Plants Working To Purify The Air In Your Home

snake plant We spend a lot of time indoors so the quality of the air we breathe is essential to our health. According to, “you may not know it, but the air in your home can be dirty and hazardous to your health. In fact, indoor air can be even more polluted than the air outdoors.” While it’s easy to see when you need to dust or sweep, it’s harder to know when the air in your home needs cleaning. Take a look at a few plants that can help improve the air quality in your home.


This plant is easy to grow succulent and loves to be in the sun. It helps clear formaldehyde and benzene, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints and more.

Spider plant

If you tend to neglect houseplants, this plant is perfect for you. It has lots of rich foliage and tiny white flowers, the spider plant battles benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene, a solvent used in the leather, rubber and printing industries.

Snake plant

this plant is one of the best for filtering out formaldehyde, which is common in cleaning products, toilet paper, tissues and personal care products. It goes by the nickname “mother-in-law’s tongue.”

Gerbera daisy

This bright plant is effective at removing trichloroethylene, which you may bring home with your dry cleaning.

These are just plants a few will help improve your home air quality. Get healthy today!

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Designing Your Garden On A Budget

GardenPlanning your own garden can be difficult but at Whispering Springs Nursery, we take pride in showing people that working in the yard doesn’t have to be hard. So no matter if you have a lot money to spend or if you’re redesigning on a budget, we’re here to help. Take a look a some cool things you can do to spruce up your yard for little to no money.

Spice up your outdoor living area for the Fall with an inspiration piece and build your decor around it. The piece can be as simple as a chair or patio table. Adding planted pots also adds to the outside decor (in addition to your outside flowers, of course).

Repurpose items you already have to add flare to your yard. You know that antique table you have stored in the garage? Tighten the legs of the table, paint it and my it on the patio for a nice place to sit and enjoy the Fall breeze. By repurposing items you already have, you’re saving money on outside items that cost the most.

With these easy tips your garden will be revamped in no time. Are you too busy to revamp your own garden? Let us help. Our team of creative team’s knowledgeable and ready to bring life back into your garden today.


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Indoor Gardening for Beginners

Indoor gardening Summer is coming to an end and soon the leaves will begin to change colors and Fall will be here. If you’re wanting to continue your gardening through the Winter, indoor gardens are a great option. Check out these quick tips that’ll make sure your indoor gardening is a success.

Water at the bottom. – When watering a plant, it is easy to think just pouring water over the plant is enough, but it’s not. Many times the water can and will roll off of the leaves of the plant. This means the roots of the plant aren’t getting any water.  Water poured directly onto the soil may flood, or not reach the pot plant’s roots. An easy way to water the bottom is by sitting your plant in a dish and watering the dish. One more thing before we move on, yes it is possible to overwater your plants. Be sure to look up the type of plant you have and how often you should water it (you don’t want to drown your plants).

Pay attention to plant position. – Make sure your plants are in a place where they can receive sunlight. Don’t be afraid to try different spots until you find the right spot.

Don’t forget to feed your plants. – Most people think you only have to water plants, but adding fertilizer allows your plants to get the nutrients they need to grow strong. Believe it or not, even the best soil may not provide all of the essential nutrients required for optimum growth.

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Plants Good For Privacy

Are you looking to add privacy to your home while adding value to your property? Everyone wants a little privacy now and then, but having a bit of privacy doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Check out these trees that are great for adding privacy to your home, then pay us a visit.  

Cacti – This dessert favorite can create a sculptural modern fencing options with an unexpected twist! Cacti are the perfect solution for hot, dry climates. Check out this modern style cacti fence.

cactus fence

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Boxwood – This plant makes a lovely option for the ground privacy as they can be cut into spheres or hedges. If height isn’t a huge factor with your privacy screen, the boxwood is perfect for you because you don’t have to wait until it grows tall to achieve the privacy you want.



