Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Redenta's Garden

October has been declared 'Support your Independent Nursery Month' by fellow blogger, Pam Penick at Digging, covering a local nursery each Wednesday. Not a Central Texas Nursery but an excellent find in the DFW area for a Support Your Independent Nursery Month posting. Redenta's Garden Shops - 5111 W. Arkansas Lane, Arlington, Texas

Redenta's Garden
"Plants for the Dallas / Fort Worth area,
modern landscape design and organic expertise to keep it growing."

You are greeted at the front gate with bright seasonal color.

Displays of pottery was showcased today with blooming native grasses.

After walking through the display garden you are treated with raised beds growing the current season's vegetables.

A greenhouse full of the latest veggies as well as all the herbs you could possibly want for your garden.

Redenta's Garden also has a wonderful selection of hostas, hydrangeas, Japanese Maples. I am not as familiar with these items as I have always gardened in poor soil conditions but the DFW area is a whole different planet when it comes to soil types. The gardeners here can also grow lovely camellias and gardenias -- they can find all of them here at Redenta's.

The thing I love most are the plants I have grown to love are also here at Redenta's.

Bouncing Bet (Saponaria officinalis)

Perennials with seasonal color like "Fireworks" Goldenrod.

Texas tough: Palo Verde (Parkinsonia aculeata)

Texas fragrance: Texas Kidneywood (Eysenhardtia texana)

Redenta's Gardens is totally organic in its approach to gardening which I have found is not the norm here in North Texas. The store carries a complete line of organic products as well as bagged fertilizers and soil amendments. (Redenta's carries my favorite: John's Recipe from Lady Bug/The Natural Gardener but none of their bagged products. My search continues.)

I forgot to mention the roses! and I forgot the photo, too. Old garden roses, knock-out varieties as well as some of the new favorites such as Cinco de Mayo and Julia Child can be found in the inventory here.

Moving itself is not the most joyous things to do let alone find all the "right" places to shop in the new home town. This "find" made me realize there would be a reason (and resource) to garden again. If you are in the area, stop by.

Also, stop by and see the other independent nurseries featured at Pam's post at Digging.


Anonymous said...

I grew up in the DFW area and miss those lush southern style plants that we can't grow here in Central Texas. However, I don't miss the fact that the attitude doesn't lean toward sustainable practices like we do here. I'm glad you've found this great organic place, and you can be the pioneering gardener now!

Pam/Digging said...

Like you said, sometimes finding the right nursery, one that inspires you, can get you going on your own garden. I'm glad you found one near your new home, and thanks for posting about it for Support Your Independent Nursery Month!

HolleyGarden said...

What a great looking nursery. And an organic one - fabulous! If I'm ever in the area, I'll try to stop by. Looks like a real treat.

Anonymous said...

I was at a local nursery this evening for a meeting of the National Buffalo Garden Festival. The nursery was Lockwoods and I bet a few bloggers remember it from the meet up in Buffalo last year. And I supported it well tonight. A few Christmas gifts were purchased.

Amy said...

Looks like my kind of nursery. At the big box stores I feel like I am just wasting my time and money.