Category Archives: Native Plants

Creating a Moss Labyrinth

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by Pat Butler With limited relatively flat ground, we managed to create the labyrinth with just enough width for walking and added a stump for sitting.  We began it 3 years ago, collecting moss from our yard and from friends with wooded and wild areas.  One Bradford Pear did not survive the gentle grass removal and we have replaced it… Read more »

Black Medic

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by Colette Mancke Have you ever wondered if that weed you are looking at is a clover plant? At first it appears like clover with 3 leaves but it spreads all over and has yellow flowers. It is called Black Medic (Medicago lupulina). It often colonizes dry infertile spots or areas of soil compaction where little else will grow. At first… Read more »

Gatlinburg Post-Fire Planting Guide

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If you are wondering about how to go about recovering and restoring the devastation to plants and animals alike after the devastation of the Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg caused by the recent fires,  the Tennessee Invasive Plant Council & Tennessee Native Plant Society have teamed up to create a brochure that will help.  The fire destroyed many of the native plants that provide shelter and food for… Read more »

April 22, 2017 SCAMGA Annual Flower and Garden Show and Sale

Mark the date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 for the 12th Annual SCAMGA Flower and Garden Show and Sale presented by the University of Tennessee Extension Service and the Sevier County Area Master Gardeners Association. Rain or Shine, it’s inside!  Proceeds of the event support Master Gardeners’ programs including 4-H Club, UT Intern scholarships, community service projects and educational programs. Many vendors… Read more »