Rainbow Gardens is gearing up for fall's amazing season full of wildflowers and pollinators. Take a look at the dates we have reserved for some exciting events. We sure hope you'll be able to join us.Did you know you that in order to enjoy the beautiful wildflowers...read more
Most people think about lawn care more in spring and summer than in fall. Spring, because lawns are emerging out of dormancy from winter, and summer, because we are all struggling to keep it alive through the heat. But fall lawn care shouldn't be overlooked. Fall lawn...read more
Welcome to the 3rd blog in a 3 part series highlighting the beautiful wildflower seeds that are in our Hill Country Pollinator Mix seed bags. If you've been following the series, this advice will sound familiar: Get your wildflower seeds planted in fall to enjoy the...read more
This is our second blog in a 3 part series highlighting the beautiful wildflower seeds that are in our Hill Country Pollinator Mix seed bags. In order to get the beautiful wildflowers you see in spring, you need to plant them in fall. There's just no way around it....read more
Wildflower seed planting time is upon us and we've got you covered with some fabulous Hill Country Pollinator Mix seed packages. You can get a 1/4 lb. bag of this special blend at the nurseries this month and be able to plant a 500 sq. ft. wildflower meadow or spread...read more
In San Antonio at Rainbow Gardens, broccoli is a fall garden staple. We bring in multiple varieties to choose from and our selection is the best in the city. If you've only grown it during springtime, you will be surprised how much the taste differs when you plant it...read more
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!
You need to plant wildflower seeds in fall if you want the beautiful wildflowers of San Antonio to grace you with their beauty in spring. Lucky for you, we've got you covered. We have a great selection of individual wildflower seed packages so you can pick and choose what you'd like, or we have our amazing Hill Country Pollinator Mix of wildflower seeds that contains an assortment of native wildflowers that do great in our area! Make plans to visit us for our seminar 10/05/19 with John R. Thomas, founder and owner of Wildseed Farms. He'll teach you all about planting these beauties successfully.
Fall Mums (Chrysanthemum)
The cheery pompom-like flowers of the chrysanthemum just scream fall. Nothing propels you right into the upcoming fall holidays like a pot full of colorful mums. Did you know that planted in the ground, they are perennials and can come back year after year? Whether you pot them up on your front porches to welcome the new season, or find a spot for them in your gardens, mums are a cheerful way to say, it's fall y'all!
It's still quite hot out there, but cool-weather veggies have been crawling their way into the nurseries. Don't be alarmed if they aren't on the tables when you visit. They get scooped up fast by our early birds. But we will keep bringing them in and pretty soon the temps will turn and we will be overflowing with your favorite, cool-weather, fall selections of vegetables.
Herbs thrive in our cooler fall temperatures (yes, they will come). Fall is a great time to plant perennial herbs, and also cool season annual herbs. Many herbs attract the pollinators that flow through our city in fall, so grab some fresh selections for both you and the butterflies and bees.
Fall Blooming Perennials
We are so lucky living in San Antonio. Fall not only gives us a second round growing vegetables, but it gives us a second round of gorgeous color in our landscapes. Perennials like Mexican Mint Marigold, Mexican Bush Sage, Salvias, Plumbago and more are just biding time before their big fall bloom show. Get these hardy plants now so you'll have them strutting flowers for the rush of fall pollinators!
New Houseplants to Freshen Your Indoor Spaces
We're expecting a big houseplant shipment this week at Bandera. Liven up your indoor spaces, or freshen up your shaded patios. We will not disappoint! Garden in the great indoors!
Fall SAWS Watersaver Landscape Coupon Plants
That's right, SAWS has opened enrollment for the fall program of their Watersaver Landscape Coupons and we've got the plants to fulfill it! This is a great time to look around your landscape and see areas that you can replace 200 sq. ft. of water-sucking turf with a garden full of water-wise plants. Check out the links for more info.
The mulch in your gardens should be checked each season. Mulch applied during the fall season helps to suppress weeds in the garden, and helps to regulate temperatures in the soil. The difference between a tender perennial that survives a texas winter and one that does not sometimes comes down to whether or not the plant was sufficiently mulched to protect it. Stock up now and tackle this garden chore when the weather cools and is pleasant to work in.