Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Support Your Independent Nursery Month: King Feed Garden and Hardware

October has been deemed Support Your Independent Nursery Month by Pam at Digging.
Nothing like showing up at the last minute.

Here in Wimberley, our main place for all things garden is
King Feed Garden and Hardware.

This place has been here for a long time.  Back in the 1950s, this site was a cedar yard and sawmill, with a small store that sold hardware, feed and ranching supplies.

It's changed hands over the years, but still carries a large line of different feeds...from food for dogs and cats, to those deer creatures we all love.

They are also a True Value Hardware store.

But, my main interest is for the garden.
They carry veggie transplants...

and herbs.

They carry a nice variety of native succulents and bedding plants.


Trees and shrubs.

They have a nice supply of bagged soils and composts.  They carry the popular Lady Bug brands.

Their bedding plants are healthy.  And, they have an assortment of the colorful Mexican pottery that I like.

Their supply right now is lower than usual.  Maybe a sign of the times.

There are other garden accessories.  Windchimes and birdhouses, and feeders.

A focal point of the nursery is the ruins of the fireplace left from the home of the original owners.

All dressed up for the Halloween season.

They did a good job of black and orange arrangements.

There's a nice greenhouse, for tropicals and houseplants.

We've had some cold mornings, here in Wimberley Valley.  So, the cold tender plants are safe inside.

Hmmm....I just might have to have some of these colorful tomato cages and shepherds hooks.

Inside, you'll find a nice array of natural plant foods and pest control.  You'll find the other kind, too.
But, they seem to focus more on the natural products.

There's a small, but good variety of seeds.

You can find garden tools, irrigation supplies, gloves....almost anything you need for the garden.
Plus other tools, paint, plumbing needs, etc.

Outside again, they have a new addition of these little guys.
They didn't have any baby chickens, but there are usually some inside by the cashier stand.
And, don't forget that feed for whatever critter you might be feeding.

King's is a nice place to visit, whether you need something or not.  I don't usually leave empty handed.
It helps that's it's only a couple miles from my front door.  On the other hand...maybe not for the budget.

So, when in Wimberley, drop by King's.  It has that old fashioned, small town feel.

They're friendly and knowledgeable...they answer questions about what might or might not work for certain spots and they usually point out that 'deer resistant' doesn't necessarily mean MY neighborhood.
(Did I mention we have LOTS of deer in my neighborhood?)

Wimberley is worth the trip.

Be sure to visit Pam at Digging to see some other great independent nurseries.

'til next time..

Happy Gardening...


  1. What a fun place, I love the look of it and will make a point to stop in next time I'm in Wimberley.

  2. Wow! That is a nice selection and a rather large nursery section for a hardware store. Next time through Wimberley, I promise to stay longer than 2 minutes to get a vanilla ice cream cone from the DQ!! That store will be worth a trip alone.

  3. Oh my gosh! What a wonderful post! I love Wimberly AND this was such a treat. I loved the colorful stakes and red trailer. Everything was staged so wonderful. Thanks for visiting me today too! Have a wonderful day!

  4. I love to visit Wimberley, and this looks like an easy place to drop a few bucks. I enjoyed the virtual tour. It must be great to have this place so close to your home.

  5. We are glad you joined us in our nursery sponsorship. Haven't been to Wimberley in quite awhile. Looks like we need to come out and visit your nursery. You will be coming this way to visit Shoal Creek nursery because you won the gift certificate. Please email me at the email I left on the posting with your info.

  6. Love King Feed! I've been worried about them, with the drought. I don't know about others, but I've not been buying plants at all. Looks like I should drop by for some winter annuals!

  7. King's isn't very big, but they have a good assortment of plants and natural products.
    Wimberley is just a nice place all the way around. We feel lucky to live here.
    And, speaking of luck....what good luck to win that gift certificate from Shoal Creek. Thanks Jenny for hosting.


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