Friday, August 26, 2011

Waco Gardening Tip

Bush Beans

Though it's a horrid time to be gardening right now, if you want to have bush beans this fall you'll need to plant them by September 1st.

I found this and lots of other great gardening info in the book Month to Month Gardening in Texas. You can also find info when to plant vegetables and herbs online HERE

Monday, August 8, 2011

Celebrate Summer at the Mayborn

The Mayborn Museum has an Egyptian Exhibit this summer.  Every Wednesday they Mayborn has been doing a special Egypt related event with fun activities for kids.  The last one will be Wednesday, August 10th!

Check the Mayborn Website for times and details.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Wildflower Watch

Keep an eye out for Garardia (Agalinis purpurea) which blooms this month.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

FREE DAY at the Mayborn This Sunday (Aug 7)!

Skeletal bicyclist

The Mayborn is one of my favorite places to spend time with my three rambunctios boys during the hot summer months. They have fun exhibits to to keep a child entertained all day (really, you might not even hit all of it in one day)!

We went so much we got a membership, which pays off really quickly if you have a large family. But if you aren't a member, this Sunday is a great time to visit because admission is FREE!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Waco Gardening Tips: AUGUST

Flowers and Bulbs
August is the last chance to plant the dormant bulbs of late summer and fall blooming lycoris  and fall crocus (Colchicum), which begin blooming in September.  August is also a good time to buy and plant Salvias.

Roses and Shrubs
You should prune your roses this month to get them ready for the fall blooming season. The exception is ramblers, climbers, and some varieties of old garden roses, which bloom on growth made the year before prolifically in spring and early summer. These should only be pruned now if absolutely necessary now (it's better to prune these type of roses earlier in the summer). Now is a really bad time to plant roses and shrubs, as the August heat is almost certain to kill new transplants.

This month is your last chance to plant palm trees, which will need time to get established before the cold. The heat makes this a bad time to plant other types of trees.

Vegetables and Herbs
Even though the weather is hot, there are many vegetables you can plant this month. Find out which ones are good to plant where you are here.

I'm just an amature garderner...not an expert. Most of the information above came from the book Month to Month Gardening in Texas.

Events at the Mayborn This Wednesday

The Mayborn Museum has an Egyptian Exhibit this summer.  Every Wednesday they have special activities This Wednesday from 1:30 to 4:30 kids will get to weave on a loom, make Egyptian puppets, participate in basket races, and more!  There will also be films in the Mayborn theater all day starting at 11:00.  See all the planned activities here.

(NOTE:  In past Wednesday activities, many events finished up around 4:15, even though it said 4:30.)