Mary and Joe Hamby started Mary’s as a backyard hobby in the mid 1970s. Through referrals of area nurseries, word of mouth, and lots of hard work, the backyard hobby grew into a prosperous greenhouse operation. Today, Mary’s has more than 50 greenhouses with about 3 acres under cover and approximately 20 full-time employees. We are a wholesale and retail operation, with our primary customer base consisting of wholesale customers such as garden centers, landscapers, and other greenhouses. We are open year round but our hours do change with the seasons.
We grow a wide variety of container annuals and perennials. We offer an assortment of ornamental grasses, hostas, daylilies, vines, hardy ferns, roses, and groundcovers, as well as lots of herbaceous perennials.We also grow several kinds of bedding plants, hanging baskets, herbs, and vegetables. Our goal here at Mary's is to offer a wide variety of high quality plants at a great value, whether you are a plant fanatic shopping for your own garden or a garden center buying by the truckload.
Sadly, our founder and mentor, Mary Hamby died August 4, 2009. She suffered a massive stroke from which she never regained consciousness. She passed peacefully at home a few days later. She had been retired from the day to day activities of the greenhouse for years, although most people didn’t know it. Everyone assumed she still worked because she could be found on her hands and knees wearing her big floppy hat working in her garden. But Mary didn’t consider planting, weeding, and mulching her garden as work. She enjoyed gardening and devoted much of her retirement to her gardens.
Today, Mary’s is still a family-owned business. Three of Mary’s four children work in some capacity at the greenhouse as well as two daughter-in-laws. Several grandchildren have worked and still work from time to time as needed.
At present, our website allows you to view our catalog, get directions, hours of operation, and other helpful information. Please visit our website towards the end of May for summer specials, the first of September for pansies and bulbs, and as the major holidays approach for news about Mary’s.