About Us

This is a brand new adventure for our family! We are a licensed nursery with a focus on propagating native plants from seed. Eventually, the goal is to primarily offer local ecotypes indigenous to Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Though parts of the property are still under construction and off-limits to the public at this time, the nursery area near our parking lot will be open. You’ll find us conveniently located in Washington, PA only a few miles off the Amity/Lone Pine exit on I79 (get directions). Learn a little more about our Grand Opening and future plans here.

Setting up in early spring 2021

Family Owned and Operated

Hello, I’m Kelly! A wife, artist, gardener, bird watcher, chicken mom, Zazzle store owner/designer, native plant enthusiast and mother of teenagers. Three of them to be exact. Throw a talkative eight year old boy into the mix and we have a real party here most days! Strope Party of 6. That’s us! While my family is on board with this business venture, I’ll be the one with my hands in the soil and the primary point of contact here at the nursery.

Our goal is to inspire others to make the transition to native plants in their own gardens. Perhaps together we can spread the word and bit by bit become part of the “Homegrown National Park” that Doug Tallamy describes in his inspiring new book “Nature’s Best Hope”.

We believe that small changes in your own backyard can make a huge impact. Planting natives can help reverse the decline of our songbirds, bees, monarchs, and other threatened wildlife that depend on us to ensure their very survival. We’re super excited to do our part and hope you will be too!

Still have questions?
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Check out our newly opened online Zazzle store featuring your favorite native plants and wildlife on T-shirts, stickers, keychains, mugs, and more!