Started Jul 22, 2011
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Ah, spring….the season of promise. Hope swells in the gardener’s breast. The disappointments of last year’s garden are banished with the first flush of new green on those rose bushes. Anyway, it does for me.
But I’ve also come to a realization. Yes, I can grow plants, quite well. But while I’ve studied garden design and continue to study it, I’m not so good at it. My gardens are cluttered because I love statuary, birdbaths, pots, etc. and they spill out all over the place. Yes there…Continue
Posted on March 15, 2012 at 3:47pm
I cut the last rose of summer from my yard yesterday. It's in a vase with a sprig of rosemary on my living room mantel.
It seemed awfully optimistic of the rose to bloom just as this frost was moving in anyway.
But I bet the roses at the Bascilica of St. Lawrence downtown aren't giving up just yet. Bud Hansbury, who tends the roses there, can keep them going until Thanksgiving most years. Yeah, he's got one talented green thumb.
Mine's not quite that well…Continue
Posted on October 21, 2011 at 9:45am
And welcome to GardenAsheville.
We've had a fair number of people signing up to join the site without any real relevant information. Because of lotsa spammers (some pretty icky ones too), I am now moderating who can become a member. If you'd like to become a member - and we welcome all levels of gardeners - you need to add more than name, age and town. Please add some qualifying information about what kind of gardening interests you.
And for our new members, I…Continue
Posted on October 20, 2011 at 11:53am
It’s been a while since I reminded everyone about the wonderful Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in southern Gaston County, about a 1½ hour drive from here. And well worth it!
A hummingbird program coming up Aug. 6 could be a great time to visit. Wildlife researcher Susan Campbell and several trained volunteer assistants will be at the garden 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 6 to catch, band and release hummingbirds as part of her research.…Continue
Posted on July 25, 2011 at 12:57pm
The N.C. Arboretum has its Speaking of Gardening synposium set for Aug. 26-27 and as usual has national and even international gardening experts lined up as presenters.
The keynote speaker is Helen Dillon of Dublin Ireland, described as a "gardener, author, broadcaster, and traveler." The arboretum website says she operates Dillon Garden in Dublin, Ireland, which is open to the public and has been featured in magazines worldwide. Not one to be daunted by a plant that doesn’t perform…Continue
Posted on July 22, 2011 at 9:55am