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Wednesday Is Plant DAY!!

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It is Wednesday and it is Plant day, all in one day.
All in one place.
All in the Geo Growers’ Shade House!

 

All plants arriving today were 1 gallon
All want to go home with you.

Ginger
Almond Verbena
Nazareth Sage
Incense Passion Vine

Come get them while they still have that new plant smell.

Lions, Tigers, and PLANTS

Okay, well maybe there aren’t Lions and Tigers, but I can promise that there are newshadehouse plants in the Geo Growers Shade House.

Please DO NOT Forget that there are probably a few great plants left over from last week, so stop on in and get what you need.

HERBS:
All come in 4 inch pots.
All are organic.

Hyssop
Lemon Verbena
Rober’s Lemon Rose Scented Geranium

VEGETABLES:
All come in 4 inch pots.
All are organic.

Bush Pickle Cucumbers
Assorted Melons
Clemson Spineless Okra
Mixed Bell Peppers
Red Baron Bell Peppers
Jalapeno Peppers
Much Nacho Jalapeno Peppers
TAM Jalapeno Peppers
Sweet Banana Peppers
Green Malabar Spinach
Tropic Tomato (Heat Tolerant)
Orange Glo Watermelon

OTHER ITEMS:
These are 1 gallon pots.

Gregg’s Blue Mist Flower
Dwarf Myrtle
Blue Classic Passion Vine

 

Just A Little Overcast, But FULL OF NEW PLANTS!!!

The Geo Grower’s shade house has been revamped and updated. Come on by and see theshadehouse new and improved Shade House.  While you are there, check out the new plants that just arrived at Geo Growers!!!!

 

HERBS:
All of these are in 4 inch pots
All are organic.
All of them are ready to go home with YOU!!

Dark Opal Basil
Mrs. Burn’s Lemon Basil
Lime Basil
Eleanore Sweet Basil
Catnip
Fernleaf Dill
Lemon Balm
East Indian Lemon Grass
Yerba Buena Mint
Sicilian Oregano
Lambs Ear
Vervain

VEGETABLES: 
All of these are in 4 inch pots
All are organic.
All of them are ready to go into your Garden today!!

Ichiban Eggplant
Rosa Blanca Eggplant
Marketmore Cucmber
Assorted Melons
Burgundy Okra
Red Baron Bell Pepper
Habanero Pepper
Acorn Squash
Butternut Squash
Spaghetti  Squash
White Bush Scallop Squash
Zucchini
Ronde di Nice Zucchini
Cherokee Purple Tomato
Early Girl Tomato
Red Cherry Tomato
Improved Porter Tomato
Red Pear Tomato
Roma Tomato
Green Globe Artichoke

 

OTHER STUFF:
 All of these are in 4 inch pots
All are organic.

Sedum
Hens& Chicks Succulent
Cosmos

All of these are in 1 gallon Pots
All are Organic.
All grow great in our area.

Copper Canyon Daisy
Hill Hardy Rosemary
Prostrate Rosemary
Dwarf Mulberry
Celeste Fig Tree

Landscape Survival Tools Rebates for Austin Residents

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Austin Water’s Landscape Survival Tools Rebate can help keep your yard healthy while still saving water. This rebate for mulch, compost, and core aeration should reduce the need for supplemental irrigation.

WATER SAVINGS

  • Landscape Survival Tools may cut down your irrigation run times by half.
  • Don’t forget to adjust your automatic irrigation system after installing your survival tools.
  • If your yard seems to not be getting enough water, add a couple of minutes until plants look healthy

REBATE AMOUNT

  • $50 for at least 2 cubic yards (54 cubic feet) of compost. (DilloDirt is acceptable)
  • $40 for at least 2 cubic yards (54 cubic feet) of mulch
  • $30 for core aeration of entire front/and or back lawn (rental equipment is acceptable)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Be a residential customer of Austin Water or a qualifying water provider
  • Have not already received this rebate for the Drought Survival Tools for Your Yard Rebate at this property Address
  • Have ordered or purchased materials or services no earlier than February 12, 2016.
    • Materials purchased from fundraising events and/or receipts/invoices not paid in full are ineligible.

