Good Company: Bailey Nurseries

Bailey Nurseries is a fifth generation family run business. It was 112 years ago when the company first started. John Vincent Bailey, Junior started it with very little money and a whole lot of hard work. That hard work is still an important value today. Bailey Nurseries has grown since its humble beginnings. Today, it is one of the largest wholesale nurseries in the U.S. It operates five thousand acres in Minnesota, Oregon, Washington and Illinois. The company has flowers, shrubs, and trees. It also developed the world’s first hydrangea that blooms over and over again. It changed the gardening industry when it introduced the Summer Hydrangea back in 2004. It blooms on the previous year’s stems and on the new season’s growth. Bailey has really started to use technology to help people who purchase their products. There’s a website devoted to novice gardeners who prove anyone can do it. They also help you with questions you may have about your own yard. They offer encouragement, advice and ideas. The website is The company has also started a text program to help people with reminders of how to care for their plants. By texting 730-95 folks can opt in. Text ENDLESS SUMMER for Endless Summer English. Text VERANO for the same thing in Spanish. Text EASY ELEGANCE for Easy Elegance English reminders and tips on pruning, fertilizing, and watering. To learn more about Bailey Nurseries, click here.

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