Plant Delights Nursery in the Media


Tony Avent on the Martha Stewart Show

Hot off the Press


The Perennial Plant Association - Tony Avent receives the 2013 Award of Merit
The Seattle Times - August 2013 - So Many Plants, So Little Time
Our State Magazine, North Carolina - April 2013
Walter Magazine - April 2013 - Hummingbird heaven: Spigelia Marilandica (Indian Pink)

Newspaper Articles featuring Plant Delights


Atlanta Journal-Constitution - January 16, 1999 - Gardener's Notebook - Pitcher plants fill gardens with color
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - June 6, 2002 - Soggy soil can become beautiful, blooming bog
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - May 16, 2002 - A refreshing Guacamole -- for all the hosta fans
Camden Herald, ME - April 2008
Chesterton Tribune, IND - November 14, 2002
Chicago Tribune - Ken Druse, Sept 14,2003 - Gardener's fantasy and a reality check
Fairfield County Times, CT - January 1998 (catalog profile)
Garner Times - April 10, 1996 (nursery profile)
Greensboro NC News-Record - March 1993
Greenville Examiner - Oct 23, 2010 - NC plant hunter Tony Avent searches the world for new specimens
Gwinnett Daily Post, GA - November 24, 2008
High Point Enterprise - May 5, 1999 (nursery/garden profile)
Houston Chronicle, TX - January 9, 2010 (nursey profile) - N.C. nursery's plant catalog always fun
Louisville Courier-Journal - April 1996 (nursery profile)
Maine Sunday Telegram - June 17, 2001 (nursery/plant profile)
Muskogee Phoenix, AZ - April 1, 2010 (plants)
New York Newsday - February 1995 (plant profiles)
New York Times - April 2006 (nursery profile) - In the Plant Game, Some Bets Are In
New York Times - April 28, 2010 - The Plant Hunter
New York Times - April 29, 2010 - Some myths worth busting (Slideshow)
New York Times - December 24, 1996 - James Chester Raulston, Horticulturist, Is Dead at 56
New York Times - February 2, 1997 - When Plant Fans Gather, a Harvest of Obsessions
New York Times - February 20, 1997 - The Global Backyard: Weird Is In
New York Times - February 20, 2003 - A Gardener Grows Balmy In Winter
New York Times - May 13, 2009 - Plants That Like to Get Their Feet Wet
New York Times - May 30, 2004 - Jack-in-the-Pulpits: Sensual and Yet Sinister
New York Times - September 12, 2003 - You Want a Nursery? Here's a Reality Check
New York Times - September 14, 2003 - A Perennial Defined by What It's not
News & Observer - March 23, 2013 - Perennial gardens glorious even now - by Debra Boyette
News & Observer - May 8, 2010 - Avent the Mythbuster
News & Observer - December 26, 2006 - Plant showcase offers a breath of spring - by Andrea Weigl
News & Observer - July 26, 2003 - Top Drawer Author
News & Observer - April 6, 2003 - The Plant Prophet by Mary E. Miller
News & Observer - December 9, 2000 - Tony Avent's 'Tattoo' pretty as a patent - by Bill Dupre
News & Observer - March 20, 2000 - A Chat With Tony Avent - Site invites surfers to put down roots - by Carlene Hempel
Philadelphia Inquirer - April 16, 2010 - Advantage annuals, or perennials? - by Virginia A. Smith
Philadelphia Inquirer - September 3, 2004 - A fair bounty for home gardens - by Denise Cowie
Philadelphia Inquirer - January 22, 1999 (nursery/plant profile)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - February 10, 2001 - Nursery owner plants delight in growers by making gardening fun
Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH - January 19, 2006 (nursery profile)
Rochester's Democrat and Chronicle - July 27, 2002 (nursery profile)
The Item, Sumter SC - March 13, 2004 - Hot perennials for hot climates
Tulsa World - March 5, 2011 (personal profile) West Virginia's Gazette-Mail - February 1999 (plant profiles)

