I am joining in with Pam/Digging to showcase our fabulous locally owned nurseries around Austin. During this epic drought and heat we are experiencing in Central Texas, planting slowed to a crawl during the normally busiest season for these folks. These businesses have served our community for decades, and served us well. If you can get there, drop in soon and spend some dough. Though we are dry, fall planting can continue. The well trained and educated staff will help you make good choices to get through this. This week, we take a peek at Natural Gardener.
I am continuing in my own quest to modify my garden to be filled with more decor and less plants that need my attention in the heat. I can guarantee these local nurseries have gorgeous things you won’t find in ANY big box store. And when we are talking about decor at Natural Gardener, we are talking ABUNDANCE.
Orange colors, both for fall and for the University of Texas, are on display in many places.
In keeping with its organic crunchy-granola name, Natural Gardener has its own Austin Attitude. My last post on Barton Springs Nursery showed their decor more muted in tones, with some French stylings and potential for formal gardens and understatement.
I would say the opposite about Natural Gardener! It is a place ready for a fiesta. A party just looking for a place to happen. Add a margarita machine and call ‘er done. Bright colors abound, and many many choices.
Gorgeous Adirondack chairs are scattered throughout the nursery, and during October all garden furniture is on sale. These festive red chairs come in all those colors (of course!) you see on the sample boards hanging on the chairback on the right.
If I decide to add a disappearing fountain (always a great garden feature), they have shapes and colors abounding. These fountains below are but a small sampling of their choices.
And more pots! My camera couldn’t even begin to show you how many. More than any other nursery in town, I believe. Every color, shape, size, attitude, glaze imaginable.
How cool is this outdoor lantern below? It might be on my “must have” list now. They have an assortment of blown glass, artsy, solar powered hanging lanterns – gorgeous! Can’t you see these glowing at night without your having to plug them in? I’m thinking a grouping…
Or perhaps you might want a more “natural” party? These mexican styled bird house gourds could add the touch you need.
I suggest you put on your party hat and make tracks to Natural Gardener to get ready for the upcoming holiday parties that you are now going to want to have in your yard. And please invite me – I’ll bring the mojitos! And oh yes, they have lots of plants, too. And compost, mulch, dirt, custom organic fertilizers and so much more.