KC Green Thumb — Pt. 1

Spring has sprung & with it comes one of my favorite things: shopping for new plants! I grabbed my sweet gal pal, (who I will be sharing her gardening/plant tips in part two of this series), and we hit up three of our favorite local nurseries! 

 Family Tree Nursery. All photos by Alyssa Broadus

Family Tree Nursery. All photos by Alyssa Broadus

First up, Family Tree! I love this spot so dang much, (my go-to is the Overland Park location). The staff is insanely friendly and wants to make sure you find exactly what you’re looking for. My favorite spot here has to be the succulent area, which is home to some of the dreamiest cacti I’ve ever seen! Family Tree Nursery also has a wide variety of pots + accessories, and bonus.. you can even buy Thou Mayest coffee beans at checkout! Talk about the best multi-tasking ever!

 Family Tree Nursery.

Family Tree Nursery.

The second spot of the day is John’s Greenhouse. This family owned greenhouse has been in Kansas City since 1949, and for good reason! Driving up, John’s might not look like much, but the second you step inside you are completely captivated. Lush tropicals greet you at the door, and rows of pencil cactus still make my jaw drop every time. Quirky pots line the racks above the plants, and terracotta options are stacked in back. A completely different experience than most nurseries, but in the best way! Hands down a favorite place in KC.

 Soil Service.

Soil Service.

Our second stop of the day is at Soil Service! Tucked away close to the heart of downtown, this little gem of a shop houses everything you need for an outdoor garden or a new succulent to add to your collection. My favorite part of Soil Service is what I like to call pottery magic — which includes every color pot, in every single size under the sun! (The first time I turned the corner in the back I think I squealed a little). Such an easy spot to pickup all the essentials too!

 Soil Service. 

Soil Service. 

Now that we’ve established a couple places to shop for new plants, Part 2 in this series will talk about some of my favorite local makers for planters, and advice from plant expert Erin Hawkins on tips & tricks for how to take better care of your new green friends. Here’s to another beautiful spring in KC!

 

 John's Greenhouse. 

John's Greenhouse. 

One last tip for you: John’s Greenhouse. This family owned greenhouse has been in Kansas City since 1949, but closed their doors on April 20th. They're under new ownership, and the space is currently being rehabbed– keep checking for updates, because we can't wait for the doors to re-open to the beautiful and unique green space.