Bazillion Blooms

Dogwood Arts is on a mission to Keep Knoxville Blooming and make it easy for you to make a difference––one tree at a time. Beautify your own landscape, honor someone special, or donate a tree to the Dogwood Trails and Keep Knoxville Blooming for years to come! Trees are $25 each or five for $100 (disease-resistant, spring-blooming).

Click Here to Purchase Dogwood Trees

How it works:

  • Trees ordered through November 18, 2020 will be available for pick-up on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Pick-up location TBD. Trees will not be distributed at a later time or date.
  • If you order trees to donate (in memory/honor of someone, etc.) and indicate that you would like Dogwood Arts to plant your trees, you do not need to pick anything up on December 5th

 

You can also purchase Dogwood trees at our participating Garden Centers: Ellenburg Landscaping & Nursery, Mayo Garden Centers, Northshore Nursery, and Stanley’s Greenhouse.


 

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Thank you for helping Dogwood Arts keep East Tennessee blooming by digging in and planting Dogwood Trees!

Planting trees is a simple and effective way to clean our air, reduce stress, and conserve the environment. Over 11,000 dogwood trees have been added to our community in just 11 years through the Bazillion Blooms program. 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.

 

 

Larger blooming trees, flowering shrubs, bulbs, and perennials are available at these participating Garden Centers: Ellenburg Landscaping & Nursery, Mayo Garden Centers, Northshore Nursery, and Stanley’s Greenhouse.

NOTE: Refunds or replacement trees are not available. Dogwood Arts purchases the highest quality bare-root trees from Middle Tennessee growers. Proper planting and care is critical to successful growing. Visit our website for growing instructions or pick-up an instructional hand-out with your trees.


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.

 


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Presenting Sponsor:


Supporters:
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Knoxville Garden Club         

 


Partners

City of Knoxville
Knox County
UT Institute of Agriculture

Bazillion Blooms Planning Committee

Vivan Vega, Committee Chair
Sam Adams, UT Arborist
Lloyd King, Volunteer
Janice Mitchell, Volunteer
Amy Styles, Volunteer
Kasey Krouse, Urban Forester (City of Knoxville)
Alaine McBee, Volunteer
Vicki Williams-Baumgartner, Program Manager, Dogwood Arts Staff