Tuesday, December 1, 2015
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search

Lost & Found

*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound
Lost: Male dog, looks like Pit Bull, white w/brown freckles, green eyes, "Shelby," last seen morning of Nov. 18, 1604 between New Sulphur Springs and Jim Terrill Rd. 210-389-9047.

VideoLOST BLACK BULL WITH WHITE &BLACK Face. Off FM2579 & CR126 NOV.28 comes to Whooo Call 818-416-3372 Ask for Edward
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Warning: While most advertisers are reputable, some are not. Unfortunately the Wilson County News cannot guarantee the products or services of those who buy advertising space in our pages. We urge our readers to use great care, and when in doubt, contact the San Antonio Better Business Bureau, 210-828-9441, BEFORE spending money. If you feel you have been the victim of fraud, contact the Consumer Protection Office of the Attorney General in Austin, 512-463-2070.
Caregivers needed. Call 830-431-2389.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos

Video Vault ›
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Agriculture Today

Controlling thrips in roses

E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

South Texas Gardener
May 9, 2012 | 4,551 views | Post a comment

Q. The flowers on my roses open up but are deformed and gnarled. Is it a disease?

A. No, it is usually thrips that cause such symptoms. The tiny rasping insects can be controlled by acephate. Organic gardeners may have a good control with Spinosad.

Q. My grass looked lush earlier this spring but is now fading. I fertilized two weeks ago with slow release lawn fertilizer and have been waiting for two weeks. Is it a disease? What is the problem?

A. Your permanent lawn grass is just now beginning to green up. The winter weeds are now declining. That is probably the “fading” that you notice. I believe that lush lawn you described was actually one of the winter weed grasses such as rescue grass, rye, or annual bluegrass. Do not water more than once per week and be patient, the Bermuda, St. Augustine, and zoysia grasses will take over soon.

Q. Is it too late to plant a new live oak tree? Is there a better choice?

A. Live oaks make good shade trees in our area. Texas red oaks and Mexican white oak are also great choices. They both grow faster than live oaks. Mexican white oak (Monterrey oak) is also resistant to oak wilt, which can affect both Texas red oak and live oak.

Calvin Finch is a horticulturist and the San Antonio Water System’s director of water resources. Hear him on “Gardening South Texas” on KLUP 930 AM radio Saturdays noon to 2 p.m., and 1-3 p.m. Sundays. Or, e-mail him at reader@wcn-online.com.

Your Opinions and Comments

Be the first to comment on this story!

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Agriculture Today Archives

Coupons ag-right
Allstate & McBride RealtyClarity Wellauto chooserHeavenly Touch homeVoncille Bielefeld homeTriple R DC ExpertsDrama Kids

  Copyright © 2007-2015 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.