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I’ll be posting about one of my favorite nurseries each Monday, and you’ll have until Saturday to leave a comment in order to be entered in a random giveaway from that nursery. Here’s what I’ll be giving away:
Week of Oct. 1: $25 gift certificate from The Natural Gardener
Week of Oct. 8: Fall Power Pack (approximately $125 value) from Barton Springs Nursery
Week of Oct. 15: $50 gift certificate from Hill Country Water Gardens & Nursery
Week of Oct. 22: $50 gift certificate from The Great Outdoors
As I’ve said before, Austin’s independent nurseries give so much to local gardeners: a wide selection of regionally appropriate plants, including many that are propagated in-house or provided by Texas growers and therefore well-adapted to our climate; friendly service from plant-smart employees, who care enough about their plant stock to keep it watered and healthy; beautiful and fun garden ornaments; quality soils and mulch; display gardens that you can visit to get ideas for your own garden, or just pass a relaxing lunch hour; and informative gardening classes. Imagine if these places didn’t exist and all we had to choose from were plants at the big home-improvement stores?If you’ll be adding to your garden this fall, I encourage you to shop at one of the many independent nurseries we’re so lucky to have in the Austin area. (See my Nurseries page for more suggestions, although it’s not a comprehensive list.) Fall is our best planting season in central Texas, so now’s the time to replenish your garden with new plants, compost, mulch, and maybe even a little garden bling. Nursery gift shops also are good places to browse for holiday gifts—or create a wish list of your own.
Tune in Monday for the first giveaway!
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