Charleston Area - Nursery/Backyard Gardener Recommendations Plz

eldemilaJuly 3, 2014

Will be spending a few days in Charleston this coming week and would love to get some recommendations on nurseries and/or backyard gardeners if anyone can help.

Would like to find a good source for daylilies, iris, butterfly bush,(looking for something different, have 25 different ones), among others. Basically, just some reasonable priced plants that are a bit different, or a place that has a good variety and that's reasonably priced.

Would like to find some different fig plants. Kiowa blackberry is at top of my list but doubt I can find it around there.

TIA for any and all help. Will check for replies periodically.

Forget the malls...plants are my guilty pleasure

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Hyams on Folly Rd.
Brownswood Nursery-Johns Island
Abide A While- Mt. Pleasant

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 7:26PM
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I went to all 3 even before seeing your reply...was very disappointed with every place I went. The only thing I found was a LSU Fig, and that was at Walmart, and I had to drive about 20 minutes because the ones near the hotel was covered with mites, as this one was, but not nearly as bad.

I would have thought there would have been a much better selection.

Thanks for the input though, appreciate it!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 6:00PM
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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

debelli, by means of explanation..tourist cities like Charleston area and Charlotte the land value is just too high to be affordable for the better garden centers we prefer. It takes a fair distance away in less pricey suburbs to find these garden center gems run by people who know plants and area soils and growing conditions. They are much fewer and farther between than they used to be and if they don't have a good website with directions, they're doomed. One year they're there and you've made an exciting discovery.
Next year, they're gone.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 7:14PM
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