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. It’s a wonderful time to get outside and start a garden. This is also a good opportunity to plant trees and shrubs, including roses, so if you have some spots in the yard that could use some shade or privacy, start planning what you’d like to have and plant it.
We have many shade, fruit and flowering trees. There are burr oaks, Texas Ash, Chinkapins, Mexican Sycamores and Monterrey oaks for shade, crape myrtles, Retamas, Kidneywood, Goldenball lead trees 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, Texas persimmon, Eve’s Necklace, Yaupon Hollies, Montezuma cypress, live oaks and others. We also have shrubs such as Xylosmas,Texas Green Sage, Elaeagnus (Silverberry), Sandankwa viburnums, dwarf buford hollies and more.
We have a number of different kinds of fruit trees that do well here, including plum, peach, fig and apple. We continue to carry pomegranate trees and loquat trees. In addition, we have Black Spanish grape plants, one of the recommended varieties for this area.
We have many herbs now, such as Rosemary, pineapple sage, aloe vera, assorted basils, culinary sage, mugwort, Burnet (also known as Salad Burnet) and many different mints. We also have Mexican mint marigold, sorrel, mullein, lemon verbena, St. John’s wort, Thai lime, Anise hyssop, soapwort, Zinger hibiscus (makes the delicious hibiscus tea) 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, pink coral vine and the candle tree.
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 climbing Iceberg, Chestnut rose, Lamarque, Old Blush, Red Cascade, Zephirine Drouhin, Mutabilis and more. In addition to these wonderful roses, we added the following varieties: Highway 290 Pink Buttons, Marchessa Bocella, Penelope, G. Nabonnand and Mrs. Pierre S. DuPont. 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.
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!