SO WHAT IS
DRAGONFLY FARM ALL ABOUT?
Whether we are buying in unique varieties, propagating or potting up common landscape plants, or starting from seed, we aim to have the largest, most diverese selection of plants around.
Succulents, cacti, houseplants, annual and perennial flowers, herbs, organic vegetable starts, grasses, ferns, shrubs, berries, vines, conifers, trees, fruit trees....
Every year our selection grows!
Bagged potting soil, compost, top soil, fertilizer...
Pots, hanging baskets, garden tools and more.
We also have great gift and home/garden decor items!
Not only do we offer a growing selection of plants and more but we offer a one of a kind shopping experience!
Located right off of Highway 101 on the East side of the highway, surrounded by beautiful old trees is Dragonfly Farm & Nursery.
As you pull up the tree tunneled driveway you might see the dogs waiting to greet you. Be careful as once you start the fetch game - it's hard to get out of it!
Wander through the gift shop, where you will find locally made goods as well as garden products and yard art. Check out the renovated greenhouse where you will find one of the biggest selections of succulents and houseplants around.
Take a walk outside under the Camellias and Rhododendrons that were planted over 50 years ago. You will find a large and growing selection of well taken care of plants.
Don't forget the little ones - Dragonfly Farm & Nursery encourages kids to be a part of your shopping experience... we even have a small play ground!
We are also dog friendly, on leashes or held, but please be aware we have up to 3 (nice but excited) dogs on site any given day.
Who are we?
Dragonfly Farm & Nursery was created in 2014 by a Mother-Daughter Duo, Pam and Jenine. It was named Dragonfly Farm because of what the Dragonfly symbolizes - transformation. The property is where Pam mothered all of her kids and it was once a rare plant nursery more than 40 years ago! She has always seen potential in what we now call the "farm"and she has always felt as if it were destined for something more, it's a place to be shared.
When we first started we were much more of a farm and less of a nursery. We sold potted plants like herbs and veggies inside the Old Town Farmers Market in Bandon. We also raised rabbits for meat and goats with the plan of eventually selling goats milk. We had visions of a full on farm! Then our plant sales started taking off and all the rest sort of fell out of the priority list. Some day we may bring some of the farming back. But for now - we are potted plant farmers.
Pam (pictured above left) is co-owner, she is the backbone of the farm. She was in the house plant industry when she was in her early 20's and left it to move to Oregon and start a family. Now years later - her love for plants and business never quite dying, is back in the game selling plants with her daughter.
Jenine (pictured above right), daughter and other co-owner, was tired of the mundane lifestyle of working and paying bills and was intrigued with the newly renovated greenhouse at her mom's property in early 2014.
A combination of Pam always wanting her own nursery and Jenine's eagerness to live a more satisfying life got them both brainstorming about ways they could work together.
Which all lead to the duo selling organically grown herb starts at the Bandon farmers market in 2014.
The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life.
The environment is important to us and we aim to grow more and more ourselves every year so we can control how the plants are treated. For us that means no synthetic fertilizer - we use all natural and organic potting soil and fertilizers when we plant, this ensures that the plant will grow strong and not be forced into blooming or into growing too fast.
When pest control is needed we look to our beneficial insect friends for help. The best defense is a good offense. But when we do need to spray, we use sprays that are certified for organic gardening.
Did you know?
Dragonfly Farm was once a rare plant nursery owned by Donald Stryker, who was known for his large collection of Camellias and Magnolias that he grew at the farm in the 1940's-1960's.
Come in early Spring and you will see the beautiful blooms of the different varieties of Camellias and Magnolias that Don planted.
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