A quick glance at the Garden Guide for Austin and Vicinity by the Travis County Master Gardener Association indicates which plants to fertilize this month and suggests that this is the time to plant roses, shrubs, trees, groundcovers, and ivies. They also suggest dividing perennial herbs, fall and summer blooming perennials. The big chore for February is pruning. Thank goodness our own Nan Simpson will be addressing this gardening activity at our next meeting on the 19th of February. Please come and have ready a question or two for Nan S.
Along with Nan Simpson's program on pruning at our next meeting, we look forward to learning about our Herb of the Month for February from Madge and her daughter Roxanne.
At our last meeting, we mentioned Alice Le Duc's recognition (in The Herbalist) for pointing out an error of an item from a previous edition of The Herbalist. We hope you have all received your latest quarterly edition of The Herbalist and have read Alice's thorough and knowledgeable response to the error.
Although we are experiencing record low temperatures and even "wintry mix" this winter, don't be fooled. Spring is just around the corner here in Texas. Let's hope for a wetter spring and milder temperatures soon.
Linda and Nan