Baltimore County is home to many local businesses that can provide all the outdoor decor and plants you need to make your own personal oasis in your yard.

Although this is not a comprehensive list of all the great green house nurseries and backyard green thumbs in the county, these few local businesses will set you off on the right track to having the best looking yard on the block this fall.

Direct Native Plants

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Pawpaw trees are one of the native plant species available through Direct Native Plants

Direct Native Plants is based in Middle River but sends all of its products directly to consumers who order them online instead of having people come to their nursery. A plethora of native plants, trees, shrubs and perennials can be found on their website that can help you create your very own rain garden, pollinator hub, edible garden or shaded area for your yard. Plant Pawpaw trees, Northern Bayberries or Scarlet Beebalms—all of which can be eaten! Late September is actually the peek time to eat Pawpaws, a fruit with a custard like texture that tastes like a banana mixed with a mango.

Richardson Farms

Richardson Farms has been in the White Marsh area since 1930, providing nearly 400 acres of produce and flowers from their 29,000 square foot greenhouse to the local community.

In addition to their fall flowers, Richardson’s also has outdoor furniture and decorations for sale. An outdoor dining set, deck chairs, and even miniature lighthouses and windmills are some of the outdoor decor available at this local market.

Chapel Hills Farm and Nursery

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Mini jack-o-lantern garden/yard stakes are just some of the outdoor decorations available at Chapel Hills

Pumpkins, fall decorations and an array of beautifully colored mums can be found at Chapel Hills Farm and Nursery in Perry Hall. Chapel Hills has been in business since the 50s and provides an assortment of fall fun along with their flowers and decor. {span}Over the years, the nursery started to sell local produce and baked goods, home decorations, pumpkins and pit beef. They have also opened up a petting zoo, provide seasonal haunted hay rides, Christmas sleigh rides, host an annual apple festival and fall festivals and provides school tours. Although the annual Perry Hall Apple Festival is canceled this year due to COVID-19, theywill have pony rides, some wooden trucks for kids to climb and play on and their assortment of barnyard animals to see. These activities will be staring this weekend and every weekend until the end of October. They have plenty of pumpkins, gourds, hay and cornstalks here to purchase.

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