Local garden store awarded Chamber of Commerce honor
The Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce awarded Buds & Blooms the Small Business of the Month Award for August.
To the owners and operators, Dusty and Donna Case, the award is an honor and a hallmark for the business, which has been in operation for over 16 years.
“The work is hard, but the reward is the customers who come,” said Donna Case.
Donna said the business is like a ministry to shoppers who visit her garden and greenhouses. She said she believes the kind service the business offers can help many of their customers through a difficult time in their lives.
The nursery is located on Highway 550 past Loyd Star Attendance Center and spans more than an acre, including gardens, greenhouses and potting sheds. The nursery also sells miscellaneous gardening needs and has a children’s garden.
The children’s garden is a patch planted for customers to walk through and look at planting varieties. The plants are changed often to always showcase the beautiful colors as well as the best-growing plants of the season.
Donna added one of the benefits of shopping in the area is that it always ensures the customers are buying a plant or flower that will flourish when they bring it back to their yards. All of the plants grown at Buds & Blooms are suitable to the local growing zone so there is no danger of buying a plant suited to cooler temperatures only to have it wither in the Mississippi heat.
The nursery grows and sells bedding and annuals such as marigolds, zinnias, petunias and a variety of herbs. They also sell perennials such as lantana, salvias and gauras as well as some vegetable plants.
The current specials offered for the summer are all color and shade hanging baskets.
Buds & Blooms summer hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The business will return to its regular schedule Sept. 1 and will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The business is located at 3074 Highway 550 NW.