Magazines/Newsletters Featuring Plant Delights


The American Gardener magazine - Fall 1996 (personal profile)
The American Gardener magazine - July/August 2006 (profile)
Arbor Friends - Friends of US National Arboretum Newsletter - Winter 2008 (profile)
Carolina Gardener magazine - January 1997
Columbus OH's Garden Railway Society Magazine - October 1995 (plant profile)
Early American Homes and Gardens - Spring 1999 (personal profile)
Entrepreneur Magazine - October 1996 (nursery profile)
Fine Gardening magazine - February 2003 (plant profiles)
Floridata On-Line Magazine - March 2004 - Celebrity Gardeners - Tony Avent - Plant Explorer, Breeder and Nursery Owner
Garden and Gun Magazine - June 2008 - The Plant Hunter
Garden Center Magazine - May 2010 - DNA mapping reveals non-native ferns in plant trade (Link)
Garden Center Magazine - November 2008 (nursery profile)
Greenhouse Manager PRO Magazine - "Innovator of the Month" - March 1998 (nursery profile)
Greenhouse Manager PRO Magazine - "Catalog and Web Sales" - May 2000 (nursery profile)
Greenhouse Management - June 4, 2008 - Growers face increased pressure to find legal water
Grower Talks magazine - Summer 1999
Haven Magazine, Denmark - March 2005
Horticulture magazine - March 1997 (personal profile)
Horticulture magazine, Once upon a Berm - May 2008 (plant profiles)
Horticulture magazine - July, August 2011, People and Places (nursery profile)
House Beautiful magazine - November 1995 (nursery profile)
International Aroid Society Newsletter - July 2002 (garden profile)
Mirabella Magazine - April 1995
NCSU Alumni Magazine - May 1994 (profile)NCSU Alumni Magazine - June 2006 (profile)
NC Wildflower Preservation Society - Summer 1998
North Carolina Magazine - June 1998 (nursery profile)
North Fork Country, NY Journal - November 2002
Nursery Manager PRO Magazine - November 1993
Ornamental Outlook Magazine - December 1999 (nursery profile)
Philadelphia Hort Society Green Scene Magazine - April 1996
Plants Magazine, England - September 1999 (plant profiles)
Southern Living magazine - January 1994 (nursery profile)
Southern Living magazine - August 2006 (garden)
Total Landscape Care magazine - November 2009 (nursery profile + cover photo) - And Now for Something Completely Different
Walter Magazine - Tony Avent has a monthly column in this magazine that highlights great garden perennials

Plant Delights Featured in Books


Beautiful Madness by James Dodson, 2006
Bizarre Botanicals by Larry Mellichamp and Paula Gross, 2010
The Collector's Garden Book by Ken Druse, 1996
The Plant Hunter's Garden by Bobby Ward, Fall 2004

Plant Delights Featured in Recent Television and Radio Shows


(All the video links below require - Adobe Flash to View)

Almanac Gardener with Mike Gray (NC Public Television) - numerous since 1994
      May 26, 2001 - That Southwestern Look; Low Maintainance, Drought Resistance Landscape Plants
      June 2, 2001 - Colorful Cannas Varieties
      May 11, 2002 Episode 1806 - Hostas Galore!
      June 22, 2002, Episode 1811 - Propagating Ferns
      April 5, 2008, Episode 2501 - Drought Tolerant Plants for a Rock Garden
      May 24, 2008, Episode 2508 - Jack in the Pulpit...Perfect Woodland Accent Plant
Coastal Gardener with Dave Egbert (Network) 2008 Episode 209 - Article Exploring an Organic Garden of Plant Delights With Tony Avent
Cultivating Life with Sean Conway, Aspidistra, Ferns (PBS) - 2006
Cultivating Life with Sean Conway (PBS) - 2008
Gardener's Diary with Erica Glasener (HGTV) - winter 2002/3
Gardener's Journal with Kathy Renwald (HGTV) - 2002
In The Garden with Bryce Lane (NC Public Television) - Season 5 - 2007
In the Garden with Bryce Lane (NC Public Television) - Season 9 - September, 10, 2011 - Episode 901 Watch Video
Martha Stewart Living with Martha Stewart, Nursery Segment (HGTV) - February 2004 - Watch Video
Martha Stewart Living with Martha Stewart, Propagation Segment (HGTV) - February 2004 - Watch Video
Martha Stewart Living with Martha Stewart, Hardy Arailaceae Segment (HGTV) - February 2004 - Watch Video
Martha Stewart Living with Martha Stewart, Extreme Propagation (NBC) - February 2007
Martha Stewart Living with Martha Stewart, New Plants (NBC) - March 2008 (Full Episode that includes a bio on Tony) (Unique Plants Segment)
The Martha Stewart Show (Hallmark Channel) - January 26, 2011 (Fern Glossary and Propagation Segment) Watch the Video
Rebecca's Garden with Rebecca Kolls (Hearst Broadcasting) - 1997
The Winter Garden Series (HGTV) - 1999
The Secret Garden Series (HGTV) - Spring 2001
We Dig Plants - Episode 36 - Plant Delights (9/26/2010)

Plant Delights Featured in Recent Blogs or Websites


Dall Wilson - Visit to PDN
Dirty Horticulture Blog - Erika Hanson March 13, 2009 - Tony Avent: the Howard Stern of horticulture?
From my corner of Katy - Jan 26, 2010 - A Gardener's Constant Companion
Garden Rant - July 11, 2007 - Avec Avent: A Visit to Plant Delights
Garden Seeds by The Scott Arboretum October 6, 2008 - Return to Raleigh
Garden World Report - September 26, 2009
Gotta Garden - July 15, 2006
GWA 2009 - Video Highlights
Home Envy Blog by Kathy Renwald - Too Many Hostas?
Home Envy Blog by Kathy Renwald - A gathering of gardeners
Martha Stewart.com - Gifts for Gardeners
Riz Reyes - Visit to PDN

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