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FALL  PLANT  SALE  

      OUR ONLINE NATIVE PLANT SALE IS UNDERWAY.  YOU CAN BUY A VARIETY OF NATIVE PERENNIALS, SHRUBS, & TREES AND USE YOUR CREDIT CARD TO MAKE YOUR PURCHASES.  CHECKOUT OUR ONLINE SALE AT  

  WHEN YOU ORDER YOU WILL BE SCHEDULING YOUR PICKUP TIME AND WE WILL HAVE YOU PLANTS WAITING FOR YOU AT THE MARSHALL LIBRARY.  PICKUP DATES ARE OCTOBER 9TH from 4-6pm, 10TH from 10am-12pm, 16TH from 4-6pm, OR 17TH from 10am-12pm.   THIS ORDER PROCESS IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH ACCESS TO LOTS OF GREAT LOCALLY GROWN NATIVE PLANTS WHILE KEEPING EVERYONE SAFE FROM COVID19. 


Why Plant in the Fall:  After a long winter, we all look forward to spring color and new growth.  And, traditionally that is also when most of us start to think about adding new plantings in our gardens – and flowering plants are looking their best.  But for many areas, including our WNC area, fall is actually a better season to plant because plants go dormant in the fall, water and heat stresses are minimized then, and plants can put their energy into growing stronger root systems.  Then, your new plants are better established and ready to grow and thrive the next spring.     NOTE:  Please be aware that because plants go dormant in the fall they are not as attractive as spring grown plants. But, your patience will be rewarded the next year... 


             Click this link to view our  Virtual Garden Tour 


In September

Happenings in The Gardens


Hi Garden Volunteers *:

We are having our annual plant sale starting on September 17th and ending in mid-October.  So, spread the word about the sale to family and friends as there will be lots of great native plants for sale and great prices.

Watch the local newspapers for the ribbon cutting on the new storage building - which has been named the "Book Barn". 

If you have questions, please give me a call.  Thank you, stay safe, and be well !


Let's Grow Native Plants,


Ed McNally

Marshall Native Gardens Coordinator

828-333-3883


*  NOTE:  You are invited to come to the Native Gardens (open free of charge to the public).   These gardens provide a great space to walk, experience nature, and learn about the native plants.   So, come if you feel well and practice social distancing and sanitary practices.   



Gardens Background:

      Above: Marshall Native Gardens Initiative Logo


   Marshall Native Gardens are located on the 4.2 acre grounds  of  the  Madison  County  Public Library in Marshall, NC.   Gardens are open to the public and free of charge.  These native gardens were envisioned, designed, constructed, and maintained by Marshall Native Gardens Initiative - MNGI. -- in cooperation with the Library Director & Madison County. 
 
   MNGI is a very diverse all volunteer group -  we have no paid staff.  So, we love and rely on volunteers of all backgrounds and skill levels.   All are welcome who want to learn about native plants,  sustainable gardening,  and/or mountain agriculture. Our focus is to provide education about the importance of native plants through interpetive displays & demonstration gardens. 

   To get involved or for more info, please check out our many linked pages and video links in this website or contact  Ed at 828-333-3883.    



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These Are Our 
Valued  Partners,
Sponsors & Collaborators :
 


French Broad Electric Cooperative, Marshall, NC

Madison County Public Library, Marshall NC


Southern Highlands Reserve, Lake Toxaway, NC

 
Carolina Native Nursery, Burnsville, NC

Asheville, NC

Nathan Buchanan,  Wildbud Natives,
Marshall, NC

NC Aboretum,  Asheville, NC


Reems Creek Nursery, Weaverville, NC

Southeastern Native Plant Nursery,
Candler, NC


Robert Eidus -  Eagle Feather Farm 
and NC Ginseng & Goldenseal Company
 
Audubon Society,  Asheville, NC
  

Project Challenge,  NC  Inc.

Timbersong Girls


Madison County Garden Club

Web Links & Tour QR Codes

The following themed garden tour stops can be clicked to serve as links to YouTube videos for audio and video files that allow you to see the same information that visitors see when touring the Marshall Native Gardens.  NOTE -- The links labelled as "Overviews" at the 12 stops are only audio file which are intended to allow visitors to walk through the gardens as they listen.  Those links labelled as "Details" are video plus audio links to provide more specific garden YouTube videos about that garden.  Many thanks to the Rotary Club of Madison County (for the grant to fund this tour project),  Jim Thorsen (the DJ vocals on overviews tracts),  Rita Pelczar (writer/editor on tour content), and Primrose (for their interspersed music).


LISTING OF TOUR STOPS : 



  At Entry Garden Sign -  Stop 2  Overview
                            https://youtu.be/Jg_cMyPCNik                                 
At Entry Garden Sign -  Stop 2  Details

https://youtu.be/vYmatiZSZvY  

At Shrub Garden Sign - Stop 3 Overview

https://youtu.be/YNXpcFawbO0  

At Shrub Garden Sign - Stop 3 Details

https://youtu.be/jf8iEBfN9cw

At Cisterns -  Stop 4 Overview 

https://youtu.be/v_yxi3w3SOY  

  At Butterfly Garden Sign - Stop 5 Overview

https://youtu.be/yXNZOee-ppM

At Butterfly Garden Sign - Details

https://youtu.be/2aOUYMXikTo

 At Forest Farm Sign -   Stop 6 Overview

https://youtu.be/EDbSl-0nV1M

  At Forest Farm Sign -  Stop 6 Details

https://youtu.be/ffXyAGidUgY

 At "Chestnut" Sign -- Stop 7 Overview

https://youtu.be/3PZW5iV_TBQ

 At Rain Garden Sign - Stop 8  Overview

https://youtu.be/LdhHWNZGSpg

 At "Woodland" Sign - Stop 9 Overview

https://youtu.be/X3Fqr1ieMwI

At "Woodland" Sign - Stop 9 Details

https://youtu.be/Ed7YDrtP7Os

 At Native Grasses Sign - Stop 10  Overview

https://youtu.be/nJuRX7IUtCE

At Native Grasses Sign -  Stop 10 Details

https://youtu.be/7wUcSaXhizs

 At Medicinals Sign - Stop 11 Overview

https://youtu.be/WrF3dqv5C5s

 At Medicinals Sign - Stop 11 Details

https://youtu.be/RB2Yq3MuTt4

At Bird Garden Sign - Stop 12 Overview

https://youtu.be/AE_xcShXAJg

At Bird Garden Sign - Stop 12 Details

https://youtu.be/ZA-zgiSF7uc