Cultivating Joy and a Blooming Nursery With Bobcat

Published on May 8, 2024

Step into Shades of Green Nursery, where Julie Holland's passion for the environment blooms alongside native Texas plants. Through sustainable practices and the reliability of Bobcat® equipment, they cultivate more than just gardens; they bring a sense of belonging and inclusivity. It's a place where nature and community unite to create a unique, joyful experience in Celina, Texas.

Where Texas Plants Thrive and Sustainability Reigns    

Shades of Green Nursery and Landscape, located in Celina, Texas, is more than just a nursery; it's a peaceful showcase for the beauty of native Texas plants – and eco-friendly gardening practices – that are redefining gardening and environmental sustainability.  

Julie Holland is the assistant nursery manager at Shades of Green. Her passion and commitment to the environment are as rooted as the plants that flourish under her care. “Everything is watered here from the back pond,” Julie explains, highlighting the nursery’s commitment to sustainable water usage. By focusing on native Texas plants, Shades of Green not only conserves water but also supports the local ecosystem, ensuring that the plants they nurture are both beautiful and beneficial to the environment.  

Gardening for Everyone  

“Gardening is always fun to everybody,” Julie says, emphasizing the inclusive spirit that Shades of Green brings. The commitment to growth doesn’t stop at the plants. A customer-focused culture helps to keep customers coming back. Whether it’s seasoned gardeners or beginners, the team at Shades of Green is there to tailor the experience to each person’s level of expertise and interest. This personalized approach helps create lifelong customers who think of gardening as a cherished hobby instead of a chore. But it’s a lot of work keeping up with Shades of Green’s diverse clientele.   

To help bring new gardening experiences to Shades of Green, Julie relies on Bobcat equipment, such as the L23 small articulated loader, the MT100 mini track loader and the S86 skid-steer loader.     

A Partnership Rooted in Excellence  

A significant part of Shades of Green's success story is its partnership with Bobcat Company. The Bobcat L23 articulated loader, for instance, brings hard-working industrial strength plus precision for handling delicate cargo and navigating the tight spaces of a nursery.  

“With our Bobcat articulated loader, it’s the ease of moving through things,” Julie says. 

This efficiency allows the Shades of Green team to maintain their expansive grounds and offer an ever-evolving selection of plants and flowers. Support from their Bobcat dealer – from innovative equipment solutions to expert advice on putting it to use – has been instrumental in bringing Julie’s vision for Shades of Green to life.  

More Than a Nursery  

“Shades of Green is a hometown, it’s a park, it’s an experience that is like no other,” Julie says. 

The nursery transcends the traditional nursery model, functioning as a gathering place where people can connect with nature, find peace and rediscover the joys of outdoor living.  

Her vision, enthusiasm and drive to get it all done make Shades of Green a unique, invaluable part of the Celina community – a dream Julie turns to reality each day with the help of Bobcat.  

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