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RE: Tennessee Gardener Article

Congrats on the volunteering.... I hope they find the right director for
this. I have been a volunteer for years and learned so much from this,
even tho my family thinks it's nuts to spend so much time and energy for
nothing. They just don't get it.


> After working for over a month on some very over-grown beds, the
> for
> the Knoxville Botanical Gardens advised to halt volunteer work until
> director is selected, July 1 goal, and insurance can be increased to
> adequately cover volunteers.  Although we were making just a small
dent in
> the overgrowth, we were working in the gardens near the house that was
> pictured and along one of the stone walls...just weeding and mulching
> clearing showing the promise.
> If all goes well, it should be a beautiful place in a couple of years.
> So,
> I now am only volunteering in the UT Trial Gardens.  For the past four
> weeks, I've been assigned to the herb garden...someone let one of the
> get overgrown with some Asian "horsetail" ? and it has been the devil
> remove...actually spread under brick walks and into other beds.
> me of some of the comments about sloppy gardening.  I will admit that
> of the things I have learned working there is that I need to prune,
> and remove plants that seem to overgrow others.  I am more inclined to
> just
> let them go.
> The Trial Gardens are looking great...getting ready for "Blooms Day",
> new
> program started last year...walk-a-around seminars conducted by
> specialists, booths, family fun things, vendors.
> Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

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