Walt Conrad

Walt has extensive background in landscape design and trees and plants native to the Soutwest. He loves spending time in the nurseries and helping customers find solutions to their landscape problems.
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Recent Posts

Pick Out Your Favorite Texas Christmas Tree

Posted by Walt Conrad on 12/12/13 3:59 PM
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Topics: Christmas Trees

How Landscaping Increases Your Property Value

Posted by Walt Conrad on 10/17/13 6:57 AM
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Topics: knowledge base, Design

Moon Valley Twisted Tea

Posted by Walt Conrad on 7/26/13 11:17 AM
Stay cool this weekend and relax with a Moon Valley Twisted Tea using the freshest ingredients plucked right from your own backyard! This cocktail was made for sipping, lounging and enjoying the late summer nights. All you need is a few fresh lemons, you're favorite sun brewed Texas Tea and your favorite vodka. Have everything except those fresh lemons? Head to your nearest Moon Valley Nurseries location and pick up a lemon tree or any other Moon Valley Nurseries citrus variety and make the freshest summer concoctions all summer long.

What you need: 
  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 4 ounces fresh lemon juice or 4 ounces lemonade using a Moon Valley Nurseries Lemon Tree
  • 3 ounces , unsweetened iced tea recipe
  • 1 -2 ounce simple syrup, to taste
  • 1 sprig mint, for garnish 
  • 1 slice lemon, for garnish


Fill a Mason jar with ice. Add the rum, vodka and gin, lemon juice or lemonade, iced tea and simple syrup. Shake thoroughly, taste and adjust sweetness if needed; garnish with a slice of lemon and sprig of mint. As always, drink responsibly.
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Topics: Insider, Homegrown Fruit and Citrus Trees

Moon Valley Nurseries: Jacaranda Fast Growing Trees

Posted by Walt Conrad on 4/3/11 11:25 AM
Yes, this is the purple flower tree seen all across the Southern United States during mid Spring. In addition to the beautiful blooms, this tree grows very fast and provides a soft, filtered shade. Foliage lends it self well to most landscape styles as well.
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Topics: Industry Expert, Flowering Trees