To recap our facebook nursery series so far, here is what we have covered.
These nurseries specifically deal with NC native plants. NC Culture will be following up as the series progresses, in case you miss any of the posts.
I personally have dealt with Niche before, as they are one of the nurseries that handle milkweed for our monarchs, and was very happy with the experience! They carry a lot you might need for a pollinator garden, and with the serious problems going on right now for our bees, they can help you make the right decisions for your particular area. Right now, they are only open weekdays, until March, when the hours expand again. The website does mention the 2017 catalog is available soon. You can find their Facebook page by clicking here.
1111 Dawson Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Catalog: Free, one per year
“About 60% native, and growing with an emphasis on wildlife gardening, growing for birds, butterflies & other pollinators. Always nursery propagated, never dug from the wild.”
Gardens of the Blue Ridge (website)
This nursery is one of my favorites, and I am so glad we are doing this series, as it gives me a chance to pass their name on: Gardens of The Blue Ridge (on Facebook).
Their specialty, according to the website, is native ferns, orchids, wildflowers, trees and shrubs.
Located in Newland, NC, this nursery is closed for winter break at this time, but you can still send them an email, etc, and they will respond once operating again.
Fascinating website for the native plant lover!
9056 Pittmans Gap Rd
Newland NC 28657
PO Box 10
Pineola NC 28662
This nursery is a little different: geared more for folks or businesses with waterfront or swampy land, and is another that specializes in native plants. Located in Edenton at 812 Drummonds Point Road, and the phone is 252 82 5707
The plants are chosen for their use in managing stormwater and helping with erosion and pollution.
Most plants sold in lots of 200 plus, however, waterlillies can be purchased one at a time.
From their website:
“Controlling shoreline erosion with plants requires attention to a number of factors including wave energy, shoreline grade, and wind and lunar tides. Plant selection must take these factors into account along with shade and salinity. That said, a few species really stand out. Zizaniopsis miliacea (Giant Rice Cutgrass, a.k.a. Water Millet) cannot be beat for freshwater shorelines within its native range of eastern NC, SC, and VA. It is a tall true grass that grows in deeper water than any other emergent. For salt influenced shorelines of the eastern US the real workhorse is Spartina alterniflora (Smooth Cordgrass). This Spartina grows in the zone between low and high tides, while its companion Spartina patens (Saltmeadow Cordgrass) grows upland of the normal high tide.”
“At Wetland Plants Inc., we grow native plants that are:
Naturally adapted to the Carolinas and Virginia
Propagated by seed to ensure genetic diversity and avoid contamination by noxious species
Container-grown in tall, narrow “large plugs” for low cost, fast installation, and reliable performance in rough sites
Removed from their containers for delivery and packed in protective, easy to transport bags, labeled by planting zone
Delivered just in time for installation to your shop or job site”
Please be aware that most of their business is for other businesses and government sites, however, they also sell to non-profits.
They do NOT have a facebook page that I can locate.
NC Culture hopes this will help with those who want to pursue gardening with natives, while helping our environment..
One of my favorite sayings?
“It takes a village”
Next week we will recap what we cover Monday thru Thursday, so stay tuned!