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Gardening for All Seasons

Gardening for All Seasons

Published: October 31, 2018

For gardeners, one of the goals of a beautiful landscape is maintaining its visual appeal beyond the obvious spring profusion of flowers. With azaleas, daffodils, and blooming trees, it’s relatively easy to enjoy color and fragrance. The trick is knowing how to maximize landscape interest during the winter and in seasons after the initial bloom period has passed.

Thankfully, Anelle Ammons of the Catawba County Cooperative Extension will be offering guidance on how we can accomplish this task. Not only will she provide tips on design and plantings, but she’ll also tailor the choices to what makes sense in our local growing zone. In addition, she’ll present good, helpful advice for beginning gardeners who want to make meaningful improvements to their yards but may be unsure of where to start or how to be strategic in their choices.

If you’d like to learn how a garden can be interesting through plant silhouette, bark texture and color, leaf contrast, and the juxtaposition of different specimens, come for easy-to-understand help and direction. And bring plenty of questions about your own needs and circumstances!

The seminar takes place at 2 pm on Thursday, November 8 at the Claremont Branch Library. A second presentation will take place at the Conover Branch Library on Wednesday, November 28 at 2pm.