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Perennial of the Week:

1 gal Hummingbird Bush (Hamelia patens) $7.99 (reg. $9.99)

Redeem Gardener’s Reward Points
Now through June 7

Falling In Love With A Bee

Saturday, May 30th @ 10:00

Learn from bee expert Micki Fine why bees are so important to our future and find out how you can get involved to help support the bee population.

RSVP for the class here.

Look at our full class schedule here.



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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Moonlight Garden

Enjoy your garden by moonlight!

During the hot summer months your garden at night is sometimes more enjoyable. Brighten up your garden with plants that come to life at night. Silver plants and plants with white flowers can glow once they catch the moonlight. Choose plants like echinacea, oakleaf hydrangeas and fragrant night blooming jasmine that will either open in the evening or hold their blooms open through the night.

See more moonlight garden plants here.

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Gardener’s Reward

Redeem your points!

Redeem your gardener’s reward points for up to half off your purchases from Saturday, May 23rd through Sunday, June 7th!

Learn more about our gardener’s reward program here!


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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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Pottery Pots

Contemporary style, bold colors

A new container collection featuring modern, straight lines and glossy colors – a new product line for modern home and garden decor.  A stylish selection that is made of a strong, maintenance-free material with an ultra-glossy finish. This strong lacquer withstands UV-light and is scratch and frost resistant.  A perfect fit inside or outdoors.

See what else is new in our pottery and outdoor living department here.

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Tropical Paradise

Add plants that flower all summer

Bring on the blooms with stunning tropical plants like Ixora, Mandevilla and Hibiscus. These colorful plants love the the heat and perform spectacularly.  Many colors, sizes and varieties in stock — now blooming!

Take a peek at our availability for more colorful tropicals.

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Butterfly and Bee Plants

Host, nectar and pollen sources

Bring the butterflies and bees to your garden with host, nectar and pollinator-friendly plants. Choose from Black Foot daisy, Coneflower, Salvias and more!  Don’t forget: butterflies need host plants (food for caterpillars) as well as flowers that provide nectar! Bees are attracted to flowers with nectar and pollen.

See a complete list of butterfly and bee plants here.

Learn how you can help save the Monarch butterflies by planting native milkweed and cutting back tropical milkweed. Click here for more information.

Read more about how you can help save the bees.


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