Welcome to Full Bloom Nursery!
6662 Holly Springs Road, Clermont, Ga. 30527
"We're not just growing plants,
we're growing a lifestyle."
Monday thru Friday: 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 4 pm
Closed December 24th thru January 6th
- Full Bloom Nursery-
Hall County Agribusiness of the Year 2007
Gainesville Rotary Farm Family of the Year 2011
6662 Holly Springs Rd.
(Hwy 283) Clermont Georgia, 30527
) Phone: 770.842.2345
Kellie and Tim Bowen
(Owners of Full Bloom Nursery)
“Your garden will do for you in proportion to
what you do for it”.
by the Season
"A callused palm and dirty fingernails precede a Green Thumb."
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This page was last updated: December 20, 2014
Come shop a true nursery.... We have over 4 acres of perennials, landscaping shrubs, and trees in stock and 6 greenhouses that we propagate and grow plants in. You won't find a bigger selection of healthy plants at affordable prices so come see why thousands of people in our region have shopped with us!
Thanks to everyone who has helped us become one of the largest retail nurseries in northeast Georgia. We are honored to provide a service to our community, and to be a source of relaxation for our customers. Our plants are healthy and we only sell varieties that are suited for our climate. That means they'll thrive in our Georgia conditions.
In other words,
"Our Plants Live...... or Die Trying"!
Our line of "Toe Ticklers" are groundcovers that are perfect for filling in between stepping stones, spilling over a retaining wall, or covering a space where grass is not desired. We have hundreds of them for sun or shade.
Tim & Kellie with legendary UGA coach, Vince Dooley on October 2nd, 2010. Coach Dooley was here for a book signing and he stayed 2 hours longer than planned because so many people wanted to meet him and purchase books! Coach Dooley's newest book is "Vince Dooley's Garden- the Horticultural Journey of a Football Coach".
Links to Some of Our Favorite Websites
Honeybee waits for someone to pet her.
We love dogs but ask that you please don't bring yours, with the exception of certified service dogs. We've had too many instances when we have stepped in the "presents" the visiting dogs have left behind that their owner didn't bother to pick up. Then there was the time that someone's German Shepard attacked our sweet Honeybee and had her by the throat. Unfortunately, a few inconsiderate folks have forced us to adopt this policy.
Succulent Table & Chairs- let our displays give you creative ideas.
Over 4 acres of plants in a natural garden setting!
Listen to God's Thoughts on Lawns- a humorous story on what God might think about humans and their lawns, produced and recorded by WDUN's Bill Wilson.
Be sure and check out our pages on annuals, perennials, vegetables, trees, etc (the purple tabs at the top of this page) for a wealth of information and growing tips on specific plants.
We encourage you to compare our prices and quality and are confident you will find what thousands of folks already know- we are the place to shop for landscaping projects.
Our knowledgeable staff loves plants and will help you pick the right plant for the right spot.
Kellie Bowen from Full Bloom Nursery and Gene Anderson, retired County Extension Agent, co-host Homegrown, a live radio gardening program on North Georgia's Newstalk, AM 550 and FM 102.9 WDUN Saturday mornings from 10 am to noon. You can tune in on the radio or log onto WDUN's website and click the "listen live tab" at www.wdun.com
Perennials and groundcovers in one of our propagation houses. We grow our own right here at the nursery.
Fall color of our assorted trees.
Have you ever heard the story of
I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget those who died who gave that right to me.
Please, just say NO to mulch volcanoes! In the photo above, mulch has been piled up high against the trunk of the tree. It will slowly smother and stunt the tree, along with creating a dark and damp environment for fungal diseases and wood boring insects to live happily ever after. Think about it.... when was the last time you saw Mother Nature do this?
Who We Are
First and foremost, we farm. We grow & sell plants but we also have a working farm where we raise cattle, ride horses, and bale hay. We love the land and we love raising things. From baby calves to crops of plants, it's all interconnected. Below is one of our hayfields in summer and it's where you will find us in the hot summer months. "You gotta make hay while the sun is shining" is an old wise saying meaning that you better get to work when the work can be done.
