The Upstate chapter’s FALL GREENHOUSE SALE is set for Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 from 9 am – 3 pm each day. A wide variety of native perennial wildflowers, vines, grasses, shrubs, and trees will be available at discounts of 10%-30%.
Native plants are a good option for homeowners wishing to create more sustainable, wildlife-friendly landscapes. Native plants are those that originated or evolved within a region over thousands of years and are well-adapted to the local climate and soil conditions. Wildlife, including pollinating insects, butterflies, and birds, are adapted to native plants. Research indicates even a modest increase in native plant cover significantly increases the number and species of breeding birds.
Fall is the best time to plant your new perennials, trees, and shrubs. Without the stress of summer heat and drought, plants can more easily become established in your landscape. Plant roots will continue to grow throughout the long cool fall and winter even after plant foliage goes dormant.
The sale takes place at Miller and Kitty Putnam’s greenhouse, just a mile from Conestee Park. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. Parking is limited at the greenhouse. Please carpool if possible. For further information, call Miller Putnam at 864 325-9700.
For a list of plants available at this sale, click here.
Directions to Miller and Kitty Putnam’s home:
Miller and Kitty Putnam’s home is at 180 Lakewood Drive, Greenville 29607. From I-85, get off at Mauldin Road, exit 46 (exit for SC 291/Pleasantburg Dr., Mauldin Rd.) Mauldin is actually exit 46C. Go south (turn left) on Mauldin Rd. for 3.0 miles. Once you pass Conestee Park sport complex on the right and Conestee Lake Road on the right, look for Lakewood Dr (small street only on right). Turn right on Lakewood. (If you miss it, go to next street/stop light which is Conestee Rd. and turn right; that will bring you back to Lakewood.) On Lakewood go 0.4 miles to 180 Lakewood, on the right.
The mail box numbering jumps a little and is not easy to see. Putnams have dual mail boxes and two driveways. There is a pond visible from the road. We usually go in the right-hand drive around the pond and come out the opposite driveway.