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A Trip to Griffith’s Greenhouse

June 9th, 2009

There’s a small local greenhouse that I like to go to each spring to get my annuals. I love it because it’s a small family owned greenhouse and Mr Griffith is always there to greet you and help you load your car. I also love that the greenhouse is right behind their house, so you drive past their gardens on your way in.
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The main reason I love going is because they always have a great selection of plants that you can’t find at your big box greenhouse. They specialize in annuals with only a few perennials and they are only open spring and summer.
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They also cater to people that grow food, so they have tons of edible plants as well as all those annual beneficial plants that you need for around the garden, like nasturtiums, alyssum and marigolds.
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You have to get there not too long after they open because if you wait too long all the other locals will buy up all the plants. One year I made the mistake of going too late and the pickings were slim! This year I went right before our last frost (May 15) to make sure I got what I wanted.
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I made it home with a whole bunch of plants, some tried and true things I buy each year and a few new and interesting plants to try.

Do you have a special place to buy your spring plants?

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