How to Choose a Plant Nursery

Is there anything better than strolling through rows of plants on a warm summer’s day, allowing the intoxicating scent of flowers to waft over your senses? It can be so therapeutic to be in the presence of vibrant greenery, reminding you of nature’s beauty and the vitality of life.

Perfect day aside, you would need to find a plant nursery to visit that would inspire your own landscaping. And, for good or bad, there are often several to choose from. So, how do you choose the right one? How do you find that perfect plant nursery to be your oasis away from home?

What Makes a Good Plant Nursery?

First things first, it’s a good idea to consider the details. They may seem less interesting in comparison to the thrill of buying plants and accessories for your garden, but they’re quite important. A good nursery should have a water tank (or another water source) and a pump or irrigation system. Knowing that your nursery properly cares for its plants is important. After all, you don’t want to arrive home, excited at the prospect of planting your new azalea, only for it to wilt the very next day due to lack of being watered. Also, be sure that the nursery has a storage facility for soil and seeds. This will prevent you from travelling to multiple places just because the one you chose doesn’t stock everything you may need. Therefore, make sure your nursery keeps a varied list of gardening supplies at the ready.

Now, another important part of a plant nursery is, of course, the plants and your experience as the customer. As aforementioned, you want to feel like you’re walking through the Secret Garden, so, a good trick to knowing if a nursery is professional and on standard, is to check the condition of their flora. If the flowers or any of the foliage looks extremely wilted or unhealthy, this may be a sign of lack of care. Speaking of care, it’s the staff that truly make all the difference. You want to ensure that your experience is pleasant, but that the people helping you can actually give you good advice and pertinent information.

The Perfect Choice

Here at Windy Willows, we can offer you all this and more. We are a wholesale plant nursery located in Honeydew, Roodepoort. We offer wholesale plants directly from the farm, so you can rest easy knowing that our plants are of good quality and that you are supporting a top local plant nursery. We offer landscaping and irrigation services, with friendly staff who can not only help, but even offer up advice best suited to your needs. And, if you’re unable to spend your day browsing for plants in-store, we even offer online shopping!

So, feel free to visit our plant nursery anytime or contact us for any more information.