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Palms And Garden Center

Relocated Plant Nursery Celebrates Location Anniversary, Specializes In Hardy Options For North Texas

When Leo and Caroline Yruegas launched North Texas Palms & Pottery in 2006, they rented a permanent spot on the McKinney Trade Days property. For more than 15 years, this location served them well. However, because the property was sold in 2021, the couple needed to find a new location. They bought an 8-acre lot in McKinney at 3565 FM1461 that previously was a horse farm, and during October, are celebrating their one-year location anniversary.

Their retail and wholesale nursery provides cold hardy palms, Bermuda sod, fruit trees, Homeowners Association-approved shrubs, shade and ornamental trees, flowers, drought-tolerant plants, firewood, chemical products, eye-catching pottery and holiday/Christmas decorations.

"The new property enables us to have more greenhouses and grow our own annuals and perennials,” Leo says.

Various types of palm trees, all suited for North Texas weather conditions, are available, confirms Caroline. Routinely, they carry the following unique cold hardy palms:  California Fan; Florida Sabal; Mediterranean/European Fan; Pindo; Texas Sabal; and Windmill. The palms range from 1 foot to 16 feet tall and are priced from $45 to $1,500. She says they also carry Live Oaks, Red Oaks and other traditional landscape items. 

Fun Fact:  Texas has two native palm trees that grow in the wild, the Mexican palmetto (Sabal Mexicana) and the dwarf palmetto (Sabal minor).

"Our knowledgeable staff can help customers select from among all sorts of plants, including agave, annuals, bamboo, fruit trees, grasses, ground covers, roses, Texas sun- and shade-loving perennials, tropicals, vines and yuccas," Leo adds. 

Jackie Lyles, the nursery's general manager, says their fall anniversary special will be a free pumpkin with every three, 10-inch mum plants purchased. "We'll be transitioning into Christmas lawn art repairs and winterization of trees and plants. We'll also have expanded Mexican pottery selections, fountains and bird baths," she says. 

A significant announcement is that the nursery team is introducing its own brand of palm food. "We worked all summer on creating a specially formulated food, with the assistance of fertilizing experts at Nelson Plant Food," Jackie reveals. 

North Texas Palms & Pottery staffers also repair Christmas mini-light yard decorations and holiday lights for homeowners. "Light up your yard with an array of beautiful Christmas décor. From light-up nativity scenes to trains to reindeer, we can do it all," proclaims Leo. 

North Texas Palms & Pottery Hours: Mondays through Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.//Seasonal Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will be closed on Nov. 24.

972.542.8620
NorthTexasPalms.com

Tip:  Palm trees should get a three-foot deep soaking in a six-foot wide basin every 10 or 12 days, rather than a shallow watering once a week. 

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