Bamboo – This giant woody grass widely grown in the tropics is perfect for adding a modern style to your lawn. Check out how the bamboo fence adds greenery to a poolside fence.

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Whether you’re looking to achieve a tall privacy fence, or one that’s more short and hedge-like, we have what you need. Finding privacy doesn’t have to be difficult, especially with us!

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How to Spice Up Your Lawn this Fall with Ornamental Grass

ornamental grassAre you looking to add a bit of privacy to your backyard this Fall? Are you wanting to add color to your landscape design? Ornamental grasses are grass-like plants that come in a variety of colors and sizes. So whether you’re looking to spice up your lawn or create your own utopia, we’re sure you’ll find a plant that’s perfect for your creative vision. Check out these common ornamental grasses we’ve put together for you!

Flame Grass

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This grass is known for its flaming red color and ability to grow up to five feet tall. If color is in your landscape vision, this grass is for you.

Blue Oat Grass



This grass is known for being durable and manageable. It can easily grow up to three feet tall.

Giant Feather Grass

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This grass forms a large, loose clump of grayish-green foliage and can grow to be four feet tall.

Moor Grass

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This grass slow to get established, but its compact foliage makes it a perfect ground cover plant for wet, acidic soil.

Palm Sedge

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The tips of the light green foliage branch to resemble tiny Palm trees and this plant can grow to be up to three feet tall.

Pampas Plant

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This grass is a fast growing plant due to its size and durability as well as its large plumes of showy white to pink flowers.

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What to plant now

Fall gardening Summer’s in full swing, but soon, the leaves will begin to change colors and the kiddos will be heading back to school. Fall doesn’t mean no more gardening, just different gardening. Not sure what to plant? Check out a few of Whispering Springs Nursery’s Fall harvest favorites.

  1. Trees and shrubs – Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs because the weather is cool, but the soil is still warm enough for root development.
  2. Pansies – The warm soil temperatures of the Fall also aid in root development for Panies. Planting these flowers in the Fall gives you two seasons to enjoy them!
  3. Cool season vegetables – Many vegetables including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, radishes, rutabaga, spinach, and Swiss chard thrive in cool weather.
  4. Spring bulbs – All spring-blooming bulbs need a period of cold dormancy to bloom. Plant bulbs in fall to ensure a beautiful spring display.
  5. Turf grass – Fall is the best time to establish new turfgrass and do most lawn chores. Specifically in the South, avoid fertilizing dormant warm-season grasses unless they have been over
    seeded with winter ryegrass.

Keep in mind that many fall-harvested crops are planted in early August to give them enough time to mature before harvest.

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Gardeners share why they love Whispering Springs

Customer testimonials At Whispering Springs Nursery we aim to provide superior customer service with associates that are knowledgeable about our plants. Check out why our customers love visiting the nursery.

“Great little local nursery. I buy all my annuals from here.” – Richard Wallace

“We bought a bunch of plants and a hanging basket and Jennifer was so knowledgeable about how to set the plants in the pot to make the biggest impact of beauty! I can’t wait to go back when we have more time to look…I just LOVE plants! Thank you Jennifer, the pot on the deck will look so good in a week or two when the plants to hold!” – Beth T. Compton

“Picked up a Cherokee Brave Dogwood, he traveled to Narcoossee to live amongst the Seminole, hope he fares well. Found the staff at Whispering Springs to be knowledgeable and friendly.” – Jim Moore

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3 tips that’ll keep you in the garden during allergy season

Enjoy gardening this summer

For some, working in the garden during the summer can cause serious health concerns, and because we at Whispering Springs Nursery care about you, too. So, here are three tips that’ll help keep allergens down while you’re working in the lawn this allergy season.

