BEST GARDEN CENTER - 2001
Linder's Greenhouse and Garden Center
270 Larpenteur Ave. W.
Roseville, MN 55113-6738
If summer just ain't summer till you've grown your own Black Beauty eggplants, Jenny Lind melons, moonbeam coreopsis, and butterfly blue scabiosa, then Linder's is the place for you. Whether you're a green thumb who nurses seedlings in your basement or a novice who just likes to take home a marigold or two, you'll find a wide selection at this enormous store, which offers a wonderful-smelling indoor greenhouse in addition to a well-stocked outdoor space. The knowledgeable, friendly staff will help you determine what will grow in that horrid shady spot behind the garage, or school you on how to keep the mildew off your phlox and the slugs out of the hosta patch. Be warned, this is not the place for the bargain gardener, but merchandise moves fast, so watch for sales. There are plenty of deals to be had on everything from the birdhouses to the patio furniture.