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Positive MollyBlooms
(9 reviews)
On Nov 26, 2015, MollyBlooms Grosse Pointe Farms, MI wrote:

This nursery not only has a fine selection of native plants, but they have excellent service and quality. When I ordered my plants, I included information about the site where I was going to plant some of them, and Debi e-mailed me to point out that a couple of those I had chosen would not be good candidates for the soil type in that site. My plants arrived very carefully packed (not half out of their pots as in the case of *some* nurseries I could name) and in fine condition, well rooted and a good size for the price. I am still kicking myself for ordering, from another nursery, three redbuds at what seemed like the bargain end-of-season price of $12 each -- that is, until three ill-nourished-looking things arrived half out of their 3" pots. Sheesh. For a few more dollars, $24 each to be exact, I received redbuds in 3 gallon pots from Nearly Native Nursery and they are MUCH healthier and larger, altogether a better value. I also appreciate the detailed plant tags, which not only provide the plant name but also the type of site and light each plant prefers. I will definitely order from Nearly Native again.

Positive treebird101
(13 reviews)
On Nov 26, 2015, treebird101 Bedford, IA wrote:

I want to first say, this is a truly outstanding nursery. I've never seen such diversity in native plants. I received magnolias and sassafras from this company with absolutely no doubt in my mind they would fail to grow and flourish. It is very refreshing to see a great alternative nursery not propelling all your non-native species of plants and trees that you see at your typical garden centers nowadays. The plants I received where healthy and robust. The owners Jim and Debi are very friendly, knowledgeable and aim to please. I am not surprised they hold a place in the watchdog top 30.

Positive Garden122
(1 review)
On Nov 24, 2015, Garden122 Jamestown, NC wrote:

This company has a very good variety of native plants, the quality and condition of the plants are excellent, the packaging for shipping is superb, and the customer service is outstanding. They are at the very top of my list of companies that sell and ship native plants. I recommend them to anyone.

Positive smaherga
(1 review)
On Nov 16, 2015, smaherga Avondale Estates, GA wrote:

I live in the Atlanta area and was lucky enough to visit this nursery just south of the city. Jim gave me a personal tour of their garden, which is a fascinating place with a outstanding selection of natives. I'm looking forward to their upgrade to their online ordering so I can take advantage of the great inventory of hard-to-find plants. I was looking for a male Possumhaw Ilex decidua, and Nearly Native Nursery was the only place with this plant in stock. Highly recommended.

Positive carolkrom
(1 review)
On Nov 15, 2015, carolkrom Gray, GA wrote:

The nursery is a lovely place to visit, with mulched paths and containerized plants grouped under large shade trees. The owners, Jim and Debi, are very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. The plant selection is excellent and the plants are healthy and well-grown. It's a great nursery!

Positive worm53
(1 review)
On Nov 9, 2015, worm53 Federal Way, WA wrote:

My stepson recently moved into a new home in Fort Mill, SC and while visiting I was helping him design his new backyard and garden. He had his sights set on a Sassafrass tree and none were available at local nurseries. The tree was a gift, so after researching on line nurseries I decided to order from Nearly Native Nursery. Ordering was a breeze and I could tell by talking with them they were serious about the care of the tree in shipping which I appreciated. The tree arrived after left but was reportedly packed extremely well and is a healthy specimen. It is now in the ground and will hopefully thrive. They kept me updated throughout the process which is appreciated.

Positive brianaucuba
(15 reviews)
On Nov 9, 2015, brianaucuba PEQUEA, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Posted on July 28, 2015, updated November 9, 2015
A great ordering experience from start to finish. For some reason Pinus palustris was hard to find via mailorder until I found Nearly Native. Moderately priced, fast shipping, packed with great care. My small order was handled with professionalism.

On November 9th, 2015, brianaucuba added the following:

My Pinus palustris seedlings are doing very well despite the past two wretched winters here. They are past the "grass" stage and are approximately three feet high. I am very happy with my purchase especially since most sources say these trees should not be hardy in my zone 6b garden.
Positive BeastMode
(1 review)
On Nov 8, 2015, BeastMode Westminster, MD wrote:

I've been trying to obtain all the American hickory species to plant on my new property, which has required quite a bit of research... Nearly Native was the only nursery I could find that had Sand Hickory seedlings available. I spoke to the owner over the phone and it was a pleasure talking to him. The seedlings and shipping were very reasonably priced. They waited a week until the plants were more dormant to ship but you can see the buds on the seedlings indicating that they are still viable. The roots looked very healthy too. Very happy I found Nearly Native!

