|Take advantage of this beautiful spring weather to get your flowers
planted so you can enjoy them all summer long!
|Colorful Sun-Loving Annuals
Annual flowers and foliage plants come in a rainbow of shades and have the power to turn your dull porches, patios, borders and beds in to stunning displays of bright dramatic color. Plant showy pops of color in containers and throughout sunny areas of your landscape with these eye-catching favorites that thrive in bright light: pentas, purslane, moss rose, scaevola, lantana, bronze leaf begonias, celosia, Snow Princess alyssum, vinca (periwinkles), zinnias, angelonia, sweet potato vine, supertunias, Dahlberg daisies, blue daze, melampodium, Mexican heather, marigolds, coleus, Red Flash caladiums and more.
Get yours today and see what sun-loving flowers can do to brighten your day! Read Warm Season Annuals for quick and easy descriptions and see our 2013 Spring Bedding Plant Guide for all the beautiful flowers we are growing here at the nursery.
|Upcoming Gardening Classes
We are going to be providing many classes and workshops for children and grownups this summer and we will be finalizing our class schedule and announcing it in the next couple days. Watch for our summer class schedule on the Home Page of our website and in next week’s webletter!
We’ve got 18 acres so we can provide a huge variety of plants for all of your garden and landscaping needs. Here’s a just a sampling of our new arrivals:
- Eastern Snowball Viburnum
- Tiger Eyes Cutleaf Sumac
- Aralia & Plum Spreading Yew – Great for shade!
- Coral Bark, Crimson Queen & Bloodgood Japanese Maples
- Smoke Trees
- Coral, Icy, Red & Sweet Drift Roses
- Cannas (Bengal Tiger, Red Futurity, Striped Beauty, Tropical Sunrise)
- Tuscan Blue Upright Rosemary
- Loropetalum patio trees – Beautiful small purple tree
- Crape Myrtles (Baton Rouge Weeping, Red Rocket, Catawba, Natchez)
- Hardy Hibiscus – Perennial favorite!
- Tropical Hibiscus, Ixora, Bougainvillea & Esparanza
- Agave, Cactus, Yuccas, Succulents & Sedum
- Graham Blandy Boxwood
- Japanese Black Pines
- Endless Summer Hydrangeas – in bud & bloom
- Hameln Dwarf Fountain Grass
We’re bringing in too many plants to list them all, so check our Available Stock List often for the trees, shrubs, vines, ornamental grasses, and fruit trees we have for your garden and landscape. Be sure to add Covington’s Soil Builder (includes compost, greensand & expanded shale) and Soil Moist to your soil to help reduce water requirements in your containers and planting beds.
|New Concrete Garden Art
We have a new batch of concrete statuary including giant turtles, frogs, bunnies, pigs, egrets, ducks, angels, St. Francis, cactus, fleur de lis and more. We also brought in large urns, bunny planters, birdfeeders and frog seats.
Come in today and check out all of our fountains, benches, birdbaths, statuary and other garden art and chose something beautiful or whimsical to add fun and interest to your outdoor environment.
All of these custom stained garden accents are made from heavy duty concrete so they are very durable and will last for years.
|Rockwall County Master Gardener Tour of Gardens
Covington’s is a sponsor of the Rockwall County Master Gardener 2013 Tour of Gardens on Saturday, May 18th. Tickets may be purchased here at Covington’s… just see the Cashier in our Gift Shop to get yours. Take the tour for some inspiration; then come shop with us for beautiful flowers, plants and accessories for your outdoor spaces. Don’t forget your Covington’s $5 off coupon from your tour guide.
|What's on Sale
- Ruby Slippers Maples & Dogwoods – Just reduced to 1/2 price!!!
- Huge 7 gal Knockout roses - $49.99 (reg. $79.99)
- All roses buy 4; Get 1 more FREE…Mix & Match!
- Outdoor flowering color bowls & hanging baskets-Buy 1; Get 2nd for ½ price (thru May 19th)
- 1 gal Covington’s Grown Bandana Lantana (Mounding varieties) Now only $5 each (reg. $9.99)
- Australian Tree Ferns (inside our store) 40% off -Quantities are limited!
- 4” Begonias (sun & shade) & Impatiens (shade) - 75¢ each when you buy by the flat! $14.88 per 20 ct. flat (reg. $22).
