After finishing their Peace Corps assignments, Alicia and Sheila made the move to Todd in 1982. Alicia began working at Goodnight Brothers when it was aa farm and garden hotspot in downtown Boone. With a scarcity of garden plants available from wholesalers off the mountain they started a small greenhouse to provide plants for the store. When Goodnights closed the downtown store, Alicia and Sheila decided to expand the greenhouse operation to include a nursery and landscaping service. The last 20+ years My Favorite Plants has been a Watauga Farmers Market vendor and supplier to local garden centers. Since Sheila's passing in 2016 Alicia has continues growing a wide range of perennials/shrubs/annuals.
Most of our annuals are grown from plugs to minimize time and resources heating the greenhouse. For shrubs and perennials we use a composted bark mix bought by the truckload.