A Plant Nursery is a place where plants are being cared for and sold. A lot of these places have greenhouses for temperature control. The workers are responsible for taking care of the plants until they are sold.
A Permanent Nursery is where plants are kept for propagating so there is always a supply for sale. There are 6 variations of nurseries:
1. Temporary nurseries.
2. Permanent nurseries.
3. Forest nurseries.
4. Vegetable nurseries.
5. Fruit nurseries.
6. Flower plant nurseries.
And there are 4 categories of businesses
1. Retail Plant Nursery.
2. Landscape Plant Nursery.
3. Commercial Plant Nursery.
4. Mail Order Nursery.
Some nurseries specialize in plants native to their regions. In Ohio, these plants would be:
1. Ohio Spiderwort
3. Giant Milkweed.
4. Butterfly Weed.
5. Giant Cat Mint.
6. Purple Star Thistle.
7. White and Purple Asters.
Willowing Nurseries, located in Ohio (Not Delaware), appears to be the most popular and one of the biggest in the Midwest. If you were interested you can find a Delaware nursery, which is in the first state.
Ross, Ohio has 30 nurseries with an A+ rating from the BBB. Here is a list of the ones in the area:
1. John T. Nieman Nursery.
2. Bob Meyer Landscape Service.
3. Agro Mulch & Topsoil
4. Diefenbacher Greenhouses.
5. Northgate Greenhouses.
6. Oberson’s Nursery.
7. W.H. Shroyer Nursery.
8. Asrrowood Plants & Flowers.
9. Lagergron Nursery.
10. Durbin Nursery.
11. White Oak Garden Center.
12. Thesing Landscaping & Nursery.
13. J.’S Mulch & Landscape Supply.
14. Fowler Forestry Tree Service.
15. Durbin Interior & Exterior Landscaping.
16. Lakeview Garden Center & Landscaping.
18. Schwab Nursery & Garden Store.
19. Imfela Nursery.
20. Conservatory Plant Leasing.
21. Wilde Nursery.
22. Cassinelli’s Glendale Nursery.
23. Keystone Flora.
24. Spectra Scapes.
25. The Plant Detail.
26. Mary’s Plant Farm & Landscaping.
27. Plant Trolley.
28. Ohio Mulch.
29. Forrest Lytle & Sons Inc.
30. Jamie’s Mulch & Top Soil Supply.
Here is a list of the top 10 in Tucson, Arizona:
1. Bach’s Cactus Nursery.
2. Rillito Nursery & Garden Center.
3. Plants For The Southwest.
4. Ina Land Reclamation Facility.
5. Sunset Nurseries.
6. Silver Bell Nursery.
7. Arizona Native Plants.
8. Tucson Cactus and Koi.
9. Desert Trees.
10. The Home Depot.
Nurseries have plants that are easily grown in the area where they are located. Nurseries also carry gardening tools, potting soil or mix, fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, organic repellants, plant food, decorative flower pots, and chemicals.
The staff needs to be educated enough to answer all of your gardening questions.
If you go to a retail garden center, chances are that the plants you buy were sold to them wholesale. You are more likely to buy wholesale from a backyard Garden Center.
If you want to start your own nursery, learn which plants are the most popular in your area and sell them. Ground covers, ornamental grass, and landscaping trees and shrubs are the most popular. If you aren’t sure what plants to buy for your garden, go to Plant Finder www.gardenia.net/plant-finder and check it out. It will give you some ideas. It has a detailed list of plant types, light levels, best seasons, how much water is needed,, colors, and how much maintenance. It also has a list of hardiness, heat, and climate zones. It has tips for growing your own personal garden, a list for garden design, planting ideas, growing plants, flowers & plants, Plant Finder, and Gardenia.net
It is good to have knowledge of potential plant diseases, also. There are fungal, bacterial, and viral diseases. “AGRI Farming” has a detailed list on different diseases and how to treat them. It tells you the difference between “Biotic” and “Abiotic” diseases, how to kill blight, leaf spot, powdery mildew, canker disease, and damping off disease.