The desire in the heart of man to be surrounded by beautiful plants had its beginning with the beginning of man in the garden of Eden. Man's quest for creating his own garden has created a demand for good quality nursery stock.
The weather and soil in Semmes provides a perfect environment for growing of plants. The majority of Semmes Nurseries are wholesale only, shipping all over the world.
Excerpts from map on the History of Mobile Nursery Industry.
According to the Report of Azalea Trail Committee, Mr. John T. Cochrane, Jr. President Junior Chamber of Commerce, Mobile Alabama on establishing Mobile Azalea Trail, "One of the restraining influences which had prevented home-owners from planting Azaleas in the past, has been the relatively high cost of such plants in comparison with the cost of other shrubs." "We have overcome this objection by securing the co-operation of the nurseries and individual growers, and through our quantity purchases lot contract are able to offer the plants at a very low cost."
As the Nursery center of the South Semmes Nurseries provided at a reasonable price Azalea Plants for the planting of the Azalea in Mobile for the Azalea Trail.
The municipality of the City of Semmes was Established May 2, 2011 and the City Seal is an Azalea honoring our Nursery Industry.
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