October 23 2010 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

October 23, 2010

Fall is the best time to plant shade trees. Need help selecting the correct variety? Go to the Texas Forest Service tree selector guide at http://texastreeplanting.tamu.edu.

Fall blooming perennials such as Brazilian Firespike, Mexican Mint Marigold, Giant Cigar Plant, Hardy Fall Aster, Copper Canyon Daisy and Autumn Sages will brighten up anyone’s landscape.

With cooler day time and night time temperatures, start setting out transplants of alyssum, cyclamen, dianthus, lobelia, ornamental cabbage and kale, pansies, snapdragons and violas for that seasonal show of color

Transplants of celery, Chinese cabbage, lettuce and spinach will complement your winter salad garden.

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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