planting season.
- Visit your local nursery or garden center for gift plants and other gardening gift ideas, as well as decorating items for your home.
- 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