Nursery native

By Cathie Shiff
Cathie Shiff | Rappahannock News

Rob Davis of Hill House Farm and Nursery stands ready to ring up yet another customer during last weekend’s annual spring open house. A steady stream of customers, both local and from the suburbs, came to the family-owned facility next to Bessie Bell Mountain in Castleton that specializes in native plants for gardens, restoration projects and habitat creation. Janet and Rob Davis were joined by several local horticulturists who offered advice to customers all weekend. A 20-percent discount for purchases during the event made the white-bloomed Virginia sweet spire, and hundreds of other choices, that much sweeter.