For the last installment of this month long independent nursery celebration I wanted to post about something near and dear, my business*, plant lust. Supporting great independent nurseries is what we're is all about and without them we wouldn’t exist… plant lust connects gardeners to the nurseries that have the plants they’re lusting after.
Our mission for plant lust is two-fold; we provide gardeners with a simple but comprehensive plant guide, while also providing a platform for the nursery industry to showcase their plants. For small (and large) independent nurseries plant lust offers a free, interactive platform to get the word out about the plants they offer.
Gardeners can search our database for just about anything: specific plant names, plant types, garden conditions, leaf and flower color, and get detailed, rich results from multiple nurseries and multiple photos of each plant from gardeners around the world. And we’ve got many exciting developments in the works; including wish-lists where gardeners can track plants they are lusting after and place mail-orders with multiple nurseries from a single location. We hope to inspire the next generation of gardeners who may not even know yet how much they are going to love gardening. One of the best ways to insure continued success for independent nurseries is to increase the number people gardening! If you visited plant lust back when we first launched and thought it was just a NW regional thing, well it’s not, nurseries from all over the country are signing up to contribute. We’ve also had people email us with the name of their favorite nursery and say we should contact them about joining, so here’s your chance…what favorite independent nursery of yours should be on plant lust? Leave a comment with the nursery name and the person I should contact (if you know it) and I’ll try and get them on board. Our world is getting very small, in a good way. Your favorite nursery can become the much loved source of unusual plants for someone tucked away in small town USA without their own independent nursery to support.
And thank you again to Pam, at Digging, for the call to blog in support our independent nurseries!
(*yikes!...I got so excited writing about plant lust that I forgot to include the names of the brains behind the idea Megan Hansen, and the one who actually populates the site with all the nursery data Patricia Cunningham! Sorry ladies!)