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Tanger Outlets San Marcos celebrates Earth Day

Tanger Outlets San Marcos celebrates Earth Day

Tanger Outlets San Marcos continued its commitment to making the center and the planet a little greener with a tree-planting initiative in honor of Earth Day. This event was a part of a nationwide Tanger Outlets program to make a difference, one tree at a time. As a step in helping purify the atmosphere’s air and create fresh oxygen sources, every U.S. Tanger center planted a tree, and all team members were encouraged to participate in environmentally focused efforts and volunteerism in their communities to celebrate Earth Day. Photo submitted by Tanger Outlets San Marcos

Eggs-cellent

Yes way, souffle! Photo from Metro Creative

Eggs-cellent

On those days when home cooks are searching the cupboards and refrigerator for some culinary inspiration, they need look no further than the egg carton. Often relegated to breakfast time, eggs can be the main ingredient or stars of meals any time of the day. In fact, they’re a common component of quiches, fritatas and souffles.

Texas State professor Kate Glasheen stars in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ May 4 - 29

A sketch of Queen Titania’s costume for the Austin Shakespeare production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Photo submitted by Austin Shakespeare

Texas State professor Kate Glasheen stars in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ May 4 - 29

Austin Shakespeare’s free Shakespeare in Zilker Park will return May 4 - 29 with a production of the bard’s famous romantic comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Yard of the Month

The Weidman home on Candlelight Lane is a landscape of “mini gardens.”

Yard of the Month

Pink roses near the house still bloom beautifully after forty years.

Yard of the Month

Yellow rose in Weidman garden welcome spring sunshine. Photos by Sharon Lockett

Yard of the Month

Shaded outdoor seating provides a restful spot to visit and appreciate plantings. Photos by Sharon Lockett

Yard of the Month

Purple Iris offers a spot of color near althea shrubs by mailbox.

Yard of the Month

An edged path to garden shrine and mini garden was an early feature in Weidman yard.

Yard of the Month

After more than 40 years of gardening in the same yard, Hope Weidman qualifies as a pioneer landscaper in the Sunset Acres neighborhood, adjoining Broadway Street just east of Interstate 35. The Weidman home on Candlelight Lane between Broadway and Del Sol is Spring Lake Garden Club’s Yard of the Month for May 2022.

Aqua Blue Pots on a Hill: The ‘Peace de Resistance’

In the spring of 2021, three aqua blue pots were planted and positioned on a hillside overlooking The Garden Guy’s backyard.

Aqua Blue Pots on a Hill: The ‘Peace de Resistance’

All three containers were planted with Pyromania Blaze kniphofia, Superbells Grape Punch calibrachoa, Superbells Coral Sun calibrachoa and Illusion Emerald Lace ornamental sweet potato.

Aqua Blue Pots on a Hill: The ‘Peace de Resistance’

The April 2021-planted Superbells Grape Punch calibrachoas survived all summer and winter and now stretch three feet over the rim of each container.

Aqua Blue Pots on a Hill: The ‘Peace de Resistance’

The first Pyromania Blaze kniphofia blooms started April 9 which is the earliest of all torch lily blooms in the landscape.

Aqua Blue Pots on a Hill: The ‘Peace de Resistance’

In October, Supertunia Vista Bubblegum petunia and Superbena Whiteout verbena were added to the containers and are enormous in this April 2022 photo. Photos by Norman Winter

Aqua Blue Pots on a Hill: The ‘Peace de Resistance’

Aqua Blue Pots on a Hill: The ‘Peace de Resistance’

Aqua Blue Pots in the landscape and staggered on the side of a hill was not my idea, but that of my bride, the person who pops up on my phone as Jan My Love Winter. This is the color I have avoided like the plague for most of my life. To modify the French phrase, this project was going to be my ‘Peace’ de Resistance. You see Jan is a gifted and natural plant groomer when it comes to our mixed containers, so making ‘Peace’ is the goal.

The early butterfly gets the verbena
The early butterfly gets the verbena

The first Spicebush Swallowtail was seen at The Garden Guy’s house on April10 feeding on Superbena Royale Plum Wine verbena.

The early butterfly gets the verbena

The first Eastern Tiger Swallowtail of the year at ‘The Garden Guy’s’ house was photographed March 22 feeding on Superbena Royale Chambray.

The early butterfly gets the verbena

Superbena verbenas are used by The Garden throughout the landscape mixed in both containers and flower beds. Photos by Norman Winter

The early butterfly gets the verbena

This white AquaPot container planted in October features Primo Wild Rose heuchera, Superbells Dreamsicle calibrachoa and Superbena Whiteout verbena with a dianthus in the center. Photo by Norman Winter

The early butterfly gets the verbena

Swallowtails were early at The Garden Guy’s house this year. Thank goodness I had Superbena verbenas in full bloom. It is as if they had been given the task of announcing the arrival of spring and the butterfly season. March 22, I photographed an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Superbana Royale Chambray verbena.

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The Classical Revival Home owned by Dr. and Mrs. Ted Dake located at 220 N. Johnson Ave.

See, Sip and Savor

The Heritage Association of San Marcos (HASM) returns with its annual Heritage Home Tour starting Saturday, June 4. This year celebrates 45 years of Heritage Home Tours with the theme of “See, Sip and Savor: In the Historic Gardens of San Marcos.”

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