Jones to give gardening lecture March 10

Published 11:01 am Monday, March 7, 2011

Bill Jones will speak to the Green Blades Garden Club on Thursday, March 10. His lecture is titled “Gathering, Growing and Selling Native Plants.”

Jones is the owner and operator of Carolina Native Nursery, a wholesale native plant nursery in Burnsville, N.C., and has cultivated plants for Central Park in Manhattan, the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and for the Biltmore Forest in Asheville, N.C. He is a member of the N.C. Arborist Board and has maintained a long time interest in gardening.

The lecture is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m., at the Jones’ home. It is being sponsored by the Green Blades Garden Club, a non-profit organization in Tryon dedicated to promoting gardening in all its aspects.

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