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First Day of Spring!

Spring Time Gardening Tips Chattanooga Tennessee

Spring is a joyous time in the garden! Roses , perennials, ornamental trees all blooming with abandon filling the space with beauty and scent. That is what our modern landscapes lack in our “cookie cutter” world.  Hopefully we can help you with that! Remember that Everyone is thinking about their gardens in the Spring. Call us before the mad rush puts you on a waiting list!

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Late Winter to Early Spring

Late Winter Early Spring Chattanooga Gardening

This is your last chance to get your shrubs and trees planted before the hot weather arrives. Of course, there is no substitute for good drip irrigation on your prized garden plantings, but for the “brave of heart” who insist on hand watering…. this is the time to get the larger rooted items in the ground to give them the best start.

Late Winter  – 

This has been a very colorful late Winter season with Hellebores, Camellias, and Asiatic Magnoliasadding brilliance to an otherwise drab season.

Early Spring  – 

This is the time for some bulbs and ephemerals to shine before they are shaded out by the new leaves on the newly wakening trees. This is the time our natives really take center stage in the stalwarts of the Redbuds, Dogwood, and Pinxter type blooming Azaleas! However, don’t forget landscaping always looks forward to the next season. Where will your Summer color come from? Where is your structure in the garden? Winter just showed us where we could use more evergreen in our designs. It showed us where the weak spots really were hiding.

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Annual Native Plant Symposium – Designing for Nature

Native Plant Symposium Designing for NatureDream gardens logo

The  Annual Native Plant Symposium. A place to learn practical tips on natural landscaping and plant selection for both casual and experienced gardeners and landscapers alike.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017, 8:30AM to 4:30PM
UC Auditorium, UT Chattanooga
642 E. 5th Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee

The symposium will be held at the University Center, on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus. This is a spacious, uncrowded, accessible venue with free parking nearby. Nurseries will have native plants and artists will have artworks for sale. (Some vendors only take cash or check) You can browse the various exhibits by local organizations. Plenty of time is provided at midday and at the end of the day to visit exhibits and vendors. We hope that you will be inspired to create your own natural landscape and get to take home a door prize.
Click the button below to read more, see the schedule of events, and get registered!

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