Plants Are Cool
Bloomers Garden Center
512-281-2020
Native and Adapted Plants for
Central Texas
"Plants Are Cool"
Quick Tips
Seed Savvy
Cool Plants
Gossip Patch
5 Reasons to Warm up
to Cool Vegetables

Be the first on your block with fresh, home grown vegetables.
Save cold, hard cash vs. supermarket prices.
Great way to extend the growing season
Fewer problems with insects and heat stress.
Great way to get kids outside gardening & eating their veggies!
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Grow your plants from Scratch!
5 Reasons to Start
Seeds Indoors
• Save money - seeds are less
expensive than plants
• Choose from an almost
endless variety
• Enjoy vegetables earlier
• It is a fun project to do with
your kids!
• Greater satisfaction of
starting from seeds
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Agave's, what can I say, except that I find myself drawn to these thorny "Wood Lily's". Pictured above is Agave Parryi. One of my favorite, but I have many favorites. Plant them in full sun or partial shade, most varieties will do well either way. Plant in well drained soil and let them survive on whatever rainfall we get. They will live longer on less irrigation, but they will also do fine on more water as long as the soil drains quickly. Most varieties are very cold hardy as well. See Agave Americana pictured below.
Come visit us at the nursery and find out more about these wonderful and hardy plants.
Things are starting to get going here at the nursery with new arrivals and many new baby plants getting started in our greenhouse. To see what product is here and what's yet to come, go to our "What's New" page.
The recent rains may be slowing down the pre-spring soil prep chores, but they sure are going to help the trees which have really been struggling area wide for the last few years due to the drought. This is the perfect time to plant a tree in your yard or garden. By planting in the winter months, the tree is more likely to get it's root system established quicker than if it were planted later in the Spring, when the tree must not only grow roots, but also must support foilage.