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Burlington Based, and Employee-owned, Gardener’s Supply Company Takes Over Longacres' Nursery Center

Mar 29, 2018 02:39PM ● By Linda Ditch
Brothers Norm, Joe, and Jim Longacre announced this past fall that they were ready to retire. So they sold the business to Gardener’s Supply Company, an employee-owned company based in Burlington. The official hand-off took place on January 3rd. The brothers still own the Rt. 4 property in Lebanon and are leasing it to GSC.

After a remodel, the revamped nursery center opened on February 1st. The location offers everything you’ll need for the upcoming season. If you’re a beginning gardener, you’ll need more than just a shovel. No matter what your garden’s size, here are the must-have tools you can find at Gardener’s to get the job done:

  • A trowel: A small, hand-held shovel great for putting new plants into the ground and digging up small areas.
  • A hoe: For breaking up large clumps of dirt, making rows in garden beds, and getting rid of weeds.
  • .A hose: To keep those new plants hydrated
  • A watering can: For the places a hose can’t reach or for when you just need to water a few small pots.
  • Gardening gloves: To protect your hands from dirt, thorns, blisters, and other garden hazards.
  • A hand pruner: This tool allows you to cut flowers, harvest vegetables, and trim small shrubs.
  • Scissors: For cutting everything from twine to herbs.
  • A rake: A regular leaf rake will work, but you might also consider a garden rake with stiffer prongs to help smooth out the soil in the garden beds.
  • A shovel: Yes, you do need one to dig up your garden area.
  • Twine: For tying up plants or marking straight rows.
Gardener’s Supply Company offers a variety of seminars and workshops to help you become a better gardener. (See the complete list on their website,, or on their Facebook page.) The website also has a lot of information that can help you find answers to your gardening questions.

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