Protecting from a Freeze

You get pretty lucky being a gardener in Texas; usually, the temperatures stay above freezing. However, on some rare occasions, the greater Austin area gets an overnight freeze or two. Protecting your non-cold tolerant plants is crucial to their survival through a winter freeze. Cover your plants in a frost cloth, a simple and commonly preferred method. A more serious …

Birds in the Winter

Everyone hears, “Birds go south for the winter,” but, “south,” is Texas. Regardless of how warm Texas winters are, birds are still susceptible to freezing temperatures. This article will help you to understand where birds go, what they eat, and the shelter they need to survive the winter. During the winter months, birds fly south to Texas and Mexico from …

Staying Alive: Succulents

Christmas season is just around the corner! Which means for this year’s season of joy Succulents are the way to go for gift giving. Before you present these beautiful little plants to your loved ones make sure you know how to properly care for them. Watering is a big part of their care (like most plants). The fastest way to …

Gifting for a Gardener

Christmas is the perfect time to gift gardening essentials to that person in your life who wants to start a garden. What do you get someone who wants to start a garden in December? A lot of veggies are sure to freeze if they get planted in the ground now. We have a gift for everyone at Round Rock Gardens. …

The Christmas Cactus

When a trend meets Christmas time, you have the perfect gift. This year, Christmas Cactus are flying off the shelf faster than poinsettias. They come in different colors; red, pink, and white. Here are some of the reasons people are loving the Schlumbergera, a.k.a the Christmas Cactus, which was given its name because it blooms from December to January. If …

Keep on Planting

Winter is approaching fast and we’re not ready to stop planting! Maybe you’re not ready to stop planting either. Round Rock Garden Center has many containers to create a beautiful container garden you can keep inside. If you’re wishing to plant a citrus tree, annuals, or even perennials, don’t let winter hold you back. However, if you’re planning to plant …

Incorporating Flowers Into Thanksgiving

Each year, Thanksgiving preparations get skipped over and people start to celebrate Christmas the first week of November. This year, take some time to celebrate all the things you’re thankful for around a table decorated with nature and flowers from your local garden center. Here are a few ways your centerpiece can go above and beyond traditional holiday decor. Create …

Origin of the Christmas Tree

Every Christmas, people all over America put up Christmas trees in their living room. Some choose natures tree and others prefer wacky colored artificial. The options are endless when it comes to choosing what kind of Christmas tree you want for your home, but have you ever considered why we follow this strange tradition; putting a tree in the middle …

Preparing for Christmas

Every year it seems like people prepare for Christmas earlier and earlier. Well, it’s the most wonderful time of the year and we want you to feel prepared right along with us. The garden center has started hanging lights, preparing for tree flocking, a wreath making class, and our annual open house. With two months left before Christmas day is …

Decorating for Halloween

Round Rock Gardens is the spookiest garden center for households who love thrills and chills. During the month of October, we know it’s important to have the creepiest yard on the block. Round Rock Garden Center has Halloween decor for the garden and home. We even have carving, mini, and pie pumpkins for sale- so add a spooky jack-o-lantern to …