What to Plant Right Now
Wondering what you should plant this season? We have all the info you need to get your garden ready this season!
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What's In The Nursery Now
Check here often to see what's new at the nurseries and what you should be thinking about planting. We can't put everything on the page, so come on in to either of our locations and see what fabulous finds we've been bringing in for you!
If you want to be ready for the Monarchs in fall, you should be planting your milkweed now. Look for varieites like tropical, giant, tuberosa, and showy at the nurseries.
We keep bringing in the most amazing succulents into the nurseries. Plant a few together in a colorful container for a unique arrangement, or go for a single specimen for a stand alone statement piece.
With summer right around the corner, stop in for those heat-loving, brilliantly-hued, summer bloomers. Pride of Barbados, Firebush, and Esperanza always top the "Most Wanted" list when their blooms pop while other things start to fade in the garden. Get yours now, so people stop to gaze at the spectacular blooms in YOUR landscape!
Mulch will be your number one gardening friend throughout the summer. Add a 3" layer in your gardens and help regulate soil temperature, conserve soil moisture, and suppress weeds.
Corrective Gardening Products
Whether it is a chelated iron product you need to correct chlorosis (yellowing) of your plants and turf, or another specific product to correct a nutrient your plant is lacking, our Hi-Yield aisle at Rainbow Gardens is stocked with what you need.
Heat-Tolerant Foliage Plants
The hot, summer, sun shuts down many blooming plants, but we've got your covered at Rainbow Gardens. Color your landscape with vibrant plants known for their colorful foliage in summer.
New shipments of houseplants have filled the tables in the greenhouses. We have a great selection of many different varieties to freshen up your indoor or patio spaces.
Moy Grande Hibiscus
These beautiful, extra-large bloomers have made their way into the Thousand Oaks location. Saucer-size flowers in white, pink, and red hues bring stunning beauty to your gardens or patios.
Pesticide shelves are stocked and ready for battle.
Warm weather brings on the pests. It happens every year. You can read up on how to prevent these pests on our site, and you can also come see us to get the right products for your problems. We carry both synthetic and organic pest control.
Glazed Pottery, Unique Containers are waiting to be filled up.
Create a visually stunning container garden with our wide selection of pots. Choose from Asian-glazed pottery, bright-colored plastic, terracotta pots, moss-lined hanging baskets, or find a funky Talavera turtle to pot up something beautiful.
Mildew-Resistant Crape Myrtles
Our crape myrtles are bursting with blooms right now and there is no better time to choose the exact color and shade you desire.
Keep your plants healthy with our multiple lines of fertilizers. Don't skimp on feeding your container plants; remember, they rely on you for the necessary nutrients they need to offer you their spectacular blooms or foliage.
Annuals & Perennials
Rainbow Gardens offers an extensive selection of annual and perennial color for all seasons. Find the perfect plants for sun or shade in a wide range of beautiful colors and textures. We have the largest selection of perennials in south Texas and specialize in xeriscape and SAWS WaterSaver Landscape Coupon varieties.
Trees & Shrubs
Our tree yard has a huge selection of shade and ornamental trees, including native varieties. Find your CPS Green Shade Rebate trees here! Our shrub inventory is one of the most complete in the region. Whether you need a dwarf specimen or privacy hedge, we can help find the perfect shrub for your landscape needs.
You’ll find roses from America’s top rose breeders here. Weeks, Star, David Austin, and Certified Roses are represented. You can choose from KnockOuts, Hybrid Teas, Floribundas, Grandifloras, Miniatures, Climbers and Antiques at Rainbow Gardens.
Fruit & Nuts
If you are looking to grow your own fruit and nut trees, Rainbow Gardens is the place to go. We carry orchard varieties recommended for our region and also tropical and citrus varieties. You’ll find top quality pecans, walnuts and more.
Grapes & Berries
Yes, you can grow grapes and berries here in San Antonio. We carry the varieties that offer the best chances of success. Browse the selections and read up on our informational signs for growing tips.
Our herb inventory is extensive. Along with multiple varieties of common herbs, we also carry hard to find herbs that no one else stocks. Bump up your culinary game with exciting new herbs; or plant some in your perennial or annual gardens. Many herbs are gorgeous as ornamentals.
