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. Now is the best time to plant trees, shrubs and woody vines. By planting now, you will give the roots a chance to get established in cooler, wetter weather. You’ll be glad next summer that you got things put in the ground now.
Fruit Trees and Much More Are Here!
We just got in a very large shipment of fruit trees, blackberries, grapes and shrubs. All the varieties are on the Hays and Caldwell County Agrilife Extension office lists. In peach trees, we have Red Skin, La Feliciana and Loring and in plum tree varieties, we carry Methley and Allred. We have a nice selection of fig trees, which do very well here: Alma, Celeste and Texas Everbearing. In apple tree varieties, we have Mollie’s Delicious, Ein Shemer and Dorsett Gold. We have three kinds of pear: Ayers, Moonglow and Kieffer. And for those who love fresh blackberries, we carry Brazos as well as Arapaho, a thornless variety. We have three types of grapes: Black Spanish, Champanel and Blanc Du Bois, all of which can be grown to make wine, juice and jellies. Nothing tastes better than home-grown fruit! Why not grow things that will bring beauty to your yard and food to your kitchen?
We also have Rose of Sharon shrubs, also known as Althea. What trouble-free plants they are! Rose of Sharon shrubs can handle cold as well as hot weather and produce stunning blooms in summer and fall. We have purple, white, pink and red varieties. In other shrubs, we have the lovely Abelia, Pinkie Hawthorn, Dwarf Yaupon Holly and Elaeagnus, all wonderful, sturdy evergreen bushes, excellent for providing privacy.
Fresh, aerated compost tea is 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, Wisteria,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. Pollinators as well as people love them.
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 great all year long.
On the benches are herbs such as rosemary, Mexican Mint marigold, sweet marjoram and several different mints. We carry Fernleaf lavender, salad burnet, culinary sage, anise hyssop, 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 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 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; they’d make great stocking stuffers! 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!