Blanco County News
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 • Posted January 10, 2014
Happy New Year! How about this weather? I can’t remember having such cold weather so early for such a long time. It’s important to water your grass, before a prolonged freeze. Don’t water frozen plants with warm water; this will only damage the plants. Wait until the plants have thawed to water. January is the month to plant Cole Crops; these are broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
How quickly the year 2013 has passed. The annual Christmas lights of the downtown Blanco Square, November 29th, was exciting and beautiful. We had many out of town visitors. “Crazy” weather this year. The second freeze in November, froze many things. It’s time for trimming and mulching. Use two to three inches of mulch on perennials and shrubs.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
Containers filled with fall colors is a good way to add interest to your landscape. Check the soil each day and keep it moist. Plant bulbs and perennials during this season. They will have time to root before Spring begins. Planting bulbs and perennials will help with no constant re-planting. Cool season annuals for containers or landscape are: ornamental kale and cabbage, pansy, viola or Johnny Jump-ups, Snapdragon, alyssum, stock dianthaus, cycleman, oxolis, and Dusty Miller.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 13, 2013
Fall! I’ve been anxious for this time of the year. By the middle of September the weather will cool down enough to do the outside yard jobs. Fall is for planting: If you plan to re-do your landscapes by adding trees, shrubs and flowers, September and October is a good time.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 25, 2013
On Saturday, April 13, young people and adults swarmed all over Blanco picking up litter carelessly left along the road side. The week prior to the trash-off event saw many Blanco City residents haul unwanted items to the city yard for disposal. Members of the City Council, friends and family along with city employees gave up their Saturday morning to cruising the streets for piles to junk left for collection.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 5, 2013
To plant or not to plant. That’s a big question. I hope you didn’t lose any newly planted transplants or seedlings during this last cold spell. Many gardeners will not plant until after Easter. Many will take a chance of having to re-plant. Keep a row cover near plants that could be damaged due to a late freeze.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 • Posted March 28, 2013
Seventeen days and counting to Blanco’s annual Trash-Off Event. This will be the 14th Trash-Off and 7th River Clean-up in as many years. On Saturday morning, April 13, volunteers will be hard at work picking up litter and trash along our streets. Keep Blanco Beautiful can use more volunteers. Call Retta Martin at 830-833-4720 to sign-up to help. The City Yard will be open the week before the Trash-off event (April 8-12) for those with vouchers (picked up at City Offices) to drop off large it ...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 • Posted March 14, 2013
After the storm this weekend and the high winds late in February, there is much clean-up to be done. The sight of trash accumulating in the drainage ditches spoils the beauty of a Hill Country Spring. Please pick up debris along your property lines. The city and the county do not have the manpower, so take the initiative to Keep Blanco Beautiful by gathering bottles, fast food containers, and cans that are lying along the roadside in front of your residence.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • Posted March 8, 2013
March is the busiest month of the spring season. There is so much to be done. You should have finished the rose pruning, along with dead plants cut back and removed to the compost. This is a good month to complete heavy shrub pruning – hedges, etc. If you use organic fertilizer, you can feed the lawn, shrubs, trees and gardens any time.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
Saturday, April 13, is the official City Wide Trash-Off Event. Start now to organize your team to pick up litter along our city streets and in our parks. Many hands make light work! If you are not a member of an organization and want to help, there is a sign-up sheet at the city office.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 • Posted February 21, 2013
By Retta Martin The year 2013 has arrived and almost two months have passed without my thanking all of the volunteers who helped make 2012 such a success for KBB. As usual, Judy Dorsett and the Beautification Committee kept the Historic Downtown looking so pretty with plants and flowers in Bindseil Park and around on the city property.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 15, 2013
We’ve had spring and winter Blanco is registered for the 2013 Texas Trash-off Event. This year it will be held Saturday, April 13th. That is the second Saturday in April. So mark your calendars for Saturday April 13 and watch the newspaper for more information on how the event will be run in 2013.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Posted February 7, 2013
We’ve had spring and winter this past month. Flower buds are beginning to break on the trees and shrubs. It’s too early! Freezing weather could be right around the corner. Even if the groundhog DID NOT see his shadow, he is only 39% correct, so be prepared. February is the month to begin the heavy pruning on shade trees, fruit trees, shrubs, hedges, and roses.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013
All of the lights that PEC took down in Bindseil Park on Friday have been stolen. There were probably 45 boxes of lights at approximately $9 per box. For the second year, extension cords were stolen at the Lavender Washateria and the concrete donkey that was in our Nativity Scene was stolen this past year from the front of our storehouse.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 25, 2013
Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup takes place every year beginning March 1 and continuing through May 31. More than 3 million volunteers participate in this, America’s largest improvement program. In Blanco, the Keep Blanco Beautiful Trash-Off is held the first Saturday in April. More than 100 volunteers from the Blanco community roam the roads, paths, waterways, and ditches collecting litter.