Travel: Piney Ridge Greenhouse – Johnston, IA

Located at 6355 NW 51st St, Johnston, IA 50131, Piney Ridge Greenhouse has the BEST selection of plants that I have found in Des Moines or Omaha and has definitely become my favorite greenhouse.

I have been so impressed with their plugs of the very hard to grow yourself Lisianthus along with four-packs of zinnias, marigolds, dusty miller, cosmos, celosia, dianthus, impatients and much more! Not to mention their selection of larger potted begonias, dahlias, coleus along with their wide-range of perennials and herbs.

image1I have visited twice already this spring and have loaded up my SUV both times with all kinds of great finds. I am most excited about the Lisanthus, as I would not attempt to grow this myself due to the long time it takes to grow from seed to plug (months and months). I tried to grow Millet this year from seed but not sure how great they are doing right now… of course I found 4″ pots of both green and purple Millet at Piney Ridge that I bought as back-up. I swear they have everything… even Hellebores! A must see for sure. image2Their mission is to:
We strive to grow the highest quality plant cultivars that are best suited to central Iowa’s climate for the continued success of our customers in the spring and throughout the year.   We are committed to following fair and ecologically responsible business practices, and to supporting our families, community and local businesses while educating and serving our customers. – Taken from their websiteimage3image4The photos just don’t do it justice. Visit their website for more contact information.
What is your favorite greenhouse?

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Jane Kirchner says:

    Wow. Looks like a road trip. Thanks for sharing a new to me greenhouse!

  2. Thank you for the nice write up! I’m ordering new stuff right now for next year………….2018 is going to be a good one!

    1. Melissa Peterson says:

      I CAN’T WAIT!!!

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