Elaine Kelley is a lifetime resident of Gwinnett and Hall counties. She came by her love of gardening at a very early age. Having a father that was an avid vegetable gardener, he helped her plant her first flower garden at age five and the love for gardening has flourished ever since. After retiring from self employment in 2001 she immediately took the Georgia Master Gardener Course in Hall County where she later served as President of the organization. She followed the Master Gardener course by the University of Georgia’s short course in greenhousing and fell in love with propagation. This led to the opening of the Potting Shed Nursery, where she specializes in irises and daylilies. She works very hard to provide unique and hard to find plants along with all the latest landscape plants.





Elaine started the The Potting Shed Nursery in 2005 to serve the Flowery Branch, Lake Lanier area.  Soon after opening the nursery it became apparent a garden designer was necessary.  Elaine joined forces with Mary not long after opening The Potting Shed and working together it was possible to solve the most discerning gardeners needs and requirements. It is a perfect harmonious arrangement.