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Sun vs. Shade: The Right Plant for the Right Spot

At the nursery, plants always look pretty in the pot. But will they grow and thrive once you get them home? Most likely, yes — as long as they're planted in the right place. That means planting a shade-loving plant in the shade and a sun-loving plant in the sun.

Be a Good Neighbor to Natural Areas

San Antonio's natural area parks managed by the City of San Antonio are great places to get some exercise and fresh air for sure. But they are also great places to get an up close look at native plants to incorporate into your landscape. As you hike through the parks, keep in mind none of those plants get watered except by rain.

Hordes of Hummers

Don't take down your hummingbird feeders yet! Ruby-throated hummingbirds are returning now from the eastern U.S. on their way back to Central America. Early September may be the best time of year to see them fattening up at local feeders. Wild food sources are scarce this year — be sure to keep their nectar fresh.

Time for a Dip – Texas-style

Are you ready for some football? Serve it up with some Texas Caviar. This is a healthier option to serve with chips or crackers during the big game. Make it on the spot or a couple of days ahead. Use your own homegrown cilantro in this tasty dip.

Supplement Rain

Scattered rains helped, but not completely. Continue to follow the current weekly watering advice.
Mark Peterson, Conservation Project Coordinator
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