VOLUME 14, ISSUE 22 • May 31, 2018

Neil Sperry editor. Gretchen Drew design and circulation.

 
 
 
 

I've enjoyed preparing this issue of e-gardens as much as any before it. I have some fun and informative stories. I hope you enjoy them:
• A bee of a different buzz;
• A serious problem moves to a new host plant;
• Things you'll want to get done now;
• A speckled-up lawn; and
• Hill Country beauty.

 

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Photo: Anzak backyard in Boerne

 
 
 
   

Gardening This Weekend

This issue of e-gardens goes out in the last hours of May, to be put to use in the first weekend of June. I've put together a list of critical responsibilities with that transition in mind.

Photo: Colocasia (sister to elephant ears) and ornamental bananas

 
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Boerne Beautiful

When Daniel Anzak posted photos of his Hill Country backyard on my Facebook page a few days ago, I asked if he would send more and permit me to share them with you here in e-gardens. I think you'll enjoy them!

Photo: Just one portion of the lovely Anzak Hill Country landscape.

 
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Fun Question for the Week: May 31, 2018

"Neil, why is my lawn so spotted? What can I do to make it look better?"

I think I surprised this reader with my reply. See if you can figure it out.

Photo: Backyard looks like it has the measles.

 
 
 
   

Question of the Week Number 1: May 31, 2018

"Neil, what is eating these circular holes in the flowers of my bougainvillea? What can I use to stop it?"

This is a fascinating insect. See why.

Photo: Bougainvillea floral bracts have been attacked by an odd pest.

 
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Question of the Week Number 2: May 31, 2018

"Neil, sections of my Arizona cypress are turning brown and sap is running down the trunk. What is it, and what can I do about it?"

I really hated to see this. I'll explain why.

Photo by Carolynn Dolan

 
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And, in closing…

I hope by the time you've finished e-gardens this week that you agree it was a fun read. And I hope you'll let others know about it.

In the meantime, I'll start getting our next issue ready. And I'll hope we'll run into one another on my website, in my newspaper columns, on the radio, on my podcasts, or on my Facebook page. Or certainly at church this Sunday morning.

Until then, be well.

And happy gardening!

 
 

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