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’re in a wonderful growing season! There’s still time to plant 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, put them into the ground now so that you can enjoy them for years to come.
We still have some spring transplants for your garden: heirloom and hybrid tomatoes, hot peppers, herbs and other warm weather-loving plants. Call or come by to see what we have to offer. Grown naturally by us!
Here are some of our latest fruit varieties: 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 and Kieffer varieties; there are also Golden Dorsett apple trees. 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 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 trees and vines are on the recommended varieties list from the agriculture extension offices in Caldwell County and Hays County.
We have shrubs and vines that provide an attractive privacy screen. We 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 tree. Everything is leafing out and/or budding!
We carry many other different types of trees. There are Mexican Sycamores and Monterrey oaks for shade, crape myrtles, 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, Agarita, Sandankwa viburnums, gray cotoneaster, dwarf burford hollies and more.
On the benches are herbs such as rosemary, Mexican Mint marigold, thyme, parsley, sweet marjoram and many different mints. We carry Provence lavender, Fern leaf lavender, mugwort, lime balm, culinary sage and other useful herbs, with more getting put out each week. We grow many of our herbs and always maintain them with natural methods, using organic products.
For the butterfly lovers, we have Mexican milkweed (host plant of the Monarch and Queen butterflies) among other plants that attract butterflies. We also carry several different varieties of butterfly bush, as well as 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 Iceberg (climber), the Fairy, Madame Alfred Carriere, Lamarque (climbing white rose), Old Blush (climber), Red Cascade (climber), Zephirine Drouhin (climber), Mutabilis 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!