<img src="../../images/banner_rcw.gif" width="734" height="151" border="0" />
Hummingbird Season
A flash of harmless lightning, a mist of rainbow dyes, the burnished sunbeams brightening, from flower to flower he flies. ~John Tabb

Welcome!

Come wander through 4 acres of plants and displays. Enjoy our birds and relax in the most peaceful setting since the Garden of Eden.

Our Address
15809 Tomball Parkway
Houston, TX 77086

Open Daily
Monday - Saturday:   8 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
 





Double Duty Christmas Trees

Who said a Christmas tree has to be shaped like a cone and smell piney?
Why not get double benefits from your holiday decorating dollars with a "Living" Christmas tree.  

We have a great group of suitable trees and plants to be used as a living Christmas tree.  With a bit of care and planning, they can be planted in your yard after the holidays. 

  • Rosemary
    A great choice for apartments, or if you want something festive. You can snip off bits to season your holiday meals. 
    Rosemary grows in partial shade to full sun and needs good drainage.
  • Junipers
    They are sheared cone-shaped. For a modern look choose one with a spiral cut. Look for varieties like Spartan and Blue Point, which do very well here.
  • Sapphire Cypress 
    It
    gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "Blue Christmas" with its lovely, powdery-blue color. Plant it in the sun and dress it as your outdoor Christmas tree, next year.
  • Yews
    An interesting option as long as you don't have dogs. Plant them in full sun or in partial shade as a dense, view blocking evergreen.
  • Eastern Red Cedar
    T
    he classic living Christmas tree. We have a client who is lining his yard with them, one Christmas tree a year -- a tradition in the making. A tough native, Eastern Red Cedar makes a nice, mid-sized, evergreen tree...blocking out the most annoying views and nosey neighbors.
  • Holly
    It can be in a tree form or have branches full to the ground.  Most will have red berries during the holidays. Their shiny leaves reflect light well.  Plant in the sun or partial shade after the holiday.
  • Bright-n-Tight Cherry Laurel
    Great if you have a very narrow area to work in. Plant it in full sun to part shade...as long as you have really good drainage. It makes a great screen without eating up the entire yard.

Now for something completely different and non-traditional...

  • Buy a deciduous tree, toss some lights on it, and hang your ornaments.  Voilà -- a Christmas tree your 2-year-old can't pull down.
  • How about a citrus tree?  You have always wanted one and you can be eating its fruit during the next holiday season.
  • A big fat Camellia, like the aptly named Yuletide, will create a buzz among your friends and family at your annual party. They'll think you're a decorating genius and gardening goddess at the same time.

By overlapping your holiday decorating and gardening budgets, you can get 2 trees for the price of one.  Just bring your living Christmas tree into the house the week before Christmas.  Keep it moist (never sitting in water) and take back outside right after the holidays.  Let it acclimate for a week or two, then plant it in the ground.