Saturday, November 7th has been proclaimed Arbor Day in Weaverville!
To mark the occasion, the Weaverville Conservation Board is sponsoring a special workday in Main Street Nature Park.
After a spring and summer season of removing exotic plants from the Park, this special workday will be a planting day. We have a large number of native shrubs to be planted.
We will meet at the Pine Street entrance at the north end of the Park and work from 10 AM to Noon. If you can make it, the best tools to bring will be shovels and trowels.
We invite all participants to gather for a pizza lunch at Blue Mountain afterwards. We will need to know how many to expect, so if you can join us for the workday and for lunch afterwards please let us know by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our topic for this meeting was “How to Combine Natives into Your Perennial Garden,” a talk by Pat Sommers, who runs her own native nursery in Asheville, Natural Selections Nursery: Plants of the Southern Highlands. She addressed issues such as drought-tolerance and placing the right plant in the right place. Pat is quite passionate about this subject and extremely knowledgeable.
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Gardening with Native Perennials
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On Tuesday November 11, at 9:30AM, the Garden Club of Weaverville presented a program on gardening with native plants, with guest speaker and member Dr. Alicia Hulse.
Alicia discussed the “whys and hows” of gardening with native plants. Dr. Hulse made a compelling case for understanding why native plants are so important for recovering and sustaining the health of our entire ecosystem. We were informed about the 2 projects that have brought us many resources specific to the Town of Weaverville: Invasive Exotic Plant Management Plan and Weaverville Wildlife Habitat.
Attendees were shown the new section of our club website, Gardening with Native Plants. All are encouraged to visit and share our website with the extensive native gardening resources, starter projects, and seasoned advice on “going native” in your own yard. Annotated resources for choosing and purchasing native plants are included with some printable versions and digital brochures.
The meeting took place at the Weaverville Townhall Community Room.
New website address: gardenclubofweaverville.org
The event was free and open to the public.