Category Archives: Specialty Gardens

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 »

The Tater Tree Project by Pam Barron

Pam and Larry Barron loved the very old, large cherry tree in their back yard. The piece of barbed wire fence through the middle of it gave the tree extra character. But one night after dark, the tree dropped a very large limb into their yard, barely missing their neighbor’s fence. That was when they first realized the tree was… 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 »

Hot Peppers

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Habanero Peppers

By Roger Simpson (1947-2015) People who raise and eat hot peppers are a subculture of their own. Even within pepper heads, there are those who pride themselves on only eating the hottest peppers. This article will attempt to explain to ordinary folks the differences between varieties of these old and useful plants. As with most of our food plants, the… Read more »