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Hays Free Press s July 24, 2013 NEIGHBORS Page 3C Thyme Continued from 1C new growth begins to show in the spring. Here are some of my favorite choices for central Texas landscapes: The Mulenbergias is a native genus that has many grasses that are showy, easy to grow, and easy to find in local nurseries: Coastal muhley grass (Mulenbergia capillaries), also known as "Gulf" muhley, grows to a height and width of 3 feet. Its gray-green foliage produces pink, mist-like seed heads in the fall that are strik- ing, especially when backlit by the sun. Big muhley (Mulenbergia lendheimeri) produces feath- eric tan colored seed heads in the fall on top of foliage that is bluish green. Big muhley grows to a height and width of four feet. It grows through- out the Hill Country and is extremely hardy. Deer, cows, horses, goats and sheep won't eat it. Bamboo muhley (Mulen- bergia dumosa) is the largest of the muhley grasses, growing over four feet with bamboo- like feathery foliage which turns the color of straw in the winter months. It should be cut back in the spring when new growth appears. Unlike spreading bamboo, it isn't invasive. It stands alone as a beautiful specimen. The Maidengrasses, in the genus Miscanthus, are 15 varieties of hardy ornamental grasses that can be used for accent, borders and screens. All have pretty seed heads in the fall and winter, and should be cut back in the spring. A few varieties to look for are stan- dard and dwarf maidengrass, adagio, cabaret, morning light, and porcupine or zebra grass. The Fountain Grasses, in the genus Pennisetum, also show many forms and colors. They range in size from the dwarf fountain grass that grows under two feet to the standard fountain grasses that get to five feet or taller. One of the most outstand- ing of the fountain grasses is rubmm or purple fountain grass. It can grow to five feet and has reddish-purple foli- age with purple seed heads. Rubrum needs to be cut back after the first freeze and mulched well. Its winter hardiness is not as good as the other grasses. In contrast to purple foun- tain grass is a variety called 'moudry' which has black seed heads and grows under two feet. The ornamental grasses can give color throughout the year, are easy to grow, adaptable to varying light conditions, deer resistant, and very drought tolerant. They are a great choice for our water-stressed conditions. Pamela Nelson asked about winterizing our perennials and if hoya santa was hardy here. We have two stands of hoya santa (rootbeer plant) at the nursery, one in afternoon sun and one in the shade of a large live oak. Both stands get treated the same. With the first frost, they get cut back to the ground and mulched heavily with mulch mixed with compost. This "living" mulch, giving warmth and food, should be used on all plants in the landscape and vegetable garden. With a warm root zone and nutrients, your plants should last the winter and return in the spring in top form. Happy gardening everyone! ale If you have a gardening question, send it to me via email: Please put Ask Chris Winslow' in the subject line. Montage: Fox alert Continued from lC 'Although foxes belong to the order Carnivora and ~ eat meat, they are more accurately described as omnivorous. Food sources include fruits, grains and veg- etable matter as well as insects, voles, field mice, and shrews." The Humane Society of the United States lists four reasons why feeding wild animals, whether on purpose of not, does more harm than good: 1. "People" food isn't good for animals. 2. It makes wild animals lose their natural fear of people. 3. Feeding wildlife from or near vehides is dangerous to animals, people, and property. 