A few Sundays ago I was in the Kerhonkson area and stopped in at Catskill Native Nursery for the first time this spring. Everywhere I turned was a plant or garden ornament I really, really wanted – and so I fled, vowing to return with my camera in hand and room in my trunk.
Inspired by Sara Stein’s Noah’s Garden and disappointed by the lack of native plants for sale at area garden centers, Francis Groeters and Diane Greenburg opened Catskill Native Nursery in 1999. Nursery highlights and specialties include native perennials, trees and shrubs, unusual edibles and plants that thrive in area gardens but aren’t usually offered by traditional nurseries. This Best of Hudson Valley plant-shopping destination also features a unique selection of edible and medicinal herbs, as well as one of my favorite collections of garden statuary and pots for sale. (They currently have not one, but two birdbaths I’d love to own – after searching for years to find anything that even made me look twice.)
Visit Catskill Native Nursery this Saturday, May 19th, for the annual Wildflower Festival. The 2012 festivities include lectures on Wild Mushrooms, Embracing a New Forest Aesthetic and Native Azaleas, over 20 varieties of organic, heirloom tomato plants and professional gardeners on hand to answer your questions. Admission is FREE!
Coming soon: Diane answers The Dirty Dozen…
Catskill Native Nursery, 607 Samsonville Road, Kerhonkson NY 12446 (845)626-2758 | email@example.com
Open Thurs – Monday: 9:30am-6pm (CLOSED Tues. & Wed.)
Cash or check only, credit cards not accepted.
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Catskill Native Nursery also offers ecological landscaping services and consultations, working closely with the environment to create beautiful gardens that are both a natural extension of the area’s dynamic scenery and beneficial to the local ecology.