Community-wide tree-planting and bare-root dogwood tree pick-up :: December 7, 2013
Bazillion Blooms is a community-wide dogwood tree-planting program to beautify our East Tennessee communities, improve the health of our environment and foster community support and pride in our beloved native dogwood.
Our goal is to restore dogwoods to their former vitality in Knox and surrounding counties. Over the years, dogwoods have died out due to disease, development and neglect. Our dogwoods are battling to survive. In the last four years, more than 5,000 dogwood trees have been planted in East Tennessee through the Bazillion Blooms program!
While we’ve already taken our orders for bareroot dogwood trees, visit these participating garden centers for larger dogwood trees and other blooms to enrich your yard this spring :: Thress Nursery, Stanley’s Greenhouses, Mayo Garden Centers, and Ellenburg Landscaping & Nursery.
PURCHASE TREES FOR WINTER 2013 DISTRIBUTION & PLANTING DAY HERE!
For those of you who have purchased bareroot dogwood trees through our web site, please bring your receipt with you to the tree pick-up at UT Gardens between 9am and Noon on Saturday, December 7, 2013.
Not quite sure how to plant or care for bareroot dogwood trees – other than you know you need to plant in December and that they need water? Check out these tree planting instructions or check out this great five-minute video by Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum’s Brian Campbell & Mathew McMillan!
In Honor of:
… Bill Barth, Dogwood Arts will be planting a dogwood tree in his name.
… Dottie Duncan, Dogwood Arts will be planting a dogwood tree for Dan Duncan.
… Nancy Edwards, Dogwood Arts will be planting a dogwood tree for Laurie Folden.
… Allie Mae Mayes King, Dogwood Arts will be planting a tree for Lloyd King.
… Orian Vandy Mitchell, Dogwood Arts will be planting a dogwood tree for Janice Mitchell and Wayne Honeycutt.
… Don Sproles, Dogwood Arts will be planting a dogwood tree for Karen Sproles.
… Dick Sterchi, Dogwood Arts will be planting a dogwood tree in his name.
… F. Scott Zingheim, Dogwood Arts will be planting a dogwood tree for Frank and Ann Zingheim.
Please call us at  637.4561 if you would like to consider having trees planted In Memory of loved ones who have passed. Dogwood Arts will 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 help us restore the beloved dogwood to its former vitality. A donation of $25 or more recognizes your gift of a Bazillion Blooms and provides for one tree.
City of Knoxville
UT Institute of Agriculture
Bazillion Blooms Planning Committee
Vivan Vega, Committee Chair
Amy Styles, Committee Secretary
Interested in purchasing Appalachian Snow [white] or Cherokee Brave [pink] disease-resistant dogwood trees for your home, a friend, or a community center for next year’s 2013 tree-planting and pick-up? Visit our Merchandise page to reserve your trees now!