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Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

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 Southwestern state listings so far:

NM: http://davesgarden.com/go/advanced.php?state=nm
NV: http://davesgarden.com/go/advanced.php?state=nv
AZ: http://davesgarden.com/go/advanced.php?state=az
UT: http://davesgarden.com/go/advanced.php?state=ut
TX: http://davesgarden.com/go/advanced.php?state=tx

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.)

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

A quick update...

Since posting this, we've added many many new entries - all of the states linked above have at least 50 or more garden centers, farmers' markets, etc. Please be sure to add your $0.02 for your local garden destinations, and add any places we've missed. (If finding and copying the coordinates is a problem, just add the name, street address, and phone number - the system and our admin team will fill in any blanks in a jiffy ;o)

Tucson, AZ(Zone 9a)

Ditto what Grammy'sGarden says. I've been going there for probably fifteen years or more, and have watched them grow and get to be more and more fun. A high-end nursery with high-end stuff, but you can always find something affordable to buy, too.

Sun City, AZ(Zone 9b)

vbs - i' m A 40 yr professionsa;

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

This message was edited Jul 11, 2008 1:16 PM

Victorville, CA(Zone 8b)

Hmm... Is california not considered a southwest state? I live in the same desert as most these folks.. just not as far inward.

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9a)

You can hang with us desert folks anytime;o) I think California is not listed here because they are so huge they have their own regional forum - lol...


Cave Creek, AZ(Zone 9b)

Maybe he thought he was at a golf course pond...re-googled it on his gps...
All kidding aside, hope he's gone for good...Surprised w/ your Mesquite canopy that he saw it!

Victorville, CA(Zone 8b)

Oh.. okay :) Thanks for the clear up. I think you may see more of me in this forum more then they would in the cali one.. not all areas in the state are garden equals :P

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9a)

Ha ha - same as AZ... You have the low desert (us), the high desert and you have mountains and higher elevations that are more like Colorado or places back east. Very diverse. So if you're a desert dweller like us then this is the place for you;o) I will have to Google Victorville and see exactly where in CA you are at.

Las Vegas, NV(Zone 9a)

Googlie is in the middle of the windy desert just around the corner from heading down the Calhoun Pass. From what I can see driving through, she needs all the friends she can find. I did not see any soil that was darker than light tan. Welcome Sharon.

Yukon, OK

Can you tell me exactly where I belong as far as areas? I live in Yukon, Ok., a supburb of Oklahoma City! I thought I belonged in the Southwest area but I see that Ok is not listed! Thanks for the help!

Lisle, IL(Zone 5a)

I believe you're in the Central Midwest.

Monte Vista, CO(Zone 4a)

We consider Colorado to be in the Southwest, too, north of New Mexico. It's not Midwest, so I wonder if Colorado should be here, too? We eat green chile, have a high Hispanic population, there are many adobe buildings in this area, and hold to the southwestern food traditions: enchiladas, tamales, sopapillas, etc. - drats. Now I've gone and made myself hungry...

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