QUALITY WHOLESALE PERENNIALS
>Stonepost Nursery is a wholesale nursery specializing in the production of containerized perennials. For more than two decades now, we have been growing hardy perennials to enhance the landscapes of northern New England.
All plants grown at Stonepost Nursery are selected with hardiness, size and diversity in mind. Whether you are looking for new or standard perennials, natives or grasses, we have over 650 plant varieties available for the 2018 season. To help with the selection process, our plant availability list is updated weekly; this simple but useful tool details what is ready for retail markets or the landscape trade from mid-March until October. If you want to place an order, you can contact us via telephone, email or even by sending a text message. No matter how we receive your order, we will try to accommodate your planting or delivery schedule efficiently.
From a growing stand-point, Stonepost Nursery is a strong proponent of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Given that we share the nursery with so many creatures, we work very hard to grow quality plants with products that have little or no impact on the environment. To ensure our plant material is ready for both retail and landscape markets, our plants are critically assessed through all phases of production, with the principles of IPM at the core of this evaluation process.
We are wholesale to the trade only. Landscapers, designers and others in the trade are welcome to visit the nursery at any time. For those who are in the trade, you and your clients are free to walk through the nursery to view our plants or finalize any design choices. At the retail level, our plants are available at many local garden centers in southern and central New Hampshire. You can also find our products in garden centers and nurseries in Massachusetts and Maine.
If you are planning a trip, Stonepost Nursery is located in southern New Hampshire. We are convenient to both Manchester and the New Hampshire seacoast and we are just over an hour north of Boston.
Our story began in the mid 1990's with the purchase of a single greenhouse. This greenhouse was a used 21×100 foot hoop house that we assembled on a rocky, overgrown field. At the time, we were growing spring annuals on a contract basis for a busy garden center. Although the demands of planting, watering and shipping annuals between full-time jobs was not easy, our first year was productive and successful so we forged ahead with a second year of contract growing.
It was during our second season of growing annuals, we made a decision to extend the productivity of the greenhouse by growing common perennials through the summer and early fall. Fortunately, we had a ready market for these plants and they sold quickly once they were in bloom. The following year we grew fewer annuals and more perennials simply because the intensity of the annual season was too demanding while holding down full-time jobs. It was during this time that the direction of the nursery changed from one of growing annuals to exclusively growing perennials.
In 1998 we purchased an 18 acre parcel of wooded land in Raymond, New Hampshire. Although we needed to clear some land before we could even begin to visualize any type of plant operation, ultimately we knew this property would allow us to increase the size and scope of the nursery. After considerable effort, in 2001 we finally moved our plants and trusted greenhouse to Raymond. In short order, we constructed more greenhouses and expanded our perennial inventory to include grasses, ferns and a selection of natives.
By this time, our main focus was growing perennials in one and two gallon containers. In an industry where plant color and size are particularly alluring, we chose to grow large, full-size perennials that had immediate appeal in a retail setting. This continues to be our main focus today. To this end, landscapers can design gardens for their clients that have notable impact while garden centers can attract customers by displaying plants that have instant sales appeal.
Although our nursery has grown and our inventory has expanded, we remain committed to growing quality perennials. We are also open to suggestions about growing new plant material. Feedback is important so let us know your preferences. Our success is based on your success and growing plants that thrive in the garden is a great starting point.