P.S. I think there is a post somewhere about some individuals looking for sand hickory as well.

Positive tasvin
(2 reviews)
On Nov 8, 2015, tasvin New York City, NY wrote:

I am delighted I found this wonderful Nursery. The quality of there plants is wonderful and the owner is very helpful and knowledgeable.I am looking forward to buying more plants in the New Year. I highly recommend A Nearly Native Nursery.

Positive jandns
(1 review)
On Oct 26, 2015, jandns Enterprise, AL wrote:

We are big fans of native plants of the southeast. After seeing the NNN website we made a wish list and planned a trip to their location in Fayetteville, GA. The trip was made a few days ago, and it was well worth it. We were wowed by how many native plants they have. Jim was our very knowledgeable guide, and we selected more plants than were on our list. It was a fine experience, and we bought plants that we couldn't possibly have found in our home area. It was enjoyable doing business with Jim and Debbie. Jim spent a lot of time with us, and provided so much interesting and helpful information. We will definitely be return customers.

Positive teclark
(1 review)
On Oct 24, 2015, teclark Vineyard Haven, MA wrote:

I had been aware of this nursery for several years and finally had the chance to visit during a recent trip to Georgia. This nursery is a gem and it was great to meet the owners Jim and Debi Rogers. Jim is remarkably knowledgeable, pleasant and generous with his time and knowledge! The nursery is chock full of southeastern U.S. natives and select forms of many - many of which were selected and named by Jim. The gardens are a work in progress but nonetheless enjoyable to stroll through and there are many mature specimens of the plants offered for sale. Prices are very reasonable especially considering the rarity of many offerings. I will definitely do business with NNN in the future and hope more people "discover" this great nursery.

Positive Sandrinha
(1 review)
On Oct 10, 2015, Sandrinha Dublin, GA wrote:

A visit always seems welcomed and interest and curiosity are well rewarded. Leave yourself plenty of time to browse and be prepared to go away with more than you anticipated :). Well worth the drive from Dublin. Customer service and selection will most likely exceed your expectations.

Positive Darrener
(1 review)
On Oct 6, 2015, Darrener Jasper, GA wrote:

We shopped in person.
The owner was pleasant and very knowledgeable.
The choice of native plants was amazing

Positive Vdeluna
(1 review)
On Sep 23, 2015, Vdeluna New Albany, IN wrote:

Wow! This company is the best! They have over 900 plants. .. You will probably talk and order with the owners. They are great. They will tell you if that plant will work in your area. The shipping price is very very fair...the way they are shipped is awesome goes beyond what you image. They are wrapped by a person with notes to the carrier and little notes to you. They will be wrapped in a way that will have the plant very alive and ready to be planted. I can't say enough great things about their nursery, customer service and passion for their plants. Luv them

Positive RebeccaPinckney
(1 review)
On Sep 22, 2015, RebeccaPinckney Atlanta, GA wrote:

A few weekends ago after traveling over an hour from Sandy Springs, GA to Nearly Native Nursery in Fayetteville, GA, we purchased a Chinese Fringe Tree, (Chinoanthus virginicus). We also purchased a Georgia Feverbark Tree (Pinckneya pubens), two Southern Gentleman hollies (Ilex vertisillata) plus a few other plants.
We received accurate and informative directions on where to plant and how to maintain the plants. So far, they are
thriving in our yard.
The nursery itself is worth the drive just to view the great variety of plants on site. Thank you for good service and great information about our purchases.

Positive jnboston
(1 review)
On Sep 21, 2015, jnboston Roslindale, MA wrote:

I was delighted to find out about Nearly Native Nursery through Dave's Garden noting that NNN had the baptisia australis I was trying to find. My phone and email contacts with NNN were most informative and very helpful. The 2 plants I received were very large and extremely well packaged. It's the end of the season here, so I cannot report on how they will develop -- but I trust they will do well, as long as I do my part to provide good planting, soil, light and care -- as it surely appears that NNN did all the right things on their end.

