5 places in Austin to meet your new plant friend

A plant makes regular things great. A porch. A coffee table. A windowsill. A desk. Put a plant on it. 

Not quite sure where in Austin you’re going to find your next plant? We’ve got five nurseries and garden centers to wander in until you do.

READ: One thing millennials aren’t killing: The plant industry

This is where you can find your next plant -- the one that you “definitely won’t kill”:

1. East Austin Succulents and Tillery Street Plant Co.

It’s hard not to get lost in the giant, winding garden of these neighboring shops. It’s just as hard not to find your new favorite plant. Those teeny, tiny succulents and cacti everyone is obsessed with? East Austin Succulents is filled with them. Tillery Street Plant Co. has plenty of tropical offerings that you’ll probably figure out how to keep alive in this climate, sure. 

stocking up ๐Ÿ˜#succulents #austin #eastaustin

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95 degrees, but only feels like 110 ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Cool cacti club.

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I am an old plant lady who gets lost in greenhouses and plant nurseries

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2. Frond

What Frond, a relatively small plant shop, lacks in size it makes up for in style and beautiful, healthy plant offerings. You can also choose from several hanging planters, because your new plant is way too good for the floor.

New plant hangers by @little.feral ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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3. The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors has more than just plants. But it has those too. This garden superstore has 2 acres of plants, the supplies you need to take care of plants and so, so many windchimes. This is also where you need to go if you’re looking to start a “fairy garden,” which is basically an outdoor dollhouse for gnomes. 

#greenthumb #gardening #dontdie

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Texas terrarium ๐ŸŒต #plants #beer #summer #austin @greatoutdoorsaustin

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4. Barton Springs Nursery

This nursery is all about the health of your new plant. Barton Springs Nursery offers a selection of plants native to Central Texas, and a lot, a lot of care tips, to ensure they flourish. Plus, they have a lot of pots.

My new little lady

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5. Red Barn Garden Center

Red Barn has plenty of small plant options, but is also a great choice for bigger landscaping projects. The nursery’s flower options keep it Austin-weird by encouraging patrons to “fill your yard with color.” 

Flowers flowers! ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ

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