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Supplier Spotlight: Baucom’s Nursery
For more than two decades, Baucom's Nursery has grown alongside The Home Depot. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based, family-run nursery began supplying plants to Home Depot in the early 1990s. Today, it’s an exclusive partnership.
It’s hard not to be overwhelmed with the beauty found at Baucom's Nursery. Vast greenhouses brim with colorful blooms—roses and bright red Encore Azaleas as far as the eye can see.
Nursery employees began nurturing and growing red Encore azaleas more than two years ago to ensure that the most popular color in the collection is healthy and hardy when it reaches peoples’ gardens.
"Our goal is to bring the best blooming and unique shrubs that require minimal maintenance to market, that will have the best opportunity for success, year after year," says Eric Baucom, vice president of Baucom's Nursery.
Baucom’s Nursery employees (a total of 200 at peak season) farm on 190 acres in two locations, with plans to expand on another 30 acres. The company services 132 Home Depot stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana.
Baucom says most nursery shipments of fresh flowers, shrubs, trees, berries and other plants go from growing beds to Home Depot stores in 48 hours or less. Plus, the plants are grown free of neonicotinoid pesticides.
The nursery also takes steps to be more environmentally conscious. Most of the nursery pots get recycled, along with all water used in its facilities. "We try to be good stewards of sustainability,” says Eric.
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