Bazillion Blooms

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Help Dogwood Arts Reach our Goal of Planting 10,000 new trees by 2018!

2018 Bazillion Blooms trees sales are now open! Thank you for your support and environmental stewardship.

Click here to fill out an order form.

Through our Bazillion Blooms community-wide tree-planting program, Dogwood Arts along with corporate and community support has planted more than 9,600 new dogwoods in 9 years. Knoxville’s iconic Dogwood Trails were created in 1955 to help beautify our neighborhoods. As the landscape ages, it has become increasingly important to revitalize tree plantings along these trails and throughout our region to ensure their beauty continues into the future.

You can keep Knoxville blooming for years to come by also planting other flowering trees and shrubs, bulbs and perennials this fall. The fall gardening season is the best time to plant because it helps your plants develop strong root systems during the winter, giving them a healthier start.

Larger blooming trees, flowering shrubs, bulbs, and perennials are available at these participating Garden Centers: Ellenburg Landscaping & NurseryStanley’s Greenhouse & Wilson Fine Gardens

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Why Plant A Dogwood Tree?

*To keep our iconic dogwood trails blooming for years to come! The average life span of a dogwood in an urban setting is 25 years; and up to 50 in a rural setting. The first Dogwood Trail was planted in 1955. With a dogwood trees’ average life span of 25 years in an urban setting and up to 50 in a native setting, it is important to plant for the future.

*Dogwood trees offer 4 seasons of interest: spring bloom, summer shade, crimson fall color and winter berries for wildlife. The berries provide food for American Cardinals along with over 35 species of birds.

*Spring flowers provide nectar to pollinators including bees and spring azure butterflies

*Planting trees increases property values by providing beauty, decreasing utility costs by providing shade and improving air quality

Planting Instructions

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You may purchase your ‘In Memory or Honor *Of’… tree online or call us at 865-637-4561Dogwood Arts will be honored to arrange for the dogwood tree[s] to be planted in public land in Knox or surrounding counties where they will add beauty to our surroundings, improve our air, and be a beautiful reminder of lost ones. A donation of $25 or more recognizes your gift and provides for one tree.

2017 Memory & Honor Dedications:

In Memory of George Sadakne by Amera Sadakne

In Memory of Don & Eleanor Basler who taught me to love dogwoods by Joyce Moody

In Memory of my Dad Tom Brennan, uncle Peter Brennan, uncle Teddy Luty and uncle Tom Spohr who are in heaven by Kelly Brennan

In Honor of my granddaughter, Eleanor Cade Renfro by Sue Renfro

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Presenting Sponsor:

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Major Sponsor:
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Supporters:

Knoxville Garden Club            

 

City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department


Media Sponsors:

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Our Partners

City of Knoxville
Knox County
UT Institute of Agriculture


Bazillion Blooms Planning Committee

Vivan Vega, Committee Chair
Sam Adams, UT Arborist
David Brace, City of Knoxville
Michael Croyle, Volunteer
Lloyd King, Volunteer
Janice Mitchell, Volunteer
James Newburn, Asst. Dir. UT Gardens
Amy Styles, Volunteer

Vicki Williams-Baumgartner, Program Manager, Dogwood Arts Staff