What's your favorite nursery?
This list has been compiled from the thread started by Garden_Frog back in September 03. It is based on the membersrecommendations (names in italics). The list is organized by region (and Upstate New York is HUGE!!): Capital Region/Glen Falls , Syracuse area , Finger Lakes/Central New York, Rochester Area, and Buffalo area. Some areas are not yet represented (Adirondacks for example), but this might come!
Other great sources of plants are Farmers Markets (as the one mentioned by upstategardener Christine in Downtown Rochester, or the one in North Tonawanda, Buffalo, on Saturdays, mentioned by Penny1947). Local Co-ops, too, are valuable sources. Honest Weight Co-op in Albany has really interesting choices on a day-to-day basis! So, let's not forget our "local growers"!
- Capital Region / Glens Falls Area
Verstandigs (Delaware Ave, Delmar) Nice variety of annuals, healthy and good prices -- babanna & Anne-Marie
Olsens (New Scotland Ave., Slingerlands) Healthy plants, expensive though. Nice variety of shrubs --Anne-Marie
Helderledge Farms (on the escarpent near Thatcher Park, Altamont): a wonderful place, looks less like a store and much more like a garden. Very unusual plants and knowledgeable staff --Kareen & PerennialFanatic
Gade Farm (Route 20 Western Ave.-just below Carmen Road, Guilderland). A great variety of just about every flower possible and a fair selection of veggies. --mcdonne ... And they have great wood fire for the winter! --Anne-Marie
Colonial Acres Nursery (on Route 20 - "Western Av."-, Guilderland): Healthy plants although expensive. A nice selection of shrubs. --Anne-Marie
Beckers Farm (Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush): reasonable prices and knowledgeable staff --Kareen
Story's Nurseries (Route 67, Freehold in Greene County) --babanna
Guernsey's Schoharie Nurseries (Schoharie, Schoharie County-30 minutes West of Albany) They have over 100 acres of nursery. --Rockman
Hewitt's (several stores around Albany) For trees......Lifetime guarantee on all trees and shrubs...Garden_Frog: Tara For bulbs: nice selection --Anne-Marie For seeds: nice selections --Anne-Marie
Country Grown Perenials (in Walton, South of Oneonta, Catskills). The place is unbelievable. I've been getting my shrubs & perenials from them for about 10 years now. Fresh blueberries to pick, too. --LIDebbie
South [Dutchess County]
The Phantom Gardener Nursery (Route 9N, in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County) A bit pricey but they have a nice selection and the plants are healthy. --Rockman
George's (on Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham): good selection of perennials, good selection of trees and shrubs, but a little expensive --LNMP & KitCatClub
Faddegons (Norhtway at exit 6, Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham - huge varieties if seeking something "unusual". --Cremin
Valoze's (Route 9 just past Guptill's, Latham ...