local nurseries offer seasonal plants and expert advice

March 20, 2015
Brunswick Forest


Spring is in the air, and many Brunswick Forest residents are planning their spring garden. Before heading off to buy new plants at a large chain store, consider visiting these area nurseries for expert advice on what grows well locally, and for plant varieties that are well-suited for the area’s climate.

The Purple Pepper’s Ed Wagner is a Brunswick County native and an expert in helping people select the right variety of plant for their home garden. Ed specializes in bougainvillea and offers a wide variety of succulents, herbs, flowering bushes, vegetable plants and more. Visit his nursery in Delco, North Carolina or meet Ed at his stand on Castle Street Saturdays throughout the spring and summer.


Leland’s Shelton Herb Farm sells a wide variety of herbs, cut flowers, vegetables and perennials to both consumers and local restaurants. Visit the farm Monday through Saturday or buy plants at area farm markets.


Backyard Feeds is not just a garden store, but also a farm, ranch and pet store. Visit the store this spring to purchase your greenhouse plants and for all of your wild bird and pet needs. The store is staffed with local experts who are happy to help you with all of your gardening and lawn care questions.

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Need more advice on your garden? Visit the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension.