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. Fall is finally here and it’s prime planting time for trees, shrubs, woody vines and other perennials. If you’d like some more shade, flowering or fruit trees or some shrubs or roses in your yard, this is the ideal time to put them in the ground. Think about what you’d like to have and make plans to install them. Things planted now will get a head start on developing a good root system well before the heat of summer comes around again. And don’t forget that this is also the best time to sow wildflower seeds. We carry packets of Texas bluebonnet seeds and wildflower mixes from Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg.
Here are some of our latest fruit varieties: in fig trees, we have Texas Everbearing fig trees, as well as Celeste; peach tree varieties are Red Skin peach, June Gold and La Feliciana; we carry the Methley plum, which is an excellent pollinator; in pears we have Orient, Ayers and Kieffer varieties; there are several apple trees such as Dorsett, Ein Shemer and Mollie’s Delicious. In addition, we have loquat and pomegranate trees; both produce delicious, healthy fruit. For those who love the beauty and taste of their own grapes, we offer Black Spanish and Champanel grape vines, which can be used to make wine, jellies and juice. And for berry fans, there are Brazos blackberry plants and Arapaho, a thornless variety. Nothing tastes better in the summer than your own freshly picked fruit! All of these varieties are on the recommended varieties list from the agriculture extension offices in Caldwell County and Hays County.
We have a new shipment of shrubs and vines that provide an attractive privacy screen. We now have wisteria vines as well as lovely Althea shrubs, in assorted colors. One of the best fast-growing shade trees is the Fan-Tex Ash trees. They are always the first to be sold out!
We also offer many other different types of trees. There are burr oaks, Texas Ash, Chinkapins, Mexican Sycamores and Monterrey oaks for shade, crape myrtles, Retamas, Kidneywood (attracts pollinators), Goldenball lead trees, Desert Willows and Mexican plum trees for spring and summer flowering, along with cedar elms, sweet olive (Osmanthus fragrans, a lovely ornamental with fragrant flowers), southern wax myrtles, bald cypress, Possum haw, Lacey oak (a good choice for smaller yards), Texas persimmon, Eve’s Necklace, Yaupon Hollies, Montezuma cypress, live oaks and others. We also have shrubs such as Xylosmas,Texas Green Sage, Texas compact sage, Elaeagnus (Silverberry), Sandankwa viburnums, dwarf buford hollies and more.
We have many herbs now, such as Rosemary, aloe vera, assorted basils, culinary sage, mugwort and many different mints. We also have lemon verbena, St. John’s wort, Thai lime, Anise hyssop, soapwort and garlic and onion chives and other useful herbs. All of our vegetables and herbs are grown with natural methods, using organic products.
For the butterfly lovers, we have Dutchman’s pipevine (host plant of the pipevine butterfly) and different milkweeds (host plant of the Monarch and Queen butterflies), among other plants that attract butterflies. We also have some new plants such as chocolate vine and pink coral vine. Don’t forget the wonderful perennial, Texas Star Hibiscus, with red blooms in late summer and early fall. We also have the white flowering Texas Star Hibiscus.
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 Iceberg (climber), the Fairy, Chestnut rose, Lamarque (climbing white rose), Old Blush (climber), Red Cascade (climber), Zephirine Drouhin (climber), Belinda’s Dream, Mutabilis and more. In addition to these wonderful roses, we added the following varieties: Highway 290 Pink Buttons (wonderful small rose, perfect for a container), Marchessa Bocella, Penelope, Archduke Charles, Louis Philippe, G. Nabonnand, Mrs. Pierre S. DuPont and more. 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 carry 3.8 cubic ft. bags of Ferti-lome sphagnum 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, 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!