The 2023 Plant Sale is Coming on April 23! Pre-orders will be accepted from March 4 thru April 7.

The Memorial Garden

WELCOME!

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.

Beautifying Our Community

The Magnolia Branch helped to beautify the Village by hanging swags on the street signs for the holidays.

Beautifying Our Gardens

Members take pride in beautifying their gardens. Tri-color mandevilla from our Plant Sale

Supporting Fellow Gardeners

We fund a full scholarship for a horticultural student at Sandhills Community College.

Winter in the Garden

Now that the holidays are over, it’s easy to settle into a state of winter blues. Instead, view this time as an opportunity to plan your garden for the spring and summer seasons. Check out garden catalogs and magazines to see what they consider the best new plants of the year. Plan trips to garden centers in February to view early arrivals.  

Plant of the Month

Camellia japonica 
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

Why Does My Christmas Cactus Bloom at Thanksgiving?
That’s because it’s a Thanksgiving Cactus, which blooms a month before the  Christmas Cactus. To learn how to tell the difference and how to care for both, click here.

Upcoming Events/Lectures/Workshops 2023

Tues., Jan. 10, 11:00 – 12:00Pruning Talk & Demonstration – Taylor Williams, retired Moore County Agricultural Extension Agent, returns to give his ever-popular talk on how and when to appropriately prune your trees and shrubs. Free but registration required. Click here to register and for more information. Sandhills Community College

Fri., Feb. 10 – 1:00 – 3:00Identifying Edible Mushrooms – Frank Hyman, owner of Cottage Garden Landscaping in Durham, NCSU educated horticulturalist, author and columnist will give his popular talk based on his latest book, How to Forage for Mushrooms without Dying. Free but registration required. Click here to register and for more information.

Tues., Feb. 21, 11:00-12:00 – How to Grow Your Own Cut Flower Garden – Gail Prevatte, Moore County native and farm owner, will discuss how flowers are grown for production on her farm, as well as methods for incorporating annual and perennial cut flowers in your landscape or garden. This is a great way to create a pollinator paradise! Free but registration required. Click here for more information. Sandhills Community College.

 

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,” March 30-April 3 at the Campbell House in Southern Pines. They are soliciting artists who will interpret a piece of art through flower arrangements.
Seedlings Garden Club of Southern Pines will host their annual Home and Garden Tour in April. The club is seeking suggested homes and docents for the day of the tour.