Water-wise or xeriscape gardening is a method of gardening that involves choosing plants that are appropriate to the site and creating a landscape that can be maintained with little supplemental watering.Don’t be fooled into thinking we are talking about barren landscapes full of cactus, agaves, and other thorny plants. Water-wise gardening can be applied to any type of garden. There are seven principals to water-wise gardening. Mulch – Mulch will moderate the soil temperature, hold moisture, slow erosion and suppress the weeds that compete with your plants for water and nutrients. Water-wise gardening 1 of 5For more in-depth information on Water-wise Gardening, visit these websites:http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/http://urbanlandscapeguide.tamu.edu/waterwise.htmlmyrgv.com
Thinking of gardening? Here’s some advice from the director of horticulture at San Antonio Botanical Garden
In honor of National Gardening Day, we spoke with horticulturist expert, Andrew Labay, who is the Director of Horticulture at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. He spoke about gardening and the benefits that come with it.
8 popular Irish herbs that grow in SA
SAN ANTONIO – Springtime is the season for planting herbs. Did you know several herbs that are popular in Ireland actually grow in San Antonio? For those of us getting into the Irish spirit this week, Ireland native and storyteller Jane McDaniel, president of the Irish Cultural Society of San Antonio, shares eight popular Irish herbs that grow in the Alamo City. Another popular Irish herb is caraway. For more information about the Irish Cultural Society of San Antonio, click here.
50 shades of “green” at the Plant Shoppe
Plant Shoppe owner Sonam Aditya, a self-proclaimed “techie at heart,” has switched gears for her plant passion. “They thrive in humidity and they’re definitely prized for their really, really gorgeous leaves,” Aditya said. Along with several vibrant species of house plants, you’ll find accessories and handmade planters inside this mini jungle. AdIf you’ve ever wanted to learn how to propagate plants, Sonam is ready to teach her customers her green thumb tricks. Click here to follow Plant Shoppe on Instagram and click here to shop online.