Olive's was started in 1942 by my Grandfather, Walter Eric Olive. That was 77 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 [email protected] 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-seven 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 me with your questions and I'll give my best answers.
I installed my first gravel yard about 40 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, Tommy Olive
"God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are a gift of God."