In Las Vegas, it appears that the spring season has arrived. The weather is warm and sunny and it is time for getting lawns and gardens ready for the growing season. You might think that Las Vegas is not an ideal place for gardening and concerns about lawns and flowers. You would be wrong. There are many varieties of plant life that grow and thrive in the desert, and with a little care and preparation, a backyard garden can be a source of pride for any green thumb.
In my search for seedlings for my garden and flowers to decorate my yard with, I have visited several plant nurseries near my home. One of them stands out in my mind. I visit Plant World Nursery located at 5301 W. Charleston Blvd. regularly to shop, and just to wander around and look. This nursery fascinates the plant lover in me.
There is an almost park-like atmosphere to the sprawling nursery. Just last year a major redecoration project was underway at this nursery. Meandering paths wander throughout, circling around pretty areas of display. The redecorating certainly made this nursery a more pleasant place to shop, and put you in mind of spring.
A unique feature of this nursery is the exotic animals throughout. As I wander through, I admire the birds placed strategically around. This is not only a nursery, but also a small zoo. Today there was an amazon parrot on a perch right at the front counter. As I walked around, I saw numerous Macaws, of various colors. Several of the birds were out of cages and on perches sitting where they could socialize with people who stopped to look at them. There are signs posted that although the birds are tame, they will bite, and touching them is not recommended. I also saw a toucan, and several cockatoos. Several cats wander around, and they are very friendly. They will hang around to be petted and scratched.
Farther into the nursery, I saw a huge aviary with quite a few macaws housed in it. The birds are well-cared for, and some will even speak to you. Near the aviary, there is a small building surrounded by a low wall. Imagine my surprise when I looked over this wall and saw 3 huge African tortoises. They were all out and making their slow way around their enclosure. One was eating a carrot. This pen had the interest of several children. Behind this enclosure was another fenced animal pen. It housed 5 adult rabbits. There is also a koi pond teeming with fish, and I saw a platform in the water that is meant for water turtles, but I did not see the turtles.
All of this makes the nursery interesting to me, but the main concern is plants. There is a large variety of every type of plant you can imagine. The plants seem to be healthy. It was explained to me last year that this nursery grows its own plants in a large greenhouse located in Las Vegas. I have purchased quite a bit from this nursery and have never had a reason to complain. Prices are reasonable and comparable with other nurseries in the area.
Customer service is high quality. Employees are evident throughout the entire nursery, but I have never experienced pushy sales practices. I was not bothered while I wandered, but I was asked several times if I needed assistance. I did not feel pressured by these questions, instead I felt valued as a customer. The Employees are knowledgeable about their product. They are ready and willing to help with any problem that might arise.
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