We will carpool from the Lake Hills Church parking lot at 10 AM.
Beverly & Harold Duckett Residence – 2711 Valley View Dr.
Tour begins at 10:30 AM
Harold Duckett, artist, architect and designer will lead us though his backyard garden. Complete with outdoor dining, koi pond and a myriad of vegetation, you will see how wide the opportunities are to create an outdoor living space in a small area.
Tea will be served.
The log-awaited tour of Joe and Sharon Pryse’s formal garden will be our field trip this month. Please meet to carpool from Lake Hills Church at 10 AM.
Sharon & Joe Pryse Residence – 3024 Kingston Pike.
Tour begins at 10:30 AM
Renowned landscape architect, Ryan Gaines, designed the gardens, which were featured in Southern Living Magazine. Try not to miss this special opportunity.
We will visit the River Bluff Small Wild Area on the TVA Norris Dam property.
The wildflower trail is a 3.4 mile moderate walk that is known for a spectacular array of spring wildflowers including yellow trout lilies, Celandine poppies, bloodroot, spring beauties and toothwort.
To reach the TVA River Bluff Small Wild Area, take the Lake City exit 128 off I-75 north of Knoxville. Follow U.S. Hwy. 441 past the Norris Dam State Park entrance on the left and continue approximately 3/4 mile to Dabney Road on the right. Turn onto Dabney Road, bear to the left and the Small Wild Area trailhead parking area is located approximately 3/4 mile from U.S. 441.
Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather.
We will leave the church parking lot at 10 AM.
For those that prefer not to picnic, Clinch River Brewing Company is just below the dam with craft beer and food. Opens at noon.
Our Lakemoor Hills Dogwood Trail will officially open on April 1!
To join Dogwood Arts in celebrating the art, culture and natural beauty of our region, all homeowners along the trail are invited to pick up a pink and green bow to place on your mailbox.
Bows can be picked up on March 20, 9am-12pm (Neighborhood Clean-up Day) at both the church parking lot and Lakemoor Legacy Park and Garden on Circle Lake.
A donation to cover the cost of the bows would be cheerfully accepted but is not required. You’ll find donation boxes at each bow pickup location.
After March 20, bows will be available at Suzan Bowman and Mike Parker’s home ~ 3717 Maloney Rd. They will be displayed on a fence by their driveway through March 30th or until all bows are gone.
Be sure to check out all the trails around Knox County here: https://www.dogwoodarts.com
A BIG THANK YOU to the many garden club members who helped make the pink and green bows to top mailboxes along our neighborhood Dogwood Trail!
While Kudzu is the infamous “Vine that ate the South,” English Ivy is his nasty little brother. As the years tick by, Lakemoor Hills is suffering more and more from unchecked English Ivy growth on our beloved trees. This evergreen perennial vine can grow up to 90 feet with proper support. The vines smother and weigh down your tress. Oh and it is unsightly too.We encourage you to cut these vines to stop the growth and then maintain. It’s easy and rewarding work. Now is the time before spring foliage growth kicks in making some tree harder to access. I included a link from UT AG Extension for further info.
SPECIAL NOTE – DO NOT pull the vines from the tree. This will damage the bark creating other problems for the tree.
PERSONAL NOTE – I have been spending an hour here and there cutting even hiking into the woods around me cutting on other property. Simply cut at the bottom of the trunk separating the vine at the ground. I then pull the vine up from the ground leaving the vines on the tree alone. It takes a awhile for the vine to die on the tree…it eventually will and flake off. It’s tempting to pull even when dead but please don’t.
Dear Garden Clubbers,
Following up from a very informative and spirited meeting. It was great to see all the members faces. THIS CLUB HAS ENERGY! Below is the contact information for our presenter along with links related to plant regulations, pest and diseases. Please don’t hesitate to contact her for more information.
The meeting was recorded.
SPECIAL NOTE – We have so many wonderful trees and plants in our neighborhood please do your part to protect them. Public awareness is part of that process too.
Plant Inspector II
Division of Consumer and Industry Services
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Please find helpful links below
Plant license application link
Plant regulations link
Boxwood quarantine link
Boxwood blight information
Crape Myrtle Bark Scale
Asian Longhorned Beetle
Firewood resources Firewood Certification (tn.gov)
Don’t Move Firewood – Protect Trees From Bugs
Invasive pests and diseases
Pesticide operator licensing information
Thursday, February 18, 10 AM. Online Program (Zoom or Webex)
Mary Glover, a Plant inspector with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, will be speaking to us about what Plant inspectors do and some of the pests and diseases that are presently issues in TN.
Mary graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Agriculture. She has worked in the Greenhouse and Nursery industry most of her life and has been a Plant Inspector for the past five years and she loves her job!
Additional information on how to join the zoom or webex presentation will be sent via email to Lakemoor Hills Garden Club Members.
The Lakemoor Hills Garden Club has an answer for some of your exterior decorating decisions. They are again offering those beautiful Mailbox Toppers and Swags for your Front Door or Mailbox Post. They will even install them if you need assistance.
Attached is the order form which explains your order and pickup process. Also here is a picture including images of both the mailbox toppers & door charms.
All proceeds go to the LH Garden Club to help us enhance the neighborhood. Thanks for your support.
The 2020 crop of pecans are ready to be ordered. You know these are the best, meatiest pecans and could not be fresher. You can purchase a whole or chopped pound bag of pecans for $13. But you must submit your orders immediately for the pecans to arrive before Thanksgiving. Please use the attached form and mail to Suzan Bowman. If you have questions you can call or email Suzan at 865-705-9451 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember all profits from this project go into the gardens at Alcoa Hwy and within our neighborhood. The order form can also be found on our Facebook Page or under the Garden Club tab on the Lakemoor Hills website. Pecan Order Form 2020 FINAL-2
The Lakemoor Hills Garden Club is hosting a Plant Sale at the Legacy Park & Garden on Friday, Oct. 23 from 4 – 7 PM and Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 – noon. Attached is a list of the plants that will be available for purchase. There will also be a silent auction. All proceeds go to the maintenance and further development of the park.
In addition we will be enjoying the monthly Neighborhood Happy Hour starting at 5 PM on Friday. Bring a lawn chair and beverage.
Look forward to seeing you there.