What was once just an empty backyard is now the home of Cosmic Plant Company, a locally owned, woman-owned plant shop and greenhouse in the Gruene Historic District.

The plant shop and greenhouse, located at 1640 Hunter Road, opened April 20.

The shop, owned by New Braunfels natives Katilyn Pummill and Jenn Kelly, is made from reclaimed wood and tin from a 100-year-old barn that was previously on the property.

A number of their plants are sourced from small, local growers. Cosmic Plant Company sells succulents, gardening tools, ceramics, bath salts, indoor plant nutrient drops, handmade baskets, sustainable home goods and more. They also provide potting services and workshops.

Pummill said they try to sell specialty plants and curate items they love.

“A lot of our stuff is kind of Southwestern forward,” Pummill said. “Every boutique is a little bit different cause whoever’s running those, they’re picking stuff that they like, so we try to blend old world with new world, Southwestern with also classic Americana green.”

She said the name "Cosmic Plant Company" “came to fruition by itself.”

“We were just sitting down brainstorming one day, and we’re just like, ‘Well what about cosmic?’ We felt like with plants, there’s so much variety; there’s so many different ways that we want to take this business, different avenues that we want to pursue [with] this business. So it just kind of made sense, but we’re really happy with how it all came together.”

Pummill said that they loved having their business in their hometown.

“We are at a tourist destination, but we have so many friends and family that have already come through the space, and that’s what makes it feel like home to us.”

The plant shop will have their grand opening May 20 from noon-7 p.m. with live music, vendors and giveaways.

Cosmic Plant Company is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 830-214-6418. www.cosmicplantco.com