May 14 2011 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

May 14, 2011

Annuals will add brilliant seasonal color to the summer landscape. Butterfly pentas, ‘Cora’ periwinkle, moss rose, purslane, salvias and zinnias would be a great start.

Seed producing vegetables, like squash, zucchini, green beans and many others, need to be harvested often when the fruit is young and immature. If the fruit is left on too long, the future production will diminish significantly.

Select crape myrtles, not only for their color, but for their eventual size.

Growing citrus in large containers will liven up any patio. Look for Satsuma’s such as Miho or Seto, kumquats like Nagami or Meiwa, Improved Meyers lemons, Mexican limes and of course, make room for the state fruit of Texas Red grapefruit.

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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