Friday, April 20, 2012


Summer berries in Grundy County, TN.
Oh spring. Oh, throbbing chlorophyl and flying things. This is the season when I have to rein in my plant fantasies and come back to earth. Part of that grounded garden planning for me involves shifting my efforts from annuals like tomatoes and root crops to edible and beneficial perennials. Perennials are a group of plants that return for at least two seasons. If growing in a good location many will last for several years. Perennial plants are like old friends and a great tool for building soil health, habitat, and space within your landscape.

If you live in Knoxville and want to learn more about perennials, please join us a the next Urban Land Scout workshop, Saturday, April 21st from 3-5 pm. We'll be discussing several plants in depth, learning some basic tools to use in garden planning, and making individualized maps of future planting sites. Workshops are $4 for Members of Three Rivers Market and $5 for non-members. You can sign up at the Customer Service Desk at the store.

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