As we were approaching retirement age, two things happened to change everything. First, stream buffer requirements were reduced in North Carolina, so our market suffered. We were tempted to retire! Second, about that time, we picked up Doug Tallamy’s amazing book, Bringing Nature Home.
This book, aimed at the suburban gardener, made the case that there is insufficient wild space left to support the bees, butterflies and innumerable insects which form the foundation of our ecosystem. Since the suburban landscape is now the dominant landscape in much of America, homeowners and suburbanites themselves can and should transform this landscape into one that supports our native insects, one yard or school or park at a time. We would like to help them.
Cure Nursery is reinventing itself, building its retail-by-appointment operation and reaching out to support parks, schools and small businesses. Ryan and Katie Davis (nursery manager and sales manager) are as passionate as we are to help make these wonderful plants available to gardeners and landscapers, town planners and small businesses.