Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Working with Us

Thank you for your interest in our sustainable landscape solutions. We are a team consisting of educated and experienced horticulture professionals, naturalists, and artists who create outdoor spaces that are both beautiful and functional. Our focus is native plants for the purposes of conserving, preserving, restoring and celebrating a region's natural identity. Since our inception in 2001, our goal has been to make positive changes in our community by informing its residents about native plants and sustainable landscape methods. We have presented hundreds of educational programs related to these topics, and several of our projects have garnered awards from the cities of Dallas, Plano and Denton. Although we have relocated our operations and family to Texas' Coastal Bend, we continue to serve clients located in the Dallas-Ft. Worth-Denton and Austin regions.
Our Services
Each project is unique and receives customized suggestions. To help guide us and you through the planning phase, we request that you complete our new client questionnaire. Please send us a message at and ask for this document. When you return the completed form, please also include a few photos of the project site.
Site visit/consultation -- estimated cost: $75 for one hour (notes only), $125-150 for up to two hours (notes and sketch). We will visit your property and make recommendations based on your responses to our questionnaire. Payment is due when services are rendered.
Design -- estimated cost: $400-900+, depending on size and scope of your project. Please submit a current and legible copy of your survey or plat plan with your questionnaire and photos. Your design package will include digital files of the following: 24x36" custom design, to scale; list of plants and materials, including common and botanical names; care and maintenance instructions; recommended sources for plant materials; and referrals to contractors in addition to our team who may assist you with part or all of the installation phase. When your design is complete, we will schedule an appointment by phone to review our recommendations. This usually takes about an hour, and we conduct these sessions in the evening and on weekends. Payment is due when services are rendered.
Installation -- estimated cost: based on your budgetary parameters or we can "design to the ideal", which is on average equal to approximately 5-10% of the value of your home. A deposit equal to one-half the estimated cost is required to begin your project. The balance is due upon completion of your project unless other arrangements have been made in writing and agreed upon by both parties. We offer a warranty as follows: 1) warranty is valid for 90 days from date of installation; 2) all of our plants are guaranteed to be true to name, the correct quantity, and healthy at time of delivery; and 3) excludes loss due to weather; client neglect; or damage caused by humans, machinery or motorized vehicles, or wildlife. To ensure the success of your project, we suggest our maintenance service for at least the first 90 days from the date of installation.
Maintenance -- estimated cost: based on size and scope of your project. Our rates for maintenance are based on $55 per man hour. To ensure the success of your project, we suggest this as a companion to our installation service for at least the first 90 days from the date of installation. We issue invoices for maintenance on a monthly basis, typically on or around the 1st. Payment is due within 5 business days.
Plant materials -- estimated cost: 2in plugs are $2 each; 4in pots are $4 each; 1g pots are $8 each; 3/5g pots are $18-35 each; please ask about prices of other sizes. Our nursery is open by appointment only to ensure your personalized shopping experience. You may contact us by phone (361-549-2503), text (214-477-2919), email (, or Facebook Messenger to schedule a tour. Please visit our website ( and click on the Plant Availability tab to see our current inventory.
Writer and Speaker fees -- please contact us to negotiate these fees.
Methods of Payment
We accept cash, check, or credit cards. We use Square to process credit card transactions and QuickBooks for online payments.

Monday, June 04, 2018

Plant sales and nursery hours

Results are in!

Recently we asked on our Facebook page whether you would prefer to attend a plant sale at our nursery or a pop-up venue. The responses were evenly divided 50-50; therefore, we have decided to do a little of both and, we hope, reach as many people as possible. This week, we will return to the Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers’ Market, Wednesday, 5-8p, at 100 N Shoreline Drive. Here is our projected pull list:

In 4” at $4/ea: edibles — jackfruit, mint, copper canyon daisy, hardy ice plant, and sea purslane; natives — pink powderpuff, frogfruit, horseherb, woolly stemodia, railroadvine, beach morning glory, pigeonberry, and big momma turk’s cap.
In 1g @ $8/ea: native and edible — lemon beebalm, lyre leaf sage, turk’s cap, elderberry, and American Beautyberry; other natives — pink and white gaura, and a variety of sages; other edibles — lemongrass and upright rosemary. And maybe some surprises, too!

After much consideration, we have decided to keep nursery hours by appointment only. Our goal is to provide you with customized information and a pleasant shopping experience. Currently we are available Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8a to noon, and other days and times by request. Please do not visit our property without an appointment. Whether the gate is open or closed, we are not available for “walk in” customers.

Thank you for your continued support of our mission to restore Texas!