CHECKLIST

  • Meet all eligibility requirements above
  • Adjust your automatic irrigation system run times based on Austin Water’s irrigation calculator
  • Complete this application and include:
  •  LANDSCAPE SURVIVAL TOOLS RESIDENTIAL REBATE APPLICATION
    • an itemized and dated receipt or paid invoice with vendor contact information
    • photos showing the final installation of each applicable Landscape Tool
  • Submit application before June 2, 2016
    • MAIL – Austin Water Conservation, ATTN: Landscape Survival Tools, PO BOX 1088,  Austin, TX 78767
    • EMAIL: watercon@austintexas.gov
    • FAX: 512-974-3504
  • Agree to site visit by Austin Water to assess rebate program effectiveness
  • Wait 6-8 weeks for your Austin Water rebate check.

 

All you have to do is download the application below and get on with your Spring Landscaping

LANDSCAPE SURVIVAL TOOLS RESIDENTIAL REBATE APPLICATION

 

The Sun is Shining and It is PLANT DAY!!!

The weather is just about perfect and to top things off, there are new plants in the Geo shadehouseGrowers’ Shade House.

Stop on in to get the best plants for your garden!!!

HERBS:
They are all in 4 inch pots.
They all want to go home with you!!
They are all Organic.

Lime Basil
Fernleaf Dill
Kentucky Colonel Spearmint
Mexican Marigold
Vietnamese Coriander
Bay Laurel
Lambs Ear

VEGETABLES:
They are all in 4 inch pots.
They all want to go home with you!!Desktop4
They are all Organic.

National Pickling Cucumber
Rosa Blanca Eggplant
Mexibell Bell Pepper
Orange Bell Pepper
Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper
Jalapeno Pepper
Ancho/Poblano  “Tiburon” Pepper
Serrano Pepper
Arkansas Traveler Tomato
Celebrity Tomato
Early Girl Tomato
Green Zebra Tomato
Lemon Boy Hybrid Tomato

OTHER EXCITING THINGS:
All are in 1 gallon pots.
All are organic. 

Lemon Grass
Country Girl Chrysanthemum

April in the Garden

Spring has sprung despite the unpredictable April weather. It is a busy time as we all rush around to put those finishing touches on our gardens, flowerbeds and lawns.  Here are a few things that you should pay attention to this month.20160328_153545

  • If you have not already done so, April is a great month to top dress your lawn, garden, and flower beds.Feed trees, shrubs and hedges.  Roses are greedy plants and will greatly benefit from feeding as they come into growth.  We offer a full  line of balanced fertilizers or you can get a delivery of our Cow Compost or Turkey Compost to add to your flower beds.

 

  • With the summer heat lurking, it is also a great time to mulch your garden and flower beds. You can save yourself some labor and time by using Geo Grower’s Magic Mulch to conserve moisture in your flowerbeds. Magic mulch is a mix of composed cow manure and shredded hardwood mulch to help you get the most out of your flowerbeds during our hot summers

 

  • .If you are using the mild April weather to install a new lawn, Geo Growers offers Thunder Dirt to create a stable and fertile base for all your grass planting.

 

  • Lift and divide perennial plants now to improve their vigor and create new plants for your garden.

 

  • It is not too late to plant trees. Geo Growers can provide you with a supply of Geo Tree Mix to give your trees the best chance of surviving the hot summer months.

 

  • Check that your container plants are not drying out – warm weather will quickly affect soil moisture levels.

 

  • Check that your container plants are not drying out – warm weather will quickly affect soil moisture levels.

 

What to Plant in April:

SEEDS:
EARLY APRIL:
Vegetables:  Lima beans, snap beans, beets, chard, okra, black-eyed peas, radishes,
New Zealand spinach, summer squash

LATE APRIL:
Vegetables:
Cantaloupe, sweet corn, cucumber, eggplant, pumpkin, watermelon

Herbs:
Anise, basil, bay, catnip, chives, comfrey, cumin, fennel, fenugreek, scented geranium, germander, horehound, lamb’s ear, lavender, lemon grass, lemon verbena, Mexican mint marigold, oregano, rosemary, sage,santolina, summer savory, winter savory, sorrel, southernwood, tansy, tarragon, thyme,
wormwood

Annuals:
Cleome, Coleus, Coreopsis, Cosmos, Gourds, Hyacinth Bean Vine, Impatiens, Moonflower Vine, Periwinkle, Sunflower, Tithonia, Zinnias.


 

PLANTS
Vegetables:
Eggplant, pepper, summer squash, sweet potato slips, tomatillo,Tomatoes

LATE APRIL:
Vegetables:
Cantaloupe, sweet corn, cucumber, eggplant, pumpkin, watermelon

Herbs:
Anise, basil, bay, catnip, chives, comfrey, cumin, fennel, fenugreek, scented geranium, germander, horehound, lamb’s ear, lavender, lemon grass, lemon verbena, Mexican mint marigold, oregano, rosemary, sage,santolina, summer savory, winter savory, sorrel, southernwood, tansy, tarragon, thyme,
wormwood

Perennials:
Black-eyed Susan, Coneflower, Daisies,  Lantana, Plumbago, Salvia, Yarrow,

Sunshine, Blue Skies, and FRESH PLANTS!!!!!

shadehouseYes,  it is that time of the week again. It is New Plant Day at Geo Growers!!!!!!
Please take some time to check the last couple of week’s posts about new plants because there is always a chance that some of them are left over.

 

Vegetables:

All are in 4 inch pots.
All are Organic.
All want to be in YOUR garden!

Better Boy Tomato
Gardener’s Delight Tomato
Kellogg’s Breakfast Tomato
Mixed Cucumbers
Mixed Eggplants
Black Beauty Eggplant
Pingtung Eggplant
King Richard Leeks
Crookneck Squash
Straight Neck Squash
Bush Scallop White Squash
Bush Scallop Yellow Squash
Zucchini
Tomatillo

Other Plants:

All are one gallon plants.
All grow well in our area.
All of them want to go home with YOU!

Foxtail Rosemary
Prostrate Rosemary
Creeping Thyme
Creeping Germander


All are in 4 inch pots.
All are organic.
All of them want to go home with YOU!

Sedum
Mexican Feather Grass
Chandler Strawberry
Sequoia Strawberry
Silver Falls Dichondra (Pony’s Foot)
Vera Lavender
Vervain

Plant Day Again!!

shadehouseIt is Wednesday and that means new plants at Geo Growers.  While the list is small this week, that is not a bad thing. There are still a large number of last week’s plants left. So look at today’s list and last week’s list, and come on in and stock up.

 

Vegetables:
All are ORGANIC.
All are in 4 inch pots.
All are ready for YOUR garden!

Cherokee Purple Tomato
Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes
Red Pear Tomato

Other Plants:
All are ORGANIC.
All are in 1 gallon pots
All are Ready for YOU!

Brown Turkey Fig Tree
Texas Everbearing Fig Tree
Goodwin Creek Lavender

Spring Time is Here

 

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It is that time of the year and I know it is a little late to warn you to turn you clocks ahead an hour, but it is not too late to let you know that Geo Growers are back on their spring/summer hours.

Store Hours: 
Monday – Saturday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Yard Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

So come on in and service all your gardening needs here at Geo Growers

 

Thunderhead Cactus & Succulent Soil Gets a Makeover!!!

1-IMG_2675-001Most of our Thunderhead Potting Soil customers are used to seeing our Green Cactus IMG_2747stenciled on the bag when you go to get your Thunderhead Cactus & Succulent Mix.  Despite our great fondness for our Original Thunderhead Potting Soil Bag and the bright green Cactus stencil, the time has come to retire the cactus stencil.

Now when you visit Geo Growers or any of the area retailers who carry Thunderhead Cactus & Succulent, you will have to keep your eyes peeled for the NEW AND IMPROVED THUNDERHEAD CACTUS & SUCCULENT bags!!!

screenshot.74Most of our retailers have the new bags and if they are not out for sale now, they soon will be.  So do not be fooled or even confused when you see these wonderful new bags.

The best news is that while the bag has changed, the contents have not. Inside you will still find a premium quality Cactus & Succulent soil mix that is great for all Cacti & Succulents, seed starting, and container grown herbs.

So come on by Geo Growers and check out the New THUNDERHEAD CACTUS & SUCCULENT bags or stop by one the many local retailers who carry THUNDERHEAD CACTUS & SUCCULENT  MIX!!

The Natural Gardener
Barton Springs Nursery
Breed & Company
Tillery Street Plant Company
Great Outdoors

All carry THUNDERHEAD CACTUS & SUCCULENT  MIX!!