Family owned and operated nursery located in Austin, Texas.
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So many ways to add color to your yard besides flowers! Stop by and check out some of our selection!
So many other ways to add color to your yards and gardens, check out some of the choices next time you stop by!
We’ve replenished our rock collection - stop in the store to pick out some fun pieces for yourself or someone special.
A small sample of our succulents available. The weather’s right for them! Stop by and pick out a few for your sunny spots! 😃🥵
Have you seen our assortment of wind spinners, yard art, and bird baths? So fun! Check them out next time you swing by to shop for more plants.
Looking to get a few plants in the ground before the summer heat takes hold? 🌹
Check-out Central Austin’s @shoalcreeknursery for some great ideas. They have an unbeatable selection and friendly staff. Pro tip: ask for Sam.
One of my favorite ways to add color to any garden is with Knock Out Roses. They make a colorful and classic addition to any yard, and they absolutely thrive in the Texas summer sun.
Here's what you need to know: These beautiful blooms stay tight and compact, growing only 18 inches tall and wide. Petite Knock Out Roses are perfect for potting or planting straight into the ground. All day sun is no match for these roses! They do best in direct light and are perfect for hot, sunny areas.
The deliveries this week were HOT!
What are you planting this Easter weekend??
Check it out some highlights…
(In no particular order)
-Sweet Potato Vine
-Polka Dot Plant
Check the story highlight on our profile for pricing info 💰
I’m sure you’ve seen the rose bushes popping off around town this week- who else has rose envy? Let’s talk about how to grow ‘em like a pro!
Full sun all the way! It takes a lot of energy to produce such prolific blooms, so all day sun is key to maximize flower production. A part day of sun means you will likely end up with a partly blooming bush.
Soak the entire root system throughly each and every time that you water- think “deeply and infrequently.” Right now you will probably need to water about once a week, but in the heat of the summer, it’ll be closer to every other day. Remember - aim at the base of the plant when you water (near the roots,) do NOT aim for the leaves and flowers! Roses are prone to mildew, so you don’t want the shrub itself to stay too wet for too long.
Just like I said above in the light section, it takes a LOT of energy - and nutrients - to produce rose blooms. During the growing season, give your bushes a good feeding once a month. This ensures they have the nutrients they need to keep blooming all summer long! I recommend rose glo for any plant with a fruit or a bloom, roses included.
Pictured Rose Varieties:
2. Double Red Knockout
3. Belinda’s Blush
4. Brick House Red
Houseplants are hereeee! 📣
We got lots of varieties of the following:
Come check it out!
The entire Shoal Creek staff is GAWKING at the bougainvillea delivery that just came in!!! 🤩
We have a wide range of colors (even a few reds and whites!) in 1G Pots for $14.99 and 10” Baskets for $32.99. These won’t make it to the weekend so if you want one, getcha bad self up here STAT! 🤪
We will be closed on Thursday, February 3rd, due to inclement weather.
Make sure to grab any plants that are still outside and bring them in if you can- if not, cover with a frost cloth or old linen sheet if you don’t have a FC available (sadly we are out of stock).
Please stay safe and warm until we can see you again. ❄️
Happy Black History Month! Today I want to share the inspirational story of a woman named Hattie Carthan, aka “The Tree Lady of Brooklyn.”
“In the 1960s and 1970s, New York City faced a sharp economic decline and white flight. Buildings were abandoned or burned down, particularly in the city’s lower-income neighborhoods. Communities faced mass disinvestment — and what was left was urban decay.
It was around this time that Hattie Carthan, a 64-year-old woman living in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, began a grassroots effort to transform that urban decay into green space. What started with four newly planted trees in her neighborhood turned into 1,500.
Along with guerrilla gardening efforts popularized by the “seed bombs” of Lower East Side gardener Liz Christy, Hattie’s urban environmental movement paved the way for the city’s support for community gardens.
Today, around 500 community gardens line streets across New York City. But the history of how we got them — through the radical work of people like Hattie and Liz — is often overlooked.”
-Ranjani Chakraborty & Melissa Hirsch (article linked below)
Hattie Carthan taught us that gardening is healing, for the individual and the community alike. Today, and for the rest of this month, let us remember her invaluable work and do our best to replicate her compassion, selflessness, and determination in our own personal lives.
Read/Watch more here: https://www.vox.com/videos/2021/6/8/22524208/how-radical-gardeners-took-back-new-york-city
We are hiring for the spring and would love to hear from you!
If you: love plants, are an independent worker, can be reliable, have a good attitude, and want to land a dream job…. Here is your shot! We have applications open on our website as well as paper ones at the registers in store.
Ever wondered what it’s like to work a nursery? Ask me anything about what our jobs are like below! I’m happy to answer your questions (whether you’re applying or just curious).
We’re so excited about this new arrival… variegated string of pearls! 😍 It’s our first time carrying these dudes, but we have a feeling they won’t be around for very long. Come check them out today!
Our 12th & final Christmas gift idea: stationary & gift certificates! These are great for last minute gifts for friends and family.
I love giving a few unused Flat Flower cards when I’m not sure what to gift someone. They are blank on the inside so the recipient can personalize them with any message for any occasion!
