Wednesday, October 26, 2011


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.


  1. Thanks for the great review! I had fun seeing you all the other day and glad you found homes for the white Leucophyllum and the penstemon. Any plant is lucky to be selected to grow and thrive in your garden.

  2. This is not far from me. I really need to get over there and see things in person.
    Thanks for showing this one again.

  3. And another thing to be jealous of about Horticultural Austin!

    It is so much more than great BBQ watching live music, under Pam/Dig's Death trip.

  4. Sorry to have missed this outing! It looks like a great place for quality plants and inspiration.

  5. It was a treat to see all of Vivero's beautiful plants. And to see Kathy in her element!

  6. That grouping of Golden Barrel cacti reminds me of how gardeners use boxwoods in other climates!

  7. I have her on my favorites list and she is always one of the nicest people who takes the time to leave comments.
    Thanks for a nice tour! :-) David