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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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Above, Kelly Figueroa, who grew up in San Marcos and ran track for then-Southwest Texas State University, crosses the finish line at the Boston Marathon on April 18. Below, Figueroa and her college roommate and close friend Joy Burson-Segura pose for a photo after completing the marathon. Photos courtesy of Kelly Figueroa

A MARATHON MOMENT: Native San Marcan completes ‘bucket-list accomplishment’

It’s considered the holy grail on the runner’s circuit. It’s an invitation only event; but only after you proven you’ve got what it takes to participate in the Boston Marathon.

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Photo from Metro Creative

Answers to Go

Answers to Go

Q. I have inherited a stamp collection, but I am not sure what to do with it. Can you give me some information about how to handle this inheritance?

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Above, Nena's Concina's carne asada taco (red basket) and a shrimp taco (yellow basket). Below, Nena's Cocina's cheese enchiladas served with an overeasy egg, refried beans and red salsa. Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo

Foodie Friday: Nena's Cocina

When passion meets inspiration, an obsession is born.

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