PlantFiles is getting a new look! Just in time for spring, we're rolling out a new look for the best online plants database. It will also work with your smart phones and mobile devices, so now you can take it with you on garden center visits or botanical garden tours. Questions or comments? Please post them here.
Please add your feedback for the businesses you've patronized and the public gardens and parks you have visited. It helps other gardeners and the business or organization.
For smaller businesses and organizations, this type of "word of mouth" is their only form of advertising. And for businesses of any size, unsolicited testimonials are priceless - they can't buy that type of good will.
You can narrow this down to a particular category (garden center/nursery, or public gardens, etc.) You can also plug in your ZIP and specify a radius (especially helpful if you live near the state line and want to see everything in your immediate area.)
If your favorite nursery or park/garden isn't listed yet, let us know and we'll add it, or start the entry and add what you know (we'll fill in the blanks.)
It's too cold to go visit nurseries in person, so why not reminisce about your nursery jaunts from last season? Your feedback will help new gardeners in your area find the best places to buy and visit.
Since we posted the Go Gardening threads, we've added many more garden destinations in every state - in fact, each state listed above has 50 or more spots currently listed (and we know there are a lot more that could be added...you may be the only person who knows about them and can add them!
Be sure to review your local spots, and add any places we missed (if you can't figure out the lat/long coordinates, don't worry - add what you know and the system and we will do the rest!)
Hi Terry!! I don't have to reminisce about nurseries. I work at a botanical garden and get free plants all the time!! LOL. We have a plant sale twice a year and I always drool and have to cross my arms so I don't go buying all the plants that I want. I can easily go overboard. lol.
One of the best places I have seen for inexpensive plants is the 1st Ave Drugtown in Iowa City (52245 area code). For those living in the area the selection at Drugtown on 1st ave far surpasses all the of the grocery stores and rivals the big greenhouses. The difference is that you can buy 2 or 3 plants for $5 instead of $8 or $10 per plant like the other stores.
Hope this is ok to post. But I have found flower clubs to be very resonable place to purchase plants. The plants are grown in gardens in the area so I know they are hardy and will survive in my area.
Plattsburg Missouri (north of KC metro) the FFA students from the high school along with the Master Gardeners will be hosting an annual and perennial flower sale May 5, 8am-3pm.
Lathrop Missouri (east of Plattsburg) will be hosting a plant sale that same day.
Commanche Acres (west of Plattsburg) is a very large commercial iris farm.
Well be relocating to the KC area - probably Shawnee - sometime this year (after our house sells). We're going to be building home, so it will be next spring before I'm landscaping, but want to start planning now.
I want some help from a landscape design company, but also want to do some on my own. But I'm confused about the zone. I thought it was 6a. (I'm 5b, but have no problem getting 6a plants to grow here if I give them their own eco-climate).
I'm starting with trees I'd like - what about Franklinia v. Stewartia? Anyone know much above Evodia - do they really bring on the bees, or would one specimen tree be OK?
I'm also looking for an evergreen that will grow to no more than 12' feet and is not an arborvitae.
And do some camellia and crape myrtle really grow there?
The house is basically Mediterranean one floor with a tile roo and a U-shaped entry - and while I have no problem with ideas for the back and side yars, and completely stumped about what to do with the front yard.
Would love lots of advice! Oh - and there will be lots of roses.