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Gardening With Native Shrubs & Perennials, Tuesday, November 13th at 9:30 am

We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our November Meeting
Program Topic: Gardening With Native Shrubs & Perennials

Tuesday, November 13th at 9:30 am

In the Weaverville Town Hall Community Room

Shelby Jackson, of Carolina Native Nursery in Burnsville, will present a program on Gardening with Native Shrubs and Perennials. Some native grasses will be included in the talk. Shelby will be sharing information regarding the environmental importance of gardening with native plants and what specific plants will do best in your mountain gardens.

Her presentation will open with some big picture facts about native plants and how they affect our environment, the birds, and our pollinators. She’ll talk about the evolution of native plants and how they make our world what it is today and how native plants are necessary to feed our native bird population and they also host a multitude of native insects and pollinators.

Native plants will be available for purchase (with cash or check).

Shelby is a University of Tennessee Horticulture alumnus. She has extensive knowledge of native plants, as they are one of her passions. In addition to managing sales operations at large nurseries and garden centers, her experience includes, horticultural research in the field and the laboratory, landscape design, and consulting. She is an N.C.N.L.A. Certified Plant Professional and has served on the Hendersonville Tree Commission, and the Horticulture Technology board at Blue Ridge Community College.

The Garden Club of Weaverville is a co-ed, non-profit organization open to everyone. For more information on what we do, becoming a member or supporting the club visit our website.

Build Birdhouses for the Main Street Nature Park – October 10, 2017 – 9:30 A.M.

Wren and bluebird house for the Main Street Nature Park

The Garden Club of Weaverville partners with the Weaverville Lowes to build birdhouses for the Main Street Nature Park in downtown Weaverville. Thanks to the support of Lowe’s Store Manager, Mike Finnegan, Lowe’s is donating the materials to make several bluebird and wren houses as a Garden Club community service project.

“Adding birdhouses to the Nature Park creates focused habitat and encourages the birds we want to nest and bear offspring in places we can see,” says Randy Burroughs, a landscape architect involved with the park’s development from the beginning and the creator of the walnut benches in the Park.

After Randy’s brief overview about the benefits of the birdhouses to the wildlife in the Nature Park and for park visitors alike, members will hammer away and build the houses.

Working in teams of 2-3, participants will follow easy step by step written instructions and assemble the wooden houses from pre-cut pieces with the help of an instructor.

Members need to bring:

  • Power screwdriver with a Philips head
  • Work gloves
Decorate a birdhouse to add year round color to your landscape.

Make & Take Birdhouse ~ $10
Members also have the option to make a birdhouse and take it home and decorate for $10.  You must order a birdhouse by Monday, September 25th.  The proceeds from this will be donated to the Nature Park.  Bring cash or make a check out to:  Town of Weaverville

Contact Ruth Planey to order a Make & Take Birdhouse.  Be sure to say how many bluebird and wren houses you want to purchase.  Ruth Planey 828-658-4151 or rs03nc@gmail.com

All Garden Club programs and business meetings are FREE and open to the public.  Programs start at 9:30 AM the second Tuesday of each month in the Community Room of the Weaverville Town Hall, 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC.

Check the website gardenclubofweaverville.org for information about other upcoming programs and events.

The Garden Club of Weaverville is a co-ed, non-profit organization open to everyone. For more information on what we do, becoming a member or supporting the club, CLICK HERE