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Where to find Horseherb seed
August 02, 2015
I would like to purchase some Horseherb seeds. Can you tell me where I can do that? Either locally or on line. Thank you.
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Where to find nursery type containers in Austin TX
July 10, 2015
Where in Austin TX can I purchase nursery type containers to transplant my seedling
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Source for Pyrus ioensis var. Texana
July 09, 2015
Any idea where I can find Pyrus (now Malus) ioensis var. texana for sale around the Austin area?
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sources of milkweed in Bastrop, Texas
April 22, 2015
Where can I buy milkweed in Bastrop County? Can I plant in containers in garden soil? Thanks
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Seed Library in Hill Country, Texas?
April 21, 2015
Hello, I was wondering if there is a seed bank or library here in the Texas Hill Country?
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Searching for Acalypha amentacea ssp. wilkesiana (copperleaf)
April 06, 2015
Some species of Acalypha are natives, but the one I'm looking for is Copper Plant or Acalypha amentacea/wilkesiana. Can you give me a source where I can order seed? When I was kid working at a local ...
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Rain garden plants at the April Plant Sale
March 31, 2015
In answering the question about "rain garden" plants on March 20, 2010, you offered a list of plants. Which of these will be offered at the spring sale coming up on April 10-12? Thanks.
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Source for Hickory in Texas
March 25, 2015
I'm looking for a nursery in Texas that sells hickory trees. I've used your supplier links and gone through many, many websites of suppliers. However, the only nut tree anyone sells is pecan. I'...
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Pinus taeda (Loblolly pines) for a property in Van Zandt County, Texas
March 17, 2015
I want to initiate a stand of loblolly pine trees on our property in Van Zandt County in NE Texas. Assuming the ph factor is within range, how do I obtain seedings for this endeavor? Any other advic...
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Looking for Sideroxylon celastrinum (Coma saffron plum) seeds or seedlings
February 12, 2015
Hi. I'm trying to find a good commercial source for la coma (Bumelia celastrina) seedlings/seeds. Can you help? Thanks.
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