Blanco County News
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 • Posted January 19, 2012
The Christmas decorations are down but they are not put away. With the help of the city, we purchased a building from Jeanette and Bobby Fishbeck. It was moved into the park on Wednesday. We still need to add shelves and pegs in order to store decorations. It’s time to sharpen the tools and prepare for spring planting.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 • Posted January 12, 2012 • Photos
Keep Blanco Beautiful ushered in 2012 after the very special 2011 Christmas season that was spent with wonderful volunteers and friends who helped create our first “Christmas In Blanco” Trail of Lights. The Blanco Chamber of Commerce listed Blanco in the Hill Country Trail of Lights Brochure in 2011. A committee was formed that included KBB, Uptown Blanco, OBCCPS, Chamber of Commerce, downtown merchants, Santa and Mrs.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 • Posted January 5, 2012
Happy New Year! We hope your holidays were wonderful. It’s time to think about 2012, and there is much to do. If you purchased a tree to use as a Christmas tree, you should be thinking about taking it outside to use as a patio plant or to plant in the ground.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 • Posted December 22, 2011
Keep Blanco Beautiful’s goal this year was to light up Blanco more than ever. Well, I believe that happened. The town is beautiful. If you have not been in at night to see all the lights and decorations, you are missing an opportunity for pleasure seeing how beautiful it is.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 • Posted December 8, 2011
Each year, over 1 billion pieces of litter will accumulate on Texas highways. Tobacco trash (cigarette packaging, lighters, butts, chewing tobacco, etc.) comprises 43% of all litter on Texas roads, and cigarette butts account for 13% of that 43%. In Texas, that means 130 million butts will be discarded out of car windows, left at picnic areas, or dropped along the streets.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 • Posted December 8, 2011
Have you been in downtown Blanco this holiday season? Isn’t it lovely? We appreciate all of you who volunteered with the decorations. Although I wouldn’t even try to list the names of all the helpers, their willingness to work just because they wanted to should be included in the true meaning of “small town.” Bindseil Park this year is the finished product of a lot of hard work and imagination.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 • Posted December 1, 2011
Blanco is beautiful! What a sight it was when all the Christmas lights went on. You will enjoy many additional decorations all around town. Be sure and take a walk through Bindseil Park and see all the lights and scenes that have been added this year, thanks to the merchants and individuals who provided the new ones.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 • Posted November 21, 2011
I live off Hwy. 281 about 3 miles from downtown Blanco toward Johnson City. The plants that froze at my place were four-o-clocks. Downtown at City Hall, the four-o-clocks and lantana were nipped and they had to be trimmed. It just goes to show that different areas in the same town can have different climates.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 • Posted November 10, 2011
Well, we had our first little freeze last week. Only one night, but I’m sure some of you experienced a little frost bite on some of your plants. I know it was 30 degrees out at my house (about 5 miles out of town) but we had few plants in town at Bindseil Park that got a little nipped.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 • Posted November 3, 2011
In November we begin to think about the holidays and doing the necessary chores to prepare for winter. This past winter and summer were very confusing for plants and people. My redbud trees are full of blooms, but it should bloom again this spring. It is time to harvest new potatoes. If our weather stays dry, potatoes may be left in the ground after the first killing frost, for a time. Complete moving the house plants inside.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 27, 2011
Christmas is in the air… believe it or not, one month from Tuesday Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in Blanco and we will light up the town. Music will play and all the Christmas lights come on at 6:00pm. The Christmas festivities begin. We will be having events for 3 weekends beginning on Friday, November 25.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 • Posted October 20, 2011
Fall is for planting; cooler temperatures and moisture make for less transplant shock. Plants have nine months to become established before the hot Texas summer sets in again. Fall is the time to plant bulbs. This is the time to choose new varieties and you will have a larger variety from which to choose.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 • Posted October 13, 2011
Well this wonderful rain is certainly going to help us keep Blanco beautiful. You can already see the green popping up in the dead grasses …the trees finally got a decent drink. They are looking greener and some leaves turning, but some that look like fall are actually dead leaves.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 • Posted October 7, 2011
Fall is really here, at least by the calendar. I have been reading and listening to the weather gurus and this is the most unusual season since I have been gardening. The past spring and summer broke many records, and not to our advantage. We received two inches of rain last week.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 • Posted September 29, 2011 • Photos
Believe it or not Christmas is less than three months away. Keep Blanco Beautiful will start transforming Bindseil Park for Christmas in October and first of November. Our target date for completion is November 15. We will be designing a plan for the park, repairing decorations, checking lights, wrapping trees with lights, putting up scenes, etc.