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recommended nurseries, greenhouses, growers?

Posted by mingtea z9 Tucson (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 1, 14 at 13:02

Hi everyone,
We visit TN to see my in laws and friends on occasion and am wondering if anyone has recommendations for good plant spots near Nashville/tullahoma/Knoxville? I'm interested in tropicals, houseplants, C&S and exotics.

-Ming


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RE: recommended nurseries, greenhouses, growers?

There are lots of super nurseries in Tennessee, but I don't know of any (at least around here) that have an outstanding collection of the types of plants you mentioned. Actually, I'd say some of the big-box stores (Home Depot, Lowes, etc) might be more likely to have a decent collection of houseplants than most nurseries. Big box store nurseries can be depressing (when a big percent of the plants are dead due to neglect at the store) but can also be pretty interesting if you go at the right time (especially when new shipments arrive). Most regular nurseries around here concentrate on landscape material (trees, shrubs, perennials, etc).


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RE: recommended nurseries, greenhouses, growers?

Stanley's Greenhouse on Davenport Road (Off Cumberland Ave) has a nice selection. You can check out their FB page to get a glimpse of the greenhouse, or if you're near the area, just take a drive down there :)


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RE: recommended nurseries, greenhouses, growers?

You might find some interesting things at Erins Herb Meadow. I live in Oak Ridge and its about 5 minutes away. I got my patchouli plant there, which is huge now. I remember one of the greenhouses full of different unusal flowering plants I'd not seen before. Itts definitely worth a look. She has some great stuff out there. You can find her fb page pretty easily and that has hours and directions.


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RE: recommended nurseries, greenhouses, growers?

Moore & Moore West, 8216 Highway 100 in Nashville


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