Friday, October 29, 2010


in Mixed Border
The Arboretum is a great place to visit before you begin planting.  In our Certified Professional Plant area, the Mixed Border, and around the Ag Center Building you will find plants that do well in our climate.  Additionally you will see how large some trees and shrubs may grow from their small 1 gallon pot.  You may visit the Arboretum from dusk to dawn any day and do a self-guided tour.  Or join Master Gardener Volunteers on the first Thursday of every month starting at 10:00 AM for a Free Guided Walking Tour.

Before planting, take a moment to read Planting Techniques to help get your purchases off to a good start.

According to the North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association these are 
Fall-planting benefits: 
·         Landscapes established during the fall months conserve North Carolina’s precious resources by requiring less water during the establishment period;
·         Trees, shrubs, perennial flowering plants, and turfgrass are well adapted to planting in North Carolina during the fall months — especially if those plants were grown locally in North Carolina;
·         Landscapes established during the fall months exhibit superior growth during the following years.