Native Plant News

What's New

We have a new T Shirt.  The design is by Trena McNabb, NCNPS Board Member and Artist.  Buy one here!

And one on our Education, Kids and Natives page, on the about children gardening.
Kids and Natives

Dr. Mellichamp’s and Will Stuart’s book “Native Plant of the Southeast” is a great reference for incorporating natives into your landscape.

Lisa Gould will be rotating off the Board as Vice President.  If you are interested in the position or have a nomination, contact Mark Rose, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Larry Mellichamp at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The Southern Piedmont Chapter is looking for a new chair person.  If interested, contact Lisa Tompkins, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Here is a new reference for Native Plants for Coastal North Carolina Landscapes - Download the PDF by right-clicking the link and selecting “Save link as” or similar.

See David McAdoo’s wonderful photography as presented by the Smithsonian-sponsored North American Orchid Center here: and a few also in this
“Spooky Orchids” feature!

A wonderful article on Tom Harville’s Natural Garden appeared in the Raleigh News and Observer!
“For great green results, go native”

A new page for searching the Plant Gallery using the drop-down menu driven system found at the top of each plant detail page has been added, to satisfy what gardener’s/new people to the site want to see, “What natives can I put/are right in my garden?”

Quick Drop-Down Driven Plant Search

Wonder who influences the purchase of native plants? 
Click Here

Here’s a great article on the Green Swamp by Mark Sullivan.
Click Here

New Trillium Paper by our Shinn Grant winner, now available in Trilliums plant gallery pages!

Coastwatch Autumn 2010 features a pertinent article by Pam Smith titled, NATIVE PLANT SPECIES: THE SOLUTION. A worthy read!

Take a look at Trena McNabb’s Winston-Salem Journal article.
Trena’s Wildflower Meadow

The Town of Carrboro has adopted the NCNPS list of “severe threat” invasive exotic plants into their planning rules. Click To Read Article

We are now on Twitter!
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Our first Video!
in Events/Picture Albums/Field Trips

New “Browse All Pictures” feature in the Plants Gallery!
(ordered by common names)

Check out the improving Plant Gallery! There are new additions and we are adding more information about the plants. Also check out the power of the new search features in the Plant Galleries!

New presentations listed in the Speakers Bureau. (2009-3-1)

Upcoming Society Events

Upcoming Events

(from the Events schedule)

Sunday, March 11, 2018
The Importance of Threads & Fragments: Designing Urban Green Space
2 pm
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Wednesday Wildflower Walks with Ann Walter-Fromson and Lisa Gould
9:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. (see below for details)
Read More!

Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Shawn Gagne, 41, Environmental Entrepreneur
7:00 p.m.--welcome early to say hello
Read More!

Friday, April 27, 2018
2018 NCNPS Spring Trip April 27-29

Read More!

2018 Calendar
Spring Picnic and Annual Meeting June 2, 2018, Hagen Stone Park, Greensboro

Board Meeting dates:

March 24, 2018 - Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library, Greensboro
May 19, 2018 - Duke Garden, Durham
August 18, 2018 - Iredell Co. Library, Statesville
November 10, 2018 - Charlotte, TBD

Board Meetings begin at 1:00 PM and end at 4:00 PM - Meeting Places TBD

Solo Show: Trena McNabb

Solo Show: Trena McNabb
May through June, 2014
North Carolina Botanical Garden - DeBerry Gallery
100 Old Mason Farm Rd • Chapel Hill, NC
Reception: May 4th - 2:00 till 4:00
Click the photos for a larger view.
Shown above:
32” x 36”

Detail 1

Detail 2