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Just like a bad penny, the grumpy nurseryman is back!


Hi, this is Jim Crowder (retired from Dan West Garden Center) and I have joined the staff here at the Memphis Botanic Garden.  Retirement was great for me, but my wife Carol said, after 40 years of marriage, getting twice as much husband and half as much money JUST WASN’T WORKING!  So here I am!  I’ll be working about three days a week helping with adult education, planning and acquiring seasonal color, and helping with plant production for the Spring Plant Sale.

Also, I’m here to answer questions and hopefully lighten the load on Rick and Kyle.  I’ve been in the lawn, garden, and nursery business for 45 years, so, I bring with me a vast knowledge of what does and doesn’t work here in the Mid-South. I have a strong background in problem solving, after ten years on the Jim and Jim Garden Show on Memphis radio, and the countless customers I’ve had the privilege and pleasure to meet and help at retail.

I invite you to come to my garden programs and let’s just talk about gardening. (They’re not lectures! They’re an interesting, entertaining, and interactive garden dialog between friends!) Bring your questions, problems or opportunities and let’s talk.

By Jim Crowder, MBG Horticulturist

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Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden News at 6:00 AM


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