piedmont area native plant nursery

jimfnc(7aNC)February 15, 2014

Looking for a native plant nursery in the triad (Greensboro) area (or plant swap). Want to add stuff for hummingbirds, bees, other birds. Have a mostly shady city lot with tall trees, a small "wild area", and very dense clay soil. Some sunny areas. Thx

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graycrna4u

Most local farmer's markets will have plants. Triad Farmer's Market is great. If you are looking for an actual greenhouse, the best I know in this area is Myer's Greenhouse on Highway 158 between Clemmons and Winston Salem.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 7:37AM
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ncrescue

Most nurseries in this area have some natives, but to get natives at a great price come to our NC Native Plant Society picnic near Greensboro. We have a 10:00 instructional meeting, noonish potluck (bring sides or desserts) followed by an auction of plants. You never know what will be offered, but there are always great plants, and the funds collected go towards scholarships. See details below. You are near the site.

Here is a link that might be useful: NCNPS Picnic

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 8:15AM
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ncrescue

PS: Most of my Greensboro friends and I go to Niche Gardens near Chapel Hill. They are about 95% native and have great selections. You should visit this spring.

Here is a link that might be useful: Niche Gardens

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 3:00PM
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chas045(7b)

Just wanted to second ncrescue regarding Niche Gardens. It is Exactly what you appear to be looking for. As I recall, many of their plants are in a woodland setting. While Niche isn't in the Triad, it is at least on the West (and south) side of Chapel Hill.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 12:43PM
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Carolinaflowerlover NC Zone 7b

How much do the plants tend to go for at the auction? That sounds like fun! :)

    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 9:17PM
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ncrescue

It all depends on who brings what, but in the last few years, we have had quite a few of the more common plants, so they are set aside in a $3 or $5 section, honor system and no auction. Sometimes there are $1 plants as well.

The larger plants and those harder to find in the trade can be pricey if people bid against each other. This usually happens when someone brings an unusual Trillium or something that you normally cannot find in the trade around NC.

But, I would say $5 - $10 for many of them. Yes, it is fun, and proceeds go to scholarships for people who study botony, ecology, etc.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2014 at 8:46AM
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Carolinaflowerlover NC Zone 7b

Thx! :)

    Bookmark   February 20, 2014 at 11:39AM
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