A family-owned business, Reid’s Nursery puts the customer first. We love all aspects of gardening and enjoy helping people get the most out of their yard and garden.
We now have fresh, aerated compost tea available everyday at the nursery. Compost tea is a microbial soil amendment. Bring your own container!
We carry many different types of trees. There are Mexican Sycamores, Fan-Tex Ash and Monterrey oaks for shade, Retamas, Kidneywood (attracts pollinators), Goldenball lead trees, Arroyo Sweetwood and Mexican plum trees for spring and summer flowering, along with cedar elms, southern wax myrtles, bald cypress, Possum haw, Lacey oak (a good choice for smaller yards), Texas persimmon, Eve’s Necklace, Texas Mountain Laurels, Yaupon Hollies, Montezuma cypress, live oaks and others. We also have shrubs such as Xylosmas, Texas sage, Sandankwa viburnums, gray cotoneaster, dwarf burford hollies and more.
Crape Myrtles should be in everyone’s yard, in our opinion. They have long-lasting blooms, they thrive in our hot, sunny summers and, once established, are low water users. Crape Myrtles come in a variety of sizes and colors from vibrant red to hot pink to purple to cool white. In the summer, they produce fragrant, colorful blooms that make people look twice. In the fall, the leaves turn yellow, red and orange. In the winter, the interesting-looking branches are lovely and elegant. Though Crape Myrtles aren’t a Texas native, they are a well-adapted tree for this area and will beautify your yard.
We also have loquat, pomegranate and olive trees, along with other fruit trees. For summer color, we have Pride of Barbados as well as Mexican Bird of Paradise. Planting a variety of trees will provide seasonal interest and will make your landscape look wonderful.
On the benches are herbs such as lemon verbena, rosemary, Mexican Mint marigold, sweet marjoram and several different mints. We carry Fernleaf lavender, salad burnet, lime balm, culinary sage, anise hyssop, thyme, soapwort and other useful herbs. We grow many of our herbs and always maintain them with natural methods, using organic products.
For the butterfly lovers, we have many plants that attract butterflies. We carry several different varieties of butterfly bush and milkweed, as well as different salvias and lantana plants, which are well-known butterfly magnets. We have several different passion vines which not only are beautiful to look at, they also attract butterflies. Check back for the new and returning varieties of flowers, herbs and vines that we offer.
We carry many antique and modern roses that thrive in this area. Once established, they require minimal care and many will provide blooms from spring to frost. We have roses such as Madame Alfred Carriere (soft pink climber), Caldwell Pink, Lamarque (climbing white rose), Old Blush (climber), Red Cascade (climber), Mutabilis, Martha Gonzales and more. In addition to these wonderful roses, we added the following varieties: Cramoisi Superieur, Marchessa Bocella, Penelope and Archduke Charles (a red China), with more varieties coming in the future. Most of these roses make outstanding large shrubs and hedges while some are also great in containers and others are climbers. Their beauty and intoxicating fragrance would enhance any landscape. Just a note: if you need a low-cost structure for your roses and vines to climb on, consider getting a cow panel at a local feed store or a ready-made lattice panel at a hardware store. They’re relatively inexpensive and ready to go. Don’t let lack of a trellis or fence keep you from the beauty of climbing plants!
In addition, check out our vines, cacti, herbs, succulents, Agaves, annual and perennial flowers and other native plants. Our customers say that they find things at our nursery that they don’t see anywhere else. We have more than 240 different varieties of plants, trees and shrubs.
In preparing the garden, there is Medina’s Hasta Gro, along with Garden-Ville’s greensand, composted cotton burrs, Nature’s Guide lava sand, fully composted chicken manure, tomato & pepper food and Maxicrop’s seaweed to provide the necessary nutrients for a bountiful harvest. For large gardening projects, we have soil conditioner (an inexpensive and sustainable alternative to peat moss), 4 cubic ft. bags of vermiculite, 4 cubic ft. bags of perlite and 40 pound bags of Nature’s Guide Expanded Shale. We also carry smaller bags of vermiculite and perlite.
At Reid’s Nursery, we use organic products and practices and recycle, compost and collect rainwater. We grow and maintain our plants in environmentally responsible ways. We have gardening books and guides, 2014 High Mowing organic seeds, wildflower seeds, garden art, bird feeders and much more.
Please call us with any questions at (512) 398-6011. Enjoy your garden!