4. W'fld animals that depend on people for food can cause injuries or spread disease. When wild animals gather for food handouts, it can cause crowding and com- petition. These unnatural conditions increase the chances of fighting and injury among animals. It can also increase the spread of diseases, some of which may be transmitted to pets and humans. So, how could we accidentally feed Moun- tain City wildlife? Let me count some ways. 1. Leave pet food and water out. 2. Put meat or grease in compost pile. 3. Leave spilt bird seeds under feeders. Seeds and rodents (attracted to the seed) attract wildlife. The "Visifmg Wtm- berley" website goes on to say, "The gray fox may even observe you occasionally, but as long as you make no sudden, threatening moves or noise and remain at a safe distance, she Hill often congenially continue her busy search for food. The experience is worth any patience you can muster." Oh, howI wish for you this Mountain City high. eee What wildlife have you seen? Where have you been?what have you been doing? Without tid- bits, Montage Hill perish. Send tidbits, please. or 512-268-5678. Texas Crossword Solution Texas Crossword, from page 2C Sudoku golutio. 51 9 8 4i7 6 2 8 5 1 i3 4 7 3 2 9i6 ::~:.,~:~::,.L~: 2.1:?::I,::: ~:,::::=:::;=~: .... 5 3 6 4 9 2 315 7 1 8 9 1 4 5 9 3 7 i 8 7 8 6 S 2i9 .9 3 2 7 [6 5i i Sudoku Puzzle, from page 2C :;:: Faith Assembly of God St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church Monte del Olivar Christian Canter 1030 Main St., Buda 725 RR 967, Buda 2400 FM 150 E. Kyle St. Stephen's Episcopal Church The Connection Church First Baptist Church-Buda RR 3237 ~Vimberley Rd,), Kyle 1235 S. Loop 4. Buda DRUG 203 Railroad street I II G II Downtown Buda III : /STORE II Pharmacy312-2nl ,.--,I,IL F Your Hometown McDonald's ;liP' "~IL # ~& l MOuald'$ of =-da / ~ I / 15359 IH-35, Ste 8 / | l I RO. Box1364, Buda, TX78610 ! / slz.31z-z383/ J / / Locally owned and operated ~ ill" L by J,mmy and C,nd, Ferg .... i~l~T~ Iovin' ROSEBROCK / VETERINARY CLINIC / / 295-4852 ~. We are proud to serve this community. .4 f Log onto ~ ' NEWS * LE'FrERS OBITS CALENDAR PHOTO GALLERY CLASSIFIEDS SUBSCRIBE 104 San Marcos St., Buda First Baptist Church-Kyle 300 W. Center St., Kyle Hays Hills Baptist Church 1401 FM 1626, Buda Sledge Chapel Missionary Baptist Church 709 Sewell, Kyle Southeast Baptist Church 5020 Tumersville Rd., Creedmoor Manchaca Baptist Church Lowden Lane & FM 1626 Immanuel Baptist Church 4000 E. FM 150, 4 miles east of Kyle Center Union Baptist Church Goforth Rd. Buda Pdmera Mision Bautista Mexicana Kyle Baptist Church of Driftwood 13540 FM 150 W. T HGAT_H O_LLG Santa Cruz Catholic Church 1100 Main Street, Buda St. Anthony Made Claret Church 801 N. Burleson, Kyle St. Michael's Catholic Church S. Old Spanish Trail. Uhland H R IG~BLSJ_~ New Life Fellowship 23t5 FM 967, Buda CHURCH OF CHRIST Buda-Kyle Church of Christ &5 miles south of Buda on FM 2770 Southern Hills Church of Chdst ~40 FM 967. Buda Antioch Community Church f ~ 1 St. Alban's11819 IH-35 SouthEpiscpal Chumh Old Black Colony Rd., Buda F A R M E R 5" Completed & Perfected Faith Church JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES Tobias Elementary Cafeteria, FM 150, Kyle DEBBIE THAMES~ AGENT / 251 N. FM 1626, Bldg. 2, Ste. C, Buda, Texas 78610 | Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom United Christian Church M. 312-1917 j/ FM 2770, Kyle 100 Madison Way, Buda --.~ owh~C~urch ~)~ 1 Jehovah's Witnesses South 200 San Marcos Street, Buda 10602 Manohuca.d, M chae. TEXAS LEHIGH New Covenant Community Church Living Word Lutheran ELCA Generations Church 2315 FM 967, Buda 801 FM 1626 (Elm Grove Elem.), Buda Good Shepherd Ministries A Fountain of Life Church ~'~ .