I live in Savannah and am interested in the environmental benefits of utilizing native plants in my landscape. We don't have a native nursery near us so when I was in the Atlanta area for a baseball tournament I stopped in the check them out.
I had a great experience. The most impressive thing is the great customer service and knowledge of both Jim and Debbie.
I will definately be mail ordering more plants from them and coming back to the nursery whenever I am in the area.
I called Nearly Native to see if they had a Yellow Wood tree, and they did and shipped it to me, and it was perfectly packaged in the box. Their price was lower than the two other businesses I checked.
They were extremely helpful and friendly when we spoke.
I would go by to see their business when I am in the area.
They are in south Atlanta and I am in Alabama.
I was searching for a specific magnolia for my daughter and only a few websites had it. I was lucky enough to have contacted A Nearly Native Nursery. Below are the comments I sent to them about my experience which by the way was great.
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 18:32:19 -0400
Debi & Jim,
Thanks for Magnolia Tripetalas. I received them safe and sound on Friday and they are already in the ground (looking great). I appreciate your great service. Debi, thanks for your email and phone call to me to let me know that larger ones were available. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and the extra effort. Jim, thank you for changing the order and your note, when you folks realized that some plants did not meet your standards. I don't order many plants, shrubs and trees over the internet but you can be sure that in the future that I will check your website first.
Thanks for the great customer service and have a terrific summer.
We recently learned about these guys while attending the Marietta Master Gardener's Tour. After researching their EXCELLENT web page, we drove down to shop. They offer a wonderful selection of native plants at very reasonable pricing. The owners are extremely knowledgeable, patient & helpful. What a great experience - we'll definitely be back!
Our Master Gardener group has a butterfly garden and were looking for spicebush and dutchman's pipe for host plant. After searching the internet I found Nearly Native Nursery and they delivered our plants in great shape and in just days. There was a problem with UPS and they cleared it up quickly. I will be a repeat customer and reccomend them to all my friends.
On May 15, 2009, garden63 Lincoln University, PA wrote:
Great experience, very helpful on the phone with good customer service. My package arrived on time and plants in good shape. Professional operation! I first ordered with Katz kuntry kuttins, beware that was not good. This vendor is good and delivered healthly living plant.
A couple of plants I bought last year did not grow once planted. I called Jim this year and he replaced them at no cost with no questions asked. In the past I have bought plants and Jim has spent a great deal of time giving me tips over the phone. He even sent me some free seeds to try. He is very helpful and kind, how refreshing to be treated so well as a customer by a business.
I was looking for a very specific plant and I found it at Nearly Native. It was shipped very fast and arrived in good condition. The price was very reasonable and I am excited to see it in bloom. I would check this website again.
I made my biennial prilgrimage and to get my fix of plants I cannot come up with anywhere else in West GA. The Indian pinks and fringe campions are both surviving in spite of being drowned during our spring rains. I look forward to this trip because of the wide variety of native plants. It ranks right up there with going to the Atlanta Botanical Garden and the Gardens for Connoisseurs tour. It is highly recommended.
On Apr 27, 2009, jdoncochran Sharpsburg, GA wrote:
Jim and Debi of Nearly Native Nursery are very kind and helpful. Their property is just beautiful. If you live in the Atlanta area you must stop by one day and see them and the wonderful habitat they have created. They provide personal service and top quality native plants.
I am beginning to plant native (drought tolerant) plants/bushes in my yard and found Jim and Deb Rodgers of Nearly Native Nursery on the internet. Their knowledge, friendly personalities, and customer service have made me a customer for life!
I ordered several palm and Yucca plants from this nursery last month. Jim took the time to talk to me on the phone and take the order. The plants arrived the next week in great shape. These plants were packaged with great care. I will order from this nursery in the future growing seasons.
After many many months of searching in the internet, I finally located Nearly Native Nursery that offers me a chance at acquiring the Silene polypetela. I emailed the company and received a quick response back saying they have the plants. I also had the chance to speak to Jim personally with regard to planting instructions. He was very informative and helpful. The company is also very responsible - when the delivery date drew near, they contacted me to inquire if they could hold the plants 2-3 weeks longer because of the unforseen cold spell they had recently and that it would be best if they let the plants regain their vigor before shipping them. Three weeks later, I received an email saying the plants are ready for shipment. They all made it - good job packing. I will certainly return to this nursery looking for other native plants.
I have been getting plants from A Nearly Native Nursery for many years now. I rely on their expertise and knowledge along with the selection of plants. Their display gardens are fantastic, and their website and search options are useful as I plan my gardens. Their plants have consistently done better in my gardens than plants from other nurseries.
