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Open Saturday, July 4th 9-6

Special of the Week:

All 1 gallon perennials – Buy 2 get 1 Free (reg. $9.99 each)

Summer Pottery

Add a splash of color.

Spice up your porch, patio or add a colorful accent in your garden with fun pottery. These pieces will be sure to liven up any landscape.

More pottery & outdoor living here.


Made in the Shade

A splash of color for your shady spot.

Create texture and color to a shady spot in your garden with these lovely plants. Green foliage and colorful blooms will turn that drab corner of your garden to a peaceful retreat.

See our availability list of shade plants here.

All 1 gallon perennials – Buy 2 get 1 Free (reg. $9.99 each)


Blooming Tropicals

A garden oasis.

Want to escape? Why not escape to your backyard by creating your own tropical oasis. Add these bright and lush plants like plumeria, hibiscus and mandevilla to your garden and feel like you are on vacation.

See our availability list of tropical plants here.

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Herbs for Butterflies

Create an edible garden for butterflies.

While much attention has been brought to the Monarch in late there are still several other butterfly species that need our help including the Swallowtail butterfly. Great host plants for other species include parsley, dill, fennel & much more!

Find more butterfly host & nectar plant availability here.

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Natives for Butterflies

Attract butterflies to your garden.

Many butterflies and native plants have co-evolved over time and depend on each other for survival and reproduction. It is particularly important to install native flowering plants local to your geographic area. Native plants provide butterflies with the nectar or foliage they need as adults and caterpillars.

Find more butterfly host & nectar plant availability here.

Find our availability of native plants here.


Million Pollinator Challenge

Save the pollinators!

Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we take each day, and now they are at a critical point in their survival. Join the movement to save the pollinators by planting a pollinator-friendly landscape to help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across the country.

Check out our pollinator friendly plants here.

Read more about the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge here.

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New Brew Kits

Brew your own beer!

Give a gift that he will love – his very own brew kit! These kits from the Brooklyn Brew Shop are fun, tasty and easy to use!

Gift cards also make a great gifts! Purchase yours in-store or online here.




Summer Color

Spice up your garden with color.

Add instant WOW to your garden with these colorful annuals and perennials that will give you blooms all summer long.

See our full list of summer color here.

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Feed the Birds

Expanded bird department

Give our winged friends the water and food they need to survive our summer. Visit the newly expanded birding department on the Bungalow porch.  Find colorful birdbaths, birdseed and suet and clever birdhouses, both decorative and squirrel proof.  New to birding?  Be sure to step into the Bungalow to find books and get your questions answered.

See what else is new in the Bungalow here.

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Ornamental Grasses

Add texture to your garden

Now is the time to add beautiful ornamental grasses to your landscape.  These graceful grasses will add color, texture and movement to your garden.

See a full list of our ornamental grasses here.

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Colorful Pottery

Start summer with a splash

Add color to your garden with these beautiful new pieces that will spruce up and spice up the patio. Choose from a number of sizes, shapes and colors. Pick out colorful summer annuals.  Or turn just about any piece of pottery into a fountain — we can help!

See more in Pottery and Outdoor Living here.

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Hummingbird, Butterfly & Pollinator Plants

Feed our tiny winged friends!

With thousands of monarchs and hummingbirds migrating through Houston each year, these amazing fliers still need good nectar sources to fuel their journeys.  Help them get to where they need to go and enjoy beautiful blooms this summer.

Don’t forget the other pollinators! Native plants are attractive to  honey bees and native bees that help plants produce seeds and fruit! Learn more about why bees are so important at our bee class this Saturday at 10am. Get more details here.

See a complete list of hummingbird, butterfly and pollinator plants here.



After the Rain

Keep out Snails, Slugs & Mosquitoes.

Expanded shale is an organic and permanent way to break up our clay soil and improve drainage in your garden. Mix it in with new plantings, or when building beds. Liquid Seaweed is a great stress reliever for plants when used as a soil drench or a foliar spray, particularly when used right after a rain.

Sluggo and Sluggo Plus are organic, OMRI certified bait for slugs and snails. Sprinkle it liberally and often on the surface of the soil around the plants that are being eaten. Live Decollate Snails are beneficial snails that eat decomposing matter as well as your more traditional garden snails that commonly eat your plants. One package of 50 snails will cover 500 sq feet.

Mosquito bits and dunks are a good solution for controlling mosquito breeding in standing water. An organic way to kill mosquito larva at the source. You can also use mosquito bits in wet or soggy parts of the yard. We have been using Mosquito Barrier, an effective product containing garlic and other aromatic botanicals.  It smells (temporarily) like Italian dressing, and is a long-lasting organic spray to effectively kill and repel pesky mosquitoes.  Mix and use with a hose-end sprayer.

Now go enjoy the great outdoors!!

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Shade Lovers

It’s getting hot, shade plants are cool!

Need the perfect plant for that shady area? Add color with shade lovers like – Agapanthus, Shrimp plant, Turks Cap, Begonias and more! These shade lovers will brighten up any shady spot.

See a complete list of shade lovers here.




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Repel Mosquitoes

Take back your backyard!

Being outside should be fun, so why not help in the garden with citronella scented and mosquito repelling plants. New arrivals of citronella scented geraniums, lemon grass, bee balm, catnip and more!

Don’t forget you can take back your backyard the natural way. Products for your organic garden, personal wristbands, great smelling candles and more.  Being outside should be enjoyable!


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New Plant Care

Treat your plants right!

General Organics:

Bio Root – a natural root growth supplement that helps plants establish healthy and vibrant root systems.

CaMg+ – increases calcium & magnesium transport into the plants, optimizing metabolism, enhancing growth & creating healthier flowers & fruits.


Microbe – a complex blend of ingredients specially formulated to help plants achieve optimum microbial habitats at the rhizosphere or root zone environment.

Wholly Mackerel – an effective plant food that is safe for young seedlings and transplants, encouraging vigorous growth.

Sledge Hammer – a unique rinse formula designed to remove excess fertilizer build up. High fertilizer use can compromise plant growth over time due to concentrated mineral salt deposits.

Garden Incense Sticks – keep pesky mosquitoes away and enjoy the outdoors with the garden sticks that not only smell great, but keep your guests happy.


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Tropical Fruit

Grow your own!

Slice into tropical fruit from your very own garden – Mango, Buddha’s Hand, Miracle Fruit, Chocolate, Coffee and more have arrived!

Take a look at our complete selection of fruit here.


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Make yourself a lei

Add color and fragrance to your garden with a blooming plumeria.  These beautiful flowers evoke the essence of the tropics.  Sip a pina colada and take a mini-vacation in your own backyard!

Take a look at our selection of plumeria here.



Blooming Trees

Enjoy the summer flowers

Add a new accent to your landscape with summer-flowering trees. Heat tolerant and hardy, they are also easy to grow, making them perfect additions to a smaller space or as a focal point in your garden. Choose from Vitex, Black Diamond Crape Myrtles, Texas Olive, Pride of Barbados and more!

Take a look at our complete selection of summer bloomers here.


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It’s a fine time for vines!

Garden vertically with beautiful blooming vines. Star Jasmine is blooming everywhere on every fence!  It is definitely the “star” among spring vines.  Other choices for trellis or fence are Rangoon Creeper, Coral Honeysuckle, Passion Vine,  and tropical Mandevilla, just to name a few.

Now your climbers need something to grow upon.  Add an iron obelisk, arbor or trellis when planting vines to start training your new climbers.  Don’t forget climbing roses need your support, too.

Take a look at our complete selection of vines here.


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