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Your guide to planting like a local

Whether you’re new to San Antonio or just to South Texas gardening — this list will guide you on what to plant and when. San Antonio transplants often experience shock on their arrival to [...]

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Make sure your irrigation system is hibernating

In fall, winter and early spring, irrigation systems are mostly unnecessary. Do yourself and your wallet a favor and put them to bed for a long nap. We are way below our annual rainfall — only [...]

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Don’t Wish Away the Weeds

Recent rains have encouraged an explosion of “wild plants.” Before you banish them, know that they have many benefits for wildlife and are lovely all on their own. A little rain and warm weather [...]

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Satisfy Your Wildflower Wanderlust

Early spring wildflowers like bluebonnets may have faded by now, but many others are just getting started. While a dry winter may not produce the profusion of color seen in a wet year, don’t let [...]

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Earth Day Landscape Dreams

An eco-friendly landscape is more than just a tidy yard with minimal bare spots. It’s enticing to wildlife and thrifty with water. Picturesque and inviting, I can’t help but stop by a landscape [...]

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Texas (Tough) Persimmon

This sun-loving perennial beauty bears sweet black fruit in late summer for you and the wildlife to enjoy. Many times, nature is not balanced and gives many virtues to a single plant. This is [...]

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The Bulb Factor

Take a spring stroll in a natural setting and you just may spy these rare native bulbed beauties. Flowering plants that produce bulbs are an intriguing group of plants, more closely related to [...]

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Spring Into Gardening March 11 and 12

The month of March officially launches gardening season in San Antonio — and SAWS is ready to help you get off to a great start with our virtual “Spring Into Gardening” webinar series. Whether [...]

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Pruning Is Spring Cleaning for Your Perennials

When done correctly, pruning in springtime increases foliage, flowers and pollinators. Shortly, our flowering perennials such as salvia, penstemon, lantana, and esperanza will awaken from their [...]

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Common-Yet-Overlooked Yard Plants of San Antonio

Is it a pesky weed or an advantageous addition to your yard? Think twice before ridding your landscape of these broadleaf beauties. While many people dismiss the broadleaf plants that take up [...]