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Plow and Hose: Winter is gone

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Heat loving cannas come in a variety of colors and sizes. Rhizomes can be planted now for spring growth and summer bloom. Pictured is "Cleopatra.” Courtesy photo

Hooray! It’s officially spring and Central Texas gardeners’ favorite planting season.It’s the best time of year to plant fruit and nut trees, and we can plant our summer vegetable gardens.Springtime is also the time when to plant summer and fall blooming bulbs. The word bulbs is a generic, catch-all word for plants that store their food underground. It includes true bulbs like tulips and daffodils, but also mean rhizomes, corms and those plants with tuberous root-like begonias and dahlias.The landscape in Central Texas is distinct, where the prairie meets the hills with flat fields with few trees and rocky terrain ...

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