Gift certificates are another quick & easy idea that anyone will appreciate. I mean c’mon, who doesn’t want the gift of guilt-free plant shopping?? 🤩
If we don’t see you in the next week or so, Happy Holidays from the Shoal Creek crew!!! We are so appreciative of our customers- you all brighten each and every day for us🥰
(PS: this is my last day in the office before I take a little time off for some highly anticipated family time! You might start to wonder where our posts have gone, but no need to worry… Once I get back the first week of January, we’ll be gearing up for the springtime & I’ll have lots more content for you all to enjoy. Until then, be safe & merry 💕)
Gift idea 11: plant baskets! 🧺
Decorative basket slips are a great way to make your houseplants a bit cuter without dropping a whole paycheck on ceramic pots💰 They are also a great item to gift to friends & family! 4” baskets start @ $8.99 ✨
Give the gift that will keep on giving this year- seeds! This is our 10th gift idea for you all🌱
Seeds are a perfect way to show appreciation to those that play small roles in our lives but make a huge difference nonetheless. Neighbors, teachers, or your favorite barista are all great gift candidates to consider when you are spreading some Christmas cheer this season!🎄
Here are some seed varieties/mixes to consider…
1. Grow these inside at any time of the year (perfect for apartment dwellers):
-Baby Greens Smoothie Mix
-Baby Greens Arugula
-Sprouts & Microgreens
2. For the cat lovers:
3. For the crafty types:
-Wildflowers (for pressing!)
4. For the culinary adventurer:
-Gourmet Beet Blend
-Calliope Rainbow Carrots
(When thinking about how to wrap these, I wanted to keep it cheap & easy. Some spare twine and card stock I had laying around did the perfect job, don’t you think?🥰)
Have a landscape lover in your life? A shiny new shovel or sharp pair of shears are a great way to spread some holiday cheer this season✨ Tools are ninth on our Christmas Gift Idea list!
Round Tip Shovels
47” Wood - $32.99
47” Fiberglass - $ 42.99
Felcos start @ $69.99
Other brands start @ $15.99
Christmas Gift idea 8: Gloves 🧤
Any plant or garden enthusiast will love getting a nice pair of gloves in their gift bag or stocking. The pictured pairs are from Burgon&ball, a top of the line brand for any garden accessories you could dream of🤩 BB gloves are $29.99, but we have plenty of options starting as low $5.99 so this idea will work in all types of budgets! ✨
Gift idea 7: Pottery 🎁
Pottery & planters are a great gift, especially for those family members that already have everything. They are a great accent piece to any home or business & you can never have too many! Stop by today so we can help you pick out the perfect planter 😊
Have a nature enthusiast in your life? Our guides are the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for those that love the outdoors, making them fifth on our 2021 gift list. They are jam-packed full of information and are laminated/waterproof so you can take them with you anywhere you go. Swipe to the last two pictures for a look inside the Texas bird & insect guidebooks👀
Guidebooks are available for the following topics:
-North American Bats
-North American Hummingbirds
-Central Texas Butterflies
-Central Texas Birds
-Central Texas Trees
-Central Texas Snakes
-TX Saltwater Fishes
-TX Freshwater Fishes
-TX Unusual Insects
Prices range from $7.99 to $9.99
Do you know this kitten?
This morning, someone brought this sweet girl into our store because she was all alone out near the cemetery. She is very clean & friendly, which makes us think she might have a home out there somewhere. If you know anything about her please contact us!
If we are unable to find the original owners, rest assured we will find a safe, forever home for this sweet girl. (We would love to keep her if she is indeed a stray, but are unsure of whether or not this is a logistical possibility right now)
Our fourth Christmas gift idea: Watering supplies 💦
Watering is not the most exciting part of caring for plants, but it is certainly one of the most important. Give the gift of easy watering to your favorite plant lover this year with our watering cans & hose attachments!
Watering cans are great for container gardeners and houseplant lovers. Hose attachments work best for those with larger outdoor areas 🌳
1. Burgon&Ball Watering Cans
2. Silver Galvanized Can $26.99
3. Rainbow Cans $21.99
4. Dramm Revolution $16.99
5. Dramm Pistol $12.99
6. Dramm One Touch $19.99
Our third Christmas gift idea is for all the rain lovers out there… or for those that often need a “pick me up” when skies are grey 🌧 Either way, rain chains & gauges are a great way to brighten up even the gloomiest of days!⛅️☀️
Rain chains are an “aesthetically upgraded” alternative to the clunky gutter downspouts typically installed on our homes. Instead of rain running through closed a metal shoot, it trickles down the chain, adding both visual and auditory interest to the area. These are great for any homeowner, but especially those that enjoy spending time on a patio during rainstorms ☔️
Our rain gauges come in a variety of colors and have a large, floating red marker for easy reading. These make a great gift for gardeners with outdoor space, but they are even better for kids that love science & nature! Regardless of age, these gauges are the perfect way foster someone’s interest in nature 🌲
Rainbow Rain Gauge - $29.99
Bluebell rain chain - $179.99
On the second day of Christmas, my plant friend gave to me…🎶
Lawn ornaments & decor!
Our sculptures can take any lawn or garden to the next level. They are a great way to add year-round interest to your landscape without having to fuss with living plants 🌱 We have so many options in the decor department- come by and get one for the special gardener in your life today! 🌸
Owls starting @ $7.99
Spinner Flowers $189.99
Roosters starting @ $34.99
Cardinals starting @ $19.99
Over the next month, we will be posting “12 Days of Christmas” gift ideas for the gardeners & plant lovers in your life🎄 (PS- none of these ideas will include plants themselves!) First up on the list….
Birding accessories! 🦅 We are stocked up with unique birdhouses, baths, & feeders for the holiday season. These pieces can be the finishing touch in any style of garden and will bring so much joy to your loved ones for years to come 🥰
1. Moss Birdhouses
-Maison (left) $29.99
-Raindrop (center) $32.99
-Shack (right) $19.99
2. Orion Aviary $59.99
-Squirrel Stumper (left) $22.99
-Seed Cafe (right) $19.99
4. Birdbath $199.99
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