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Late Blight in Tomatoes and Potatoes (Aug 30, 2014)
Late Blight is a serious disease of potatoes and tomatoes worldwide, with a tremendous human and economic cost. It was the arrival of late blight in Ireland in the 1840′s that resulted in the Irish Potato Famine that caused 1 million deaths … Continue reading

Early Fall- Best Time to Plant Lawns (Aug 29, 2014)
Perhaps you just moved into a new home, or have decided to turn part of your garden plot into lawn, or maybe you had a bad infestation of lawn grubs this summer that destroyed a portion of your lawn. In … Continue reading

Early Blight in Tomatoes (Aug 12, 2014)
Last week I talked about blossom end rot in tomatoes. This week I will discuss another common issue that causes problems in our tomato patches in east Idaho- Early Blight. Early Blight is probably the most common disease found in … Continue reading

Blossom End Rot (Aug 5, 2014)
This is the time of year when gardeners often find an ugly and discouraging symptom in their vegetable gardens… blossom end rot. It is most common in tomatoes, but is also frequently seen in peppers, eggplant, squash, and cucumbers. Blossom-end … Continue reading

Save-a-Tree- It’s Not Just For Trees! (Jul 3, 2014)
Can you “cure” a sick tree by improving the soil? It seemed like a far-fetched idea 20 years ago when Jos Zamzow started giving customers at his Boise, Idaho nursery a brown liquid organic fertilizer in used two-liter soda bottles. The product was so … Continue reading

Create Your Own Tropical Paradise (Jul 2, 2014)
Living in Idaho can seem a long way from the tropics, especially during our long, cold winters. But why not bring a bit of the tropics to your patio for the summer. Colorful tropical vines, like the Mandevilla (above) or bougainvillea, … Continue reading



   
About Us
In the spring of 1964 Howard Crook opened the doors of his newly purchased nursery then known as Snake River Nursery. The original store was a small 20' x 20' block building with 2 small greenhouses attached. At that time the business was primarily devoted to growing and selling bedding plants, but has expanded over the years to include the area's largest selection of trees, shrubs, gardening tools and supplies, mulch, water gardening supplies, and Christmas trees and decor. Howard's son John purchased the business in 1983 and continued to expand the business. In the late summer of 2001 John purchased the Pocatello Greenhouse property and a second location of Town and Country was established in Pocatello.

Howard and Larene Crook, Founders

Howard Crook left the farm in Fallon, Nevada in December of 1963 and purchased Snake River Nursery in Idaho Falls. Through hard work and uncompromising honesty and integrity he and his wife LaRene built Town & Country Gardens into one of east Idaho's most complete garden centers. They retired from the business in 1983 and now reside in Idaho Falls.

John Crook, Owner

John grew up in the family business and has been working in the nursery and greenhouses at Town & Country Gardens since he was 10 years old. In 1976 he enrolled in the horticulture program at Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho) in Rexburg, Idaho and served as the first President of Metus Topiaria, the student horticulture service club on campus. John began actively managing Town & Country Gardens in 1978 and has seen tremendous growth over the years as Town & Country has established itself as the leading garden center in East Idaho. He has been a supporter and instructor in the Master Gardeners program for many years and gives frequent gardening seminars at Town & Country Gardens. He and his wife Maren have 5 children.

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