Best DFW Nurseries For Starting Your Garden

March 2, 2013 7:00 AM

(Photo by SABAH ARAR/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo by SABAH ARAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Winter is nature’s way of reminding us to appreciate spring. What better way to hug nature back than by starting a spring garden? For those who wish to break the chain of standard gardens, start from scratch by picking the brains of gardeners and staff at some signature local nurseries. From organics to unique styling, these nurseries can help open up your windows and doors to the home garden you’ve been aching to admire. 

Covington’s Nursery And Landscape Co.
5518 President George Bush Highway
Rowlett, TX 75089
(972) 475-5888

Thirty-two years of making the metroplex a greener place have got to earn Covington’s Nursery a top spot on any list. With specials and gardening classes throughout the year, novices to experts shop here. Joe and Gayle Covington teach garden-hungry and garden-savvy folks how to care for fruit trees, protect their soil and how to cultivate a savory vegetable garden at home. With specials and deals on plants and products, this is a local favorite for garden lovers.

Redenta’s Garden

5111 W. Arkansas Lane
Arlington, TX 76016
(817) 451-2149

If there were a nursery with a true passion for organics, it would be Redenta’s. Redenta’s not only provides free literature about maintaining an organic garden but offers a wide-selection of organic products developed and shared by specialized staff. They also sell annuals and perennials as well as own-root roses and enviable garden accessories. For those who need a little help, Redenta’s classes train gardeners of all levels on heirloom vegetables and tree-care, as well as seasonal garden goodies.

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Walton’s Garden Center
8652 Garden Road
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 321-2387

Walton’s Garden Center breathes calmness and purity. With the store’s endless array of annuals and perennials, peace can be found here and taken home for the garden. Walton’s also has expertise in organic soils and offers landscaping services and home garden decor that will set any spring garden apart from the rest in style and elegance. Plus, repeat customers rave about the Walton’s staff’s friendliness and helpfulness.

Blooming Colors Nursery

2221 Ira E. Woods
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 416-6669

Known to be a “destination garden center,” the location of Blooming Colors Nursery is awe-inspiring. Surrounded by Texas pecan trees, fountains and sculpted landscaping, the nursery is impressive before you even set foot in the door. After 11 years of business, this Nursery is growing in popularity and notoriety. Their inventory includes accessories, landscaping and groundcovers as well as sun and shade perennials.

Ruibal’s Plants Of Texas

7219 E. Grand Ave.
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 324-4800

From the first of Michael Ruibal’s sales at the Dallas Farmers Market so long ago, the roots of his labor were evident. Now his business has bloomed for 20 years and spread to three central Dallas locations. His motto is still visible at Ruibal’s today: “the most important thing is to take care of your customers.” The variety of perennials is astounding for spring gardens including the Aster October Skies, Veronica Royal Candles, Papaver Iceland Poppy and even Gaura Siskyou Pink. Annuals are just as plentiful and broad in spectrum of colors, shapes and sizes. A full listing of inventory as well as garden accents and links can be found online.

Related: Best Gardens In North Texas

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