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Olive's is celebrating our 78th year in the Family!
God bless America!
Some Americans don't like her.
They say she has stood on the necks of others for too long.
She was never good.
She must be brought down.
Destroying businesses was met with so little resistance
they started tearing down statues of people.
With no resistance they moved to names of sport teams.
In San Angelo some want to change the name of Robert E. Lee Middle School.
History is there to teach us.
Let us look back in honesty.
Let us learn from history,
and not be so shallow as to think oblitorating her would be of any good.
San Angelo is full of Confederate names: tons of streets.
Don't be shallow.
Use these names to teach history.
Use history to become wiser and avoid repeating mistakes.
Those that dislike history dislike learning.
August is Gift Clearance Month!
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I really think you will find Olive's a pleasant place to be.
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Keep new plants, trees, and lawns watered - it's gotten hot!
Treat for grubworms with GrubFree Zone III
Apply Monterey Disease Control to prevent lawn fungus
Fertilize with Olive's Growin' Great
Apply Dimension weed prevention if it's been two or three months (mainly in Bermuda)
It's always ime to care for your landscape!
It's much easier to stay healthy than to recover from illness!
I don't like to get sick. Have you heard that stress will kill you?
Stress is hard on us and plants!
Extreme heat. Little rain. Little humidity. Chlorinated water.
Hard gyppy water. Weeds. Dry, hard-packed soil.
How does anything live through the summer in West Texas?!?
We can't control the weather. It's expensive to change the water.
So what can we do lessen the stress on our landscape?
My experience leads me to believe the answer is in the soil.
Take care of your dirt.
Come see us and we'll tell you how (or read this whole website)
It's not expensive and we've been doing it for decades!
Olive's was started in 1942 by my Grandfather, Walter Eric Olive. That was 78 years ago! We've accumulated some experience over the years and hope to share it with you through this website. Some people are considered experts when they've been doing the same thing for over forty years, so if you want to ask me lawn and garden, pond, or any question, just email me (Tommy Olive) at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get back with my best answer.
When you're sick, you want an experienced doctor. When your landscape is ailing, you want the same thing. We've helped thousands of West Texans be successful in their landscapes. Whether it's tired, yellow lawns or sick shrubs and trees, we can help. I believe in working with nature. We know which plants and trees do well here, which are challenging, and which are impossible to grow. You're on the Net so you must like to browse here: when you find what sounds like the best plant ever, you might want to check with my experience before you invest your money, sweat, and time. There are alot of continuous flowering plants that do great right here in West Texas. We're here when you need us. We've been a family owned garden center all my life!
Twenty-eight years ago I discovered organic gardening. This was after selling organic cures and native plants in the 70's totally unsuccessfully. I learned that success was found in the soil. Good healthy soil grows good, healthy plants. I developed our own bio-stimulant back then that we call Olive's OIL. For more info check out our Organic Gardening section.
We're also experts in Water Gardening. I built my first pond in 1976. What a blessing when we realized rubber could be used instead of concrete. What's the difference in designing a water garden and a Koi pond? How do you control green water and string alge? What plants will grow around and in the pond? Should I invest in a Bio-Fall and Skimmer and a UV light? We're here for you! Contact us (ask for Stevo, our water garden expert) with your questions. We are an Aquascape dealer.
I installed my first gravel yard about 43 years ago. It was on Rockbrook which was the southern edge of town back then. I put beds next to the house and some kidney shaped beds out in the gravel. It's still there today! At the time I'd never heard of the term Xeriscape. Since then I've learned alot that may benefit you.
My mother started handling gifts, home decor and Christmas in the mid-fifties. My wife, Debbie, has continued all that and added a boutique. We've got tops, dresses, sun dresses, pants, jewelry, and I don't know what all!
Thanks for visiting OlivesNursery.com
Community Bible Study starts August 17. We have small groups for women, men, and couples.
We meet at the Heights Church at 6:30 on Mondays for about 1 1/2 hours. We will be studying the gospel of John. It's designed for beginners to experts, and for unbelievers who want to see for themselves if there's any truth in the Bible. CBS is really a self-study Bible study. Five days each week questions guide you into your personal study of the passage. We will start with the first word in chapter one and continue through the end. But we do it together also. We come to "class" and hear others' answers and give ours if we want to. I give a short talk and we dismiss. On Tuesdays you read a scholarly commentary on the passage. We are not a church or affilliated with any church. We are being transformed by God's word in order to be His disciples wherever we are. Call me at 325-895-1101 if you want to know more. Tommy (You can go to CommunityBibleStudy.com and find our coed class)
"Regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interest of others." The Apostle Paul in Philippians 2:3-4