Calloway’s Nursery is a spot we’ve driven past numerous times. Every time we saw it, we thought nothing of the place. En route to a destination you typically pay no mind to the places you’re actually passing. Luckily, we were tipped off about this local Texas gem and decided to see what it was exactly.
Calloway’s Nursery has been selling quality plants and greenery throughout North Texas for the past 30 years. Until Friday, I’d only ever associated the term “nursery” with infants and young children. Well, after a fun little trip to this new discovery, we’re now very familiarized with the concept of a garden nursery – and we’re kind of diggin’ it.
When we walked in, we quickly noticed they boasted the coolest assortment of pumpkins and plants we’d ever seen. We wouldn’t exactly classify ourselves as botanists, green-thumbs or gardening hobbyists. In fact, we don’t own any plants…other than a miniature bamboo tree in our office. That being said, even we were impressed to see what they offered in their greenhouses. The sheer variety of pumpkins was impressive to say the least.
If you don’t know us, we’re massive fans of Autumn. Fall is arguably our favorite season as it ushers in birthdays, sweater weather, festive family gatherings, and seasonal decorations. In our family, we go all out with decor during this time of year. Some people consider September too early to start, but we think it’s just right. Besides, if we’re going to spend a wad of cash on pumpkins, we’ve got to get at least two months out of em, right?
So what kinds of pumpkins do we aim for? To us, the uglier the better. We seek out those warty, weird ones and supplement them with a variety of gourds. Of course we’ll nab some of the classic orange ones you carved as a kid, but we like to diversify the color tones, shapes and textures. Lastly, and most importantly, we love those stems. The oversized, oddly curled stems are highly coveted (and pricier) targets for us. We’ll leave you with this bad boy: