"Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been interested in plants, and I've enjoyed dabbling in my gardens, growing new and unique types of plants. I just never expected it ever to be more than just a hobby."
In college, a chance elective started me down the path to plant science. After college, I managed a garden center in Columbia for 10 years, but children and life took more time than I had anticipated and I took a step back for a while. When life settled down, at least for a little bit, I went back to work as a private horticulturist for a local family that wanted help taking care of their greenhouses and properties.
That was fine for a while, but I continually had this dream of owning my own garden store. I would always drive by this “abandoned” greenhouse on South Nursery Road and it kept calling out my name. One day I answered back and decided to take a look at it to see if it was a fit for me. After some consideration, in 2012, I took a leap of faith and bought the garden center, and, as they say, the rest is history.
Since then, I have have continued to add new items, vintage décor, outdoor planters and indoor flowers pots, and the most unusual and hard to find houseplants, succulents, and landscape plants and shrubs anywhere around.
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