Thursday, October 13, 2011

Support Your Independent Nursery Month: Antique Rose Emporium

I will choose an independent garden center any day over a big box store. They have plants that grow better in my local climate. Antique Rose Emporium is one of my favorite independent nurseries, since I live South of Austin and tend to visit  frequently. 

Top 5 Reasons I support the Antique Rose Emporium:

1.) Roses - They of course are known for their amazing selection of heirloom and disease resistant roses. 

2.) Free classes - Yes, you read that right. They offer a variety of classes on different subject matters to the general public. I just attended one on fall vegetable gardening. To get a list of the upcoming classes click here.

3.) Pots, fountains and bird baths - They have a lovely assortment of colorful pots, fountains and bird baths. I purchased my own bird bath from them and haven't been disappointed. 

4.) Herbs and vegetables - They have a great selection of seasonal herbs and veggies to plant. 

5.) Perennials - I have to admit this is why I frequent this nursery the most. They have a wonderful selection of tried and true perennials for South Texas. They carry unique and different plants that might be overlooked at the big box stores. You can also find out what is blooming or should I say "surviving" at any given time of year when you walk around the grounds at Antique Rose. The perennial beds are a great example of what will work in your garden. 

Antique Rose Emporium - 7561 East Evan Rd., San Antonio, TX 78266. Open Mon-Sat 9am-5:30pm, Sun 11:00am-5:30pm


  1. I have been there before and bought a SWAMP rose and believe it or not it survived our hot, dry summer and looks great.
    I would visit more often if it was a little closer to me. Pretty fall mums in the photos.

  2. Amy - Swamp rose? Never heard of it, but it must be a great plant if it survived our summer drought.

  3. I've been wanting to go here forever. Might just make it happen this fall.
    Great photos.
    Thanks for taking us along.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. Linda - It is worth the trip. Thanks for the comment. Hope you have a wonderful weekend as well.

  5. Wren, ARE is one of my favorite places in Texas. I really don't live that far, I should go more often. It's about a 75 minute drive from my door to theirs. Like you, I love the perennial plant selection. I'm a sucker for the roses, too!

  6. Cindy - I think my car would drive there on auto pilot. Just went again today. It is beautiful. Lots of plants blooming and tons of butterflies.

  7. Wren, Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love ARE too. Are you going to the Art in the Garden and Festival in the Roses on Sat. the 22nd? I plan to be there.

  8. Shirley - You are welcome. It is always nice to find a fellow garden blogger in your area. I have a lot going on that weekend, but I'm going to try to make it out there. It sounds like fun.

  9. Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've always been curious about the Antique Rose Emporium. I'll have to make a trip down there this spring; it looks like it would be worth a road trip!

  10. Cat - Thank you for your comment. I love your photography.

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