Positive jroper7
(1 review)
On Sep 19, 2015, jroper7 Decatur, GA wrote:

Nearly Native Nursery is an easy drive south of Atlanta, GA. Though McBride Rd may not show up in a navigation system, it does exist and is nearby closely named McBride Ln and McBride Cemetery Rd in Fayetteville, GA. I stayed longer than expected talking with Jim who was knowledgeable and gracious with his time. He helped me select several pollinator and wildlife plants (from a longer wish list) that were suited to my yard and interests. I had not been able to find any of these plants inside the beltline. NNN is a hidden gem.

Positive abinafoe
(1 review)
On Jul 5, 2015, abinafoe Brownstown, PA wrote:

NNN was fantastic! They dealt with me the old fashioned way: They were courteous and patient and didn't treat my small order like it was any less important than a larger order. I'll go here first as I add more more natives to my garden & recommend them to others. Thumbs up!
Cheryl in Pennsylvania

Positive KenShaw
(1 review)
On Jun 26, 2015, KenShaw Decatur, GA wrote:

Amazing selection of plants. It will take years for me to collect every native plant I want from their selection. Jim was knowledgeable about plant cultivars, selecting soil conditions conducive to successful transplanting and so much more.

Positive Ednafrancis
(1 review)
On Jun 20, 2015, Ednafrancis Decatur, GA wrote:

Very happy to have found a great source for native plants! Jim spent all afternoon showing us around the nursery and gave great recommendations. It was wonderful to be able to see what our plants might look like in a few years and see the beautiful plantings they have. We bought several shrubs and all are doing well - we are planning to go back very soon and for many years to come! I also highly recommend the advanced plant search on their website.

Positive ondracekdebora
(1 review)
On Jun 18, 2015, ondracekdebora Madison, GA wrote:

Such a wonderful experience for native plant enthusiasts. Jim was so knowledgeable and helpful and the variety of Georgia native plants was without equal. This is the nursery I have been searching for. His show garden gave me many wonderful ideas for my own backyard design. I'll definitely be back in the fall!!!

Positive StephanieMC
(3 reviews)
On Jun 1, 2015, StephanieMC Winterville, GA wrote:

I have been working on removing invasive plants and incorporating more natives into my yard since moving to a new home last spring. During my search for southeastern plants, I've ordered from 5 different nurseries online, and by far, my experience with Nearly Native has been the best. They remind you of the way people used to do business, back when more mom & pop places still existed. The customer service was wonderful. Debbi and Jim are both helpful and knowledgeable and give thoughtful responses to any questions. I have, to date, planted 12 plants from this nursery: an American Holly, a 5 foot Persimmon tree, 3 3 gallon Spruce Pines, a 1 gallon Bottle Brush Buckeye, a 1 gallon PawPaw, a 3 gallon American Beech, 2 Wax Myrtles, an Eastern Red Cedar, and a beautiful little 1 gallon Loblolly Pine. ALL of them are still living and thriving, after being in the ground for almost half a year in some cases. Since I ordered twice, they went out of their way to arrange for a friend of theirs who lived near me to bring me my trees, so that I wouldn't have to pay extra postage. I would recommend this company with confidence to anybody who wants to have healthy, beautiful natives surrounding their home.

Positive Claudya1
(1 review)
On May 11, 2015, Claudya1 Columbus, GA wrote:

I was impressed with the quality of the plants and the very careful way they were packaged for shipment. The staff were helpful and informative. I have recommended this nursery to all of my gardening friends. I will do business with them again.

Positive djl7890
(1 review)
On May 11, 2015, djl7890 Aurora, OH wrote:

Have used two straight years. Plants are doing fine and the staff is very helpful. Would highly recommend.

Positive Cherylap
(1 review)
On May 11, 2015, Cherylap Germantown, TN wrote:

I have been a native plant enthusiast for years but have struggled to find a reliable source for harder to find items. Finding Nearly Native Nurseries has been a great delight. Their catalog is amazing to review. Their collection is extensive. They are friendly and helpful on the phone. Best of all however is that the plants I received were even better than I imagined they would be. Packaged well, they were of size and condition that exceeded my expectations. Pricing was very good And shipping was fast. I will definitely be using them again and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a reliable, knowledgable source for natives.
My only regret is that I do not live a bit closer so I could visit in person. I hear it is quite an experience.

