• Fruit & nut trees, berry bushes, edible landscaping plants

  • Adapted to the Southern Appalachian and Piedmont bioregions

  • Naturally grown in an ecovillage

  • By friendly and knowledgeable useful plant specialists

  • Permaculture and edible landscape design services

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  • Yucca: A very useful plant

    Yucca: A very useful plant

    Thursday, 05 October 2017

    Contributed by Jackie Edwards

    A unique plant that can be easily maintained by gardeners of any skill level is the yucca. With over 40 different species of the yucca plant, the adaptable shrub is native to the hot, dry climate zones of the Americas and the Caribbean. Nevertheless this attractive plant thrives in many types of environments, which makes it one of the most popular house plants.

    If you are considering growing yucca in your home garden or even in a container indoors, you should be aware of the proper conditions and the expectations of growth. Most plants will grow to be quite tall and wide, but with the right knowledge, the plants height and width can be maintained with pruning and dividing up the plant into smaller parts. Knowing more details about growing yucca will help you in your quest to incorporate the beautiful succulent into your garden.

  • About Useful Plants Nursery

    About Useful Plants Nursery

    Tuesday, 05 April 2016

    Buying Plants

    Visit our nursery, order and pick up, or schedule delivery, see what options could work for you on our Buying Plants page. Note that we can only accept cash and checks at the nursery because we don't have cell phone coverage to process credit cards.

    We are open for customers to visit without appointments during these times:

    • Wednesdays 9-noon
    • Fridays 9-5
    • Saturdays 9-2

    If you would like to schedule an appointment for another time, please contact us at least a couple days ahead of time. For your convenience, please do not visit at other times without a confirmed appointment.

    About Us

    Useful Plants Nursery is a permaculture-based nursery specializing in useful, phytonutritional, food, and medicine plants well-adapted to our Southern Appalachian mountains and surrounding bioregions. Our plants are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides at our nursery located at Earthaven Ecovillage.