Local gardeners to plant dogwoods in Columbus March 24

Published 4:03 pm Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Master Gardeners, Greenblades and the Tryon Garden Club are joining forces to help with the beautification of the county seat. The gardeners will be planting Cherokee Princess dogwoods on Thursday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m., starting at the corner of Walker, along Ward to Peak St. The trees will be planted on public properties. Public dollars are in short supply, but the gardeners say they will plant to enhance the environment.

Gather in front of the county extension office at 9:30 a.m. John Vining will be teaching his Master Garden class starting at 9 am. Vining’s class will observe the planting on their morning break. Parking may be tight. The post office can provide additional parking, but organizers ask that you do not park close to the entrance.

A tiller will be brought to help to breakup the clay soil. Utililies have been marked. Bring your personal tools. The Tryon Daily Bulletin has been invited for a photo op.

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Additionally, the Daffy Jills will be planting and maintaining the visitor center.