Gardening in the Mountains Presents: Garden Conifers and Evergreens

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Explore the world of garden conifers and learn about their diversity, beauty and resilience.

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Gardening in the Mountains presents:

Garden Conifers and Evergreens

Thursday, October 21, 2021

10 to 11 a.m.

FREE Virtual Event

Presenter: Bruce Appeldoorn, Appeldoorn Landscape Nursery

Program Description: Bruce Appeldoorn, a life-long nurseryman and the owner of Appeldoorn Landscape Nursery, will share with us some of the best conifers for Western North Carolina gardens. You will see his favorite low-maintenance, long-lived choices based on his 45 years of nursery experience.

The Appeldoorn Nursery is a small nursery of high-quality, specialty conifers located in the Golden Valley section of Rutherford County. Appeldoorn grows over 750 varieties of conifers, all produced from cuttings or grafting and grown on-site. He is a consultant, designer, and installer for many WNC landscapes and his projects have been featured in Southern Living Magazine.

Mr. Appeldoorn will also talk about his efforts to develop new landscape plants from native forest trees, an 8-year project in conjunction with the U.S. National Arboretum. He will reveal his trade secrets and tell fascinating stories of scouting and selecting witch’s brooms, grafting, trialing and new-variety production. You are sure to be inspired and leave with a greater appreciation of the diversity, beauty, and resilience of garden conifers.

Registration: The talk is free, but registration is required. If you encounter problems registering or if you have questions, call 828-255-5522.

Zoom seminar access: After registration , you will receive an email with instructions and a link to join this online live broadcast via Zoom. The ability to access Zoom through a computer, tablet, or smartphone with a reliable internet connection is necessary to attend.

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