Scion- September 2021

Volume 31, Issue #09 – September 2021 Scion Index – Click and Go! You can now print or download Member Articles to your computer. Just click the Blue Button beneath the article you wish to save, and a pdf version of the article will pop up on your screen. From there, you can print or download using the indicators at …

Scion- August 2021

Volume 31, Issue #08 – August 2021   Can you believe we have made it to August without going into triple digit temperatures? Get ready because I can’t believe we will get out of August without some scorchers! Try to do your gardening in the early morning before the temperatures rise. Drink plenty of water. Just as August heat can …

Scion- July 2021-

Volume 31, Issue #07 – July 2021   July brings forth thoughts of sunny days filled with swimming, picnics in the shade, watermelons (with seed spitting contests), and fireworks! It’s also when I get to enjoy a special bed behind the pool with its red, white, and blue blooms.  Red firecracker plant (Russelia equisetiformis), with its clusters of firecracker red …

Scion -June 2021

Volume 31, Issue #06 – June 2021   As June begins, I see so many changes happening! Some of the changes are moving us back to the “old normal.” For example, our COVID infection rate is down in Bexar County and events like Fiesta, after having to be canceled last year and postponed this year, will be happening shortly! Some …

Scion -May 2021

Volume 31, Issue #05 – May 2021   What a difference a few months can make. It is now 2 ½ months since the Big Freeze of February and what a difference that has made in my garden! Most plants have made a great comeback. The autumn sages and Henry Duelburg salvias are in full bloom. My Knockout rose and …

Scion -April 2021

Volume 31, Issue #04 – April 2021   April showers bring May flowers… and I am ready for both the showers and the flowers. After the deviation of the February freeze and waiting to see what had survived in the garden, I am ready to shop for some new plants! And I’m not alone… nurseries are struggling to keep up …

Scion -March 2021

Volume 31, Issue #03 – March 2021  President’s Message, March is here, thank goodness! February was really rough; freezing weather, no electricity, no water, broken pipes, damaged homes. And finally, our attention turned to our gardens. As I look at my own, I see brown leaves, nude stems, mushy bulb foliage, and so much more! The seemingly total devastation took …

Scion -February 2021

Volume 31, Issue #02 – February 2021 As a Bexar County Master Gardener, February is feeling somewhat strange. Usually, we have spent the last two weeks building out the inside of the Little Buckaroo Barn at the fairgrounds of the San Antonio Livestock Expo and Rodeo. It would be filled, inside and out, with exhibits demonstrating a variety of gardening …

Scion -January 2021

Volume 31, Issue #01 – January 2021 January brings new beginnings… new year, new goals, new challenges, new opportunities!  And the Scion has a new beginning series for our vegetable gardeners.  The BCMG’s Vegetable Gardening Advance Training (AT) Team is a group of Bexar County Master Gardeners who have received advanced training in the area of vegetable gardening. They will …

Scion -December 2020

Volume 30, Issue #12 – December 2020 December is here! Our gardens are starting this month in better shape with the rains that we received at the end of last month. Everything feels a little fresher. Many of you will be bringing in the final bounty of your vegetable gardens to enjoy this holiday month. From our Bexar County Master …