2023 JoCoPlants Show

June 18th, 2023|0 Comments

2021 JoCoPlants Show

June 25th, 2021|0 Comments

We’re back – live and in person!*

Join us Wednesday, August 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the 2021 JoCoPlants Show. Come on out to the Kerr Scott Building on the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh to visit with our member nurseries and see all our beautiful plants. We’re thrilled to welcome back some of our top allied product colleagues and educators as well.

Please register – even for free events – to be sure we have your name badge ready, and enough supplies and seating available!

Register online here:

Schedule of Events

Trade Show** 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – FREE

Visit with 22 nursery members from the Johnston County Nursery Marketing Association, and more than a dozen allied product suppliers. This is the perfect opportunity for landscapers, garden centers, and developers to source plants and supplies they need for fall projects.

Education: Right Plant, Right Place** 10:00 a.m. – $20

Come learn from Urban Forestry Specialist Jennifer Rall about preventing tree and infrastructure conflicts. From ordinance to installation and planners to installer, each party has a role in ensuring the right plant is in the right place.

Plant Walk w/ Mark Weathington** 2:00 p.m. – FREE

Finish up your day walking through the different […]

2020 JOCOPlants Virtual Trade Show, September 9

August 12th, 2020|16 Comments

For the safety of our customers, friends, and families, the Johnston County Nursery Marketing Association has moved its annual JOCOPlants Show online.

Join us online this year, and hope to see you again in person next year.


Wednesday, September 9, 2020



7:00 a.m. – Virtual Nursery Tours Launched

Welcome to our nurseries! We will launch and email you links to videos from each of our 23 member nurseries, giving you a look into who we are, what we grow, and what sets us apart.


8:00 a.m. – Virtual Swag Bag Distributed

Sign up for exclusive promotions from participating sponsors and nurseries. Our Virtual Swag Bag will be sent to you via email.


Noon – 1:00 p.m. – Virtual Plant Walk Webinar* with JC Raulston Arboretum Director Mark Weathington

Mark will walk participants through different plants you can find at our nurseries and on JOCOPlants.com. He will highlight their features, care, and good use in the landscape. Come learn while you have lunch, and find something new for your landscape customers.


*Continuing Education Credits applied for:

NC Landscape Contractors’ License – 1 hour

NC Irrigation Contractors’ License – 1 hour

NC Landscape Architects License – 1 hour

2019 JocoPlants Show Aug. 14

June 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Save the Date for the 2019 JocoPlants Show!

Plants are hard to find these days!  Get a lot accomplished in our intimate, one day trade show.  See below for the trade show schedule that is filled to the brim with fantastic nurseries, beautiful plants, and networking and educational opportunities:

Kerr Scott Building – NC State Fairgrounds – Raleigh, NC

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Earn .5L credits towards your NC Landscape Contractor’s License for just attending the show!


For driving directions to the NC State Fairgrounds, click here.

8:00AM – 9:00AM: Registration
9:00AM – 3:00PM: Tradeshow Open
9:00AM – 10:00AM:   Developing Your Brand Mantra*

Kim Strazisar, Kim Strazisar Communications

Approved for 1B credits for NC Landscape Contractor’s License

With so many landscape and irrigation businesses out there, it can be hard to figure out how to stand out. Whether you just started your business or need a fresh look, knowing your brand mantra – your foundation for all branding efforts – can help. In this interactive workshop, Kim will answer the question, ‘What is branding?’ and help you develop your brand mantra to help your branding efforts stand […]

JocoPlants Show 2018

May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

2018 JocoPlants Show is coming up!

Plants are hard to find these days!  Get a lot accomplished in our intimate, one day trade show.  Here’s a sneak peek at the trade show schedule that is filled to the brim with fantastic nurseries, beautiful plants, and networking and educational opportunities:

Kerr Scott Building – NC State Fairgrounds – Raleigh, NC

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Click here for registration

Schedule of Events 

8:00am to 9:00 am: Registration

9:00am until 3:00pm: Tradeshow Open

9:00am to 9:50am: “Right Plant, Right Place” with Jennifer Rall

10:00am to 1:00pm: Certified Plant Professional Exam (Register Here)

11:00pm to 11:50pm: “Weed Management” with Dr. Joe Neal

1:30pm to 2:30pm: Plant Walk with Mark Weathington

3:00pm: Tradeshow Closes

For driving directions to the NC State Fairgrounds, click here.

Watson’s Nursery Feature Article

May 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Look who’s in the news!  It’s our own Watson’s Nursery – David Watson and his daughter, Amanda Jurisich.

Click here to view the article in Bit + Grain.

NCSU Turfgrass Shortcourse

January 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

Event Title:

2014 NCSU Turfgrass Short Course

Event Date & Time:
Monday, February 10, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Friday, February 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Event Description:

The 2014 NCSU Turfgrass Short Course is scheduled for the week of February 10-14, so mark your calendars!

This event provides 5 full days of comprehensive turfgrass education and is appropriate for anyone interested in turf, including homeowners, career-changers, and professionals needing a refresher. Lectures are presented by faculty in NCSU’s award-winning Turfgrass program, and cover all aspects of turfgrass management.

NC State University offers state-of-the-art classrooms, intimately sized to allow focused instruction and maximize individual and group learning success. Turf and weed samples, fertilizers, and pest control methods are closely examined in the hands-on sessions.

Covering topics from turfgrass selection, weed identification, best management practices to protect available resources, and much more, the NC State Turfgrass Short Course is a key building block to any turfgrass professional’s career. Whether you’re just starting out in the lawn care profession, or you’re a homeowner who wants to learn how to improve your lawn, the NCSU Turfgrass Short Course is the best PRACTICAL how-to education you can get in a one week […]