Monday, September 30, 2013


Join the Master Gardeners for their next
of the Arboretum
Thursday, October 3rd
10:00 AM

They will be showing you how to collect seeds
from a variety of plants.
You will be able to take some home with you!

Meet under the Shelter in front of the Ag Center
at 403 Government Circle (Click here for map)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Solidago odora or Sweet Goldenrod is now in full bloom in our Perennial Border.  It is a native plant with showy flowers and fragrant leaves which our pollinators are very attracted to.
Here is more information from The Missouri Botanical Garden's Website:


Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates poor, dry soils and light shade, but performs best in full sun. May be grown from seed and may self-seed in the garden. This species is primarily clump-forming and does not spread aggressively as do some of the other goldenrod species and hybrids.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Sweet goldenrod is easily identified by its anise-scented leaves. It is native to dry, sandy, open woods in the eastern U.S. In Missouri, it typically occurs in open woods, thickets, ravine slopes and bluff bases in the southeastern part of the state (Steyermark). Plants typically rise to 2-4’ tall on smooth or downy stems clad with dark green leaves (to 4” long) that are lance-shaped, sessile, parallel-veined, untoothed and marked with translucent dots. When bruised, its leaves smell like anise. Leaves may be used in teas. Branched, plume-like clusters of yellow, daisy-like flowers bloom in August-September. Flowers appear in rows on the upper sides (one-sided) of the plume branching. Foliage of this plant has been used in the past in herbal medicines for treatment of a variety of problems including wounds, ulcers, urinary disorders, flatulence and as a stimulant. Goldenrods are attractive to bees and butterflies. Goldenrods have been wrongfully accused of causing hay fever which is actually an allergic reaction to wind-borne pollen from other plants such as ragweed. This species is also commonly called anise-scented goldenrod or fragrant goldenrod.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Join the Master Gardener Volunteers for a free Walking Tour of the Arboretum.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
3:00 PM

403 Government Circle, Greenville

All the late summer bloomers and early fall colors
await you.  Bring your gardening questions.

Tours usually last about 1 1/2 hours.
Salvia leucantha

Monday, September 16, 2013


Are you one to check on the latest trends on PINTEREST?  NCSU has added several boards that will lead you to researched information and ideas.
Check them out:  NC Gardening on PINTEREST

Monday, September 9, 2013


Palmengarten Frankfurt
Our Rose Garden is full of blooms.  We have shrubs, climbers, hybrid teas, floribundas, and a tree form Knock Out.  This Rose Garden has been designed to show you what type of roses will grow well in our area.  If you are thinking of adding roses to your garden, come out and take a look at all the varieties growing and thriving without spraying and fussing.  They are dead-headed monthly (except for the Home Run Roses).  Click here for some general care tips for ROSES.