Year after year, and this year will be no different, we remind you that garden soil preparation is the most crucial step to successful gardening. Whether you are filling up a raised bed for veggies or building a new perennial bed, well prepared soil is key. Our native...
We’ve spread the word for years that the foundation of gardening success begins with your soil. When you’re at Rainbow Gardens, it’s really hard to think about soil when there are so many beautiful, colorful plants surrounding you. However, I promise that if you put...
Have you heard of using cover crops to boost the nutrients in your soil? We haven’t talked much about cover crops because we are always encouraging you to plant vegetables during each of our wonderful growing seasons. The fact remains that some people prefer to grow...
Fall annuals are a beautiful way to offer nectar and energy to our migrating pollinators. Following a few simple tips, you can enjoy a bounty of blooms for both you and our local wildlife to enjoy!Choose the right annuals for the right time of year. Annuals are grown...
Fall vegetable season is an amazing growing season for gardeners in San Antonio. We get a second shot at growing some favorite warm-weather vegetables and follow right behind that with delicious cold-weather vegetables. If you've never planted vegetables in fall,...
Fresh citrus has arrived at Rainbow Gardens and we’ve got all the varieties in that perform the best here in San Antonio. Take a look at a few citrus facts we've compiled to think about when picking out citrus for your home landscape. For smaller landscapes, be sure...
What's In The Garden Center Now
Check out newest arrivals at our INSTAGRAM account.
Check here often to see what's new at the garden center 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!
Seed Racks are Full
Indoor seed starting begins in January (especially for tomatoes and peppers). The time to purchase your seeds is now while our selection is at it's best.
Starting seeds of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, warm-weather herbs now will give you strong transplants that will be ready to hit the garden running once the weather warms up.
Leeks and Shallots
A fresh shipment of leeks and shallots have arrived at the perfect time to get them into your gardens. These mild, but flavorful veggies make a world of difference in your recipes. Eat fresh in 2021!
Winter Freeze Protection
The cold has arrived! What are you doing to help your plants survive it? We have our frost cloth available at both locations. This cloth can make a difference of warming your plant an extra 10°, and that can make the difference between a live plant and a dead one. Get it now! see our tips for protecting plants here.
Time to Stock up on Mulch!
Each growing season you should think about replenishing mulch in your garden beds and around your shrubs and trees (remember not to pile mulch up against trunks). Mulch will help regulate soil temperature, protecting plants' roots throughout winter. Mulch also prevents competing weeds from sprouting. More about mulch here.
Potatoes are in!
Potatoes are here for 99¢ a lb.
Kennebec, Yukon Gold, and Red Pontiac varieties. Come fill up a bag now. For potato planting tips, see our Weekly Ad page.
Seed Starting Specialty Soil
Newly planted seeds for indoor plant starts need light and airy soil to push roots through once they germinate.
Come get your seed starting soils, amendments, grow lights, peat pots, etc... We've got what you need to make your seed starting resolutions happen.
New Cold-Weather Pansies at Thousand Oaks
New, Full Bloom, Pansy and Johnny Jump Up selection at Thousand Oaks! The tables look amazing with all of the beautiful, bright-colors of these cold-weather, loving annuals. Come grab a few to pot up in a container to make a cheerful display by your front door.
Isn't it great when you can still garden when it's cold outside? You really can when you've surrounded yourself with beautiful houseplants!
Rainbow Gardens always brings in stunning selections to choose from so you're sure to find something to special to spruce up your indoor areas. Find winter care tips for houseplants here.
Fresh onions are at the nurseries. We have multiple varieties available to choose from. Time to plant them now!