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VideoFound downtown Floresville. Small, friendly, young dog, Sheltie/terrier mix (maybe?) 830.393.8303 or 210.274.6884
Terrier mix, female, "Marma," missing near F.M. 427/C.R. 537, 30 lbs., orange/red medium length fur, can be extremely shy. Call or text if seen, 210-440-3889.
Lost: Border Collie, black and white male, one eye, microchipped, C.R. 319/F.M. 775 area. 210-382-2167.
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Little Brahman's Learning Center in Stockdale is looking for full time and part-time teachers/caregivers. Call 830-966-0024 ask for Kaylynn Janysek, Director.
The City of Floresville is currently accepting applications for the following position: General Maintenance Technician. A complete job description and application form may be obtained at City Hall, 1120 D Street, Floresville, Texas 78114, Monday – Friday, 8:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.; or on the City of Floresville website, www.floresvilletx.gov. Deadline to submit application is 5:00 PM on Friday, May 6, 2016. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”
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‘Hybrid’ oak vs. live oak




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Q: You talk about using suet to attract insect-eating birds. In the old days, we used chunks of beef fat for the purpose. Is that as effective as the expensive blocks sold at the feed stores?

A: Birds like both. The blocks at the feed store have seed and/or fruit added so that they also attract seed- and fruit-eating birds.

The most serious insect eaters are starlings, wrens, woodpeckers, warblers, mockingbirds, and kinglets.

Q: Are the “hybrid” live oaks better than the regular live oaks?

A: All live oaks are technically hybrids. They are grown from seed with two parents’ genes and not vegetatively reproduced.

The trees advertised as “hybrids” were grown from the seed of a parent tree that was identified as fast growing and more upright. If you want those characteristics, select a tree marketed as a “hybrid.”

Q: When can I replace my winter-blooming annuals with the summer flowers?

A: Plant zinnias, begonias, coleus, and other hot-weather bloomers in late March through June.

Calvin Finch is a horticulturist/director of the Water Conservation and Technology Center, Texas A&M-San Antonio. Hear him on “Gardening South Texas” on KLUP 930 AM radio Sat. noon to 2 p.m., and 1-3 p.m. Sun.
 

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