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Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Beautification Committee plant sale

 

The Monte Vista Hotel hosted the Annual Plant Sale of the Beautification Committee of Black Mountain. It is on W. State Street.


The following photo is a description of my gardenia (the new one, which has small flowers abundantly)


Appalachian Creek Nursery is usually at the Tailgate Market on Sat...I wonder if they were in both places this weekend!



The Monte Vista Hotel




I have a few more photos, which I'll post tomorrow!


Today's Quote:

Knowing is a veneer our minds create and lay over the landscape like a painter’s drop cloth set upon a forest floor. Its uniformity protects us from the pine needles and beetles, but it also obscures them, as well as the soft moss, fragrant soil, and teeming complexity of nature’s bed.

GREGORY KRAMER

16 comments:

  1. That Fall is a good time for planting signs is probably not true here. It gets cold so quickly that I never get around to it, not even planting spring bulbs.

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    1. I seldom plant in the fall, because all my plants will be coming inside in their pots during the winter. I actually cull out a few at that time.

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  2. Hello,
    The hotel looks beautiful. The plant sale is a great idea, fall is a good time for planting. The Gardenia plant is lovely.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

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    1. I do like this new gardenia...but with equinox next week, there's almost no sun on my north facing front porch any more. Time to put these into winter positions in the bedroom and living room windows. Living room is still waiting for the maples to shake off all their leaves though.

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  3. I have taken that maxim to heart and been transplanting and planting. Bulbs on their way, too that will have to go into the ground.

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    1. And you'll probably have some beautiful flowers coming in the spring.

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  4. ...over the years I have sold many NC plants.

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    1. I bet you'd recognize all the native ones...I didn't even look seriously at them...since everything I have will have to be in my living or bedroom during the winter.

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    1. I have a mask with tropical foliage, and bugs depicted on it. I get a kick out of wearing it, wonder if anyone notices the bugs.

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  6. I love that there is a beautification committee and they hold a plant sale. Nice!

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    1. That group has done fabulous things in our town, which apparently has relied upon them for all the beauty we have.

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  7. I love going to plant sales. We have some here every now and then. Good quote!

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    1. THey are fun, to see what's available. Thanks, I like the quote too!

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