Primrose Jasmine is Elegant_ Fragrant by dffhrtcv3



      Gardening Q&A
                                                      Primrose Jasmine is Elegant, Fragrant
                                                      By Peter Garza
Q: I did not plant cool-weather annuals this fall                         An old-fashioned beauty, primrose jasmine
but now I wish I had. Is there anything I can                             is often seen in older neighborhoods
plant to bloom now? – DDA, San Antonio                                    around these parts. With its fragrant,
A: Fortunately, in these parts, there are a number                        trumpet-shaped, yellow flowers, its
of annuals to fill the bill. Pansies, cyclamen,                           arching, fountain-like growth habit and
                                                                          its hardy tolerance to our soil and climate,
stocks and primula will bloom from now until
                                                                          primrose jasmine (Jasminum mesnyi) is a
May. Dianthus and snapdragons may have                                    striking addition to the landscape.
stopped blooming for now, but will start again                              With blooms that emerge as early
later this month and continue through May.            as February and continue sporadically into summer, this
Trim dianthus back after a flush of blooms in         fast-growing shrub can become a 5- to 10-foot mound if
April and it could bloom until mid-June. Gerber       left unpruned, although it tolerates severe pruning. It is
daisies and geraniums can be spectacular in           considered an excellent xeriscape plant and is considered
containers this time of year, but will have to be     deer-resistant, and it has few problems with diseases or pests.
protected from freezing weather.                      Primrose jasmine will thrive in shade but blooms best with at
E-mail your questions to and   least half a day of sun.
we’ll answer them in Gardener’s Gazette.                   This elegantly shaped, semi-evergreen shrub makes a
                                                      lovely privacy hedge and is spectacular when allowed to               Primrose jasmine is tolerant of heat and drought, with

    Remember                                          cascade down a slope or over a wall or terrace. A native of
                                                      China, it also is useful for erosion control on slopes, where its
                                                      trailing stems will take root.
                                                                                                                            yellow blooms that emerge in spring. Photo by Bri Weldon
                                                                                                                            back shoots to a bud or lower shoot.

 Your Valentine                                            If you prune primrose jasmine, do so soon after it finishes
                                                      flowering, since flowers bloom on the previous season’s
                                                                                                                            Peter Garza is the store manager at Schulz Nursery on Broadway.
                                                                                                                            He will be happy to answer questions about all aspects of

With a Gift from Schulz
                                                      growth. Remove old, woody canes to ground level and cut               landscaping.

           Valentine’s Day
                                                      Purple Blooms Adorn This Hardy Texas Native
 on February 14 is the perfect time                   By Kristy Hoffman
  to honor your sweetheart with a                                          Texas mountain laurel, also known as mescal
                                                                           bean, frijolito, frijolillo and even big-drunk
  gift of greenery. From flowering                                         bean, is a much-loved small native tree or
 shrubs to houseplants to beautiful                                        large shrub found in the wild from central
pots, fountains and yard ornaments,                                        Texas west to New Mexico and south to San
                                                                           Luis Potosi in Mexico.
    Schulz Nursery has the gifts                                             A handsome landscape specimen with
     to make loved ones swoon.                                             glossy, dark green leaves, the evergreen
                                                                           Texas mountain laurel is best known for its
    Schulz staff can provide you                      magnificent lavender or purple flowers that appear in early spring
  with great gift ideas along with                    in drooping clusters that smell strongly of grape bubble gum.
 helpful information on selections.                   Many local folks recall from childhood its glossy, hard, bright
                                                      red, jellybean-size seeds that grow warm when rubbed vigorously
                                                      on the sidewalk, although children should be reminded that both
                                                      seeds and flowers are poisonous.                                      Native Texas mountain laurel is a handsome small tree or large shrub.
                                                           With the scientific name Sophora secundiflora, Texas             Photo by Inga Mun/Creative Commons
                                                      mountain laurel will grow from 15 to 35 feet tall. It can be left
                                                      to grow naturally as a multi-trunk shrub or pruned into a single-         Plant mountain laurels in well-drained soil where they will
                                                      trunk tree. Not a fast grower, Texas mountain laurel fits nicely      receive full sun to light shade, and handle the root balls carefully
                                                      into smaller spaces and is extremely tolerant of heat and drought.    to minimize transplant shock. Do not fertilize mountain laurel
                                                           Native Americans used the seeds, which grow in semi-woody        with nitrogen; it could kill the plant. Use green sand instead.
                                                      pods, for ornaments and ceremonies, and the sapwood was used          Kristy Hoffman is the store manager at Schulz Nursery in Marion.
                                                      to make yellow dye.                                                   Ask Kristy about this and other great landscape plants.
     Farmers’ Almanac: Valentine Birds                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Aggie Horticulture: Prune Wisely
     “Some people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying                                                                                                                                                                                                                 “Proper pruning enhances the beauty of almost any landscape
     overhead on Valentine’s Day, it meant she would marry a sailor.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tree and shrub, while improper pruning can ruin or greatly
     If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very                                                                                                                                                                                                                    reduce its landscape potential. In most cases, it is better not to
     happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                  prune than to do it incorrectly.”

