How many times have you bought a plant from your local flower nursery rather than the garden center? Like me you probably have never thought about it and did not realise they existed.
I haven’t always been into gardening but spent countless hours growing up watching my mum tend to her flower beds or tend to the old apple tree in the back yard.
A year ago we moved into a house with a lovely garden and although I had previously dabbled in gardening, it was my Mum that took the reigns and walked me around my plot instructing me on how to care for certain plants whilst deadheading and clearing at the same time.
Being new to the village we came across a lot of local folk and one guy in particular advised us to take a short drive down to our nearest family run flower nursery. I instantly fell in love with the rows of light, airy greenhouses,the selection of plants on offer and the overall organisation of a flower nursery. I do really love a garden center for a browse but when choosing a certain plant or item for the garden then i find they can sometimes be overwhelming.
So please do a little research and enquire to see if there is a local family run flower nursery near you – i can guarantee your plants will certainly be cheaper and you are bound to save on your beautiful hanging baskets. It is very rewarding to go along and chose a basket along with the plants you would like it filled with.
Earlier this week i packed up my camera and headed down to the nursery to choose some herbs. With spring imminent, i plan to enjoy the terrace of my garden and fill it with the sweet scent of mint and rosemary. A flower nursery is a godsend for lazy gardeners like myself as the hard work has already been done for you!I took my camera and grabbed a few cheeky snaps as i just adore the natural light through the glass.
Whilst i was there i spotted some Dahlia that had been planted into pots. Dahlia’s grow from a tuber and not a bulb like some people may think. And the Dahlia tuber is very big! My gardener once told me that the tuber can be split and planted in separate pots but this may lead to an outcome of a dud growth,therefore a large pot should be used instead.
After doing some research i plan to introduce Dahlia to my garden.To begin with Dahlias are inexpensive. There are very few flowering plants that cost just a few pounds and give you a big bush-like plant with constant big blooms all summer and then some. Perhaps i will grow them along side my roses. It seems as though there are so many varieties to choose from but naturally i will purchase the type that my local nursery are stocking.
There are so many reasons why i choose to source my plants at nurseries including benefits such as my plants being healthier and finding rare species. I know i am making an investment rather than a purchase.
Do you have a local flower nursery? I hope my post will convince you to source your plants from there if so and save some money.
Enjoy the spring and thanks for stopping by xx