MGAWC and Tollgate volunteers are excited to be invited to a special day of learning and shopping at Duvall Nursery and Gardens.
Andy and Carol Duvall invite members of the Master Gardener Association of Wayne County (MGAWC) and Tollgate garden volunteers to visit Duvall Nursery and Gardens on Saturday, September 8, 2018, between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM. They are located at 9950 N. Dixboro Road, South Lyon, Michigan, just south of Eight Mile Road and one mile west of Pontiac Trail.
Duvall Nursery and Gardens is a small specialty nursery open only by special arrangements. Their focus is dwarf and miniature plants suited to today’s compact gardens. They offer many plants that are unavailable elsewhere, both cutting edge introductions as well as tried and true heirlooms.
They are not set up for credit cards. Please bring cash and/or checks. You may want to bring a folding chair to rest between touring and shopping.
Duvall Nursery and Garden has introduced a number of new plants, including Pine (5), Ginkgo (1), Redbud (1), Spruce (2) and Asian Maple (2). Most of Duvall's introductions will be available.
All plants are produced in-house. Nothing is bought in for resale. Andy does all of the plant propagation at Duvall Nursery and Garden. This allows them to both control the quality and select unique plants. With no middlemen, they offer plants below wholesale prices.
All plants are container grown in easy-to-carry sizes less than three gallons. The roots are pruned regularly from the initial graft to the final size to produce a strong dense root system.
Duvall Nursery and Gardens trial all their plants either onsite or in nearby gardens to insure the plants are adapted to local conditions. If a plants does not perform well, they do not offer it for sale.
Andy and Carol enjoy what they do (most of the time). It is exciting to discover, propagate and offer new and unusual plants. But the best part is meeting people with similar interests and making new friends. They welcome our visit.
Those interested in learning about Andy's work should arrive at 11 AM for resourcing sharing and a short talk about Duvall Nursery including a demonstration of their grafting practices and information about introductions and coming attractions before a tour of their gardens.
Ample parking will be available at Andy and Carol's or their next door neighbors. An attendant will help direct guests. Besides Andy and Carol, there is be additional knowledgeable friends to assist with questions, plant lore, and check out.