Favorite Nurseries in Utah, Get better acquainted with these during the winter months
11/25/2011 | Sheryl McGlochlin

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  • Tri-City Nursery, Kaysville.
  • Cook's Greenhouse Nursery, Orem.
  • Granite Seed Company, Lehi (If you like seeds visit their website!)
  • Wasatch Shadows, Sandy.
  • Linden Nursery, Lindon.
  • Alpine Gardens, Perry, which is near Brigham City.
  • Willard Bay Gardens, The best place in the state for perennials, located in Box Elder County.
  • Millcreek Gardens, Salt Lake City, approx. 900 E. 3500 South.
  • J & J Nursery, Layton
  • High Country Gardens. They have a good selection of plants that are water-wise.
  • There is a lady in Brigham (Edna Secrist) that has the very cheapest prices for a somewhat limited selection of perennials. She sells out of her yard. Price is $3 for well established gallon plants. Some are as high as $4. She propagates her own and they have all gone through one Utah winter. Drive east on 600 south in Brigham. Her home is on the south side of the street several blocks up. After mid-April when she gets the pots out of her greenhouse you can't miss it.
  • Empire Gardens, Salt Lake City area (Wholesale & retail, easiest way to find it is to head north on 700 East and around 3600 South look for a tiny street marked "Empire" on your right.) Bring a checkbook & look for Ruth. Knock on the door if you can't find anyone. Great for gallon pots of drought resistant perennials, shrubs, trees.  Family relationship with Millcreek Gardens.
  • Cactus & Tropicals, corner of 2000 E & 2700 S, Salt Lake City
  • Farmers Market (8am Saturday at Pioneer Park) Consider the lilies near Borski Farms & Caputo's on north side of market, heading east. Empire Gardens has a sampling of plants further west on that north side walkway.
  • Vineyard Nursery just west of Orem off Geneva Road. Not fancy but their prices are about 25% less than everywhere and it has a down-home feeling!

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