- 1-gallon Perennials & Annuals – 10 for $80 (reg. $9.99 each)
- 15 gal. Purple Wisteria in bloom now! - 50% off
- Saucer Magnolias (includes Jane & Betty) – 50% off regular price
- 1 & 3-gal Blue Rug Junipers – ½ price! Great ground cover for sunny areas!
See our Available Stock List for all our shrubs and trees including those on sale.
|Want a Prettier, Healthier Lawn and Landscape?
Sign up for our annual maintenance program and save 50% on your first service. For details, contact us at (972) 475-5888 Ext. 5 or email@example.com.
See our Landscape Services Page for information about all the Lawn and Garden Services we now offer.
specializes in diagnosing and
solving plant problems. You
may be experiencing these same
issues, so we want to share
When you come to Covington’s,
Burton can usually be found
at the Customer Service desk
and he’s always happy
to help make your gardening
experience easier and more
Please bring actual bugs or
plants or photos showing the
problem when you come to get
your gardening problems identified.
This week, we're looking at crape myrtles, and how to keep these beautiful plants healthy and vigorous.
Q: What are the white blobs all along the branches and trunks of my crape myrtle trees?
A: Those are insects called felt scale. They colonize stems, particularly at the joins of branches, and sucks sap from the plant. The honeydew they excrete may cause a black mold to form.
Individually, each scale does little damage, but they're prolific and you'll have tens of thousands of the pest on a good sized crape myrtle all working at the same time. It's a drain on the plant's system, causing stunted growth, limited blooming, and general poor performance. Prior to about ten years ago, this insect was not a problem in North Texas. It's a new pest to a reliable plant in our landscapes, and it most troubles crape myrtles that are "topped" or otherwise stressed by insufficient sun or moisture. I've never seen a crape myrtle killed outright by the felt scale, but we see many each year that look very bad because of this insect's infestation.
Our ferti-lome Systemic Insect Drench is a very reliable solution to rid your trees of this pest. This systemic root drench will be absorbed up the stems and into the leaves of the plant and keep the plant free of almost any insect pest.
|Join our Team – We’re Hiring!
Covington's is hiring for several positions in our Landscape Services Department. If you are motivated to provide our customers with the best service anywhere, see Help Wanted for details and apply today!
Our Webletter to a Friend!
you, our regular readers, know,
the Webletter we send out weekly
is filled with helpful information
about planting in North Texas,
as well as our latest specials.
But if you have
a friend who's enthusiastic
a beautiful yard and seeing
the best of the new material
as soon as it arrives, recommend
our Webletter to them!
They'll see that it's also
filled with pictures taken
here at the nursery, usually
in the same week the article
is published, of the newest trees,
shrubs, and flowers as they
come in. Why settle for generalized
pictures of a common shrub
when you can see the very
plants we have available, right now?
Nursery & Landscape
Covington's Nursery you'll
find: 18 acres and 28 greenhouses,
2 ponds, trees, shrubs, vines,
ground covers, annual and perennial
color, pottery, fountains,
and a gift shop. We're open
7 days a week to serve you.
for a vast selection of quality
plants to choose from (18 acres!),
and the knowledge & service
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In This Issue...
May Monthly Planners
May is a wonderful time to tend your garden and landscape. Check out our May Conventional and Organic Monthly Planners for helpful gardening tips, then get out and make the most of this fine Spring weather.
Green up your lawn with Covington's High Performance
Save Water and Money with Drip Irrigation
Learn more about drip irrigation and watch our video, then call (972) 475-5888 Ext. 5 to see if drip irrigation is right for you.
Rather have a pro handle your lawn & garden services?
Call us today to schedule:
- Lawn Fertilization
- Pre-emergent Weed Control
- Lawn Fungicide Application
- Tree/Shrub Fertilization & More
See our Professional Lawn & Garden Services Program for details on all of these services.
Discounts and Savings
here to learn how to become
a Covington's Club Member,
and about our Senior Gardener
and Organization Discounts,
Everyday Specials, Half Price
Houses and more.
our new Half-Price House sale
page. You'll find
shrubs, vines, grasses, fruit,
and crape myrtles at terrific
the link and see for your self! Half-Price
can check availability
of our plant material
online at your convenience!
Stock list is
updated several times a week
and it includes a special "Half
Price" section with
beautiful plants at greatly
The inventory list has pricing
and container sizes listed
alphabetically by plant type.
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