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esley Turner was but six years old when This thriving garden boutique specializes in living,
he discovered supply and demand. growing arrangements. Unlike the cut ﬂowers
“I saved all my Halloween candy, then you’d ﬁnd at a ﬂorist, everything at Roots still has
sold it to my brothers once they had roots, so these potted plant creations are living
eaten all of theirs,” he laughs, noting this annual AND long-lasting. In addition to on-site design, the
tradition planted the seeds of his entrepreneurial staff is happy to bring their green thumbs to your
2249 Augusta Street
spirit. “I guess business is in my blood.” house to arrange containers and window boxes.
Roots also carries outdoor shrubs, perennials and 864.241.0100
That’s turned out to be a beautiful thing for annuals as well as garden accents and gifts.
Greenville. Because after earning a horticulture Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
degree from Mississippi State and growing a “We make it beautifully affordable for everyone Saturday 10am-5pm
little work experience with other nurseries, to have great arrangements in their home and
Wesley opened Roots—An Urban Gardener’s garden,” Wesley says, explaining Roots is more of
a passion than a profession. “When you get to do Retail Home and Garden
Oasis in 2009.
what you love, it’s not work.”
Photograph by: Carol Stewart