We’ve been blown away by the amazing Spring blooms at Gill’s this week! We’re always on the go, but no plant person can resist stopping to smell fresh roses or … Read More
Texas Native Plant Week at Gill’s!
Lots going on at Gill’s this weekend in honor of Texas Native Plant Week! We’ve expanded our native plant section, we’re hosting the Native Plant Society of Texas meeting on … Read More
Critical: Water Your Mature Trees!
During current drought conditions, it is critical that you water your established, mature trees. Of course, we want to make sure we take care of plants and lawns too, but … Read More
James’ Tips for Preventing Winter Lawn Fungus
Brown patch/Large patch fungus and Take-all Root Rot (TARR) are two unwelcome Fall and Winter visitors to our South Texas lawns. Cool nighttime temperatures and moisture on the grass from … Read More
Prepping for the Flood That’s Coming (maybe)
With quite a bit of rain in the forecast, what should we do? Let’s start with getting excess water off the roof and out of the yard. The short recent … Read More
Magnificent and Mystical Baobab Trees of Madagascar
Six years ago, my wife Sally and I traveled to Madagascar, a beautiful and fascinating island off the southeast coast of Africa. Home to lemurs, Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, incredibly bejeweled … Read More
Plant Texas Natives to Support Wildlife
Choosing Texas native plants provides you with a beautiful, resilient landscape, and provides native wildlife with food and habitat. Native plants attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, lizards, frogs – all of … Read More
Indoor Gardening: EZ as a ZZ!
While there’s plenty of prep to be done outside, why not add some fresh green to your indoors too? Check out ZZ plants (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia). It’s tough and easy, making … Read More
New Organic Potting Soil for 2019!
We are now pleased to offer Nature’s Creation Organic Potting Soil with Mycorrhizal Fungi for our 2019 garden season! Some of our good friends in the green industry, Mr. … Read More
What To Do About Waterlogged Plants?
We have less control over our plants during prolonged periods of rain or flooding than during drought. Unless they are in moveable containers, there is little we can do except … Read More