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? 
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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)

Friday, April 28, 2017
Big Ivy Hike
9 AM - 3 PM
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Wednesday Wildflower Walk with Ann Walter-Fromson, Knight Brown Preserve (postponed from April 26 until May 3)
9:30 a.m.
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Biology of Bryophytes (Mosses, Liverworts, & Hornworts) with Dr. Jonathan Shaw
7 p.m.
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Friday, May 05, 2017
2017 Spring Outing

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Craggy Gardens Hike
9 AM - 1 PM
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Saturday, June 03, 2017
2017 Picnic and Annual Meeting

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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Mt. Mitchell State Park Hike
9 AM - 3 PM
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Pink Bed Loop Hike
9 AM - 3 PM
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Cullowhee Native Plant Conference 2017
July 19-22, 2017 2016 NC Native Plant Society Members and attendees
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Friday, August 18, 2017
Rattlesnake Lodge Trail Hike
9 AM - 2 PM
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Saturday, August 26, 2017
Habitat Gardens: Landscaping with Native Plants presented by Dale Batchelor
1-4 p.m.
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Saturday, September 16, 2017
Laurel River Trail, Hot Springs Area

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2017 Calendar

Board Meeting dates:

March 11, 2017 - Iredell Co. Library, Statesville
June 24, 2017 - Duke Garden, Durham
August 26, 2017 - UNCC Greenhouse, Charlotte
November 11, 2017 - Emily Allen Preserve, Greensboro

    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