Check out a Raleigh Aquarium Society meeting on the first Thursday of the month at 730 at the NC State vet school near the state fairgrounds. Park across the street, and go on downstairs. Good group with a good program, and an auction after the program. There are usually lots of plants at the auction.
There will be loads of local-grown plants at the Raleigh Aquar Soc auction this Sunday, Oct 6, at Holiday Inn on Northwoods Blvd just west of Capital Blvd. Opens at 9;00 am; auction starts at 10:00. Register (both sellers and buyers) and preview items for sale at mygroupauctions.com. A lot of items get registered during the last few hours before auction starts.