Beautiful native plants reasonably priced, interesting & extremely knowledgable owners and an abundance of inspiration for plant combinations, wildlife friendly settings and conversation-provoking yard art. I'm pleased to recommend Nearly Native Nurseries, owners Jim & Debi Rodgers and their encyclopedic website. The plants I bought from them are thriving, thanks to the wonderful condition of the plants when I purchased them as well as their helpful instructions.
On Mar 31, 2009, brickyard23 North Wilkesboro, NC wrote:
Truly an exceptional experience dealing with Jim. The customer service was remarkable with Jim calling to confirm my order and let me know if it was okay to accept a freshly dug up plant. My email inquiry was returned promptly and the manner in which my plant was packed was first rate. The Alabama Croton that I received was the most healthy and vigorous plant I have ever obtained over the internet. I look forward to many more purchases for years to come. Highly recommend this nursery for future purchases. First class in every aspect!!! Thanks, Leigh
On Jan 17, 2009, TheAngelGirl Coushatta, LA wrote:
My husband gets lots of plants from them and they are wonderful plants and very well packed in custom boxs.Even delicate plants like trilliums arrive in great shape.If you like native plants they have a very wide selection.A great nursery!!!
Jim and Debi Rodgers own and operate one of the best native plant nurseries in Georgia. If they don't grow the plant that you desire, they will help you find it. They are wonderful people with whom to just visit and look around and are very generous. Check them out!!
On Jan 16, 2009, rlewandowski Hockessin, DE wrote:
We recently worked with Jim and Debi to created gift packs of native plants for Christmas holiday gifts. They did an outstanding job of creating an attractive and cost-effective gift variety pack that was very special. Needless to say, we were thrilled with their efforts, the quality of the plants and quick response. Thanks!
I found Nearly Native when looking for a supplier of native plants with Loblolly Bay trees. The plants that I received were healthy, well packaged and reasonably priced with no mark up for the fact that they are native, rare etc. The owners were kind and helpful where any issue of plant availability or difficulties with payment options occurred. I could not have been more lovingly cared for if they were my relatives. Their plants are well loved and carefully packaged to arrive at their new homes in great shape.
I found Nearly Native Nursery when searching to find a source of seed or bulbs of a very hard to find plant, Lilium catesbaei. This plant has a reputation of being difficult, and I could not find anyone else who even offers it. I got the plants I was looking for and the plants were well packed for shipping and arrived in great shape. I could not be happier. Jim and Debi were extremely helpful in all regards and answered all my questions, and provided general information on other native lilies of the south which was much appreciated. Communication was great.
I visit family in Fayetteville Ga which ALWAYS includes a stop at the Nearly Native Nursery. Jim & Debi are knowledgable & show true Southern hospitality. They are never too busy to answer questions, give advice & listen to your gardening experiences. They have an extensive collection of plants & have a large native planting area so you can see how the plants for sale will look when matured or maturing. Jim & Debi are an asset Fayetteville! See you two in a few months.
Excellent service over the phone with locating plants. Nursery offered an incredible selection of so many native species, all in excellent condition and very robustly growing. I went to the nursery to get native azaleas, hydrangeas, and Calycanthus, but was surprised to find Franklinia, a tree I've been interesting in growing for some time. Jim and all the staff were very knowledgeable and helpful with information about the plants. This nursery offers a valuable resource, as a source of so many great native species, that I haven't found anywhere else.
I have visited Nearly Native Nursery two times--once in the fall (2007) and again in May (2008). Both times, Jim & Debi were extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about the native plant specimens that they offer for sale.
Nearly Native Nursery has a large offering of southeastern native plants and all plants that I purchased were healthy & have transplanted well.
I highly recommend Nearly Native Nursery!
I drove to Nearly Native Nursery yesterday and had a great experience shopping on site. Both Jim and Debi were extremely helpful. Jim provided very good advice on planting palms, even advising against buying one plant that might not succeed in the Atlanta area. All of the plants available for purchase were well-developed and thoroughly marked with planting information. The palms in particular had markers showing the date of propagation. They also had a well-constructed demonstration garden, making Nearly Native a place well worth visiting if you live in the area. This is one mom and pop operation where the owners are intensely focused on customer satisfaction and their attention to detail is spot on.
Was looking for Lindera benzoin and found it online at Nearly Native Nursery. Gave them a call and ordered three plants. They were very congenial and very helpful. The plants arrived in great condition from Georgia to Ohio in just two days.
I am developing a wildlife habitat as part of a Conservation Reserve Program. Nearly Native Nursery has a valuable on-line catalog to help in the selection of trees and shrubs that are important for food and habitation sources for wildlife. I enjoyed reading the catalog as much as I did in the selection of plants.
My plants arrived in great condition for the packing was excellent.