Yesterday I spoke at Riverbend Nursery in Thompson Station, TN, and the garden center manager said that someone had come into the nursery the day before with my book, "Container Gardening For All Season" in their hands ready to put together their containers. I was thrilled - the fun has begun!! So to help folks find some great places to go to get their plant material, I'm putting together a list of garden centers that carry a lot of the plant material that you'll find in the book (and remember to check out the "options" side of the container recipes). I'll add more as time and discovery allows. And tell me about your favorites, also!
Moore and Moore West Garden Center Nashville, TN - wide range of interesting plants and a great place for the true plant addict. Great place to find containers and windowboxes!
Riverbend Nursery Landscape Supply Outlet Thompson Station, TN - fabulous customer service and a fun place to go to "find something a little unique" and great prices.
Nature's Best Nursery Nolensville, TN - having recently moved to it's new location, this garden center is taking off in a great direction.
Fast's Greenery Arrington, TN - just discovered this mom and pop plant store. Loved their annual selection and great prices.
Shadow Nursery Winchester, TN - while a wholesale only store, this legendary owner - Don Shadow - has created a dream destination of unique plants AND safari creatures
Bates Nursery Nashville, TN - not only a great resource for a WIDE selection of plants, this icon of Nashville beautification has one of the best blogs/twitter feeds that I know of. Great information coming out daily.
Hewitt Garden Center Franklin, TN - great place to find a wide range of geraniums; their tree expert, John Bradley, is one of the best kept secrets in the southeast. Excellent landscape design company (I got some wonderful horticultural training during my years working here - thankful for all that I learned in this place.)
Randolph Greenhouses Jackson, TN - a plant nerd's mecca. Find the newest, find the most unique, find inspiration.
Mouse Creek Nursery Riceville, TN - more than just a garden center, this is a destination. Great assortment.
Mary's Greenhouse McMinnville, TN - go with the largest vehicle you can find (you're going to want to buy LOTS of plants), wear good shoes (this place is huge), and take your time to see everything.
Harpeth True Value Franklin, TN - check out their Garden Store
Molbak Greenhouses Seattle, Washington - Made me want to move to the west coast just to be near this place. I took over 150 pictures when I visited this place.
Dragonfly Farms Nursery Hansville, Washington - Another plant nerd's mecca.
Peace Tree Farms Kintnersville, PA- USDA Organic certificaation, state of the art horticultural growing, really cool plants.
Plant Delights Raleigh, NC - A place like none other. If you can never make it there, you HAVE to start getting their catalog. I still have collected every catalog for the last eight years (yes, I know it's nerdy)
Saul's Nursery Alpharetta, Ga - cutting edge of the plant world
Family Tree Nursery Overland Park, KS 66212 Visited this nursery several years ago and it almost made me move to Kansas just so I could have a nursery like this nearby. Wow - everything a new gardening to the die-hard plant nerd like me would want in a garden center.