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Learn More About Texas Natives With N.I.C.E.

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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N.I.C.E. stands for ‘Natives Instead of Common Exotics’. NICE volunteers will be at South Texas Growers this Saturday the 11th from 10am to 12pm.

A recent story on NPR explained native plants in an interview with Mary Moses from Comal County’s Native Plant Society of Texas.

As Texas slowly begins its cool-down, many people turn their thoughts toward landscaping in the fall and winter. Landscaping is tough work, but there are things you can do to make it easier, and also cheaper. How? Well, you need to go native.

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Fall Plant Sale

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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Our fall plant sale is running now through November 15, 2014.

All of our 1 gal. salvias are only $5, 5 gal. salvias are $12.50, and 1 gal. lantanas are $3. All other plants & trees are 15% off.

Come browse our nursery at 22201 Hwy 46W in Bulverde, TX, just 2 miles west of US281.

Plant of the Month: Texas Sotol

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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Texas Sotol is an attractive desert perennial often mistaken for a yucca. It has a long, dark bluish-green blade-like leaves with sharp, toothed edges. Its basal leaves grow 3′ – 4′ tall. In early summer it sends up a 9′-15′ flower stalk, bearing a 2′-3′ spike of yellowish flowers at the end. Sotol occurs in Central and West Texas in various habitats from prairies and plains to flat desert areas. It needs full sun, good drainage and is very drought tolerant.

The dried flower stalks have been used as a renewable building material for temporary corrals, etc., and the leaves have been used for thatching and also to make baskets. Native Americans and early Texas settlers used Sotol as a food source. The bulb like root was cooked, sun dried and then ground into a flour, which, when mixed with water, was formed into little cakes that were baked. In times of drought the heart of the plant splits open, exposing the soft interior, providing food for deer and javalenas.

Sotol is a good xeriscape plant for rock gardens. It combines naturally with rocks, curly mesquite grass, and low-growing drought-tolerant plants such as damianita and blackfoot daisy. Linheimer muhly is a nice contrast when planted nearby. Give it plenty of room to show at its best. Sotol makes a great barrier plant and is a good substitute for Pampas grass. It can be grown in large containers. Removed old flower stalks at the base. It is highly deer resistant.

Note: Crossvine is a NPSOT NICE! selection for Summer 2014.

Text by John Siemssen. Photos by Joseph A. Marcus, Wildflower Center

Third Annual ‘Spring Has Sprung’ Event

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Our third annual ‘Spring Has Sprung’ plant sale and garden event will be held Saturday, April 12th from 9AM to 3PM here at our nursery.

Come learn about the Bulverde Community Park and the new Bulverde Community Garden, as well as the N.I.C.E. program.

Barbecue fajitas and sodas will be for sale from 11AM to 2PM.

We will be offering 15% off on all plants and trees. Learn about worm composting. Bring pet food for the Bulverde Humane Society and get a free plant!

The Girls Scouts at South Texas Growers

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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Girl Scout troops 96 & 362 earned their gardening badges recently at South Texas Growers.

New Desert Plants Have Arrived

Monday, February 10th, 2014

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We now have a variety of desert type plants on display in a new area of our nursery, including a variety of cactus, agave, yucca and more.

2014 San Antonio Home & Garden Show

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

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South Texas Growers will be at this year’s San Antonio Home & Garden Show in booth 405, just like last year. This year’s show will be held Friday to Sunday February 21 to 23 at the Alamodome.

Season’s Ladies Night Event

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

South Texas Growers is proud to promote our fellow local businesses. Join us at SEASON’S ‘Ladies Night’ event this Thursday from 5 to 7 PM and remember to shop local!

2013 Home and Garden Show Photos

Monday, March 4th, 2013

The 33rd San Antonio Home and Garden Show (Feb. 22-24, 2013) was a great success.  Here are some photos of our booth.

Second Annual ‘Spring Has Sprung’ Event

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Our second annual “Spring Has Sprung” plant sale and garden event will be held Saturday, April 13th from 9AM to 3PM here at our nursery.

We will be offering 15% off on all plants. Food and drinks will be available, and we’ll have speakers and demonstrations throughout the day.


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