Lowcountry: Spring Plant Sale!

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Get your spring planting started! We have a great selection of native plants with many hard-to-find species… colorful perennials, shrubs, trees, grasses, ferns and edibles. Cash, check, or credit card accepted. A plant list will be available before the sale on the SCNPS website. Admission to the plant sale is free. If you wish to explore Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, please pay admission in the visitor’s center. For more information, contact Colette DeGarady.

(SCNPS Members can start shopping at 8:30!)


Plant lists will be posted closer to the sale date.

Upstate Native Plant Sale

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Just in time for fall planting, you are invited to an Upstate NPS plant sale at Miller and Kitty Putnam’s greenhouse. On October 1, 2, and 3, (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) from 9am to 6pm you can shop at the greenhouse (NPS member receive a 10% discount). All summer Miller and a group of NPS volunteers have been propagating plants for the Upstate chapter to sell. We have a good selection of herbaceous perennials, grasses, vines, and some shrubs and trees. To download an inventory list, click here and here.

In spring 2016, we will return to Conestee Park for a major outdoor sale.

The greenhouse is located at 180 Lakewood Drive, Greenville, just a mile from our sale site at Conestee Park. You can contact Miller Putnam at 864 325-9700 with questions.   You are always welcome to shop at the greenhouse by appointment with Miller if the October dates do not work for you. You may make your purchases with cash, check, or credit card.

October is the best time of year to put new plants in your landscape. The heat and stress of summer is over and plant roots will have the cool months to grow and take hold in your landscape.

Proceeds from all our plant sales help fund special projects such as habitat restoration and protection, scholarships, monthly speakers, and field trips, among other things. Check out all our activities at www.scnps.org.   Come out for some great native plants and support the Native Plant Society at the same time!




Upstate Native Plant Sale

2015 is past. Click here to find out about SCNPS’s 2016 Spring Sale!

SCNPS_UpstateSpringPlantSale2015_flyerThe South Carolina Native Plant Society, upstate chapter, will hold its spring plant sale on April 18 from 9am – 1pm at a new location at Conestee Park, 840 Mauldin Road in Greenville. A huge selection of native trees, shrubs and perennials will be available. Experts in native landscaping and native ecosystems will be on hand to give advice.  Purchases may be made by cash, check or credit card.

The Upstate SCNPS plant sales are a great opportunity to find native plants which are adapted to our local soils and climate. Once properly established, native plants require little or no watering, fertilizing, or special care. Native plants also maintain biodiversity in the landscape. They support birds and insects (including pollinators of the foods we eat) far better than non-native plants. The proceeds from the spring plant sale help support upstate projects such as ecosystem conservation and community education.

Plant something for the birds, bees, and butterflies this year by going native.CONESTEEparkSite_SCNPS_LS

To volunteer to help with the sale, click here!

To download a flyer (with a map) to share with others, click here!

To download a list of plants the Society will have for sale, click here!

(Additional plants will be available from participating vendors including Carolina Wild; Carnivorous Plants; Durant Ashmore Landscape Nursery; Natural Natives; Natives, By George; and Southern Heritage Nursery!)

LOWCOUNTRY: Roots and Shoots Open House – Saturday, October 11

Greetings, Gardeners!
If you missed the Native Plant Society sale on Saturday, you can still catch our Fall Open House.  We have lots of wonderful native shrubs, perennial flowers, vines, and grasses as well as a handful of non-native plants we consider special. Check the website for the current offerings with color pictures. Now is the perfect planting time, so come on over!

Roots and Shoots Open House
8 am to 3 pm.
2196 Pierpont Ave

To get to our backyard nursery,  Roots and Shoots:
1. Take the Glenn McConnell exit from I-526.  You’ll land at a light with Home Depot/McDonalds.
2. Turn right at the light onto Magwood.  Go to the end to where it T’s with Ashley River Rd. (Highway 61)
3. Turn left at the light onto Ashley River Rd.
4. Go through one more light
5. Look for the landmarks for a right turn:  Jiffy Lube on the left and Timbo’s Peanuts and Fireworks/Vegetable stand on the right
6.  Turn right at that intersection onto Pierpont Ave (there’s no light)
7.  Beware! Pierpont turns right in a block or so.  Stay on it.  Follow the curves and look for a little sign on your left that says “The Bluff”
8. Turn left at that sign into our gravel driveway.  You cannot see the house from the road.  2196 Pierpont
*The numbers on the street are crazy.  Ignore them and look for the little sign on your left.
Coming from points north on Highway 61
1. Pass Bees Ferry Rd
2. Cross Church Creek
3. Pass the CVS on your left and begin to look for the landmarks above (#5),
4. Turn Left onto Pierpont then as above

Lynn Meffert and Jane Jabbour
Roots and Shoots Nursery
Perennial Favorites and Native Beauties
2196 Pierpont Ave.
Charleston, SC 29414
843-576-4543 (h)
843-814-4954 (c)

Lowcountry — Fall Plant Sale Plant List!

