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How Does Your Garden Grow?
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013 4:09 PM

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. There are many perennials available now. During a hard freeze, cover and use a heavy mulch around the plants.

Apply complete fertilizer every four weeks, work it into the soil surface and water in well.

Bringing warm season plants inside, is a necessary chore. Check all plants for insects or disease, treat accordingly. Trim plants if necessary. When receiving plants as a gift or purchasing- remove the foil container, place in the sink, water, fertilize, and let drain before re-placing in the foil. If the bottom stays too wet the plant will die . Give as much sunlight as possible.

We (KBB) have been busy removing, dividing, and replanting flowers, bulbs, and plants. We can always use help on Tuesdays. The Christmas decorations are in the process of being displayed.

We have many visitors and daily walkers in the park. The Bindsiel Park has become an important area to downtown Blanco. Holiday festivities and decorations are underway. Mark your calendar for Friday, November 29th for the annual courthouse lighting. Santa Claus will be visiting, also. Watch the Blanco County News for scheduled events. Happy Thanksgiving.

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