One of the important differences that will distinguish this feature from other general "trip advisor" or "yellow pages" sites is the input from each of us as gardeners.
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 these 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.)
I just thought of our local Farmer's Market in Forest Park, GA just so of Atlanta. I went there last week and got some beauties. They don't seem to have the bargains they used to, but a great selection.
We have the Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, Fla. It is on 50 acres and well worth the visit if you are every in the orlando area. I got there quite a lot. you can visit the web site at http://www.leugardens.org located 1920 North Forest Ave. Fran
I wish I could add a review. I used to live just about 6 blocks from the H. P. Gardens just a block off Bumby. It was a free thing then, but I was in my 20's and not really doing much gardening. I often thought of driving back in there, but never did. At the time it was a private residence and sort of forboding. Opportunity missed.
One thing I do know, and I am very disappointed in - the Pike Family Nursery in Stockbridge, GA is no longer a nursery - they only carry "Hardscape". They do have lots of beautiful rocks, many kinds of stone and gravel, etc.
Terry - We toured gardens in SC, Fla, and GA this year, and last year we went to MS, KY, and IN. Some were public gardens, some were private. Do I put in the zip code for the area they were in and then plug them in?
I have just added a new nursery in Jonesboro, AR, called Harmony Gardens. It looks like it is going to be a great place to shop! I bought two lorapetalums, an irish moss, and a couple of dark colored sedums. Very nice!
I almost forgot about one of my favorite nurseries, in Griffin, GA it's the "Plant Emporium". I have bought things there off and on for many years. The owners are great people and have their own GH where they propagate many of the things they sell. The prices are very reasonable since they don't have to pay a middleman. They have lovely and unusual garden ornaments, bird houses, etc. http://www.google.com/search?q=The Plant Emporium, Griffin, GA&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1 I hadn't been in there for about 2 years, and the owner Robin Porter called me by name, what a sweetie. I would go more often, but it is about 20 miles from me.