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kelleys lawn&landscape
01-21-2008, 09:43 PM
were is most of you geting your plant liners trying to find in fl or ga

Az Gardener
01-21-2008, 10:50 PM
Try Proven Winners they have awesome plant material and ship everywhere.

Allure
01-24-2008, 09:32 PM
www.linersource.com - florida ,have not used them yet
www.griffithpropagationnursery.com - ga

allinearth
01-25-2008, 07:41 PM
Looks like Griffith has some good selections. Have you ordered from them?

kelleys lawn&landscape
01-25-2008, 07:49 PM
Yes I Checked Them Out Thanks For The Lead

allinearth
02-02-2008, 10:02 AM
Anyone else have sources for liners. I just ordered from the Liner Farm in Florida and plan on using Griffith in the future.

Tony Clifton
02-02-2008, 05:58 PM
Are you guys growing your own material, do you install or sell at your nursery?
On average how long does it take the material to reach 3 & 7 gallon sizes?
What are your biggest challenges?

allinearth
02-04-2008, 07:14 AM
I install and have a retail nursery. I have started growing things that I have noticed the growers are short on and stuff that I have not seen and want to try. I have also noticed a lot of growers don't want to sell 1 gal. because they can bump to 3s and in 1 month double the money. Who can blame them, but I have some cheap customers that like to buy 1 gal. This is why I have started liners. Also I'm into unusual. I get tired of the tried and true. I want to be able to tell my customers that their neighbors won't have that. Besides I am competing with big box and feel that I should be different in my items than them.

Tony Clifton
02-04-2008, 09:00 AM
Thanks for the response,
how long does it take to turn around a 1 gallon and 3 gallon plant?

allinearth
02-04-2008, 12:39 PM
Really depends on what you are growing. I would say from liner to 1 gal takes around 3 months?? Liner to 3 gal around 5-8 months?? Perrenials generally grow fast. Some woodies will take a lot longer. We use lots of slow release fert. Weeds would be the biggest challenge. Haven't quite beat that hurdle yet. Could use some advice on how to prevent weeds without costing a fortune either in labor of chemicals. I just love to see things grow.:)

quickmow
02-10-2008, 05:55 PM
I get my shrub liners from Van Essen in Oregon. Perennial liners come from Pioneer Gardens in Deerfield, MA. We grow both shrubs and perennials with a combo of slow release and liquid fertilizer (through a Dosatron attached to the irrigation system). Perennials take about 3-6 months to finish in a one gallon container, but the shrubs are newer to us and they are slower and more difficult to grow. I think we are not fertilizing correctly, probably being too conservative because it has taken at least two seasons to finish liners in a two gallon pot. And yes weeds are a problem with the shrubs due to the long finishing times. I would also like some ideas on that!!