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Some of the best mail-order nurseries in the nation are located in the Research Triangle Metropolitan Area. Silcox-Jarrett discusses Niche Gardens, located near Chapel Hill, which has been supplying native plants to local residents and mail-order customers since 1986.
People who want native plants in home gardens have two choices: go to the natural areas where they grow and dig them up or go to nurseries where the staff goes to the natural areas and digs them up. Either situation puts a strain on the natural area's ability to keep producing these wildflowers, bushes, and ferns. Early discusses a plot of the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill to raise these engendered plants on a 350-acre site, and then harvest the seeds for resale to commercial nurseries or private gardeners.