Monday, February 20, 2017

CLICK ON RED HIGHLIGHTED WORDS IN POSTS TO VIEW LINK. 

NCSU has been updating their website.  Most of our links go to their researched information.
Therefore, some of our older links no longer work.  We are working on fixing outdated links as we become aware of them and apologize if you are led to a defunct site.

SAVE THE DATE:  May 20, 2017  PLANT SALE
           

HERB SPIRAL

Our Herb Garden has taken a new twist (groan).  We now have an herb spiral in the center circle.  Several Master Gardener constructed this last week.  All that is left to do is to select and plant the herbs.  A spiral design is an efficient use of vertical and horizontal space.  It naturally creates a dry zone (top) and a wetter zone (bottom).  The stones used will retain heat gathered during the day to help insulate the plants at night.   Check this out for instructions on making your own:  

Photo by E. Derstine

Thank you to Master Gardener, Dorita B., owner of Raindrop Ridge Farm, for donating the herbs and her expertise for the Herb Garden.  You may visit the farm's Facebook page by CLICKING HERE.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

"We can complain because
rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because
thorn bushes have roses."
                  Attributed to
              Abraham Lincoln


Thursday, February 9, 2017

SAVE THE DATE - MAY 20, 2017 PLANT SALE

This is our first posting for our annual plant sale.  The sale is months away, but Master Gardeners are already busy working on making it great!  The sale is from 10:00 AM to Noon, Saturday, May 20.  If you are a Friend of the Arboretum, you will get in at 9:00 AM to shop before the general public.  Not a Friend?  Print out this application and mail it in now.  Your card will be mailed to you.  Becoming a Friend also gives you these benefits:
Prior Year Plant Sale

Carolina Seasons Nursery: 10% reg. priced items
CD Rouse & Co.: 10% hardware, lawn & garden
      supplies (not equipment, parts, or service)
Little’s Nursery: 10% reg. priced trees & shrubs
Terra Ceia Farms:  10% items purchased at store
     or ordered online at www.terraceiafarms.com

Friday, February 3, 2017

LOOKING FOR A GARDENING BOOK?



Check out the
Sheppard Memorial Library Used Book Sale
at the
Greenville Convention Center

They usually have a large selection of gardening books available.
Click here for more info:


Thursday, February 2, 2017

THANK YOU

We had a sell out crowd of enthusiastic gardeners last Saturday to hear Tony Avent speak.  Thank you to all who came out.  Thank you to our sponsors.  Thank you to the vendors.  Thank you to the Master Gardener Volunteers who organized the event and brought home made goodies.

Photos by R. Davis



Friday, January 27, 2017

TONY AVENT SPEAKING AT PITT COUNTY ARBORETUM

UPDATE: TICKETS SOLD OUT! 
Only a few tickets remain! Pick yours up at the Ag Center (403 Government Circle) or Wild Birds Unlimited (518 Greenville Blvd. SE).  $20 or $15 if you are a Friend of the Arboretum. If any tickets are left they will be $30 at the door.

Doors open at 9:00 AM Saturday to give you an opportunity to visit local garden related vendor booths and have some homemade breakfast treats and coffee.  The program begins at 10:00 AM.