We sell over a hundred vegetable varieties, including Texas A&M favorites and heirlooms. In south Texas we have multiple growing seasons so we’re able to grow veggies practically year round. Come see us for help with what to plant and when to plant it.
Seeds for flowers, vegetables, herbs, and wildflowers are available all year long. Our seed racks are heavy on varieties tailored to do well here in south Texas. We also carry cereal rye, annual rye, and Bermuda grass seed for your lawn needs.
Looking to add some more interest to your ponds or other water features? Come to Rainbow Gardens March through September, when we have our best selection of water plants available.
Rainbow Gardens is the go-to nursery for these beauties with their showy plumes. Ornamental grasses offer texture and dimension to your landscapes. They are highly sought after plants due to their beauty and ease of care.
Yucca, Palms, & Cacti
Yucca and cactus are always a hit here in San Antonio. New varieties are always being introduced; so visit Rainbow Gardens if you want to add these xeriscape and evergreen beauties to your landscape. Creating a backyard oasis? We have a great selection of palms. From hearty Sago and Pygmy palms to majestic, towering Mediterranean palms. You’ll find your perfect palm here.
Potting soil is specially formulated to drain properly and not get waterlogged when planting in containers. Enjoy our selections of local and national brands. Premium quality potting soils offer premium results.
Specialty Soil & Products
Enhance the quality of your landscape with specialty soil products. Soil conditioners, specialized garden soils, cotton burr, peat moss and more can do wonders to improve our alkaline, and limestone soils in San Antonio.
Compost & Mulch
Providing nutrients to your gardens through organic matter like composts and mulches is one of the easiest ways to enrich your soil, and it should be done each planting season. Our bagged products make it easy for you to bring home what your gardens need.
Lawn & Plant Fertilizer
Whether you prefer organic or synthetic fertilizer, we’ve got your turf and entire garden covered. We carry multiple brands of fertilizer formulated for specific plants. Specialized nutrients are also available for specific needs. Our own brand of fertilizers, Rainbow Gardens 19-5-9 (spring) and 18-6-12 (fall), are specially formulated for our region.
Pest, Disease, & Weed Control
We carry many types of insect, disease and weed control products, both organic and synthetic. Come to us with pictures and samples of your problems (in plastic bags, please), and we can help you get the right products for what you need.
Garden Tools & Accessories
From bypass pruners, shovels and water hoses, to gloves, weed fabric and everything in between, we aim to carry the tools and accessories you need to be able to take care of your landscape.
Fountains, Statuary, & BirdBaths
When you really want to make a statement, a fountain, statue, or beautiful birdbath might just do the trick. We restock yearly and carry a wide variety so we can offer you a great selection to choose from.
Decorative Rock & Pavers
Rainbow Gardens has a variety of decorative rock packaged in convenient bags. Brick patio pavers, edging, and stepping stones in a variety of shapes and colors are available at both locations. These decorative additions can make beautiful pathways and edging through or around your gardens.
Glazed Pottery, Terracotta, & Plastic Pots
Our beautiful selections of containers at Rainbow Gardens comes in practically every color of the, well, rainbow! With our extensive variety of size, shape and texture, you are sure to find the perfect pot for your gorgeous plants. We also carry a smaller selection of handcrafted Mexican Talavera pottery at factory-to-you pricing.
Fairy Garden Accessories
Fairy gardens are fun for all ages. You’ll find the perfect pots and miniscule plants, along with all the fun, fairy accessories you need to create a miniature garden that will delight your inner child.
Garden Art & Gifts
Rainbow Gardens knows it feels great to find that special piece of garden art or the perfect fit for the gardeners in your life. Whether it’s a feeder for the birds, a colorful metal art piece, or the sound of music in the air from wind chimes, you’re sure to find something you can’t go home without.
Grapes and Berries
Yuccas and Cactus
Specialty Soils and Products
Compost and Mulch
Flagstone and Pavers
Insect, Disease, and Weed Control
Garden Tools and Accessories
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Spring/Summer: Mid Feb through Oct
Fall/Winter: Nov through Mid Feb
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