Dan Long

Dan Long

Dan Long is a horticulturist who specializes in vines and climbers. He studied at the University of Delaware in the 1980s and has worked in the commercial nursery industry for over 30 years. In 1998, he founded Brushwood Nursery in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, a mail-order nursery offering clematis and many other climbers. In 2010, Dan and his wife, Becky, moved their family and the nursery to Becky’s hometown of Athens, Georgia, where the sun is stronger and the season is longer. There they enjoy family, friends, lots of great things for kids to do, and a short drive to the Blue Ridge Mountains when it’s just too hot in Athens. Dan is also a Georgia Master Beekeeper.

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    7 Gorgeous Climbing Vines That Won’t Take Over

    While far from the only unruly things growing in our gardens, vines always seem to be the poster children for invasive plants. Many years ago, when Brushwood Nursery was young,…

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    How to Choose a Structure for Vining Plants

    Are you looking to add interesting height to your garden, camouflage a view, or bring life to a barren zone? Check out these structural strategies, all of which come in…

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    Vines for the Connoisseur

    Climbers add a depth and complexity to the garden that just can’t be achieved with perennials and shrubs. The sweeping flow and layered effects vines provide give a landscape a…