Yesterday, three garden blogging friends and I met for lunch, at Jack Allen's, and then drove out to visit Vivero Gardens. It was my second visit, the first being earlier this year, and the nursery stock was looking just as wonderful as ever.
This visit was prompted by Support Your Independent Nursery month, the brain wave of gardening friend and blogger Pam Penick, Digging,Check out her webpage today for other gardeners' postings on Austin nurseries. Let's all help out by buying from the independent nurseries.
The nursery is located at 12000 Hwy 290 West, so it may be quite a hike for those who live in Austin, but I have to say if you are looking for great specimen plants this is the place to go. All the nursery stock is in the prime of condition due to the fact that they grow and care for many of the plants themselves.
Here is our fellow blogger Kathy who blogs at Vivero's Garden. Michael, her husband and Kathy run the nursery together and are very knowledgeable. They will be sure to help with your nursery selections.
I didn't leave empty handed. I bought this white flowering Leucophyllum, and a penstemon 'blue midnight'.
Finally, this is a reminder that it is the final day to enter our competition to win a gift certificates at 8 of our local nurseries. If you haven't done so already leave a comment here and then visit the other websites listed at the bottom of the page.
We will be announcing the winners Thursday morning.
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