The Lowcountry Chapter will be having a plant sale on Saturday October 6 at Charles Towne Landing.  Here is our “master list” of all the plants that will be available.  Come early, plants will sell out!

Carex pennsyvanica Pennsylvania Sedge
Chasmanthium latifolium River Oats
Muhlenbergia capillaris Sweetgrass
Muhlenbergia sericea Sweet Grass
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass
Schizachyrium scoparium Blue-Stem Grass
Spartina bakerii Sand Cordgrass
Asimina triloba Paw Paw
Callicarpa americana Beautyberry
Calycanthus floridus sweetshrub
Cercis canadensis Redbud
Chionanthus virginicus Fringe Tree
Diospyros virginiana American Persimmon
Euonymus americana Strawberry Bush
Hydrangia quercifolia Oakleaf Hydrangea
Hypericum frondosum Cedarglade St. Johnswort
Hypericum hypercoides St. Johnswort
Itea virginica Virginia Sweetspire
Illicium floridanum Red Florida anise
Illicium parviflorum Yellow Florida anise
Ilex glabra Inkberry holly
Juniperus silicicola Eastern Redcedar
Leucothoe axillaris Coastal doghobble
Leucothoe racemosa Sweetbells
Sambucus canadensis Elderberry
Vaccinium corymbosum Highbush Blueberry
Viburnum obovatum Walters Viburnum
Xanthorhiza simplicissima Yellowroot
Aristolochia tomentosa Pipevine
Aster caroliniensis Carolina Aster
Bignonia capreolata Cross vine
Campsis radicans Trumpet vine
Decumaria barabara Climbing Hydrangea
Gelsemium sempervirens Carolina Jessamine
Lonicera sempervirens Coral Honeysuckle
Passiflora incarnata Passionvine
Wisteria frutescens Native Wisteria
Asarum canadense Wild Ginger
Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed
Baptisia australis Wild Blue Indigo
Borrichia frutescens Sea ox-eye daisy
Canna flaccida Golden Canna Lily
Chrysogonum virginianum Green and Gold
Coreopsis auriculata Lobed Tickseed
Coreopsis grandiflora Large-flowered Tickseed
Coreopsis lanceolata Lanceleaf Tickseed
Croton puntatus Gulf croton
Crinum americanum Southern Swamp Lily
Dichromena colorata White Star Grass
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower
Eupatorium coeslestinium Wild Ageratum/Mistflower
Eupatorium fistulosum Joe Pye Weed
Eurybia divaricata Wood Aster
Gallardia grandiflora Indian Blanket Flower
Gallardia pulchella Blanket Flower
Helianthus angustifolius Swamp sunflower
Helianthus debilis Dune Sunflower
Helianthus microcephalus Small Woodland Sunflower
Heliotropium amplexicaule Clasping heliotrope
Heliopsis helianthoides Smooth Oxeye
Hibiscus coccineus Scarlet Rose Mallow
Hibiscus militarus Halberdleaf Mallow
Heuchera americana Coral Bells
Hymnocallis caroliniana Spider Lily
 Iris spp. Louisiana Iris
Iris fulva Copper Iris
Iris versicolor Blue Flag Iris
Kosteletskya virginica Scarlet Rose Mallow
Liatris spicata Blazing Star
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal flower
Mitchella repens Partridge Berry
Monarda didyma Bee Balm, Oswego
Oenothera drummondii Beach primrose
Oenothera riparia River primrose
Penstemon digitalis Beardtongue
Phemeranthus calcaricus Limestone Flower
Phlox stolonifera Creeping Phlox
Physostegia virginiana Obedient Plant
Rudbeckia heliopsidis Sun-Facing Coneflower
Rudbeckia maxima Great Coneflower
Rudbeckia subtomentosa Sweet Coneflower
Rudbeckia triloba Brown-eyed Susan
Ruellia caroliniensis Carolina Wild Petunia
Ruellia humilis Wild Low Petunia
Salvia lyrata Lyre Leaf Sage
Saururus cernuus Lizard’s Tail
Sisyrinchium angustifolium Blue-eyed Grass
Solidago rugosa Fireworks Goldenrod
Solidago sempervirens Seaside Goldenrod
Spigelia marilandica Indian Pink
Stokesia laevis Stokes Aster
Symphyotrichum georgianum Georgia Aster
Symphyotrichum laeve Smooth Blue Aster
Symphyotrichum novi-belgii New York Aster
Tradescantia virginica Spiderwort
Viola sororia Common Blue Violet
Dryopteris ludoviciana Southern Woodfern
Osmunda cinnamomea Cinnaman Fern
Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern
Palms and Yucca
Sabal minor Dwarf Palmetto
Serenoa repens Saw palmetto
Yucca aloifolia Spanish bayonet