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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.

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 Information!

The Lowcountry Chapter of the SC Native Plant Society is pleased to partner with Charles Towne Landing to host our annual fall plant sale on Saturday September 28, 2013.  For information about time, location, and payment methods please see: SCNPSplantsaleflyerFall2013

To help you plan ahead, here (PlantListFall2013) is the list of grasses, trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, palms and perennials we will have available for purchase.  We’re anticipating a great crowd, so come early to shop!