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Old 03-02-2012, 07:48 AM
 
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This is my first year with so much space to plant in the ground (I used containers at my last house and a tiny plot in a community garden), so I'm getting super excited. Can anyone recommend a good nursery for veggies and perennials? I'm starting stuff from seeds, but thought that I should have a backup in case I screw it up somehow

Also, is there are place that sells unusual plants? In Philly, we had a heavenly store, Mutschlers, that has the most astounding array of orchids, cacti, ferns, and who knew what else. I love that place, and haven't found anything like it here.

Happy gardening,

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Old 03-02-2012, 08:29 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA... where the nest is now empty!
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I love Martin's, south of the city on 51.
Welcome to Martins Flowers And Shrubs - Route 51, Belle Vernon Pa

Anything I ever bought there thrives like crazy!
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:17 AM
 
Location: East End of Pittsburgh
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Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery in Wilkinsburg. It is located at 806 Holland Ave / Wilkinsburgh PA 15221 (412) 638-3333

The farm is certified organic and carries a wide variety of tomatoes and peppers. They also sell on site cultivated seeds and seedlings for purchase. they also carry a limited variety of perennials.You can view their catalog online as well.

I used to buy all of my seedlings from them. I now cultivate my own seeds year to year. This year I am going to try growing potatoes and cabbage from seeds.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:39 AM
 
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My retirement job for the last 5 years has been seasonal horticulture work with the Pittsburgh Zoo and I know that one of their favorite places to buy plants is Lms Greenhouse and Nursery in Allison Park.Another good choice is Michael Bros. Nursery in Russellton.
Home - LMS Greenhouse ~ A full service greenhouse, landscape and nursery serving western, PA.
www.michaelbrosnursery.com
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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More general ones are all over and I don't necessarily prefer one to another. But Sylvania Natives is an interesting one. All the plants there are native to Pennsylvania. We have planted a few different varieties from here, and it's amazing how they thrive. Sylvania Natives --
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:44 PM
 
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Thanks so much to everyone - lots of places to visit! I'm especially grateful for the native plant store; I'm going to see what might fit nicely into my hard, and hopefully create enough gardens that I will not have to mow (:
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Kubrick's is just outside of Oakmont on Coxcomb Hill/Rt. 909. They have a good variety and often unusual things you don't see elsewhere.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:29 AM
 
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Again, thanks for the ideas; we went to Chapon's Greenhouse > Home because my sister wanted to hear Doug Oster. They have a nice selection of seeds, veggies, pansies, and the best pitcher plants. Nothing too unusual, but certainly enough to make me spend too much money *smile*
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:58 AM
 
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i'll second sylvania natives and garden dreams. garden dreams carries some native perennials too but their specialty is definitely vegetables and herbs. they have over 100 varieties of tomatoes!
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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third to sylvania natives and garden dreams!
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