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Ten years ago in the spring of 2011, the USA and Scotland planted four trees in a symbol of friendship: two oaks and two dogwoods. One of each was planted at the Royal Botanical Garden in Edinburg, Scotland and at the Knoxville Botanic Garden in Knoxville, Tennessee. 🌱🌳🌲This Saturday April 10 we are hosting a small outdoor celebration for the ten-year anniversary of the planting and for the friendship between our nations. It begins at 10:00 at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens on Wimpole ave. We will have a speaker and a musical performance. See you there! #trees4twonations #friendship ... See MoreSee Less
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A few of this weeks blooms🌱🌸🌼🌹1. Chinese wild ginger 2. Flowering quince 3. Forsythia 4. Japanese andromeda 5. Mahonia 6. Euphorbia esula And were just getting started ! #whatsinbloom #knoxgarden #flowerfriday #asarumsplendens #floweringquince #forsythia #pierisjaponica #mahonia #Euphorbiaesula ... See MoreSee Less
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🐝Join us for Bee Blitz! 🐝A self guided event using the iNaturalist app to learn about and advocate for bees! What is BeeBlitz?In a BeeBlitz, volunteers, naturalists, and scientists focus on bees by gathering at a specific spot to observe and document the area’s local bee population. During a BeeBlitz, the goal is to photograph and record as many bee species as possible in their designated areas.Hosted by BETTER NATURE SOLUTIONS |854-518-9052| www.betternature.solutionsMARCH 13, SAT, 20218 – 10AM (OR WHENEVER)YOUR YARD 🐝KNOXVILLE BOTANICAL GARDENS 🐝UT GARDENS (50 MAX), | PERK CITY COFFEE TO CHILOHWEE | MORNINGSIDE PARK🐝A Bee Blitz is a way to identity the types (species diversity) and amount (species abundance) of honey- and solitary- bees. Let’s learn about all the bees and their allies!1. Download the iNaturalist app on your pad/phone! iNaturalist helps with species identification.2. Photograph anything that looks like a bee and iNaturalist will record it, log your location, and send you an identification.3. After you sign up and log-in join our East TN project here (hosted by my alias, phyllium): www.inaturalist.org/projects/knoxville-tn- beeblitz4. Sign-up for your selected location on docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d /1wGjahTmvEl4RlKYU56D21yUimesnKx zxHW-- Zx1upxE/edit?ts=603124bb#gid=1It’s labeled Knoxville but the area has purposely been left open = we can share info from all around East TN!You only need bring your phone with the iNaturalist app downloaded (don’t forget to register as well); good walking shoes, sunscreen/hat, water, and COVID PPE.No! You won’t need a bee-keeping suite. This is a distance, observing event. If you have an allergy to bee or wasp stings – we respectfully ask you to enjoy your Bee Blitz from your garden windowIf it RAINS? We’ll have to reschedule the Blitz; contact hamiltoncyd@gmail.com or text 865-518-9052 to confirm the day priorOR check the weather 😉🐝 ... See MoreSee Less
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Obsessed with our witch hazel ‘jelena’ blooming now in the Martha Ashe garden ! #hamamelis #witchhazel #bloomingnow #flowerfriday ... See MoreSee Less
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