Landscaping _ Gardening with Native Plants

					                            Field Trip Offerings
    All field trips are from 1:00 - 4:00pm           6- Wide Open Spaces for Monarch Butterflies
     EXCEPT for the Panthertown and                     with Ina Warren. This workshop features an
  Southern Highlands Reserve trips, which               illustrated talk including information on the
                                                        life cycle, annual fall migration, and threats to
   are from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Field trips                populations of Monarchs. Special focus will
  meet at the Performing Arts Center and                be on the creation of "Monarch Waystations"
  leave promptly, so plan to arrive early!              (butterfly gardens that feature locally native            The Highlands
                                                        species of milkweeds) with free native
1- The Fisher Garden with horticulturist Rob
   Durrance. View Bob and Cathy Fisher's
                                                        milkweed seeds to take home.                        Biological Foundation, Inc.
   property which includes a formal garden           7- Botanizing on Whiteside with HBS                              presents:
   surrounded by native gardens in a variety of         Director Emeritus Robert Wyatt. Using
   habitats, with particular attention to water         Bob Zahner's checklist of plants, Dr. Wyatt
   conservation techniques and rare plants.             will focus attention on mosses and ferns and             The Tenth Annual
                                                        Southern Appalachian rock outcrop endemics
2- Native Plant Gardens in Highlands with
                                                        on this quintessential Highlands hike up                  Conference on
   designer Robert Tucker. Visit 3 gardens in
                                                        Whiteside Mountain.

                                                                                                              Landscaping
   Highlands and the Highlands Country Club
   and view natives designed into the landscape      8- Southern Appalachian Heirloom Vegetable
   and mixed with other material.                       History, Seed Saving Techniques and


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3- The Cheoah Hemlock at the Henry Wright               Propagation Fundamentals for Home
   Preserve. Will Blozan, President of the              Gardeners. This workshop will introduce
   Eastern Native Tree Society and Gary Wein,           participants to the many heirloom vegetable


                                                                                                               Gardening
   Director of the Highlands-Cashiers Land              varieties that are still being grown in Southern
   Trust will take participants on a pilgrimage/        Appalachia. Participants will go home with
   scramble to see largest AND tallest known            traditional Appalachian heirloom seeds to
   eastern hemlock in the world. The grove of           help get started in heirloom gardening.
   400+ year old hemlocks is a stunning example
   of this vanishing ecosystem (please note:
   hiking will be very strenuous!!!).
                                                     9- 9:00-4:00: *ALL DAY* Visit to the Southern
                                                        Highlands Reserve with Jim and Bethany
                                                        Plyler. The Reserve, located at the summit
                                                                                                              with Native
4- Historic and Scenic Satulah Mountain                 of Toxaway Mountain, contains a 20 acre
                                                                                                                Plants




                                                                                                                                          Highlands Biological Foundation, Inc.
   Hike. A visit to parts of the historic Eskrigge      display garden planted with native species
   property on Satulah in Highlands. This               and their cultivars including a Woodland
   special offering, led by the grandson of the         Glade, Azalea Walk, Wildflower Labyrinth,                       and




                                                                                                                                                 Highlands, NC 28741
   original property owner, Mr. Robert Haynes,          Vaseyi Trail and Pond, and Grassy Bald.
                                                                                                                Native Plant Auction




                                                                                                                                                    265 N. Sixth St.
   will show elements of the original estate and




                                                                                                                                                    (828) 526-2602
                                                     10- 9:00-4:00: *ALL DAY* Panthertown
   its incredible natural surroundings, including        Valley with Wes Burlingame, owner of
   the southern cliffs of Satulah with spectacular
   views into Georgia and South Carolina.
                                                         Laurel Springs Nursery. One of the most
                                                         beautiful and biologically unique sites in
                                                                                                             Thursday & Friday
5- Gregory Garden with Paul Sanger,
   landscape contractor, and Jeff Zahner,
                                                         the southern Appalachians, the spectacular
                                                         scenery has earned it the title “the Yosemite      September 10-11, 2009

