Sunday, August 24, 2008

Milmont Greenhouse in Stuarts Draft ... fall mums are in

Milmont Greenhouse always has a huge selection of fall mums ... but this year they have outdone themselves. These large ones are $15 each in a variety of colors.

When is the last time you saw a mum in a bushel basket? These giant beauties are $25 each.

As always, the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains rise in the background....

Milmont Greenhouse is run by Mennonites who work hard to provide an experience that is asthetically pleasing when looking for flowers. The brick flooring of the greenhouses along with the abundant displays of hanging baskets, vegetables, flowers, shrubs, and trees makes shopping there a pleasant encounter, and the huge variety of plants and garden needs makes it a one-stop location.

I have written about them in the past because their products are healthy and always perform well in flower boxes and borders. When I moved to this area in 1996, I was introduced to Milmont by fellow home school moms ... and have been going back every year since.
They are moving out their summer flowers with sales going on at this time (see their website) but fall vegetables are in stock, and the mums are being shipped in and are gorgeous.

If you are in the Stuarts Draft area of Augusta County, be sure to stop by Milmont Greenhouse even if it's just to take in the scenery and look at the flowers.

Milmont is open Monday through Saturday from early morning until 5:00 p.m.; closed Sundays. They are located on Rt. 340 approximately one mile north of Stuarts Draft, VA (on the Waynesboro/Stuarts Draft line).

Directions to Milmont: Take I-64 to exit 94 (Waynesboro). At the traffic light, turn left onto Rt. 340 South and drive 3.5 miles to Milmont on the left.

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