This year we are happily celebrating our 70th year in business. In 1947, Raymond Oglesby had a red pickup truck and one employee (him) and started growing plants for the local landscape market in Hollywood, Florida. Soon, he was not only growing plants but growing his business. In time, Ray not only created a successful landscape nursery but he became a pioneer in the art and science of plant propagation being one of the first to understand the impact plant tissue culture would have on the future of horticulture. Now, 70 years later his legacy is a vibrant and successful breeding and young plant company with over 90 dedicated employees.
We are grateful to the talented and innovative people who have helped us grow and prosper. But most of all, we thank our loyal customers who have encouraged and supported our work through these many years.
Click here to read The Making of a TC Pioneer a brief history of our company written by Chris Beytes and recently published in GrowerTalks magazine.
Why has interest in ornamental grasses grown rapidly over the last few years? Simple, grasses can enhance the beauty of almost any garden almost anywhere with almost no maintenance. In the garden they provide motion, texture, softness and color. They blend in, fill in or standout and scream “Here I am!” There are short ones, tall ones, small ones and really, really big ones. And if that’s not enough, during the season many of them reward us with beautiful plumes of feathery flowers.
So it’s simple, if you’re not growing ornamental grasses you should be and if you are then give Oglesby a try. Many of the grasses we offer are produced directly from our own tissue culture laboratory and you will be amazed at their vigor and performance. We also offer select ornamental grasses produced by seed to give you the varieties you need to be successful. Call us…You won’t regret it!