Welcome to the Selective Gardener Catalog where you find violets and plants in all kinds of colors, fresh from Optimara greenhouses!

SHIPPING: We monitor the weather and ship when we feel it is safe. In winter, it has to be over 38F night time during entire transit to ship violets safely. Mini poinsettias can tolerate colder, but we still recommend to have them shipped early in the season for northern states.WEEK of NOV.28th LOOKS LIKE GOOD WEATHER TO SHIP!


December 3rd and 4th Christmas Open House and Plant Sale with huge selection of common and rare houseplants, violets, mini poinsettias, gift items etc. at Optimara Greenhouses in East Nashville.

more info under "Local Tennesse products" category


African Violets (plant)

Selected Optimara Varieties   4" pot size, in-bloom 

Mini Poinsettias

 Mini poinsettias  -  ready to ship!


Violet Of The Month Club

3 New Violets Each Month

Optimara Mini Violets

Cute 2" Optimara Mini-Violets in combo-packs

SPECIALS (recent)

Limited Time 4" Violet Specials, New Products, and Special Sales and Discounts  

Exotic Foliage & Terrarium Plants

Cool and Colorful foliage: Ferns, Begonia, Kalanchoe, Fittonia & more  

Plant Care Products

Soil, pots, fertilizer and all your plant-care needs, plus Custom limited edition Optimara Ceramics 

African Violet (Leaf)

 Collector Leaves

Local Middle Tennessee Products

Unique items only available for local pick-up or delivery and Christmas Plant Sale/Greenhouse Open House information