San Antonio Summer 3 Full Sun Astrologers

In the summer of Texas, golden star Esperanza is one of the best plants to bloom in full sun. In most neighborhoods, deer do not eat flowers or leaves, and are free of disease and pests.

Esperanza is included in all summer plans because it does not require additional irrigation to produce the tubular yellow flowers that grow in the hottest part of the summer. It is also a favorite nectar for hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollen. The Esperanza, also known as the Texas Yellow Bells, grows up to 7 feet in height with small flowers and is a gray-haired butterfly.

Esperanza’s unique selection is the new gold, which has a large amount of gold and blooms for a long time. The implants are only 6 inches tall and begin to bloom. It grows from late spring to late autumn. If you see Esperanza in a retail nursery and it doesn’t bloom, it may not be new gold.

Another highlight of summer is Barbados, also known as Ponisia. It has neon orange and yellow flowers that attract butterflies and other pollen. Like Esperanza, it is drought tolerant and pest free.

In the case of poinciana, should it now take the lead in creating a new bouquet of flowers and prolonging the flowering period? My colleague Jerry Parson, who worked on the Milberger Garden South Ticks radio show, decided that the head of death would not trigger a new flowering season in order to remove the newly formed seeds in Ponia. He concluded that you could also allow the flowers to move.

One of the best gardeners in the area, Bart Kelly, argues Parson’s conclusion. Kelly says that if pruning is done before the flower falls, it will make a death knell. That means sacrificing flowers now to encourage a new collection of flowers that will last until the harvest season.

Duranta is popular with butterflies.

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It’s a subtle difference, but it may be worthwhile to prune earlier and bring in more generous flowers. I encourage gardeners with poinciana to try cutting out some of the existing flowers to see the results – and please take photos of the flowers before and after the new flowers appear. We would like to see if the death of an earlier head is enough to justify the production of Addis Ababa. Let us know.

Both esperanza and poinciana are semi-tropical shrubs that grow back to the roots every winter and then grow at least 6 feet in summer and fully mature in the sun.

Another plant with some similar characteristics is now in bloom – Durata. Durantta purple, sometimes with white flowers covered with butterflies, most of them queens and kings. They are one of their favorite sources of nectar.

Find a bloom in your favorite nursery and come home to attract butterflies. It works well in containers or is planted in the ground. After flowering, Durata produces yellow berries for the birds to eat.

Calvin Finch is a retired Texas A&M gardener. calvinrfinch@gmail.com

In the garden this week

Apply pesticides on your lawn and forest boundaries to prevent winter weeds such as bed bugs, chickens, chickens, thorns, dandelions, weeds and annual bluegrass. Choose herbicides or herbicides that control the most common weeds in your landscape.

Grass plants are common in gardens. As they grow older, they become more difficult to control. Check the malathion tag to see if it meets your needs to target the pests. To protect butterflies, limit spraying on plants that need protection.

Bt products control cabbage straps that can invade your cabbage-related winter vegetables.

Zinia, begonia, banana roses and other tropical flowers bloom as long as the weather does not continue. But in September you can plant snapdragons, stocks and diants.


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