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Plastic pots on a balcony filled with various live herb and tomato plants.



You don’t have to have a lot of space or even a yard to plant a beautiful garden. Container gardening is a simple way of connecting with nature, creating a pretty living landscape in a small space, and even growing ingredients you can use in your cooking.

This spring, prepare your own container garden with help from these local nurseries where you can purchase everything you will need.

Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co. Inc.

This nursery has been a presence in Ooltewah since 1989. They are committed to giving back to the community and helping local gardeners through employee expertise and customer workshops. Head over and pick up your seeds and starts, and get tips on creating the most successful environment for your container garden. They’ll help you choose the right soil, advise you on companion planting, and guide you toward the best spot to situate your containers in order to protect them from inclement weather and ensure they get the most sun.

And don’t forget to drop by their farmers market, which runs all year long!

Lowe’s Home Improvement

A quick drive to Chattanooga will deliver you to this well-known home improvement store, where you can buy the basics at a great price. They have a huge selection of pots for your container garden, a full stock of seeds, and starts at various stages of development, so you can fill in your containers immediately without having to wait for all your seeds to germinate.

Elder’s Ace Hardware

This chain of stores in Tennessee and Georgia is family-owned and invested in this region. They are experts at local gardening and even offer gardening tips on their website. Go into their Ooltewah shop and the employees will help you pick out exactly what you need for a successful container garden.

Varnell Nursery

A short drive up South Lee Highway will deliver you to this stunning nursery that’s been in business for over 100 years – talk about experts in gardening! This is a particularly great place to stop if you want to focus on flowers in your container gardens. They carry a huge variety and will help you find just what you need.

For more tips on getting ready for spring, visit the Legends at White Oak blog.