By Derron Schronce, DSBG Horticulturist February can be a challenging month for the gardener…We don’t know what kind of weather to expect, we are anxious and eager for those first signs of spring, and thoughts turn to longer days of warmth and sun. And so, this month is the perfect time for what I refer to…

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By Emily Reed, DSBG Horticulturist You’ll notice many herbaceous perennials have faded during the fall, and are ready to be pruned back for the winter. Hardy bananas, ginger, and cannas have all begun to brown. With a sharp, clean pair of pruners, cut these perennials near to the ground, and compost the leaves and stalks. Many…

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Guests enjoy new displays, Stickwork sculpture, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus and more BELMONT, N.C. – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s annualHolidays at the Garden returns with a shimmering Mile of a Million Lights! Along the journey, discover the colorful lights of the topiaries dancing to merry tunes, LED cherry trees glowing along Canal Garden, waves of…

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By Emily Reed, DSBG Horticulturist In zone 7b/8a, November is a great time to plant woody tees and shrubs. As deciduous perennial woody plants are starting to lose their leaves, they transition into root production. Planting or transplanting trees and shrubs now will allow them to become established in their new permanent home before the…

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Guests enjoy new displays, Stickwork sculpture, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus and more BELMONT, N.C. – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s annualHolidays at the Garden returns with a shimmering Mile of a Million Lights! Along the journey, discover the colorful lights of the topiaries dancing to merry tunes, LED cherry trees glowing along Canal Garden, waves of…

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BELMONT, N.C. – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden will host its fifth annual Fairy Fest on Oct. 19 and 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day during which guests will enjoy an afternoon of crafts, natural fairy house building and more. Children dressed as fairies and gnomes receive free admission! During the event, guests will have an opportunity to explore…

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Museums for All Offers Discounted Admission Price BELMONT, N.C. – A newly-implemented program at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden will allow participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) discounted admission into the Garden. The program, effective Oct. 1, admits to up to six people in a household for regular daytime admission at the Garden at just…

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Sale of plants for butterflies, fall interest and more to plant in autumn BELMONT, N.C. – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden will host a Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests are invited to discover a selection of plants for their home gardens featuring many native plants perfect for the region, pollinators’ favorites and more. The sale will feature plants that have been awarded ‘Plant of the…

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October Landscaping TipBrought to you by Schneider Tree Care October is the time to start thinking about planting fall bulbs. Bulbs should be planted as soon as the ground is cool, when evening temperatures average between 40° to 50° F. You should plant at least 6-8 weeks before the ground freezes. Narcissus, Crocus, Hyacinthus, Iris, Ranunculus and Tulipa are…

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Live performances during two-day festival Oct. 12 & 13 BELMONT, N.C. – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s Lost Hollow Music Fest Fall 2019 on Oct. 12 & 13 will feature six bluegrass inspired performances by musicians including Darin & Brooke Aldridge, David Holt & Josh Goforth, Chatham Rabbits, Stepside Deluxe and more. The event is an annual…

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