Flora Fridays – February 16, 2024

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Spring is Right Around the Corner… Are you prepared?

The vernal equinox, or the beginning of spring, is March 19. The landscape is already starting to show signs. Trees are budding out, the grasses are growing, and some flowers are already in bloom around Montgomery County. In today’s edition of Flora Friday, we highlight some local farm and garden suppliers. Next month we will feature some early spring blooms popping up around us. In the meantime, take a stroll and be on the lookout for emerging flowers and green in the landscape. Exploring and shopping locally is a great way to connect to nature and support your community businesses. 

Regional Agricultural Suppliers

Numerous businesses within an hour’s drive of Troy offer agricultural products. The following suppliers are presented in no particular order, and listing does not serve as an endorsement. When you visit, you will learn our local suppliers are all friendly, helpful, and welcoming of new and returning customers. 

In the Biscoe area, P.R. Moore and Tractor Supply meet the needs of local farmers and gardeners. To the Northeast, Star Feed and Seed offers a variety of products as well as buildings, greenhouses, trailers, and other services like UPS shipping and U-Haul rentals. A little further east just over the Randolph County line is a hidden treasure, a hobbyist’s dream that doesn’t disappoint – Seagrove Orchids. Finally, here in the county seat is Montgomery Farm and Garden. See below for owner testimonials, photos, websites where you can find the business address and current hours.

Montgomery Farm and Garden
Facebook Page
Troy, NC

A hardware store with various items for sale. Inventory in a hardware store.

From owner Bryant Hampton:  “Montgomery Farm and Garden is a local, family owned, lawn, garden, feed & seed store offering a large selection of quality products for your lawn, garden, and farm needs. Our business is based on providing a high level of customer service and dependable advice/recommendations. The goal at Montgomery Farm and Garden is to develop a relationship with our customers by being a place they know they can receive the information and products they want and need as well as enjoy just stopping by just because they will be welcomed and appreciated.

P.R. Moore Produce – Since 1980!
Facebook Page
Biscoe, NC

Tractor Supply Biscoe
Biscoe, NC


Star Feed and Seed
Facebook Page
Star, NC

From the owners:“Star Feed and Seed has been in business since 2012. We are a family owned business and strive to serve our community with their needs. We carry a wide variety of merchandise from hardware, pet supplies and garden supplies. We have something for everyone. Whatever you need we will try and help you anyway we can.


Seagrove Orchids
Seagrove, NC

From owner Linda Thorne: “Make Seagrove Orchids your #1 stop for all types of orchids. We love to help with all your questions and have a great assortment of easy to grow, beautiful choices, all year round. You will find orchids are easy, just misunderstood. An orchid will always give more than you give to it.

Orchids in a greenhouse. A greenhouse with flowers.

We hope you have enjoyed this edition of Flora Fridays! Please consider leaving feedback below if you found this information helpful or unhelpful. Additional comments are appreciated. At Extension, we are here to listen to and address your needs. 

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