Positive amallen
(2 reviews)
On May 11, 2015, amallen Johns Island, SC wrote:

Found native plants here that were either too expensive or not available in local nurseries. No one knew about osmanthus americanus (devilswood) except Nearly Native. All arrived in great condition, ahead of schedule and are doing well. One problem-they suggested the devilwood was deer resistent but deer muched leaves within three days of planting. I've now begun regular repellant program so the plant should recover quickly. Plants from other suppliers have also been promised as "deer resistent" but they have been chewed to ground within hours, notably Joe Pye weed and bee's balm. Latter has come roaring back but no sign of Joe.
Nearly Naive people are very polite and positive both on the phone and in writing. I now have a question with them waiting for an answer but this must be an extremely busy time. I'm sure they will get to it soon. .

Positive cysco
(1 review)
On Apr 30, 2015, cysco Locust Grove, GA wrote:

Today I visited Native Nursery to purchase 3 pink mulhly grass. I met Jim, who is extremely nice and very knowledgable!!! I WILL be returning! I also had the pleasure of meeting Jim's wife Debbie who is so polite! I can't wait to go back! If you haven't been to Nearly Native, I highly recommend going, you will not regret it!

Positive FarmerCharlieB
(1 review)
On Apr 26, 2015, FarmerCharlieB Auburn, AL wrote:

I had purchased three Georgia aster plants at our local arboretum plant sale last fall, and this month I decided to add a few more in the same location. I found only two sources in Dave's search. This one was more expensive, but was within driving distance, so a friend and I decided to make a day trip yesterday. The visit was both fun and educational; Jim and Debi spent lots of time with us. The difference in price was more than made up for by the quality of the plants and the personal attention. A couple items were technically not in stock, but Jim made a special effort to personally go dig some up for me. The only problem was that I wound up buying too many other plants, and then my helper didn't show up for work today. My 75 year old back is a little sore from the driving and the digging, but my spirits are high. If you live within two or three hours drive, the trip is well worth the effort.

Positive Ashar
(1 review)
On Apr 10, 2015, Ashar Atlanta, GA wrote:

Jim was so helpful, from the moment I got lost trying to find McBride Road using navigation and Google Maps, Jim stayed on the phone with me giving me directions until I pulled into their driveway.. (make sure to use "Mc Bride", with a space if you use Google Maps). I arrived 15 minutes to their closing time of 6pm, but Jim stayed with me until 8pm, showing me around the entire place, teaching me everything he could about plants. You won't get that type of customer service anywhere nowdays. He definitely knows his stuff and I would recommend Nearly Native Nursery to everyone.

Positive chief751
(1 review)
On Apr 5, 2015, chief751 Yates Center, KS wrote:

I ordered two sassafras trees. The trees arrived in great condition due to careful and secure packaging. The trees are beautiful and healthy. I could not be more pleased. These folks took time to visit with me on the telephone, answer my questions, and pick two nice trees to send to me. I highly recommend Nearly Native Nursery!

Positive auroraaura4
(1 review)
On Mar 30, 2015, auroraaura4 Marietta, GA wrote:

I purchased 2 vaccinium arboreum from Nearly Native, but also had a great time learning about all the plants they have on their property. I will definitely be back for more plants as I build my garden at my new house!

Positive woodburnaia
(1 review)
On Mar 23, 2015, woodburnaia Dublin, GA wrote:

Nearly Native was extremely helpful and professional from beginning to end. I found them through the Dave's listing, in search of native plants for middle Georgia for a non-profit's community park. With me being a little more than a typical retail customer, and definitely not a landscape professional, Debi did a wonderful job filling my knowledge gaps, helping me finalize an order within budget. Their selection was more than I could hope for in trees, shrubs and perennials. When they did not carry some fruits we wanted for an orchard, Debi helped me find those, too.
Although they were technically closed, they arranged to meet us on our schedule.
We picked up our order using our own vehicle. They provided expert packing and loading. Plants were as described and expected. In a couple cases, root-bound plants were honestly described ahead of time, with a discount applied.
Having been in the ground a few weeks, all seem to be thriving.
I am working now with Nearly Native on an order for my personal use.
Thanks Debi.

