Agri-business council at Plant Delights Nursery in Raleigh

Plants Delights Nursery, Tony Avent, President
Tony giving a tour and answering questions along the way.

So besides my other 3 full time jobs, I also serve on the Wake County Agri-business council. Today was our combo monthly meeting and our annual meeting where we tour an agri-business in Wake County. Somebody had already picked Plant Delights Nursery. I wasn’t jumping for joy because I am not a big plant guy. I can identify grass and trees and that’s about it. By that I mean I can tell the difference between grass and a tree (hint, the tree is taller :). At least this place is only a few minutes from my home.

Plants Delights Nursery, Tony Avent, President
Everywhere we went, there were exotic plants growing that weren’t supposed to grow here, plants that weren’t supposed to grow together, all beautiful and thriving.

So after some missed turns I get to the meeting and get the chance to meet Tony Avent, the President of the nursery. I was hooked the first 5 minutes he spoke. This is my kind of guy and he knows his stuff. He isn’t constrained by tradition and is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible. I don’t know what in the world I would buy that he sells, but if I come up with it I will be buying it from Tony. I recommend you look at Plant Delights. They are making people very happy all over the US and we have them right in our backyard.

Plants Delights Nursery, Tony Avent, President
The entire property looked like a community garden, which is what it will be one day. Tony shared his dream of turning this property into something for the public.
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