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Our Annual Plant Sale
Our home is the beautiful and historic Village of Pinehurst, located in the Sandhills of North Carolina. Known as the home of American golf and the longleaf pine ecosystem, its temperate climate makes gardening a popular activity.
Supporting Fellow Gardeners
We fund a full scholarship for a horticultural student at Sandhills Community College.
February in the Garden
As the end of February approaches, winter begins to fade and signs of spring start popping up here and there. Look for increased signs of songbird activity as they begin searching for nesting sites. Nest boxes are available at Pinehurst Village Hall for $15. The boxes are appropriate for Bluebirds and other small songbirds like chickadees, nuthatches, titmice, etc. Although Bluebirds don’t start building nests until early April, they will choose their nesting site and mark it with several pieces of pinestraw as nesting season approaches.
Plant of the Month
Camellias are beloved throughout the south, adding color to the garden during a dismal time of year. There are numerous species but japonica and sasanqua predominate. Sasanquas bloom in the fall so the ones you see blooming now are the japonicas. Click here for more information.
Question of the Month
What are those plants that I see blooming now in the dead of winter?
Most likely you are seeing hellebores. Often called Christmas or Lenten Rose, they bloom in January/February before the spring awakening. For more information, click here.
Upcoming Events/Lectures/Workshops 2023
Fri, Feb. 24 – 1-2 pm – Orchids with Jason Harpster – Harpster is an accredited orchid judge and author. He will review information on orchid culture, focusing on feeding, watering and repotting orchids. He will discuss how the plants grow in the wild and review some of the hybrids he has created. Ball Visitor’s Center, Sandhills Community College. Registration is not required but space is limited.
Thurs, Mar 23- 1-3 pm – The Joy of Houseplants – Amy Overman of Ace Hardware in Southern Pines will share her expertise in selecting houseplants, repotting and caring for them, and displaying them to “green your home.” Free but registration required. Click here to register and for more information.
Tues., Apr. 18, 11:00-1:30 – Perennials with Tony Avent – Tony Avent, international plant explorer, garden lecturer and writer, and proprietor of Plant Delights Nursery will give a talk on “Perennials: What’s New and Exciting and Overlooked.” Free but early registration is encouraged. Click here for more information. Sandhills Community College, Owens Auditorium.
Wed., May 17 – 1-2 pm – Workshop on Cut Flower Arrangements – Jennifer Donovan of Shady Maples Farm will present a workshop on making arrangements using cut flowers you may have grown and other local floral materials. All supplies are included in the price of this workshop and participants will leave with a fresh flower arrangement and the knowledge to create their own lovely bouquets. Class is limited to 15.
Price: Members: $50 Non-members: $55 Click here to register.
Garden Tours/Special Events
The North Carolina Extension Service Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden in Pittsboro is open for touring. Virtual tours are also available. Click here for more information about the garden and information on spring tours.
The Garden Club of the Sandhills will be presenting “Blooming Art,” April 1-2 at the Campbell House in Southern Pines. Artists interpret a piece of art through flower arrangements. General admission is $15.
Seedlings Garden Club of Southern Pines will host their annual Home and Garden Tour in April.