Water Sense – The Right Plants for Less Water Use
July 13th at 8:00 am
The best way to reduce excessive needs for water in the landscape – soil prep, mulch, lawn water needs, fertilization, floral selections will be discussed.
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Coming in July!
Flower of the month
Partridge Pea – Showy Partridge Pea, Beeflower
Duration: Annual, Texas native
Flowers: May through October.
Size: 2-4 ft.
Attracts: Butterflies and bees. Host plant for Cloudless Sulfur butterfly.
Comments: Should be grown in full sun, can tolerate part shade. Likes sandy soil. Provide good soil moisture and have good drainage.
Insect of the month
Millipedes are not insects but are related to insects in that they have a segmented body and are arthropods. Millipedes can have up to 90 body segments and are cylindrical in shape. One distinguishing feature of the millipedes is that they have two pairs of legs on each body segment. It is fascinating to watch the wave motion of their legs as they crawl along. Millipedes are slow moving and live in leaf litter and decaying wood. They are long lived, some living up to seven years. Living in moist habitats along with organic matter creates a problem for home owners when we have extended periods of wet weather and the millipedes take up residence in our homes to escape the waterlogged outside conditions. Millipedes are not harmful but can be a pest once they come inside. Removing organic matter and reducing the moisture along our foundation are two ways to reduce the number of millipedes entering our homes.