Frequently Asked Questions

Our goal is to grow and sell plants that thrive without a lot of fuss in Western North Carolina.

We grow fruit bushes, native flowers, and a handful of shrubs, with a few exceptions.  We bring in grafted fruit trees in spring and evergreens in the spring and fall.  The evergreens we sell are primarily in the thuja or holly family since they do so well in this area.

We also bring in select rhododendrons, azaleas, and other natives as they become available in the spring and fall.

We like to buy plants from wholesalers as local as possible, since not only does it help our neighbors, we can be confident that if it grows well for them, it’ll do well for you.  Quality plants are our number one priority, but we are always on the hunt for new growers and great deals when we can find them.

Below are some common questions we get asked at the nursery.  These are guidelines only; we truly want to help and will do our best to make exceptions whenever we can.

Do you offer wholesale? I’m a landscaper, builder, etc.

We do not offer wholesale pricing, outside of volume discounts on select plants (see below).  If you are in the business and looking for particular plants for the next season, let’s talk!

Do you accept credit cards?

We take cash, check, and every major credit card.

Do you give volume discounts?

We offer 10% off of ten or more on certain plants, particularly screening trees and groundcovers.  If you need a lot of something it’s always best to check in first at

Do you guarantee your plants?

Absolutely!  If your plant dies in the year that you bought it, please let us know and we’ll replace it, or replace it with something that might work better in that space.  We want to make it right, and make sure you are happy with our plants!

Do you give a discount to veterans?

We do!  10% off full price inventory for veterans and their spouses.  This is stackable with the volume discount above.  Please mention it when you check out, and thank you for your service.

Will you donate to our charity?

A few causes particularly tug at our heartstrings.  If you are involved in substance abuse recovery, helping children, veterans, or those with mental illness and in the local area, let us know how we can help.

Can you get me a Baobab tree? (etc…)

We wish, those are super cool.  With few exceptions, we stick to what we have in stock.  If you are looking for a larger size than what we normally carry, please don’t hesitate to ask

Do you have veggie starts, lantana’s, marigolds, or other annuals?

We don’t have a greenhouse (yet) or truthfully much patience for growing from seed.  In the spring we pick up a few different veggies and bedding plants, but quantities are limited.

Our assistant Carmelina will have beautiful hanging baskets for sale at the nursery from her new business, 4 Petals Flowers.  Check them out, these aren’t your grocery store baskets.

Do you install plants or do landscape design?

The short answer is no, at least at this stage.  We do consultations during the winter months, including some pruning and clean-up work.  We have a growing network of people we are happy to refer you to, some of which are on our local services page

When do you close for the season?

Our goal is to stay open as long as possible, which is about as long as the weather cooperates.  Officially we are open when the phlox (thrift) blooms in spring- about March 15- to November 1st.