There is a new and interesting garden in the neighborhood. At river level just below the San Antonio River Authority building, at 100 E. Guenther, is what is called a Monarch Waystation. It is a garden designed to provide nectar and shelter to monarch butterflies as they migrate through North America. A sign near the walkway says it is “certified” and that San Antonio is a Monarch Champion City. Go by on your next walk along the river. For more information and how you can create one in your own garden, go to monarchwatch.org.
Garden Tip: If you are a container gardener and grow plants in pots, they will do better if fertilized about every two weeks with an organic liquid fertilizer. Medina and Lady Bug are two good brands to look for.
Here are two websites where you can find a wealth of information about plants and their characteristics:
• Dirtdoctor.com (Howard Garrett) – go to Library Topics
• austintexas.gov/department/grow-green/plant-guide – Texas watershed native and adapted plant guide
Both sites list plants alphabetically.
Garden Note: In the garden, no two days are the same.
From The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain: A Book of Quotations: Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned.