Lots of choices Since we try to offer you the best plants we can find at a fair price, we shop around. Every week growers send us faxes and emails, listing the plants they have available, with sizes and prices. That doesn't mean we shop just for the cheapest price. We look for healthy plants … Read more about Where do our plants come from?
We get lots of questions about the birds. So, we figured that we would tell the story and answer questions at the same time. In the beginning Tom Williamson (the W in RCW) liked birds and decided that the nursery would be a great place to expand his hobby. Many cages have come and gone over … Read more about About the birds…
We do our reasearch. Before we make a decision to carry a new product, we do research. It is amazing what you can learn from labels. We read MSDS sheets, get on-line and read the material the vendor gives us on the product. If we decide that it passes muster, then we decide if our customers … Read more about What is in a label?
The fall of a dynasty. Before you know it, the 2012 roses will be here. But, before I tell you about them, lets see what's up with the rose industry. In 2007, Jackson Perkins (JP) was bought by the Park Seed group. The high standards and quality, that had sustained JP for 135 years, started to … Read more about 2012 Roses
It's getting to be that time again! Every year, in May, we place our orders for fruit trees. It is hard to predict what gardeners will want and how many to order, but trees don't grow on trees, and our suppliers need to have an idea of what we are going to want. As our delivery day draws near, … Read more about Fruit Trees for 2012
The perfect lady What is evergreen, blooms in the winter, is drought tolerant, grows in partial shade and comes in lots of colors and heights and some are even fragrant? Camellias of course! For some bizarre reason, camellias have gotten a bad rap as hard to grow and this is simply not true. … Read more about All hail, the Queen of Winter (in Houston)
What do we do now? One big thing this year 2011 taught us is that we had forgotten what a real drought is. Oh, we can go two months without rain and moan like crazy, but we were not ready for this year. This shows in our trees the most, signs of stress are all over Houston. With … Read more about What is next for our trees?
Ok, they're cheap in the store, but how can you beat having bragging rights for a beautiful crop of onions? Onion Planting Guide Before You Plant Do not put in soil or water before planting. Keep cool and dry until you can plant. Follow these instructions for best results. Troubleshooting Tips … Read more about Onions are on their way!