~BB~llll~ ~" FM 967, Buda Tom Green EIomeetary 1301 Old Goforth Rd., Buda tp Redeeming Grace Lutheran LCMS The Fellowship at Plum Creek FM 1626 & Manchaca Rd., Manchaca Meets at Negley Elementary in Plum Creek St. John Lutheran, LCMS Word of Life Christian Faith Center 20 N, Camino Real (State Hwy. 21), Uhland . 400 Old Post Road, Kyle ~ CENTEX MATERIALS LLC Buda United Methodist Church Mision de Casa de Oracion San Marcus & Elm St,, Buda S. Hwy. 81, Kyle FM 2770, Buda, Texas New Life Sanctuary Kyle L 295-4801 .. Kyle United Methodist Church 18869 IH 35 North Sledge & Lockhart St,. KyM La Ouinta Inn Meeting Room Journey United Methodist at Painted Horse Pavlflion on FM 1626 St. Paul's United Methodist Church 7206 Creedmoor Rd.. Creedmoor Manchaca United Methodist Church FM 1626 & Manchaca Rd., Manchaca Driftwood United Methodist Church RR 150 at County Road 170 PRESBYTERIAN St. John's Presbyterian Church 12420 Hewitt Ln.. Manchaca First Presbyterian Church 410 W. Hutchison, San Marcos. TX 78656 UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Trinity United Chuch of Niederwald 13700 Camino Real. Hwy. 21. Niederwald DIREq ~TORY OF LOCAL CHURCHES PRIMERA IGLESIA BAUTISTA DE BUDA 104 S, San Marcos Street 512-295-$768 HORARIO/SCHEDU LE Domtogo/S.nday: Escuela Dominico/Sttnda~ School ............................ 9:45 a.m. Cuho de Predicaci6n/Worship Sen'ice ................... 1 I:00 a,m. Scan Todos Bienvenidos Buda United Methodist Church Elm Street & San Marcos Traditional Worship (Worship Center)-9 a.m. Sunday School (all ages)-10:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship (Worship Center)-ll a.m. Rev. Nancy Day Office 295-6981, Parsonage 512-393-9772 SANTA CRUZ dy for all ages 9:45 am. Worship Service, 10:55 a.m (English and Spanish) Pastors 4000 East FM 150 (4 miles east of Kyle) WEDNESDAY: Sllverio Hernandez (512) 268-54718ibte Study & Prayer, 7 p.m. and Dr. Dennis Koger Womens & Mens Groupi EVERY OTHER FRIDAY:i Youth Group 60d with /A FOUNTAIN OF LIFE/ We are a non- ~ ~l?,'~ denominational church rlJ ~f"~ currently meeting at &ll ~'~:~ I Tom Green Elementary, g l~,~[I B{~! !~-J 130101dGoforthgoad ~ ~ in Buda. Services Call 512-393-4460 Free Lunch Sun 10'30 a m or go to Buffet Wed 7"30 p'm" www.afountain.orgLast Sunday of .... for more info. each month CATHOLIC CHURCH 1 lOt) Main Street Buda,Texas 78610 Otnce: 512 - 312 -2520 Fax: 512 - 295 -2034 http: // Rev. Kirby D. Garner, Pastor Fr. Charlie Garza, Assoc. Pastor CONFESSION OFFICE HOURS Saturdays: 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday evening: 5 : 30 p.m. ..~. 8 : 30 a.m. (Spanish), 11 a.m. (English) p.m. (English) First Baptist Church A loving & caring Southern Baptist Church 104 S. San Marcos Street, Buda Buddy Johnson, Pastor 295-2161 Sunday School ........................................... 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship ........... i ........................ 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study/Youth Activities ...6:00 p.m. AWANA's (Wednesday) .......................... 6:00 p.m. Nursery Provided Baptist Church 9:15 Traditional Service 10:45 Contemporary Service Classes for all ages at 9:15 and 10:45 St. John Lutheran Church of Uhland, LCMS Highway 21, Uhland Bible Study ....................... 9:15 a.m. Church Services ................. 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. David Goeke 210-635-8584 20 N. Cnminn Real [State Hwy. 21} Uhland, Texas 78640 ~Southern Hills Church of Christ ~hrist * Serving Others 6:00pm Worship Wednesday 7:00pm Bible Class 3740 Ranch Road 967 Buda, Texas www.southernhillscoc,erg (512) 312-5900 A~I services are sign-interpreted for the deaf ieast Baptist Church1 ' Turners ille Rd ii Creedmoor, TXt ;12 243:2837 I ,UleSt0d, i'i, am Pray&Devotion: I ~ "%~ *['~1 6i30 Fml ~ ~......_J