Leary Plant Farm Inc. is a 55 year old family owned
business located in the beautiful coastal plain of northeastern North
Carolina. The area is bounded on two sides by the Chowan River and the
Albemarle Sound. Located near colonial Edenton, history overflows even in
the name of our community, named "Rocky Hock" by native Indians, which
means "beautiful garden".
The business operates a modern 12 acre greenhouse range
specializing in Spring bedding plants, hanging baskets, and flowering
potted plants. Pansies and garden mums are grown in the Fall followed by
poinsettias at Christmas.
Leary Plant Farm was formed in the mid-1950's by
Stillman Leary and his three sons, primarily for vegetable farming. They
grew tomato plants in the first glass-covered roof vented greenhouse for
field production. In the late 1960's they began selling pansy and
vegetable plants grown in peat pots and wooden flats, to local feed and
seed stores. Jack Leary took the business in the 1970's and started
expanding his sales to chain stores, like K-Mart and others.
In the early 1980's Rod Leary, Jack's son, came on
board. Now Rod, as president, and his team of gifted personnel have
expanded the business to 12 acres of modern roof-vented greenhouse
production. In summer their outdoor production totals 12 acres also.
We at Leary Plant Farm have taken pride in growing
quality plants for our customers for nearly half a century. Service has
always been a key to our success. Catering to customers from the smallest
of garden centers to the large chains, we feel everyone is number one.