Positive Mizzy
(1 review)
On Mar 22, 2015, Mizzy Horse Shoe, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

The trilliums I ordered were shipped as promised and arrived in tip top shape. The packaging was excellent although a bit of a Chinese puzzle in order to get them out of the box but entirely manageable! I also appreciated the dialog re: "Eco" cultivars and Don Jacobs. No question I want to do business again with Jim & Debi who take the time to get to know their customers a wee bit. It is rare in today's business world. That alone would bring me back! I love natives and it is good to talk with folks who not only sell them but also are knowledgeable and love them too!

Positive peggyk411
(1 review)
On Mar 14, 2015, peggyk411 Spanish Fort, AL wrote:

Our Magnolia Macrophylla aka Bigleaf Magnolia,were shipped same day and arrived next day. Packing was outstanding! Heavy cardboard box, root balls wrapped in moisture cover then in plastic sheet that was taped to side & bottom of box with this side up marking on box. Arrived in great shape! There is always a concern when ordering on-line but Nearly Native is top class. We have been searching for these trees nearby with out luck. So glad we found Nearly Native. They were very responsive to our calls & questions. I recommend them 100%

Positive palmdoctor11
(1 review)
On Feb 24, 2015, palmdoctor11 Lizella, GA wrote:

I had saw an older availability list for Sabal bermudana on a google search for nurseries who may carry them. Nearly Native Nursery came up and I was heading up towards Atlanta that next day and thought to myself ... "why not stop in and see if they still may have one." It was not too far off the route of travel so I decided to go. That day I stopped in at the nursery and it was neat and tidy with a quaint country feel too it. Had many unusual plants that can not be found elsewhere. I came across a gentleman named Jim who owned it and he was very informative. He was a really cool guy who knew his stuff. He was "down-to-earth-eco-friendly". Jim will help you find what you are looking for or at least find you alternatives. My Sabal bermudana was sold out but he offered me some other unique rare eco-types of Sabal for sale. After making a purchase of a Sabal louisiana he was so kind to offer me a few small palms as a bonus. I highly recommend him and I believe you will be as happy as I was. Pay him a visit. You will be glad you did.

Positive Gianinatio
(1 review)
On Feb 5, 2015, Gianinatio Austin, TX wrote:

Really great company. Friendly and knowledgeable to deal with, outstanding unusual and well grown plants, well shipped, with great information and follow-through.

I will DEFINITELY purchase from them again and recommend them to anyone.

Positive stephoutside
(1 review)
On Jan 23, 2015, stephoutside Morrow, GA wrote:

Nearly Native Nursery is a fantastic community resource! Their plant selection is extensive and the owners, Debi and Jim are a delight to work with. Friendly, professional, and a wealth of knowledge, they happily take the time to discuss exactly what will suit your planting needs....I will definitely be returning!

Positive sionnach
(1 review)
On Jan 3, 2015, sionnach Collegedale, TN wrote:

Great selection of unusual plants. Good size, quality. Excellent service--they were willing to re-pot, or newly divide several items that were not already available in their selections. The website is not up to date--most of the things I wanted, which were listed on the website as out of stock, were actually available or they were willing to divide for me on site.

Positive Elihu
(1 review)
On Dec 9, 2014, Elihu Brooklyn, NY wrote:

Beginning a year ago, we began replacing our garden of invasives and weeds with native plants, after first ordering (and being very happy with) 3 native honeysuckles we got from Nearly Native (replacing Japanese barberry). The deal we made was: you design our garden and we'll buy the plants you suggest from you. Jim did, and we did. He told us that we'd have something blooming almost year-round. The plants came well-established and carefully wrapped (almost too carefully) and most of them survived last year's awful winter even though I planted them in a November rainstorm, without uprooting the weeds, and I couldn't see what I was doing.. Many of the plants he suggested are unusual, at least in Brooklyn. And a year later, in mid-December and after a hard frost, amazingly some stuff is still blooming. We are looking forward to the spring.

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