  1. Protect your skin and your eyes. If it’s not too hot, wear long sleeves and pants while working in the garden. This will protect you from a skin allergic reaction. Wearing a pair of shades while gardening also helps decrease the chances of pollen irritating your eyes.
  2. Wash up after. – After working in the yard, it’s best to immediately shower to wash away any dirt and/or pollen you may have come in contact with.
  3. Stay up on your allergy meds. – Over the counter antihistamines are great for treating pollen and grass allergies. If you still don’t have relief, you may try talking to an allergist to see what medicines are best for you.

By following these three tips, you’ll be able to enjoy the outdoor this summer! Since you’ll be enjoying the outdoors, stop by the nursery and pay us a visit.

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How to Make a Summer Garden Look Like Spring

Choosing the right plant for your landscape is only the first step in cultivating a garden that’s worth another look. Garden maintenance may be less fun than landscape design, but it does just as much for the beauty as planting bright annuals and richly textured trees. Are your plants wilting under the hot summer sun? Keep your yard bold and beautiful with our top summer garden care tips.

Summer Garden Maintenance

  • Do your homework. Can’t wait to plant new summer flowers or a fresh veggie garden? Before you dig in, do your research. Choose plants that don’t just look great together, but also have similar growing conditions. Test the soil before you plant and supplement it as necessary.
  • Dig in. Nobody wants weeds in the garden, but nobody wants to pull them up either. Weeding is unavoidable if you want a thriving landscape. Go ahead and dig in (or pay the neighbor kids to do it for you). Trust us, it’ll be a lot harder to uproot them later if you let them grow.
  • Deadhead. Maybe you went on vacation and your house sitter neglected the yard. Maybe you forgot to water for a week. But if your summer flowers look droopy, there’s a simple solution: deadhead. Remove spent blooms on your annuals and perennials and, with a little TLC, they may blossom again before summer ends.
  • summer plants with soaker hoseWater. We live in Georgia after all. If you can’t survive 10 minutes outdoors without running inside for some sweet tea, you should seriously consider how much water you give your plants. Invest in a soaker hose, which allows water to penetrate the roots more deeply. Check how much water your plants need during the summer to survive. Most garden plants need about 1 inch per week.

Need a burst of inspiration? Whispering Springs Nursery has a wide variety of summer plants that thrive in the mountainous region of Jasper. Stroll our nursery and talk to our staff about planting and maintaining summer gardens.

Soaker Hose

The Buzz on Pollinator Gardens

Pollinators are an integral part of our ecosystem. They’re not just colorful birds flitting around our kitchen windows or butterflies dancing along the hedges. They’re the bees, bats, birds, and other creatures that are responsible for pollinating 75% of the plants we need for food, drinks, medicine, fabric, and spices. Unfortunately, pollinator populations are in decline. If you’re not ready to say goodbye to your morning coffee (coffee plants are pollinated by wild bees), it’s time to do your part in planting a pollinator garden.

Protecting Pollinators

bee pollinating flowerPollinators are in decline. Habitat loss, pesticides, grazing practices, and introduced species have drastically affected the bee population in the last few decades. Since 2006, the US has lost 40% of its commercial honeybee population. The World Conservation Union predicts that the reduction in pollinator populations, along with a variety of other factors, may lead to the extinction of roughly 20,000 flowering plant species in the next few decades. So what can gardeners in Jasper do?

Planting for Pollinators

  • Before planting your first flower, take a look at your gardening practices. Are they eco-friendly? Reducing or eliminating chemical pesticides can go a long way toward helping pollinator populations.
  • Plant a variety of native plants that flower at various points in the year. This provides nectar throughout the entire growing season.
  • Don’t plant solitary flowers, trees, and shrubs. Clump native plants together in an artful arrangement. Not only will it look better, it has a better chance of attracting pollinators to the garden.
  • Avoid planting invasive species. If you’re new to the area, ask the folks at Whispering Springs Nursery which native plants will attract pollinators, and which invasive species will only cause more damage.

Time to get to work! Visit Whispering Springs Nursery for native plants, landscape design tips, and information on how to protect pollinators.