Saturday, May 19, 2018

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THANK YOU GARDENERS


Photo by J. Christianson
People and ducks showed up today at our plant sale with rain gear on hand.  We experienced a few passing showers, but everyone kept smiling and shopping!  Please come back on a sunnier day and tour the Arboretum to see where we've improved the gardens thanks to the proceeds from this sale.

PLANT SALE TODAY

See you all there.  Should a little rain fall, the plants will be happy!  We have some tents set up for cover.  See you at 9:00 AM if you are a Friend of the Arboretum (or want to join).  Otherwise the general sale runs from 10:00 AM to Noon.  Park in the front lot this year.
403 Government Circle
Greenville

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

SATURDAY- Rain or Shine- PLANT SALE

The Master Gardeners have grown and collected over 3,700 plants for sun and shade (Perennials, Shrubs, Tree, Roses, Vines, Groundcovers, Annuals, Sedums, Vegetables, Herbs, Ornamental Grasses and even Houseplants).  They are ready to turn the care of them over to you.  If you've been to the sale before, you will be happy to see a lot of new varieties.  Reminder:  Cash or checks only.

If you are a Friend of the Arboretum, the gate opens at 9:00 AM.  You may join that morning.  Just come a little earlier to fill out the paperwork.  We have seen people show up an hour early to get in first!  Some carts, wheelbarrows and boxes are available, but you may bring your own.

From 10:00 AM - Noon, the General Public is invited to shop.

At 11:00 AM, is a Plant Swamp.  You are invited to bring something from your home or garden (plant, containers, tools, books, garden art, etc.) and swap with others.  Master Gardeners organize the swap, but do not participate.  Please label your plants.  If it doesn't get swapped, it goes back home with you.

See you Saturday, May 19th. 
PITT COUNTY ARBORETUM
403 Government Circle, Greenville
Rain or Shine.
Previous Year Plant Sale Crowd

Monday, May 7, 2018

SO YOU WANT TO BE A MASTER GARDENER

Come out to the Pitt County Extension office Wednesday May 9th at 6pm for a brief master gardener interest meeting. We will discuss what the organization is all about and if it may be a good fit for you!
403 Government CIrcle, Greenville


MAY9WED

Thursday, May 3, 2018

HAVE A GARDEN QUESTION?

This Saturday, May 5th, you have 2 opportunities to get your questions answered.

*Master Gardener Volunteers will be at the Farmer's Market from 8 AM to 11:30 AM.

4560 County Home Road, Greenville

*Meet at the Community Garden (4561 County Home Road) for the continuing garden workshop.  This week's topic is "Weeds and Pest Management".  The session is from 10 AM to Noon.  Free, but call 902-1709 to register. 

Monday, April 30, 2018

ROSES IN BLOOM

Our Rose Garden at the Arboretum is a trial ground for types of roses that ought to do well in our Eastern NC climate.  Click here for some tips on growing ROSES FOR NORTH CAROLINA.

Here are several that are blooming now:

Rosa 'Radsunny'
Sunny Knockout Rose
Rosa 'Radkopink'
Pink Double Knockout Rose
Rosa 'Meiguimov'
Charlatan Climbing Rose
 Photos by S. DelVecchio