Garden Journal

Woodland wisdom: The Men’s Garden Club of Asheville will present a talk by Amy Garascia called “Basics of Land Management” at the Botanical Gardens at UNCA on Tuesday, June 3, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The presentation by Garascia, who is program coordinator for the U.S. Forest Service’s Woodland Steward Series program, will cover the history of forestry in this country and the legacy of the Biltmore Forest School, as well as information pertinent to home landscaping. Topics will include tree identification, fire-wise management and native landscaping.

The Botanical Gardens are located at the corner of Broadway Avenue and Weaver Boulevard near the UNCA campus. The event is free and open to visitors. For more information, call Donald Dossey at 712-1311.

A rose is a rose—hardly: The Blue Ridge Rose Society’s Asheville exhibition takes place on Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, June 8, from noon to 5 p.m. at the North Carolina Arboretum.

Featuring award-winning roses of every hue and habit, the exhibition will also be well-stocked with experts to tell you how to keep them alive and flourishing. For sale will be a selection of roses suitable for the Asheville area.

With its theme of “Roses of Yesterday and Today,” the event should appeal to current and aspiring rose-growers who want to cultivate beautiful, fragrant and disease resistant plants. Society President Frank Dezzutto says that “antique or heirloom roses generally have these characteristics, but are relatively unknown, and the society will work to change that trend at the event.”

For more information, visit www.ncarboretum.org or call 665-2492.

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