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Earn Double Gardener’s Reward Points!
Now through December 24th.

30% OFF  Wreaths & Garland!

High Flying Stocking Stuffers

Everything for your birdie friends!

Perfect gifts & stocking stuffers. Whimsical birdhouses, birdbaths (many on sale), premium bird seed, bird feeders, suet, hummingbird feeders & bird books. Squirrel proof feeders & squirrel corn & snacks. You’ll make everyone happy!

Check out more of What’s New in the Bungalow here.

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Last Minute Gifts

Find something for everyone on your list!

Perfect last minute gifts! Gorgeous fashion & nature inspired jewelry. Mariposa tableware. Spartina 449 handbags, jewelry & scarves. Fragrant candles & diffusers. Planted succulent gardens for a perfect centerpiece. Of course for your dog-friends, we have dog toys & treats, fashionable & practical dog leashes, bones & more.

Check out more of What’s New in the Bungalow here. 


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Grab-N-Go Gifts

For when you need a great gift – fast!

Pre-planted containers ready to gift! Herb Container Gardens, Mixed Combos, Paperwhite centerpieces. Pre-packaged gift baskets for your favorite puppy friend. Grab a gorgeous orchid, choose a bow & you’re ready to go!


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Holiday Clearance

December 26th

Take advantage of our Holiday Clearance December 26th! Bungalow, Pottery & Outdoor Living will be on sale! Great products & Great prices!


Meanwhile, there are great bargains throughout the store right now!

  • 30% off all Garland and Wreaths
  • 60% off full Garland rolls
  • 30% off all Christmas Decor



Hostess & Teacher Gifts

They will love a gift from Buchanan’s!

Shopping Season is in full swing. Parties abound. Looking for a great host or hostess gift? We have a great selection including gorgeous orchids, wonderful citrus, gift baskets that will delight, (even baskets for your favorite pup), Mariposa decor, candles (including the classic Thymes Frasier Fir scented candles), poinsettias, rosemary and lavender cones, and so much more.

Come browse and receive free gift wrapping!

Check out more of What’s New in the Bungalow here.

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Earn Double Points!

Now through December 24th.

A special treat for Gardener’s Reward members. Earn double points on all of your purchases at Buchanan’s now through December 24th. (Earn 2 points for every $20 spent.)

Not yet a member? Join next time you’re at Buchanan’s. We make it easy. It’s free.

Being a Gardener’s Reward member gives you the following benefits.


Gifts that Grow!

Give the gift of the future! 

A living plant is a great gift that will keep on growing (and giving).

Choose from a wonderful selection of citrus and fruit trees, including oranges, lemons, limes & the holiday favorite kumquats (pictured). See our complete citrus availability here. Of course, roses, camellias & gardenias also make fabulous living gifts!


Christmas Cactus

A Holiday Classic!

A Christmas Cactus is a plant your grandmother loved! The wonderful showy blooms come in an array of colors from red, to dazzling pink, purple, orange, yellow and white. It is an easy plant to care for.  For more information: Christmas Cactus Care.

Lots of fabulous plants for decorating including Rosemary trees, cyclamen, lavender, paperwhites, pansies and many more!


Fashion Gifts for Her

The Bungalow is filled with fun fashion! 

Choose from stylish handbags, nature inspired jewelry, cozy socks, chic tunics and so much more. Come browse and receive free gift wrapping!

Check out more of What’s New in the Bungalow here. 



Nativity Scenes

A Christmas Tradition

Some of our early childhood memories of Christmas surrounded the nativity scene. Did you know St. Francis of Assisi is credited with the creation of the first nativity scene?  Now they come in many different styles and designs.

  • Willow Tree® Nativity figurines are  sculpted and carved by artist Susan Lordi in her Missouri studio. They are cast in resin to capture the exact knife marks and sculpture. Each piece is individually hand-painted (and the paint is lead-free). Highly collectible, these are beautiful and elegant.

What a lovely gift for a young family’s Christmas tradition!


Thymes Frasier Fir

A classic holiday scent

Thymes Frasier Fir, the Christmas classic returns, combining the deep scent of Siberian fir needles, heartening cedarwood, and relaxing sandalwood to create a mountain-fresh fragrance. This evocative, comforting scent will bring  feelings of crisp and cozy winter mornings. Thymes Frasier Fir is available in a variety of candles, diffusers and aerosol sprays.

Check out more of What’s New in the Bungalow here.



New: Exotic Orchids

A Beautiful Selection

New arrivals in the Bungalow! Excellent as gifts for a host or hostess, or simply a wonderful addition to your home.  A new selection, including brilliant yellow, highly fragrant Cattleya Pontinara ‘Chan Chay’ (pictured) and the terrestrial Phaiocalanthe Kryptonite ‘Chariots of Fire’ (just the name makes it awesome). Choose from Zygopetalum, Dendrobium, Oncidium and Cattleya orchids. Check out our orchid selection here.


Do Something Good!

Recycle every day!

Make a difference. Each year Americans create about 240 million tons of solid waste. Much of this waste ends up in landfills or is incinerated, but most of it can be recycled. Recycling is taking a product or material that is no longer being used and turning it into a raw material that can be used for something else. It is an easy but important way of helping to protect our environment from the pollution that our wastes can cause. Buchanan’s recycles!

