April 20, 2018

THE BEST PLANT SOURCE EVER...MARY'S GREENHOUSE

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OK, I'm going to reveal my secret. Nearly all the plants that I don't propagate myself, come from a wonderful greenhouse, I should say greenhouses, in McMinnville, TN. Mary's Greenhouse is located at 202 Meiser Lane between Smithville and McMinnville just off HWY 56. We go up Interstate 40 and get off at HWY 56 exit. We go through Smithville toward McMinnville but you can get there via I-24 also.

I don't even know how many greenhouses are at Mary's but I know it takes me several hours (even if I call ahead and have them pull my order) because I can't resist going into all the greenhouses to be sure I don't miss something new. Wear your walking shoes and layered clothing. It gets hot in the greenhouses even in early spring.

The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. you can pick up a map in the office to help you navigate all the greenhouses. I often call them from my cell phone when I'm down the hill in one of their big greenhouses and can't find a plant that I know should be there. They always know where I need to look.

The old adage, "a picture is worth a thousand words" applies here. I took lots of pictures in late March of this year when I went to pick up my spring order. Here they are with captions.
Office - check out here
inside checkout
one of the annuals plant houses    
Mary's big old cactus
   
tropicals
one of several types of Pansies

 
One of the friendly employees delivers my pre-order

boxing the plants

loading our truck
view of the greenhouses from the side road
  
Looking down the hill toward the back lot

the annual plant greenhouses










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