It may not be well-known, but the Dogwood Arts Festival and its volunteers are active year-round.
Farragut resident Hana Rothenberg, who is co-chair of the Farragut Dogwood Trails, is busy getting the word out for the organization’s Bazillion Blooms Program 2020, and is asking area residents to participate.
“We are encouraging homeowners in Farragut, especially those who live on the Dogwood Trail, to pay special attention to the beauty of our surroundings now that we are spending a little bit more time at home,” Rothenberg said. “Bazillion Blooms is a program that offers the opportunity to buy small, bare-root Dogwood trees at a fair price while also supporting Dogwood Arts.
“You can buy trees for your own yard, gift to friends and/or neighbors or even donate your purchased tree(s) to be planted along the trails in memorium or celebration of someone you love,” she added.
“Dogwood trees can be fragile, so we encourage homeowners to nurture small trees by planting shortly before the first freeze of winter. They are more likely to thrive if planted young. Order now through Nov. 18 for pickup or delivery the first week of December. Pickup location is TBD, and we will do our best to arrange for delivery if preferred.”
Orders for Bazillion Blooms trees can be placed through the Dogwood Arts website at www.dogwoodarts.com or by calling the downtown office at 865-637-4561.
For any additional landscaping needs, Rothenberg said, “We encourage Farragut homeowners to visit our Dogwood Trails garden partners at Ellenburg Nursery, Mayo Garden Centers, Stanley’s Greenhouse or our newest partner, Northshore Nursery, located on Northshore Drive just outside of Farragut in Lenoir City.