A note about this year's offerings:
If you’ve visited this website before, you’ll notice that many wonderful perennials are missing this year. That’s not due to any lack of effort on my part, but tremendous effort on the part of voles. When plants were uncovered this year, nearly 75 percent of them were missing. Oh, there were pots and potting soil, but no plant roots. So, it is with great sadness that I’ve eliminated them from this year’s plant list. I will keep those plants that are available and slowly add those again that I value most highly, but it will not be until fall. It takes time to grow a plant!
I appreciate your visiting the website, even if just browsing, and hope you’ll return to see some of your (and my own) favorite plants return. If there are plants you are interested in that you might have seen here, it is possible I may have one or two, or I may be able to tell you where you might find them. I’ll be happy to help. In the meantime, let's get ready for spring and garden-away!
Welcome to Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek, a small on-line and mail order nursery in the mountains of North Carolina. Specializing in the natural beauty of native and species perennials, Gardens in the Wood also carries other flowering perennials, a few choice herbs, and an occasional annual. Most will not be found at your local nursery or big box store. Propagation goes on all year long, and additional plants and new varieties are added as they become available, so be sure to check this site often.
VIOLA ODORATA: Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek also has a growing inventory of Viola odorata cultivars, as well as other species of Viola. I am always looking for Viola odorata cultivars that I do not have. If you or someone you know has a Violet in his or her garden that is not seen on these pages, I would like to know about it. Information about other interesting Violets is also welcome.
Plants are organized by botanical name. Why by botanical name? Because many plants have the same, or similar, common names, it's a good idea to know the botanical name. That way you know exactly what you're looking for - no doubt about it.
Guarantee: Gardens in the Wood guarantees its plants to be healthy, properly named to the best of our knowledge, and ready to grow in your garden when shipped. If you receive a plant in questionable condition or damaged in transit, please notify us immediately and, if necessary, they will be replaced or the purchase price refunded. Gardens in the Wood is not responsible for plants that are delayed due to insufficient or incorrect addresses given to us by a customer. Gardens in the Wood has no control over the weather or growing conditions in your area and is not responsible for plants beyond 7 days of their arrival. Gardens in the Wood does not use pesticides so if plants arrive with a hole in a leaf here or a brown spot there, that is why. Imperfection is perfectly natural and normal, and there is no reason to put anyone or anything at risk to attempt to change that.
Shipping: Unfortunately, Gardens in the Wood cannot offer free shipping, but your plants will be shipped in the most affordable and expeditious method available. Because many USPS distribution centers are closing across the country, most plants are now being shipped by UPS, so be sure to give a physical address when ordering. Plants are not shipped outside of the United States. Due to agricultural restrictions, plants shipped to West Coast states may be sent bare root and by USPS. Shipping charges are not an exact science, nor are they the exact amount charged by UPS. A modest fee is included for cost of boxes, packing tape, UPS pick-up or delivery to UPS (an hour round trip), and the time it takes to pull plants, remove damaged leaves, pruning if required, removal of soil if going bare root, computer ink for invoices and shipping labels, etc.
Shipping Dates: Gardens in the Wood ships according to the USDA zones and the weather conditions here in Grassy Creek, as well as the plants' individual growing requirements and/or idiosyncrasies. In general, shipping does not begin until early April. Please do not ask to have plants sent at times that are inappropriate for your growing area and/or impossible for ours. Plants at Grassy Creek are not kept in a greenhouse during winter but outside under a crop cover, and as much depends on the weather here as the weather in your area.
Sizes: The majority of plants are in quart-sized pots, although a few plants might be in smaller, four-inch pots or in larger, "cheater" gallon (3 quarts) pots.
Ordering by Mail: If you feel uncomfortable ordering online, you may order by mail. Just jot down what you want on a piece of paper with your name, physical address, phone number, email address, and any other instructions you might have and mail it to the address at the bottom of the page with a check or money order. Please phone ahead for shipping charges.
Visiting: Gardens in the Wood is not open to the public.
Art at the tops of following pages are details from pastels and oil paintings by artist Richard Fennell, and used with his permission. Unless credited, the photographs are by Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek.
Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
P. O. Box 22
Crumpler, NC 28617
(336) 447-5532 Please leave a message if there is no answer; your call will be returned as soon as possible.
North Carolina Department of Agriculture License No. 6500.