In the winter, you will find us in the greenhouses growing things. In the spring, we will be at the nursery taking care of folks with "Spring Fever" and in the field watching baby calves come into the world. To the hayfield we go in summer, and in the fall we are back to selling plants for the planting season. It's a cycle we love and it keeps us busy. But that's ok, we like busy. It sure beats idle!
We are determined to sell quality plants at great prices. We have built a name for our business by word of mouth and would never knowingly sell unhealthy plants. We constantly receive compliments from our customers that our plants out-perform the big box stores because they are well cared for and being locally grown, they are acclimated and go through little shock when planting in local gardens.
However, there are a lot of factors which can cause a plant to die as it is a product of nature. Georgia red clay, late freezes, root nematodes, rodents, digging dogs, voles, improper watering - just to name a few - can cause the demise of a healthy plant. Unfortunately, we can not afford to replace plants. We would rather offer quality plants at lower prices. Large retailers offering a plant guarantee build the rate of returns into the price of their plants and this has been a major factor in the steadily increasing price of plants in the past few years at many stores.
Very few customers ever have a problem with our plants. When we have a crop of 200 identical Azaleas, for example, and only one customer who bought some of that crop
has a problem, we know that something happened to it after it was planted.
We are always available to help you understand what may have gone wrong with your plant, and we recommend you send us an email or drop by as soon as you see a plant looking unhappy. Many times we find the problem is something as simple as too much sun or not enough water and if the problem is remedied quickly, the plant can be saved.
If you think that the big box stores are a better value and price, THINK AGAIN! Below are examples of "ours vs the big box stores" including Lowe's and Walmart.
Our Talavera Pottery is hand painted and no two are exactly alike. Steeped in tradition and rich in history, Talavera pottery was introduced to Mexico by the Spaniards in the 16th century. Truly a unique one-of-a-kind pot to be filled with flowers and foliage. Beautiful (and whimsical) art at an affordable price. Makes a great gift!
Our perennials- $6.00 Their perennials- $6.44
When comparing price, consider quality and value, also. Below are plants at a big box store.
From the left, shrubs crammed and crushed onto a metal rack. On right, stressed and dying annuals.
This is no way to merchandise and sell plants!
In stock now, "Yuletide" Camellia sasanqua- blooms fall and early winter. Beautiful at Christmas!
Gardening is very simple, really. You just have to think like a plant.
Merry Christmas from all of us at
Full Bloom Nursery
Compare price and value! Our Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea, above, is a large plant in a 3 gallon pot for $25.00
Home Depot's small plant in a 1 gallon pot is $36.99
NEW! Mardis Gras Abelia, in stock
New Item in stock! Southern Sugar Maple
(Acer saccharum var. floridanum)
A beautiful shade tree, much more heat tolerant than traditional Sugar Maple.
Also in stock, 'Legacy' Sugar Maple.
If you've noticed the vivid orange fall color recently and wondered what the tree was, most likely it was a form of Sugar Maple.
Did you know that for hundreds, and even thousands of years, many plants have held sacred and symbolic meaning in worship, tradition, and holidays? Here are a few symbolic meanings of some well known plants:
The prickly leaves of Holly represent the crown of thorns Jesus wore when he was crucified and the red holly berries symbolize the drops of blood he shed from the thorns.
Ivy has to cling to something to support itself as it grows. This reminds us that we need to cling to God for support in our lives. In Germany, it is traditional that Ivy is only used outside and a piece tied to the outside of a Church was supposed to protect it from lightning!
Rosemary was connected with the Virgin Mary because it was thought to be her favorite plant. People also thought it would protect them from evil spirits. It is also known as the remembrance herb and is used at Christmas to remember the birth of Jesus Christ.
Fir & Spruce Trees
Trees such as fir and spruce are evergreen and signify everlasting life with God. Evergreen fir trees have traditionally been used in winter festivals to celebrate the winter solstice (both pagan and Christian) for thousands of years.
It is tradition to remove the greenery from the house after January 5th (twelfth night of the twelve days of Christmas)