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Newspaper Articles featuring Plant Delights Nursery

  • 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 Nursery

  • 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 Nursery Featured in Books

    Plant Delights Nursery Featured in Recent Television and Radio Shows

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    • Almanac Gardener with Mike Gray (NC Public Television) - numerous since 1994
      •       May 26, 2001 - That Southwestern Look; Low Maintenance, 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
    • Garden Travels - 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 Nursery Featured in Recent Blogs or Websites

    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