Check out how our staff recycles!

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For you and the birds!

We all love berries!  Blueberries, strawberries, and berries for wildlife. Birds love possumhaw, yaupon, coralberry, beautyberry and many more.
Check out our current berry availability here.

Great blueberry selection! (Remember that you need two different varieties for cross-pollination.) Blueberries prefer a more acidic soil, like azaleas and gardenias.  We can help you add the soils and amendments such as soil sulfur, acidified cotton burr compost, aluminum sulfate, pine straw bales and specialized azalea fertilizers.


Personal Shopper

Want a little extra advice on your project?

Schedule a personal 1-hour shopping spree to meet in-store with a Buchanan’s expert. Use the time to get help with plant selection, design ideas, gift selection — anything you need help with.

Find Personal Shopper information here, and call for an appointment.



Cool, Shade, Color …

Cyclamen, violas and more.

Add fresh color to your garden just in time for the holidays. There are many cool weather bloomers that do well in the shade.

Choose from favorites such as cyclamen (pictured), violas, crossandra, camellia, dianthus, geranium, heuchera (coral bells), lobelia, gardenia, primrose and shrimp plant.  In containers or in the garden.

We’ll help you find the right plants for your shady spot.



Trees and Shrubs

Evergreen trees and shrubs are an important component of your landscape. Ideal as foundation plants and landscape accents, or for creating barriers and  adding habitat for the birds. Choose from blooming camellias to berry producing hollies.

Check out our evergreen selection here.


Celebrate Native Plants

All year long!

Natives are our roots. And fall is a great time to get native plants into the ground, particularly native trees & shrubs. These are the plants that make a difference, they support our native pollinators, butterflies, birds and so much  more. Of course, they also look great, adding to the biodiversity of the landscape. Choose from a wonderful selection of bird favorites including the Yaupon holly, Coralberry, American beautyberry & many more. Check out our complete native plant availability list here.

Our staff selected some of their favorite natives: John loves the Possumhaw Holly, Jamie chose the Pink Muhly grass for its graceful movement, Diane loves the beautiful foliage of the Parsley Hawthorne and the Red Bay (host of the Palameades swallowtail caterpillar) and butterfly favorite. Come pick out your own favorite!

Learn more from the Native Plant Society of Texas at this video link.


NEW! Native Milkweed Seed

Help monarch butterflies – plant milkweed

We now carry a selection of hard to find native milkweed seeds from the Native American Seeds. Milkweed species are critical for the survival of the Monarch butterfly as it migrates from its wintering grounds in Mexico to Canada and back. The selection includes Antelope Horn milkweed, named for the shape of the leaves, and the Green milkweed, Showy milkweed, Butterfly Weed (Tropical milkweed) and Butterfly Retreat mix.

Check out the following links for Monarch Butterfly information: Monarch Watch & North American Butterfly Association (NABA)


Fall Bulbs

Amaryllis, Paperwhites and more!

Bulbs are here! Ready for forcing gorgeous holiday blooms and for planting in the landscape. A great selection is available & more arriving next week! Choose from amaryllis, anemone mixes, crocus, daffodil, hyacinth, narcissus, lycoris and tulips. The ‘Ziva’ paperwhites are ready to “force” for holiday blooms! Check out our current bulb availability here.


Read our latest blog About Bulbs


Fall in Love with Trees!

This is the perfect time to plant

Plant now and they will be established by Spring! Fall is a great time to plant shrubs & trees as the plant is able to begin establishing its root system & be ready to go in the spring. We have a great selection that includes oaks, a wonderful selection of maples (native & Japanese), redbuds, & more.

Check out our current tree selection here and the Buchanan’s Tree Planting Guide.


Natives for Birds

Plant Natives for Wildlife Habitat

Houston is right along the path of the Central Flyway, a prime route for migratory birds. That means we have a front row seat to the excitement of fall migration.

As a Certified Wildlife Habitat, Buchanan’s attracts all manner of winged visitors. You can, too! Native trees and shrubs provide excellent havens for birds needing to make stopovers along their migration route.

Be on the lookout for Ruby-throated Hummingbirds flocking to plants and nectar feeders. Other birds will appreciate a suet feeder for some high energy dining to help them bulk up for the journey. Don’t forget to add water, and your backyard migration pit stop will be complete.

See our Native Plants for Birds availability here.


Bee Friendly Plants!

Help bees & other pollinators!

Bees & pollinators are a critical part of the ecosystem. Bees, birds, butterflies, wasps, hummingbirds & even bats are pollinators — that is they are really good at spreading pollen around to help plants produce fruit. If you have fruit trees or a vegetable garden, then you need bees & pollinators to harvest a crop. You can help by creating a bee & pollinator friendly landscape.

Planting pollen, nectar & host plants will attract a variety of butterfly species. Combining nectar & host plants is important to provide both food for adults & young. The caterpillars will munch a bit on the leaves, but it’s OK, the leaves will grow back. Look for specially marked butterfly plants in the nursery.

We have lots of bee friendly plants, including citrus, Texas kidneywood, almond verbena, basil, salvia, zinnia & more.