Garden Center

What to Plant

 

Ornamental and Wildlife:

  • Annuals: seed or transplant zinnias, cosmos, sunflowers, Mexican sunflower—all good wildlife annuals. Transplant: Salvia coccineas, a native that butterflies and bees just love. Avoid planting caladiums.

  • Succulents (agave, yucca, other succulents)

  • Perennials & vines

  • Esperanza (Tecoma stans)

  • Ornamental (clumping) grasses like muhly and

  • Mexican feather grass

  • Shrubs

  • Clean up and replant containers—annuals, perennials, herbs, hibiscus, vegetables in larger containers

  • Top new containers with light layer of mulch to conserve water; use decomposed granite, pea gravel or other grit for potted succulents

  • Trees - if you keep them watered!  Deeply to at least 3 inches. Don’t water if soil is moist to 3 inches.

 

Herbs:

  • Basil, catnip/catmint, comfrey, fennel, horseradish, feverfew, oregano, thyme, rosemary, Mexican mint marigold, peppermint, lemongrass, lemon balm, lemon verbena, bay laurel

 

Food Crops:

  • Chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, endive, Malabar spinach, mustard, peppers, pumpkin, summer & winter squash, tomatillos (you need at least two!), tomatoes, beans, cantaloupe

 

What to Prune

  • Trees: DO NOT prune red oaks and live oaks unless damaged. Spray immediately with clear varnish.

  • No need to apply pruning paint to other trees

  • Dead head flowering plants

  • Prune spring bulbs only when foliage is brown

  • Bougainvilleas if not already pruned for overwintering

Move/Divide

  • Succulents

Fertilize

  • Lawns. Use an 8-2-4 or other similar ratio. Do not use Weed and Feed products!

  • Add compost to beds if not already. Mulch as you cut back dormant perennials. Fertilize with slow-release granular late in the month or as dormant perennials leaf out

  • Add compost around trees and fertilize. Be sure to dig out grass several feet from the trunk, ideally to the drip line of the tree canopy.

  • Citrus with high nitrogen fertilizer like Citrus-tone. Fertilize every few weeks through growing season.

Lawn

  • Plant new lawn. Keep watered until established

  • Mow weeds before they set seed

  • Fertilize with an 8-2-4 or other similar ratio. Do not use Weed and Feed products!

  • Mow to keep weeds from going to seed. Leave clippings on the lawn unless you have weed seeds.


Prep

  • Add compost to vegetable gardens along with organic fertilizer in prep for more summer crops

  • Soil test

 

Tips

  • When planting, dig hole twice as wide as root ball but no deeper than where it sits in the pot.

  • Backfill and water until it sinks in.

  • Continue filling in.

  • Water again until it sinks in and pack the soil down.

  • Mulch.

  • Plant flowers in your vegetable garden to encourage bee pollinators.

 

April

PERENNIALS,SHRUBS

&

GRASSES

Mostly native perennials, shrubs, and grasses that practically take care of themselves AND attract the right attention! Wildscaping plants for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds and deer proof plants to keep curious wildlife away. 

Assorted Salvia, Russian Sage, Butterfly Milkweed, Gregg's Mistflower, Society Garlic, Bulbine, Lantana, Rosemary, Jerusalem Sage, Verbena, Texas Sage, and many many more.

 Potting Soil 

 Soil Amendments 

 Lawn & Plant Fertilizer 

 Compost & Mulch 

 Pest Disease, Pest, & Weed Control 

 Garden Tools & Accessories 

 Fountains, Statuary, & Birdbaths 

 Glazed Pottery & Terracotta 

 Fairy Garden Accessories 

 Locally Crafted Art 

 Culinary Supplies 

HARD GOODS

 Perennials & Annuals 

 Trees & Shrubs 

 Fruit & Nut Trees 

 Herbs 

 Vegetables 

 Tropical Houseplants 

 Yucca & Cacti 

 Shade-loving Plants 

 Seeds 

GREEN

GOODS

ANNUALS 

Our Annual Arbor has an assortment of beautiful seasonal variant flowering 4" plants, heat and cold tolerant sedum, and Ivy year-round.

SPRING & SUMMER

Angelonia, Bluebonnet, Zinnias, Petunias, Coleus, Mandevilla, Begonias, Geranuim,  Impatiens, Marigolds, Gaillardia, Caladium, Portulaca, Gomphrena, 

Pentas.

FALL & WINTER

Pansies, Violas, Dianthus, Snapdragons, Sweet Alyssum, Petunias, Ornamental Kale & Cabbage, Cyclamen, Dusty Miller.

TROPICAL GREENHOUSE 

We have an assortment of Indoor air purifying plants, Trees, Succulents & Sedum, Cacti, Exotic Orchids, Ferns, Sansevieria, Aglaonema, Spathiphyllum, Bromeliad, Ficus, Schefflera, Dracaena,  Palms, Terrariums, and Fairy Garden supplies!

SHADE HOUSE

Our Shade House contains a variety of shade thriving shrubs, perennials, and grasses such as:

 

Holy Ferns, Split Leaf Philodendrons, Variegated Flax Lily, Variegated Ginger, Berkley Sedge, and many more. 

TREE LOT

SHADE TREES

Monterrey Oak  |  Red Oak  |  Cedar Elm  |  Live Oak

ORNAMENTAL TREES

Texas Mountain Laurel  |  Texas Redbud  |  Crape Myrtles

FRUIT TREES

We carry seasonal fruit trees that are acclimated to this region of the Hill Country...

Peach, Apple, Pecan, Persimmon, Fig, Avocado, Citrus, Plum, Pear, Pomegranate, and more. 

VEGETABLES

&

HERBS 

Great food starts with great ingredients! We make it a point to carry organic vegetables and herbs sourced from as close to the hill country as possible. Availability is based on season.

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