nurseries in the Dubuque area?

LeslieL(z5a IA)April 27, 2004

Any recommendations? My DH and I will be in Dubuque over the weekend and I would love to hit some nurseries.



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Leslie, Hmmmm, well it's not IN Dubuque, but it's kinda on the way to Dubuque if you're going up Hwy 151. It's called Limestone Gardens and it's outside Monticello a couple miles going North on Hwy 38. Here's the address:


Don & Janell Peters 319.465.3337
Spring Plant Sale at Limestone Studios and Gardens. Hours Saturday and Sunday 10 to 6 pm Tueday thru Friday 1-6 pm closed Mondays. 15457 Jones Delaware Rd Monticello, IA 52310-7886

She has some stuff that other places don't have, nothing incredibly special, but the best thing is to look at her gardens. These are really nicely designed gardens. Her and her husband have built terraced gardens on the sloping lawn in front of their house. She has also made good use of shrubs and trees and doesn't rely on perennials alone. If not this trip maybe the next time you and Debbie E. go off nursery hunting. :)

IA Z5a

    Bookmark   April 28, 2004 at 12:20PM
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LeslieL(z5a IA)

For sure!! Next time we take a road trip we'll bring you. Maybe you will know enough to make sure that Willow Glen is open before you drive all the way to Decorah!!!!!
What a hoot!
Thanks for the tip on Limestone Gardens, I will check it out and report back.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2004 at 9:34PM
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You will need an appointment with Doc Kaufmann owner of River Ridge Nursery (
Located south of Dubuque several miles near St. Catherine's(South on hyway 52 towards Bellevue). He is a master with japanese maples and has many hard to find plants. His place sits on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2004 at 8:42PM
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Jimbob, I may just have to go to this nursery!! It's good to go to someone that actually raises the plants in the area that you live so you can see how they grow. Thank you for providing that link!

Leslie, think we can talk Deb into a road trip? :)


    Bookmark   April 30, 2004 at 1:17PM
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