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Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


December 8, 2006
3:50 PM

Post #2981719

I'm making the regional forums circuit to let folks know about our new feature here: http://davesgarden.com/go/

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.

Here are the Midsouth state listings so far:

AL: http://davesgarden.com/go/advanced.php?state=al
AR: http://davesgarden.com/go/advanced.php?state=ar
LA: http://davesgarden.com/go/advanced.php?state=la
MS: http://davesgarden.com/go/advanced.php?state=ms
TN: http://davesgarden.com/go/advanced.php?state=tn

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.)
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

December 8, 2006
6:03 PM

Post #2982155

Love It !
ginger749

December 8, 2006
6:06 PM

Post #2982160

Thats a smart Idea.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


December 8, 2006
6:15 PM

Post #2982192

Great! ginger749, this is intended to be a global resource, and you're welcome (actually strongly encouraged!) to add the parks, public gardens and nursery centers in your area as well ;o)
ginger749

December 8, 2006
6:37 PM

Post #2982255

Thank you Terry.
RDT
Crossville, TN
(Zone 6b)

December 19, 2006
10:46 PM

Post #3012052

This is a great idea. It would be so convenient when traveling. I added Crossville to the Farmer's market list and 3 comments on our Local Garden Centers. Linda

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


December 20, 2006
12:07 AM

Post #3012255

Thanks!!!! I think Dave will put in some very handy search tools as it grows.
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 14, 2007
8:50 PM

Post #3497105

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.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


May 15, 2007
12:24 PM

Post #3499366

Here it is: http://gardens.com/go/view/7671/ please do add your own review (looks like a great place ;o)
wooffi
Arlington, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 18, 2007
1:54 AM

Post #3509249

Terry,

We have a wonderful farmers market in Memphis TN that is doing it's second year with incredible success.

Venders have to offer locally grown products and come from three states.

There is music, entertainment, kids activities and more.

A great enrichment for our River City. Below their link.

http://www.memphisfarmersmarket.com/

Thanks
Wolfgang

Gardensoyvey



Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


May 18, 2007
3:39 PM

Post #3511005

I added them here: http://gardens.com/go/view/7942/ - I hope you'll add a review!
rebecca30
Cary, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 31, 2007
4:47 AM

Post #3555980

I would recommend the Raleigh, NC State Farmer's market on Lake Wheeler road. Great plants and wonderful produce.

http://www.ncagr.com/markets/produce/index.htm

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


May 31, 2007
12:10 PM

Post #3556500

rebecca30, you have a dmail ;o)
deltaqueen
Holly Springs, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 23, 2007
8:05 PM

Post #3649590

I already had a username and log in - that's rare! didn't realize this was a DG tool. Congrats on this nice site!
Sendone2me
Orlando, FL

July 9, 2007
1:27 PM

Post #3714375

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

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


July 9, 2007
2:05 PM

Post #3714533

This is it, I think: http://gardens.com/go/view/155/

Care to add a review for them?
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 9, 2007
2:33 PM

Post #3714656

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.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


July 9, 2007
2:41 PM

Post #3714682

Well, if you can't add a review for that garden, I bet you'll find other places you've visited more frequently, which you can add a review for ;o)

We have over 600 Georgia resources listed (farmers markets, public gardens and parks, garden centers, landscapers, pumpkin patches, u-picks, etc.): http://gardens.com/go/advanced.php?state=ga

If you want to browse, here's where you can pick your state and type of resources: http://gardens.com/go/browse/gardencenters/

Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 9, 2007
11:16 PM

Post #3716395

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

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


July 9, 2007
11:26 PM

Post #3716433

I've edited their categories, but will you add a review with that information? It will undoubtedly save others a trip if they know it's hardscape only now.
babybluesntn
Hendersonville, TN
(Zone 7b)

July 18, 2007
1:51 PM

Post #3750023

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?
Karen

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


July 20, 2007
5:38 PM

Post #3759467

First thing is to check and make sure someone else hasn't added them. You'll find a search box on the main page, and a ZIP code search when you drill down a bit.

If it's not in there, then plug away or send 'em to me and I'll add them for you. Then - the really important part - be sure to add your reviews ;o)
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 3, 2007
2:29 AM

Post #4043021

Terry, could you please add AL to the top. We have many great nurseries, arboretums and Botanical Gardens. If you are drive from Georgia to Mississippi, you have to go through Alabama. :~)

I have found the entries from Go Gardening and it has helped me, but it would be nice for other folks to see what we have to offer too. Tennessee to Florida panhandle, drive through Alabama!

Thanks,
Traci

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


December 27, 2007
5:34 PM

Post #4331670

I'm not sure where this new thread alert has been hiding (probably under the pile of stuff on my monitor ;o)

At any rate, Alabama is now on the list - thanks!
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 28, 2007
6:18 PM

Post #4335144

Thanks so much!

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


December 28, 2007
7:36 PM

Post #4335324

You're very welcome!
pupilpropogtr
Birmingham, AL
(Zone 7b)

December 29, 2007
2:34 AM

Post #4336556

One question, you actually have other thread alerts other than mine? I thought it was one on one service. ;^)

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


December 29, 2007
3:50 AM

Post #4336834

hehehehe - just a *few* other alerts ;o)
gardenergail
Bay, AR
(Zone 7a)

April 20, 2008
2:09 PM

Post #4835274

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!
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

April 20, 2008
5:29 PM

Post #4836231

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.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


April 28, 2008
7:31 PM

Post #4877895

Azalea, be sure to leave a review here: http://davesgarden.com/products/go/view/1417/

Not only will your comments help other gardeners, every comment, photo and new entry you make will better your chances in this fun contest running until the end of May: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/822644/
PaulFromAL
Piedmont, AL
(Zone 7b)

May 6, 2008
9:49 PM

Post #4915711

I didn't see Bloomin Miracles 651 Whites Gap Road
Jacksonville, Alabama

Nice folks, nice stuff...run by Victoria and David Dubose. Japanese Maples, perennials and more pots than you could...well they got lots of pots anyways.,,,:)

I go by there whenever I can sneak off from my wonderful wife who is under some illusion that we have spent more than enough on the garden...:)

This message was edited May 6, 2008 4:52 PM

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


May 22, 2008
2:02 AM

Post #4985991

Sorry for the delay - here they are: http://davesgarden.com/products/go/view/19052/
Ret_Sgt_Yates
Sparta , TN
(Zone 7a)

June 11, 2010
10:08 AM

Post #7878819

Where is our Mid South Members List seems like others have one yet we dont

The Sarg ~ ;>(

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