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A family-owned, local 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.
It’s planting time! Between now and March is the best time to plant trees, shrubs and woody vines. Help give your plants and trees the best beginning by putting them in the ground now, with the cooler, wetter weather. Check out our list of trees below!
We just got a new shipment of fruit trees, blackberries and grapes; the varieties are listed on the Hays and Caldwell County Agrilife Extension office lists. We have a nice selection of fruit trees available, including Loring, La Feliciana, Redskin and June Gold peaches; Ayers and Keiffer pears; loquats; Celeste, Alma and Texas Everbearing figs; and “Wonderful” pomegranates as well as pineapple guava trees for beauty and fruit. In addition, we have the following low chill apples: Ein Shemer, Mollie’s Delicious, Anna and Dorsett Gold. In plums, the varieties are Methley (great pollinator!) and Allred. We carry Brazos blackberry plants and Arapaho thornless blackberry plants. Why not pick fruit in your own backyard? Nothing tastes better. For the people who make their own wine, juice and jelly, there are Black Spanish, Blanc du Bois and Champanel grape plants–all are good for this area.
We also have a new batch of Rose of Sharon shrubs, sometimes known as Althea. What trouble-free plants they are! Our Rose of Sharon shrubs come in pink, purple, white and rosy red and can handle cold as well as hot weather and produce stunning blooms in the summer and fall. In other shrubs, we have the lovely Abelia, Eleagnus, Gray Cotoneaster, Sandankwa Viburnum, Dwarf Yaupon Holly, Primrose Jasmine and Clara Hawthorne, all wonderful, sturdy evergreen bushes, excellent for providing privacy. In addition, we have wisteria vines that will add romance and beauty to your outdoor spaces.
We carry many different types of trees, such as burr oaks, Chinkapin oaks, Red Oaks, Mexican Sycamore and Monterrey oaks for fast-growing shade, Retamas, Goldenball lead trees and Mexican plum trees for spring and summer flowering, along with southern wax myrtles, Huisache, Possumhaw Holly, Eve’s Necklace, Texas Mountain Laurel, Yaupon Hollies, Bald Cypress, Montezuma cypress, native pecans and others. We also have Greencloud sage and more. We’re excited to have a new offering, the evergreen sumac, which makes a lovely addition to your landscape. It has white flowers in the summer and orange-red berries in the fall and attracts birds, butterflies and other pollinators.
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. 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. Pollinators as well as people love them.
On the benches are herbs such as lemon catnip, feverfew, lemon grass, rosemary, culinary sage and ginger. We also carry Fernleaf lavender, catmint, sweet marjoram, sweet violet 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 as well as passion vine, Mexican milkweed, red tropical milkweed, different salvias and lantana plants, which are well-known butterfly magnets. 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 Caldwell Pink, Lamarque (climbing white rose), Perle d’Or, Old Blush (climber), Nacogdoches (buttery yellow), Red Cascade (climber), Mutabilis, Martha Gonzales and more. In addition to these wonderful roses, we added the following varieties: Eutin, Cramoisi Superieur, Marchessa Bocella, Cherokee, 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 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 also have vines like crossvine, Mexican flame vine, trumpet vine, butterfly vine and bower vine, among others. We have more than 240 different varieties of plants, trees and shrubs, including the stunning and sturdy Texas Star Hibiscus.
In preparing the garden, there is Medina’s Hasta Gro, composted cotton burrs, 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 and 4 cubic ft. bags of perlite. 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 now offer Farmers’ Market soaps, made with organic and natural ingredients. Instead of harsh smelling soaps, these soaps have a wonderful fragrance and are so good to your skin since they contain organic avocado, blueberry and Shea butters. We carry the Lemongrass basil as well as Lavender eucalyptus soaps; they’d make great teacher gifts! We also have gardening books and guides, High Mowing certified organic seeds, wildflower seeds, garden art, bird feeders and much more.
Please call us with any questions at (512) 398-6011. Enjoy your garden!