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February 2016

Dear Gardening Friends,

The most beautiful Camellia season I have had the privilege to witness was December 2015. Huge bouquets were cut and brought inside for Christmas dinner decorations; but brown buds now adorn the plants after going through 16 degrees in January 2016. Hopefully, a few buds were tight enough to have survived to give us bloom at their normal time.

Winter in the North Carolina Piedmont is always interesting and challenging and while the concern for farmers now is that the ground is “too wet to plow,” it is very comforting to drive into Greensboro and cross full reservoirs instead of dry lake beds as we come closer to spring planting.

A word about Hellebore Days which we have hosted since 1993. We have been fortunate to have many years when the weather has cooperated with our scheduled winter Open Nursery. For that we are grateful but the last two years have brought us dismal weather so we are changing our tactics. Instead of asking you to come on scheduled days, we invite you to come on your schedule any time of the year with a call ahead to make sure we are around the nursery. We live here so we can be very flexible in meeting your needs to visit us. We are also at the Greensboro Farmer’s Curb Market most Saturdays if that is more convenient for you.

We thank you for your friendship and support since 1987 when we started this endeavor. It has been and continues to be a great ride.

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