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Spring into Gardening this Summer! Three Must-Visit Locations in Valley City to Get Started.

Written by Beth Mehus


This time of year is a dream for those of us with green-thumbs. But, if you're a newbie like me, and want to explore the vast world of gardening, it may be hard to know where to start. Luckily for us, there's no need to travel far to pick up the must haves, whether you are getting a garden started or just planting a few flowers in cute pots. These stores in Valley City offer every item you could need to start on the track of developing your own green thumb. So, consider making a list of all the lawn care essentials you'll need and stop by these stores on the weekend or after a busy day at work.

One of the Greenhouses in Riverside Gardens.


Riverside Gardens

Location: 1127 11th Ave SW, Valley City, ND 58072

This local nursery offers a variety of perennials, annuals, fruit trees, Christmas trees, shrubs, vegetables, fruit, giftware, and accessories. They are a one stop shop for all your gardening needs. The layout of the garden center consists of three different greenhouses with signs differentiating what type of plants can be found in each. They also offer items to spruce up the appearance of your own personal garden. They offer cute metallic magnet butterflies of different vibrant colors as well as unique figurines of different woodland animals such as birds and frogs. They even offer a condensed version of gardening by offering cute and hip beginner pots equipped with cactus plants to keep healthy in your own home. Consider winding your way down to Riverside Gardens, I doubt you'll leaf empty handed.

Greenery and Flowers in the Petro Serve Greenhouse


Petro Serve USA Garden Shop

Location: 722 Main St W, Valley City, ND 58072

This small but pleasant and inviting garden shop offers a variety of plants and flowers and is the perfect place for an aspiring gardener to begin. In the main greenhouse, there are three rows of various species of flowers and filler plants for flowerpots. If you are looking for ways to spruce up your own flower beds and pots, stop by this store on a lunch break or on your yard work weekends.  Outside of the main greenhouse is a spot for other areas of gardening such as fruit trees and a variety of shrubs. They also offer different planting mediums such as Miracle Gro Potting Mix, different kinds of mulch, and varieties of peat moss. If you’re a beginner or a self-proclaimed professional, the Garden Shop has a great variety of colors and greenery to spruce up your planting projects!



The Outside of Smith Lumber Company


Smith Lumber Company

Location: 1525 Main St E, Valley City, ND 58072

This lumber store located on the west side of town will more than satisfy your gardening and lawn care needs. They offer useful indoor gardening tools such as small greenhouse kits and in-home plant lighting to jump start your seed starter projects. As for outdoor gardening and lawn care, Smith Lumber supplies gardening tools, hoses, and even insect and pest controls. Their greenhouse boasts a wide selection of flowers, succulents and greenery in addition to their array of large outdoor power equipment such as lawn mowers, trimmers, and cultivators just to name a few. They also can satisfy the gardening needs with their wide selection of pots and soils and a great selection of outdoor decor. If a total outdoor upgrade for your house is on the list for this spring and summer, Smith Lumber has you covered.


The Garden Decorations at Riverside Gardens


Take A Moment...

With all of this new information to take a moment, take a break from your busy life and check out these garden stores in Valley City to get a head start on building your garden this year. If you are still searching for more options for gardening and planting supplies, check out the Urban Green Room on Central Avenue, Pine Country Nursery, and Dakota Rose Floral. Best of luck and happy gardening!




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