East Tennessee is full of people who either grow their own tomatoes and vegetables, have a flourishing flower garden, love roses or orchids, enjoy container gardening or indoor gardening, or just want their curb appeal and landscape to look beautiful without too much work.
At Stanley’s we not only have the largest selection of perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, indoor plants, orchids, roses, and—at the holiday season—poinsettias, but we want our customers to have the informatiotn they need to choose the right plants for their situation and to successfully grow those plants. Through our website, Facebook, and our free workshops, we keep our customers up-to-speed on the tried-and-true gardening methods and our own gardening experiences, as well as the latest trends and innovations in the gardening world. Here are a few things we are excited about at Stanley's right now:
- For 2017, we grew hundreds of David Austin own-root, English shrub roses this year. Own-root roses are grown from cuttings taken from stock plants. Unlike grafted roses, the roots of own-root roses are the same variety as their flowering tops. We also grew Weeks Roses in hybrid tea, floribunda, grandiflora, and climbing rose varieties, as well as Drift roses that are an eye-catching groundcover variety. Of course, we also have easy-to-grow knockout roses that require no special care to flourish.
- For the busiest of people, we suggest succulents. This easy-to-grow plant family stores water in its leaves and does not require a great deal of muss or fuss. Place a succulent container in the right location; water it once every week or two; and you can quickly spruce up your desk, window, sunroom, apartment, or patio. Some of our succulent gardens can go outside during the summer and come in for the winter. Either inside or out, they provide a great bang for your buck.
- How about plants that help clean indoor air? We have a good selection now of hardy Sansevierias, commonly called snake plants. They clean indoor air of benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, zylene, and toluene; and at night they remove carbon dioxide from the air and replace it with oxygen. We also have peace lilies, philodendrons, aloe vera, English ivy, spider plants, Boston ferns, and many other plants that help you breathe easier all year long.
- And orchid lovers, save the date: Stanley's is honored to be hosting a free orchid show by the Smoky Mountain Orchid Society on October 7-8, 2017. This show is a first for Stanley's, and we feel confident many of our customers will want to see these rare and exotic orchids up close. More details about the show will be coming soon, but in the meantime, for more information, contact Rich Gettings, president of the Smoky Mountain Orchid Society, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So come visit us at your local, family-owned plant farm and gardening center. Charles and Mary Kathryn Stanley built their first greenhouse in 1955 on the farm that has now been in the Stanley family for more than 200 years. Just five minutes from Downtown Knoxville, Stanley's Greenhouse has grown into East Tennessee's favorite source for everything to do with successful growing. The family continues serving its customers with kindness and generosity while working to make Knoxville and East Tennessee a more beautiful place to live.