Pearson’s Falls offers guided walks, Sept. 11

Published 1:04 pm Monday, August 27, 2012

Pearson’s Falls. (photo by Rob Meeske)

The Tryon Garden Club at Pearson’s Falls will offer a fall series of walks focusing on wildflowers, ferns, trees, shrubs and vines.
The first of four walks will be conducted by Pearson’s Falls docents on Tuesday morning, Sept. 11. The focus will be on fall-blooming flowers and vines, including asters and cone sunflowers. Participants are asked to arrive by 10:15 a.m. for registration. The walk will run from 10:30 a.m. – noon.
On Tuesday morning, Oct. 2, Alan Graham from the WNC Botany Club of Hendersonville will lead a walk to identify trees and shrubs, including pertinent characteristics of each. Time is from 10:30 a.m. – noon.
Arborist Todd Mullen will give a talk and demonstration entitled “Care of Trees for the Home Gardener.” His afternoon class will be from at 3:30 – 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8. Disease control, pruning, watering techniques and other topics will be discussed.
The final event on Monday, Oct. 15 at 3:30 p.m. will be a walk on vines, shrubs and trees with local Polk County Extension Director John Vining. Invasive undesirables as well as native species will be pointed out.
A nominal fee will be charged per event, plus admission for non-club members. For more information, call Annie at 864-457-7278. Registration forms can be picked up at the entrance to Pearson’s Falls off Hwy. 176 between Tryon and Saluda. Pearson’s Falls can be reached at 828-749-3031. Registration forms are also available on line at
Pearson’s Falls is owned and operated by the Tryon Garden Club.  For information about joining the Tryon Garden Club, contact Delia Tittle at 828-859-8372.
– article written by Annie Ewing, submitted by Wyndy Morehead

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