Showing remarkable restraint, I only bought 6 plants at the MG plant sale this morning. However, the gathered multitudes of other gardeners ( some from as far as Danville!) were scooping up the deals and carrying out the plants in boxes on carts.. Today is overcast, cool and there is a slight drizzle of rain-perfect planting … Continue reading Goodies from the MG Plant Sale and a Surprise in Bloom
Last Minute Announcement The master gardener plant sale is tomorrow starting at 9 am till 5 pm at the NC Sate cooperative extension office on Graham Hopedale Road in Burlington...rumor has it that you need to get there early to grab the goodies... This morning, master gardeners were arriving in droves to hand in their … Continue reading Master Gardener Sale Tomorrow- September 21!
It seems that every year at each conference, we meet and learn about the most amazing horticultural therapy programs and this year was no exception. At the farm at Penny Lane, Sally Haskett, our host and horticultural therapist with the UNC Botanical Gardens, introduced us to Theva Mahadevan. He is the director of the farm and works … Continue reading Weekend Fun at the Farm(s) with the Carolinas Horticultural Therapy Network
Yes, summer is here ! Yes, it's hot. And yes, you can have the flower bed of your dreams installed... And you can plan a landscape for fall flowers too! Take advantage of our free landscape consultation service- for JULY ONLY in Burlington NC and surrounding counties. Call or text Jacqui at 336-269-2532 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Check … Continue reading Free Landscape Design Consultation in July 2016
Failte Gardens is where I try out different landscape designs for Alba Landscapes; it's a space for experimentation, trying new plants in new combos - and - for rescuing abandoned plants from clearance racks in the big box stores. I was told that once plants are put on the clearance racks- "They just give up completely" and immediately start to … Continue reading Failte Gardens : Garden, Studio, Workshop and Plant Rescue
ICYMI (in case you missed it) From the NC Nursery and Landscape Association e newsletter According to a new study by the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health and Brigham Women's Hospital (BWH) women in the USA who live in homes surrounded by more vegetation appear to have significantly lower mortality rates than those who … Continue reading More exposure to vegetation linked with lower mortality rates in women