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8801 Coit Rd
Frisco TX 75035
On Nov 22, 2008: telosphilos from Little Elm, TX wrote:My experiences have been generally very good at this nursery. My kids even ask to go visit because they like the creek that runs through it and the odds and ends in the building. They like planting perfectly random odds and ends and will be getting their own planting beds as they get old enough for it. It's a very serene setting full of mature trees shading the tables full of plants. The selection of well adapted plants is quite good. The staff seems to know their stuff when it comes to what does well here. When I was looking for my one major shade tree for the back yard most of the maples were sold out, but I was directed to a Chinese Pistache which grows very well here and actually has an almost weeping characteristic to the way the leaves move in the breeze. I am really liking that tree and it's brilliant red fall color is just eye catching. The staff is a little weak on the bleeding edge developments for new cultivars that are supposed to fair well in our soils and hardiness zone, but I find that very forgivable. None of them have poo-pooed me for going ahead and making the attempt of planting some low chill cherry varieties. I'm sure it helps that they know they'd be selling me the replacement trees and if I succeed they'll be able to use that success to sell an new variety too. No way they can lose, but they did warn me that cherries are not known to grow here and we had a nice debate about why that is. I've also promised to bring some 'White' pomegranate fruits in whenever that shrub fruits so they can see if they like it and possibly add it to their inventory. I appreciate their open-mindedness as well as their knowledgeability. While a little higher priced than the big box stores for most small plants, I've found that the condition of the plants is generally better. I admit to doing mostly fall planting so I have found some root-bound plants, but nothing unexpected that is now doing poorly and certainly not any of the trees. Nothing I have purchased from them has died yet and when you consider some of that was given away as gifts to non-gardeners, that's pretty impressive. The final star is lacking only because of the price point and the lack of ability to get ahold of exotics. They really don't want to be the middle man between a buyer and an online retailer. I can't say as I blame them, but I do prefer to buy plants locally as I find my results are much better that way.
On May 02, 2007: sweezel from McKinney, TX wrote:Very good selection, especially of trees, bushes and native perennials. Always helpful when I call to ask if they have something in stock. Prices are high though. Also, they carry very few 4 inch perennials (instead carrying more quart size) and gallon size are high. Their roses are also are also among the highest priced around. They are only about 15 minutes from my house, but I still only go out there about once a year.
On May 01, 2007: nifty413 from Garland, TX wrote:Great selection! Great staff! Best nursery in the area for native plants.
On Feb 25, 2007: Lenka_ from Princeton, TX wrote:Two thumbs up! Always friendly and helpful with advice or information on various aspects of gardening. They have a great selection of native plans, as well as annuals and perennials you don't find at hardware store nurseries like Lowes or Home Depot. Great selection of shrubs and trees. I stop by often in the summertime, pick up a few plants each time and enjoy the butterflies and birds always visiting outdoor nursery grounds. Visit their website for more information on all the services they offer or to view a photo slide show of the nursery.