(photo credit: bigtextrees.com)

(photo credit: bigtextrees.com)

Spring is just around the corner and with the change of seasons from cool to warm, Gardens will slowly come to life with colorful and attractive flowers, shrubs and other plants. Houston has a longer growing season than most of the country and with so many subtropical and other plants available at area nurseries, Houston residents have a wide selection of gardening options at their fingertips and can start planting earlier in the season. A beautiful spring garden is just around the corner with a visit to one of these Houston nurseries.

Big Tex Tree Nurseries
10939 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079
(713) 465-1801

Palm trees, shade trees, fruit trees, vines and more fill the aisles at Big Tex Tree Nurseries. The selection at this Houston garden supplier focuses on the native Texas trees and plants commonly seen in Houston-area gardens with enough variety to keep guests enthralled as they seek out the right plant to spruce up the landscape. Big Tex Trees Nurseries also sells fertilizer and plant foods to help keep gardens healthy. It even helps customers get the most for their money with an assortment of printable, online coupons.

Cornelius Nursery
1200 North Dairy Ashford Road
Houston, TX
(281) 493-0550

The largest supplier of gardening enhancements in the Houston area, Cornelius Nursery has a large variety of green plants, colorful flowers, trees and more at its sprawling outdoor nursery. A popular shopping destination for flowers and shrubbery, the nursery sells dozens of different plants along with mulch, grass, fertilizers and even decorative stones for a professional appearance. Its knowledgeable staff members are ready to answer questions and offer suggestions to make your garden a neighborhood standout.

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Buchanan’s Native Plants

611 E. 11th St.
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 861-5702

Going organic is essential to some people and for these individuals Houston presents Buchanan’s Native Plants. This nursery is the largest garden center in Houston devoted to native plants and organic gardening. If it grows in Texas, there is a good chance it can be found at Buchanan’s Native Plants and the helpful staff is always ready to help customers find the right plant for their gardening needs. Plants are abundant at this nursery, but there is more here than trees, flowers and ground cover. Buchanan’s Native Plants also sells water fountains, bird baths, and even books relating to the local area and outdoor enjoyment.

The Arbor Gate
15635 FM 2920
Tomball, TX 77377
(281) 351-8851

Gardeners looking for something beyond the ordinary should consider a visit to The Arbor Gate, a popular nursery located in the Houston suburb of Tomball. This nursery sets itself apart from the rest with its selection of unique flowers, plants, pottery and other items designed to make a garden glow. The Arbor Gate conducts classes, workshops, and other special events intended to educate the public on caring for plants and building a garden that inspires and relaxes. It is one of the few Houston area nurseries that sells assorted hand-crafted accessories such as iron dragonflies, stained glass and decorative fences to make a garden look like a work of art.

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Maas Nursery
5511 Todville Road
Seabrook, TX 77586
(281) 474-2488

Maas Nursery is another Houston-area nursery that specializes in unique and unusual plants not offered at many of the larger nurseries. At Maas Nursery, customers can find the usual trees and shrubs along with harder to find plants such as cactus, ferns and specialty vines. Monthly gardening classes, landscaping assistance, pest control and other services combine to make a visit to Maas Nursery a well-rounded experience. Owner Jim Maas strives to meet customer needs and will even special order a plant if it is unavailable.

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