                                                                Learn to Grow!                Pruning Season: Early                                                             Stop Weeds Before They Start
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                                                              in February:
                                                                                              Spring is Time for Cleaning                                                       By Trace Hazlett
                                                                                                                                                                                              Pre-emergent weed
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                                                              San Antonio Rose Society,           From Valentine’s Day to early         diseased or problem limbs or                          don’t know when        emergent herbicide will eliminate
                                                              will cover spring cleanup       March, it’s pruning time for many         branches by cutting them at the                       you’ll need it until
               Grow. Naturally!                               and pruning with a Q&A on       trees and shrubs, particularly roses      point of origin or back to a strong                   it’s too late. Pre-
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                                                              p.m. Feb. 19, Schulz on                                                                                                                                                           manures. Ideal for                                                         herbicide that feeds turf as
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                                                                                                                                                                         February 2011
     SUNDAY            MONDAY                                          TUESDAY                       WEDNESDAY                        THURSDAY                            FRIDAY                          SATURDAY
By the moon, best planting dates                                                                  You can still plant                                              Use Miracle-Gro Muracid            Keep bird baths and
Above-ground crops: 2, 5, 6, 10, 11, 14, 15, 23, 24                                                                                                                                                  Seriously Sweet Citrus,
                                                                                                  cool-season annuals now                                          for houseplant foliage             feeders clean and full.
Root crops: 1, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28                                                             for late-winter and                                              color.                            Schulz in Marion, 10-11,
Flowers: 14, 15, 20, 21, 22                                                                       early-spring color.                                                                                Betty McMurray.
Kill weeds, pests: 3, 4, 16, 17, 18, 19                                                                                       2                               3                              42                                 5
Prune trees and shrubs           Divide cannas, mallows,                                          Fertilize winter annuals                                                                            Rose Seminar, SA Rose
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Herbs for Flavor & Health,
this month.                      fall asters, mums,                                               with Super Bloom.                                                Treat webworms and army            Society, Broadway, 10-noon,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Schulz on 10-12, Broadway.
                                 coneflowers and perennial                                                                                                         worms with Bt.                    Carol-Lee. Clinic, David
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fruit Tree
                                 salvias before spring                                                                                                                                               Organic Lawn Care,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rodriguez, 2-4, Marion.
                                 growth begins.                                                                                                                                                      Schulz Marion, 10-11,
                             6                               7                               6                                9                                                                  9   Betty McMurrray.           12
Watch for cedar waxwings to      Valentine’s Day          Last day to plant English                                                                                                                   Rose Seminar, SA Rose
come through and eat berries     Prune roses today.       peas spring-blooming
                                                          Pruneand sugar snap-type                                                                                                                    Society, 10-12, Marion.
                                                                                                                                                                   Plant corn, radishes, green        Pruning, David Rodriguez,
of pyracantha, yaupon holly                               peas.
                                                          flower shrubs when blooms                                                                                beans, carrots, eggplant
and nandina.                     Remember your sweetheart                                                                                                                                             11-12, Broadway.
                                 with a gift from Schulz. finish..                                                                                                 and more.                          Garden Answers, David
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Feed houseplants with                                            Use Nature’s Guide Corn                                          It’s still a good time to
Miracle-Gro Muracid.                                             Gluten Meal Spreadable to                                        plant trees and shrubs.
                                                                 treat pre-emergent weeds
                                                                 in the lawn.
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                                 Feed vegetables with                                    Plant asparagus crowns, beets, broccoli transplants, cabbage, carrots,
                                 Soil Mender Tomato &                                    cauliflower transplants, Swiss chard, collards, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce,
                                 Vegetable Food.                      AUGUST sales date  mustard, onion transplants, parsley, parsnips, Irish potatoes, radishes
                                                                                         and turnips all through February. Plant English peas and sugar snap-type
                                                                                         peas until Feb. 15. Plant sweet corn beginning Feb. 25.
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Texas Mountain Laurel                                                   Mulberry Avenue Closing
                                                                         If you take Mulberry Avenue to get to                                                 Plant
                  Reg. $7.99                                          Schulz Nursery on Broadway, be aware that

   Now $4.66, limit 10
                                                                       Mulberry will be closed west of Broadway
                                                                     until April or May. Just use Hildebrand Avenue
                                                                                                                                                               of the
                                                                        or Josephine Street to get to Broadway
   Void after Feb. 28, 2011. One coupon per household.
        No photocopies. No other discounts apply.
                                                                                  when you visit Schulz.

      FREE                                                                    Witte Museum
                                                                                                     Schulz San Antonio
                                                                                                     3700 Broadway
4” Bedding Plant                                                                                     210.804.0600
                                                                                                     Take 281 South to Hildebrand Ave., turn
                                                                                                     right on Broadway.                                            Primrose Jasmine
                        $1.29 Value                                                                  We’re across from the Witte Museum.
   Void after Feb. 28, 2011. One coupon per household.
        No photocopies. No other discounts apply.
                                                                      Open Daily 9am-6pm
                                                                                                                                                                               Reg. $19.99
 Kaytee Wild Bird Seed                                                                               Schulz Marion                                                             On sale for
                                                                                                     100 W. Huebinger
        Reg. $9.99, 20 lbs.                                                                          830.914.2384
                                                                                                     Take 10 East to FM 465. Take the Marion exit                   $14.88 each
    Now $4.90, limit 2                                                                               and turn left at the fork. Go 1 block past the
                                                                                                     middle school. We’re on the left.

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