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Shades of Green: A History

Below you will find a 9-part series reprinted from articles originally published in The GreenLeaf, our monthly newsletter. Learn about our origins, how we grew, some bumps in the road along the way and why we are “Not Your Ordinary Nursery.”

Also, check out photos of construction at our current location off Coit Rd.  A lot can change in 12 years!

We hope you enjoy!
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    The Original Standefer Farmhouse as we purchased it.

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    The first of two greenhouses early in construction.

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    The site of our two greenhouses.

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    Who remembers when Coit Rd. was just a rock road?

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    Starting to take shape, after the concrete is poured.

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    One of our irrigation ponds.

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Our Complete Story

Rob & Jeff share the roots of their love of gardening.

How Shades of Green began.

A giant ice storm in 1979 moves Shades of Green to Dallas.

Riding the wave of growth in 80's Dallas!

The wave crashes, but Jeff's great idea saves the company.

Go North Young Man, to McKinney.

On the move again, this time to the little town of Frisco.

Shades of Green finds its permanent home, a beautiful setting on a historic Coit Road farmstead.

Brice joins Shades of Green, and Brillo Verde begins to grow.

Shades Of History, The Book – All 9 chapters!
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