June 5 2010 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY  BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

June 5, 2010

  •  If you are looking for sizzling color throughout the summer, think about planting Cora vincas, esparanza, firebush, zinnias, Poinciana, portulaca, purslane, and lantana.
  •  To catch the attention of butterflies, place in the ground coreopsis, coral vine, blue plumbago, butterfly weed, lantana, purple coneflower, yarrow, Lilac flowering Duranta, and Texas Lilac Vitex.
  •  Opt for daylily varieties as they reach their peak of bloom this month.
  •  Pick the color and the stature of mature crape myrtles by choosing from hybrid disease-resistant varieties. Local nurserymen will have this listing with the crape myrtle characteristics.

David Rodriguez is the County Extension Agent-Horticulture with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County. For more information, call the Master Gardener “Hotline” (210) 467-6575 or visit our County Extension website at https://bexar-tx.tamu.edu.

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