Get to know the staff at K and M Nursery


James mills

James Mills is a consulting rosarian, a master rosarian, and a master gardener. He has owned and operated K and M Nursery with his wife Daisy for almost 30 years. They have received many rewards over the years, including the Bronze Medal for Outstanding Service by the Mobile Rose Society and the Silver Medal of Honor from the Gulf District of the American Rose Society. The Mills' have approximately 1,000 bushes in their rose garden where they grow and evaluate different varieties of Fortuniana-grafted roses. 

Elia Diego

Elia has worked at K and M Nursery for the past decade. Her skill at grafting is unsurpassed and her knowledge formidable. As our head grafter, she ensures our young plants survive the transitions to adult plants. She is able to recognize hundred of roses based on their blooms and foliage. Elia is also knowledgeable of the care and growing of roses, when to fertilize and spray, and can recognize a variety of pests and problems that can plague roses. 

Elizabeth Sturdivant

Elizabeth has been with us for 4 years, and has quickly flourished as a rosarian. She is transforming our working nursery into a show nursery for future open houses. In addition to cultivating an inviting atmosphere, she manages the greenhouses to ensure the roses are pruned, fertilized and sprayed as they need it. She assists Elia in grafting our inventory and has special knowledge of our large and growing selection of David Austin English roses.