Too many plants to list, and honestly, I’m way too tired to list them all!
Hello garden friends!
I’m writing you today from my couch at home after another 12 hour day at the nursery. It’s been a super chaotic week with delivery trucks coming one after another! It seemed like every time I looked up, another FedEx or UPS truck was dropping off more boxes to unpack, count in, price and display for our wonderful customers.
Why all this work in September? Because the fall is the BEST TIME in TEXAS to plant trees, shrubs, roses, and most perennials!!! If we plant now, we’ll have three seasons of cool, usually rainy weather for our new plants to acclimate before seeing our usually hot, dry summers. We were pretty lucky this summer with extra rains and cooler than average temperatures! We may have more plants right now than last spring!
On deck this weekend:
New Citrus trees!
Restock on the Crapemyrtles that sell out fast!
Tons off Flowering Texas Sage! The most popular varieties are in stock now!
Ch ch ch ch CHERRY LAURELS! We’ll be sold out by midweek! These things look awesome! Three varieties to choose from: (New) Everbright, Centre Court & Brigh-N-Tight!
JAPANESE MAPLES from Monrovia are back! 2 gallon to 10 gallon and too many cultivars to list. These maples have become super popular, super pricey and super hard to get. Don’t wait or you’ll have to come back next March! Side note; in 1974 you could buy a 15 gallon named Japanese
Maple for about $54! Those days are long gone!
SUCCULENTS are restocked!
Fresh! 2022 seed including natives, veggies, and lots of flower seed! It’s time to sow those Texas Bluebonnet seeds!!!
A side note on shade & fruit trees: most of the smaller trees at Texas nurseries were killed in last February’s snow storm! Seven months later the industry is almost out of trees, and supplies will be low for the next few years as we regrow. Please do not harass our staff on the shortages. They were not responsible for the storm.😁Thanks!
These are just a few highlights. We’ve had lots of emails and calls for fall vegetables but we are waiting for temperatures to fall a little bit more before we offer our seedlings (ever tasted bolted lettuce? YUCK!!!)
Thanks everyone for reading through this lame email. I wanted to keep everyone caught up on what’s going on! I’m going to eat some food and go to bed early ‘cuz we’re doing it again tomorrow!!! Gates open at 9am!
Great gardening to you!
HCWG Nursery Manager
& friend of nature.