Bazillion Blooms Program Celebrates 10 Years

Dogwood Arts plans to reach goal of 10,000 Dogwood Trees planted in ten years September 26, 2018

Dogwood Arts encourages Knoxville to help us reach 10,000 Dogwood trees planted in 10 years as a part of the Bazillion Blooms program. Since the initiation of Bazillion Blooms in 2009, Dogwood Arts, along with community and corporate partners, have planted more than 9,600 April-blooming, diseaseresistant dogwood trees.

Trees are on sale now and a community-wide tree-planting date is set for Saturday, December 1st. Knoxville communities can ‘Keep Knoxville Blooming’ for years to come by planting not only dogwood trees, but spring flowering trees and shrubs, bulbs, and perennials during the Fall gardening season. Fall planting allows plants to develop strong root systems over the winter months, so they are strong for upcoming summer heat.

Since the inception of the Bazillion Blooms program in 2009, Dogwood Arts has been working towards a goal of planting 10,000 new trees in the Knoxville community in 10 years. Dogwood Arts is selling disease-resistant dogwood trees at or by phone at [865] 637-4561 through November 16th. These 2’ – 4’ bare-root trees are available for $25 each or five [5] for $100.

Trees ordered from Dogwood Arts must be picked up on Saturday, December 1, from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the UT Gardens off Neyland Drive. Trees will not be distributed at a later time or date.

Larger blooming trees, as well as other flowering shrubs, bulbs, and perennials will be available for purchase at participating Bazillion Blooms garden centers this fall:

• Ellenburg Landscaping & Nursery :: 722 Vanosdale Road, 37909 :: [865]769-5677

• Stanley’s Greenhouse & Plant Farm :: 3029 Davenport Road, 37920 :: [865]573-9591

• Wilson Fine Gardens :: 5805 Walden Drive, 37919 :: [865]603-4002

Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission is to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty.

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