Save The Date: Upstate Fall Native Plant Sale

Upstate Fall Native Plant Sale 2021
September 18 @ 8:00 am – October 16 @ 5:00 pm

We know from all of the inquiries you’ve sent that interest is running very high for a Fall Native Plant Sale. So (drum roll!), without further ado, we’re announcing the SCNPS Fall Plant sale! These are the important dates to remember:

· September 17th: Volunteer Appreciation Day. Volunteers working the sale get to shop first!

· September 18, 20-23rd: SCNPS members only. Orders open online on the 17th (to be pulled on or after the 18th) and members will be notified when orders can be picked up.

· September 24th-October 16th: Open to all. Orders open online on the 23rd (to bepulled on or after the 24th) and customers will be notified when orders can be picked up.

As you can see, the first day, when all the plants are at their best with the deepest inventory, is set aside for the plant sale volunteers only. This is a new incentive to tempt members to come out and volunteer to work two or more shifts at the sale. Shifts are 4 hours long and training is provided. All you need is a smart phone and a desire to save the Earth one plant at a time.


The benefits of fall planting are many:

· Roots, roots, roots! When it comes to a plant’s health, it’s all about the roots. Fall planting gives a plant, tree or shrub plenty of time to develop their root system before the first frost.

· Free watering! One of the best benefits of fall planting is the cool, rainy days for your newly planted beauties.

· Less stress for both you and your new plants. Fall’s cool air provides a nice buffer from the summer heat and it’s easier to plant in cooler air.

· Warm soil. The soil will be warmer in the fall than in the spring. The tops may be getting ready to snooze but the roots will get set up to go through the winter and will come up in the spring ready to go.

So, please mark your calendars and join us for another wonderful Native Plant Society sale at the Upstate Native Nursery. Appointments will be available for on site visits. This will still be a virtual sale with contactless pickup as in the last two sales. You must be a member by September 11th, 2021 in order to qualify for the members only period. Questions? Contact Kathy Harrington at [email protected] or send us an email from the SCNPS website (go to the dropdown menu The Plants) or send to [email protected]

We hope to see orders from all of you. The volunteers have worked very hard all summer to keep the plants in tiptop shape for the Fall sale. Many hours of propagation, germination, potting, pruning, weeding, mowing, maintaining and brainstorming have gone on to make this the best sale ever!

Click here to see all of the plant sale details.

6 Responses

  1. Rebecca Anne Roberts says:

    Hello! I will be glad to volunteer again. I have the square platform already downloaded and ready to go! You can reach me at (803)609-0394. As soon as the schedule is out, I’ll be glad to know.

    • Judy Seeley says:

      Great!! I will let Kathy Harrington know. It would be good if you would also contact her directly. [email protected]

    • Kathy Harrington says:

      I’m looking forward to “seeing” a lot of members coming out to help at the sale this fall. As Judy says (and I’m paraphrasing here), if everyone does a little, no one has to do a lot. It’s a great way to get acquainted with the bounty of the Upstate Native Nursery and to get the huge bonus of being able to get first dibs on the plants on Volunteer Appreciation Day. Please consider donating two shifts of your time to your Native Plant Society!

  2. Mitzi Stewart - State Membership Chair says:

    IMPORTANT NOTE: To qualify for members-only early sale, SCNPS membership must be current no later than September 11, 2021. Recurring payment memberships scheduled to renew anytime in September will be credited as current. Please direct any questions about membership status to me at [email protected].

  3. christa pomerlyan says:

    Do we know when the plant list will be published?


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