Nursery and Garden
Fredericksburg Farms began as a small family owned and operated wholesale plant nursery located on our family ranch near historic Fredericksburg, Texas. We started our business growing blooming plants and herbs for small nurseries and florists and providing Easter and Christmas flowers to churches in the Hill country area. Over time we have added a fundraising component and grow several nursery crops just for fundraising. Although we have grown considerably since our start we remain committed to our basic goal: growing exceptional plants for our customers and providing superior service. Let us grow something for you!
Currently we offer several crops grown especially for fundraising sales. Many schools, PTAs and churches have had great success with our plant fundraising sales, and our staff can help you plan a successful sale for your group. We offer old fashioned quality with personal service and we look forward to assisting you in any way we can.
The nursery fundraisers are limited to a delivery area within a limited radius of Fredericksburg, Texas.
Poinsettias - Poinsettias are native to the tropics and will not survive temperatures lower that 40°. In nature, as in our greenhouses, the plants thrive in a sunny, warm, humid environment. The winter temperatures and dryness in our homes are not ideal growing conditions, and may cause leaves to drop. Keep your poinsettia away from drafts and heat sources in an area where it receives good light. When the soil in the pot begins to dry out, remove the plastic pot cover and water thoroughly allowing water to run out the bottom of the pot. Allow the plant to drain before replacing the pot cover. Never allow plant to stand in water. When danger of frost is past, you can plant your poinsettia in the garden. Cut back top of plant to encourage new growth. The new leaves will be green. The bracts (leaves) turn red in the fall, when the daylight hours are shorter than the nighttime hours. When temperatures are below 40° bring plant inside.
Easter Lilies - Easter lilies bloom for only a short while. After your plant has finished blooming, you may plant it in the garden. The foliage will die down, but the plant will sprout new growth, and bloom again next spring. Enjoy!
Geraniums - Geraniums need sunlight, water, and fertilizer to thrive. Place your plant outdoors, after frost danger is past, in a location where it receives plenty of light. Morning light is preferable to the hot afternoon sun. Our geraniums in the greenhouse get a mild fertilizer with each watering. At home you may use any fertilizer that you mix with water and apply, or you might choose a time release granular fertilizer that you apply to the soil in the pot. Always check on your plant's water needs and never apply fertilizer to a dry plant. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch about 2 inches down into the soil. Remove any spent blossoms and dead leaves promptly to encourage new blooms.
Removing Geranium Blooms and Dead Leaves
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To remove blossom, grasp stem firmly.
Remove blossom stem where it joins main stem.
Remove dead leaves regularly from base of plant.
Check plant's water needs regularly