Specializing in Azaleas & Landscaping Plants

Nestled away in the Piney Woods of Southeast Texas is BILinda's Plant Ranch on Highway 326 south of Kountze, which blossoms forth into an oasis of color in late winter through spring with the whites, pinks, lavenders, corals, oranges and reds of over 400 planted Azaleas. It's still a work in progress with lots of future plantings in the works.

Come and Take a stroll under the majestic oaks and experience the serenity and peacefulness of nature while viewing over 200 varieties of Azaleas. Some varieties are in limited supply while are still under propagation and not yet available.

Blooming times vary according to climate. Flower colors fade in and out and most blooms last over a week. So a prolonged period of bloom is possible with early, mid-season and late blooming varieties. Mass plantings of Azaleas can be planted to provide a continuous floral display for 3 - 4 months. (Usually spring to summer.)

Blooms vary in size. Mine vary from the mini at 1/2 inch to the large at 3 - 5 inches. Flower forms ranges are single, semi-double, double, hose in hose, semi-double hose in hose and double hose in hose. Some even look like roses and camellias! As to shades, centers, blotches, stripes, spots and flakes to solid and multiple colors on one plant like a conversation piece such as the Hilda Niblett.

Seven varieties of fern are native to this land. Christmas, Royal, Chain (Wood Lady), Braken and Japanese Climbing Ferns. The Chainfern seems to just flow through the trees! Other native plants include the Strawberry Bush, American Beauty bush, Spider Lily, Cardinal Flowers and Partridge Berry Ground cover. The Blue Violet becomes a weed in the pots! Honey Suckles, Yellow Carolina Jasmine and Passion Vine grow wild. If you're looking for a particular native plant, we may be able to obtain it for you. Sorry! We do not ship plants. You'll have to visit the beautiful Big Thicket to get them!

Throughout the year a multitude of birds visit and feed with the squirrels. Finches, Indigo Buntings, Blue Birds along with the usual Blue Jays, Cardinals, Doves, Carolina Wrens and Sparrows. Each spring the Cedar Waxwings feast on the Holly berries. The Ruby Throated Humming Birds announce their presence going from feeder hook to feeder hook singing, "We're here! Feed us!".

You'll find us on Hwy 326 between Sour Lake and Kountze. Look for the sign on the left if you're traveling south.
We're open daily from 8:30 until around dusk. Closed Wednesday until around 1:00 PM. Blow the horn or ring the doorbell. Our German Shepherd will greet you at the back door. The two little dogs will sound off to announce your arrival, regardless of our presence.

If raining, books are recommended. It seems to be feast or famine with little in between.

BILinda's Plant Ranch
11243 Hwy 326 N
Kountze, TX 77625
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