Welcome To Jolly Farmer

Serving Growers Across North America We are growers of high-quality young plants from seed and vegetative materials. We’re uniquely positioned to accommodate the needs of small to mid-sized operations. Why choose Jolly Farmer? Since we sell our plants directly, we...

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Are Boxes and Common Carriers “Plant Pests”?

Everybody has a story or 12 of a shipment gone terribly wrong. My favorite is of several boxes of hellebores shipped cross-country to us several years ago. The boxes arrived a little worse for wear and thoroughly bundled in tape, but had mostly maintained their intended shape. We signed, took them up to the greenhouse, cut the tape and began unpacking.

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Cultural Check List

Cultural Check List Jerry Gorchels is on our team to help you with cultural advice. With 50 years in the industry and lots of hands-on experience, Jerry adds another level to our service. Help avoid costly losses by tapping into his expert advice. If you would like to...

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Better Root Development With LEDs

Better Root Development With LEDs

Jolly Farmer is a progressive young plant propagator using the most up-to-date greenhouse equipment and technology. Naturally, they would be one of the first growers in North America to embrace LED technology on a large scale—

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Web Resources

Below is a list of websites with useful tools or information about horticulture.


National Institute of Food and AgricultureUSDA Cooperative State Extension Service Offices. United States Department of Agriculture.
Consumer Affairs - Compare Reviews for Pest Control CompaniesThere are many companies that are experts in dealing with pest infestations. Pest control professionals can identify the types of pests that are plaguing a property. They can then rid a space of unwanted critters and help property owners take preventative measures to ensure homes and businesses are not infested again.

Horticultural Websites

Garden Community DirectoryOver 100 Categories to choose from. Plus News Group Access for many Garden Groups, Garden Zone finder, Books, Magazines, Articles, Free Pictures and more
Garden GuidesA growing resource for gardeners.
Garden Net Web SiteThe premier gateway to gardening on the Internet.
Greenhouse Buyers GuideInstructions for determining what kind of greenhouse is best for you, and the basic considerations for setting up your own greenhouse. Plus a comprehensive list of different types of greenhouses with photographs
Perry's Perennial PagesPerennial information from University of Vermont


Cornell UniversityPest Management Guidelines
Kansas State UniversityThe people of the Department of Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources at Kansas State University are dedicated to improving lives through dynamic, diverse education and research programs.
New Mexico State UniversityHorticultural Publication Listing
North Carolina State UniversityWe generate and extend knowledge about fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants, and landscape design for the purpose of increasing food security and food safety, sustaining the environment, enhancing economic vitality, and improving the quality of life for individuals and their communities.
University of California, DavisEnvironmental Horticultural Research & Information
University of GeorgiaThe mission of the Horticulture Department is to develop and disseminate new knowledge through student education leading to the improvement and facilitation of cost-effective and profitable production, postharvest handling, and utilization of horticultural commodities and services in a concerted effort to conserve natural resources while protecting and enhancing the environment.
University of KentuckyThe University of Kentucky Department of Horticulture conducts research, offers graduate and undergraduate programs of study, and delivers research-based technology and information to the nursery and landscape, vegetable, fruit, and floriculture industries, and to the general public through the Cooperative Extension Service.
University of MinnesotaAsk a master gardener

Miscellaneous Websites

Fine GardeningUse the plant finder to find plants that are perfect for your home landscaping needs.
Go Self SufficientGoSelfSufficient.co.uk: If you're worried about your impact on the environment or simply want to be self sufficient, let this information help you.
Hydroponics and Gardening SuppliesHydroponics and gardening supplies including organic nutrient products, enhancing fertilizers, grow lights and more at Advanced Nutrients.
Landscape DesignHome landscape design software by Idea Spectrum. Water Garden Studio is powerful landscaping software for designing your water garden, pond, and other ideas in photo-realistic 3D.
Modular HomeownersThe Home Flower Gardens page has several links to gardening resources.
Natural Herbs GuideHerbal Remedies, Natural Herbs and Medicine Guide offering useful information and reviews on herbs and herbal remedies.
Organic Pest ControlLearn to identify and control garden pests organically, along with general organic gardening strategies.
Stinger PestAlpharetta pest control company offering termite protection and pest elimination of ants, roaches and other vermin in Atlanta.

Awareness & Support

Addiction ResourceWe offer full and verifiable information on substance addiction and abuse. Learn if you or someone you love suffers from addiction.
American Society of Addiction MedicineASAM is the leading professional society representing over 4,000 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine.