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ATTENTION CUSTOMERS

OPEN WITH OUR REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

Garden Centers are considered “essential” per the Burnet County “Stay in Place” order on March 25th, 2020. COME GET AWAY!

In response to coronavirus concerns and with an abundance of caution, Backbone Valley Nursery has decided to remain open for our customers at this time with regular business hours. Using CDC and Texas Department of Health Guidelines, we will be cleaning and disinfecting carts, restrooms and checkout areas throughout the day and are encouraging customers to use the outdoor checkout options. We recognize the health benefits of gardening and the desire to grow your own food and will do our best to provide our services with an abundance of caution, keeping a close eye on all reports coming in from the CDC, WHO and local and state health departments. We ask that you stay at home if you are sick, maintain a distance of 6 feet between yourself and other customers and our staff when possible and wash or disinfect your hands often. Our staff will lead by example. We appreciate your business and your cooperation at this time of uncertainty. Please stay healthy and GARDEN ON!

EDUCATION

FROM THE BLOG

Tillandsia Care

Air Plant (Tillandsia) Care Air plants, or Tillandsias, are Bromeliads in the pineapple family. They are classified as epiphytes, meaning they attach themselves to trees for support, taking nothing from and giving nothing to the tree. Their leaves, rather than their roots, absorb water and nutrients through tiny scales called trichomes. They really are quite easy to care for, but it helps to know what their requirements are if you want them to thrive. Light: Lighting should be quite bright but not direct sun. Keeping them within 3’of an east, west or south facing window should give them the light they need. Trees, overhangs and tinted windows may affect the [...]

By |May 23rd, 2020|

Staghorn Fern Care

Staghorn Fern Care   *Staghorn ferns (Platycerium bifurcatum) are epiphytes which grow in tree tops in Australia, Madagascar, Phillipines, Africa, Southeast Asia and America. There are many species of Staghorn ferns, each requiring different growing conditions. The Platycerium bufurcatum is the most common species in cultivation due to their ease of care. *Staghorn ferns have both sterile fronds and fertile fronds. The sterile fronds are the disc shaped fronds that serve to attach the plant to a tree, capturing rainwater and debris for nutrients. Sterile fronds also break down to provide nutrients for the plant. Fertile fronds are longer, look like “stag horns” and will produce cinnamon-colored spores in their [...]

By |May 13th, 2020|
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