Well, what with it being all spring here (I know you northerners find this hard to believe, but it's true), my thoughts, alongside every other gardener in town, have turned to EL JARDIN.
Now, I also know that we are probably going to get one, possibly two, very ugly freezes yet. That's just the way Mother Nature works here in Texas. She's tricky.
But none of us can resist.
I'm crazy excited to get started on my new ginormous succulent bed.
I got all those damn cement pieces moved in (whew). I still need to move some things out (blech) like a defunct little bird bath and some downed wood (critter habitat), but after that ... the fun part!
I've already mentioned East Austin Succulents before, but I'm gonna give you a big old honkin' tour today.
Get ready for a lot of pictures.
I can't stop taking picture when I go there.
I can't stop feeling a little panicked about winning the lottery when I'm there too.
There are actually two nurseries on this one funky east side property: East Austin Succulents and Tillery Street Plant Co..
Eric Pedley runs EAS and Jon Hutson runs Tillery Street.
(Both cuteashell, by the way.)
(Not that I care, I'm just sayin'.)
Um, so, you know you're on to something fabulous as soon as you walk up ...
Isn't that door just fantastic?
Orangeliciousness! And oh the font, the font, the font. Swoon.
And then ...
Oh, there's more. More, more, more my pretties.
I'm just going to tantalize you with pictures now.
Prepare to be tantalized within an inch of your succulenticus lifeicus.
Uh, yea, and that's just the East Austin Succulent side.
Now, check out the love on the Tillery Street Plant Co. side ...
The world's best office.
This piece was made by Jon's wife.
Do not buy it. I want it. It's mine. I mean it. Next paycheck.
A swing from The Red Swing Project, of course.
Of course, of course, of course because everything here is just so wonderful and fabulous.
I know every gardener has their favorite spot; this one is mine.
I care very much about customer service and these guys are really on top of that.
They're friendly, and helpful, and really glad to have your business.
The nurseries are located at 701-801 Tillery Street on Austin's east side.
East Austin Succulents can be reached at (512) 947-6531
Tillery Street Plant Co. can be reached at (512) 567-1090
I hope you pop over for a visit because I really, really really want them to stay in business and also because I think you'll really, really, really love it there.
Bring the kids too, there's room to roam.
It's a happy place, fo sho!
PS In the name of full disclosure, Eric styled me with some freebies, but only because he is really sweet and I was gushing all over the place about everything and telling him I was going to blah, blah, blog about it all. I planned this blog post before he lined the old pockets. Cha-ching!