The Natural Gardener | A Garden Center Tour

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One of our favorite nurseries to visit while in the Austin area is The Natural Gardener. It’s on the southwest side of town, tucked away off the main roads heading to Bee Cave and Dripping Springs. It’s full of native plants and all sorts of wonderous plants!

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Right off the bat we found a hairy prickly pear cactus that begged to be taken home and of course we took it up on its offer!

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There’s a huge succulent and cactus section to cater to the more drought tolerant landscape of the area.

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Pots of Ruellia caroliniana

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In addition to the area where plants are for sale are demonstation vegetable gardens as well as other beautiful landscaped areas.

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At the back of the nursery is a pen for goats and chickens!

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And of course a greenhouse for the tropicals!

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We picked up a few plants on our excursion as well as some ceramic pots for some indoor plants that will go in our office spaces at work. I also grabbed up some warm weather seeds that were marked 40% off and will plant those next spring.

I like listening to the Gardening Naturally show hosted by the owner, John Dromgoole. I used to be able to find it in iTunes but it hasn’t been on there in awhile. Maybe you can find it in another podcatcher.

This nursery is a must visit for any gardener if in the Austin area. You are guaranteed to find something unique and interesting here!

Comments 1

  1. chel wrote:

    That’s awesome! I haven’t been to a garden center in ages (too hot and I’m always too tired). I miss those trips. But my wallet does not 😉 I could never come home without plants!

    Posted 15 Oct 2015 at 11:15 pm

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