The holiday season is upon us. If you are scratching your head about what to give a gardening friend, or, someone else has asked you what you want, look no further than this blog. Our generous and supportive Fling sponsors have everything a garden blogger could want and more. And, they have a wide array of gifts for the non-gardeners on your list, too.
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Vivero Growers, a local independent Austin retail and wholesale nursery offers a wide selection of premium plants. Unlike some nurseries, Vivero grows the majority of its perennials, natives and adapted plants, right on site. The nursery is filled with vignettes of plantings, pairing just the right things for color, texture, contrast, size and overall WOW factor. They have many unique specimens and an impressive selection of succulents, agaves and cacti. You can find pre-made succulent planters and container combos for sale or they can help you pick the perfect plants to make your own planter. If you’re driving of flying to the Fling, a visit to Vivero is a bucket list must. For bloggers flying in, don’t forget your the plastic bags and paper towels you’ll to put some of these plants in your suitcase! You’ll find great gifts for your friends and for yourself.
The Southern Living Plant Collection is known as the go-to company for innovative new plants selected for their ability to solve specific landscape challenges. They thoroughly trial and test their plants for use in southern gardens. Their website also includes detailed information about how to design, plant, prune and care for their plants. A simple search will help you find local retailers that carry their plants so a quick trip to the nearest nursery will give you plant gift inspiration.
The number one azalea brand in the world, Encore® Azalea, was bred at Plant Development Services. Plant Development Services owns and/or licenses more than 100 patented plant properties and boasts top ranking plant brands including Encore® Azalea, which are the only patented brand of azaleas to bloom in spring, summer, and fall. Their show of blooms goes on and on, giving gardeners an “encore” performance. Selecting an Encore Azalea from a local retailer will be a gift that lasts and lasts for 3 seasons each year.