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   owner of Chattooga Gardens. Visit                     of the East” (Please note: hiking will be very
   this beautiful garden packed with native              strenuous!!!).                                            Martin-Lipscomb
   perennials, a spectacular meadow with                                                                         Performing Arts Center
   wildflowers, a moss garden, superb natural
   water features, and a view of Yellow
                                                                                                                  607 Chestnut Street
   Mountain.                                                                                                         Highlands, NC
    Registration Form                                                               Since 1999, The
                                                                                                                                                  Schedule of Events
The Highlands Biological Foundation is
                                                                                Highlands Biological                      Thursday September 10                            and our very quality of life.
encouraging participation in the Conference                                                                      (9:00 or 1:00) - 4:00 Field Trips (see schedule on        Patrick McMillan is a botanist and host of the award-
                                                                                Foundation has held
in conjunction with HBF membership.                                                                              back for field trip offerings)                            winning series Expeditions on SC-ETV. He is also the
Your active membership with the HBF                                             its annual conference
                                                                                                                                                                           Curator of Clemson University’s Campbell Museum.
                                                                                in order to promote              4:00 - 5:00 Refreshments and short tour of The
entitles you to early registration for next                                                                                                                                12:00 - 1:00 Conference Luncheon (included)
                                                                                the use of native                Highlands Biological Station and Botanical
year's Conference. Please complete this                                                                          Garden (meet at the Nature Center, 930 Horse
                                                                                plants in gardening                                                                        1:00 - 2:00 Seeds of Persistence: Southern
portion of the flyer, detach, and mail to                                                                        Cove Rd. just two blocks from the Conference).            Appalachian Heirloom Vegetable and Fruit
the Highlands Biological Foundation, 265                                        and      landscaping.
                                                                                                                 6:00 The Southern Appalachians: A Dynamic                 Cultivars. Southern Appalachia has a higher
N. Sixth St., Highlands, NC 28741 with a                     The objective of the conference is for              Landscape.        The forested mountains that             diversity of heirloom vegetable and fruit cultivars
check for $100 (or $135 to also register for                 participants to incorporate concepts                surround us have experienced many changes in              than any other region of North America.
HBF membership), payable to Highlands                        of ecology and conservation into their              recent centuries. Dr. Elliott will discuss the events     This talk will give an overview of southern
Biological Foundation. To pay by credit                      gardening practices. Proceeds from the              and processes that have shaped the diversity and          Appalachian agricultural biodiversity, featuring
card, visit www.wcu.edu/hbs and mail this                    conference benefit the Botanical Garden             assemblages of plant species we see around us.            both white Appalachian and Eastern Cherokee
registration form to reserve your field trip!                                                                    Katherine Elliott is a Research Scientist of Forest       seed traditions, as well as current conservation
                                                             at the Highlands Biological Station,                                                                          strategies to protect this valuable heritage.
Name(s): _______________________________                                                                         Processes at the Coweeta Hydrologic Lab located in
                                                             which was established in 1962 by the                Otto, NC. Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory is a research     Jim Veteto is an ethnobotanist and doctoral student in
Address: _______________________________                     Highlands Biological Foundation as a                area of the Southern Research Station, USDA Forest        Anthropology at the University of Georgia.
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                                                             refuge and collection of demonstration              Service and a 'Long Term Ecological Research' site with   2:00 - 2:20   Break - silent auction continues
                                                             gardens for over 500 species of southern            research supported by the National Science Foundation.
Phone: _________________________________                                                                                                                                   2:20 - 3:00 Water Conservation in the Garden.
                                                             Appalachian plants.                                            Friday September 11                            Balancing economic expansion and its impacts while
Email:__________________________________                         Thanks to the following nurseries for their                                                               preserving the land’s attraction and environmental
                                                                                                                 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome
We will email your registration and field trip               donations to the Auction. Please remember them as                                                             health is a challenge relevant to everyone. Home
confirmation. If you do not have email, we will call you.       you continue gardening with native plants!       9:20 - 10:10 The Story of the Highlands                   and land owners, developers, design professionals
                                                                                                                 Reserve: Six Years of Garden Building.                    and natural resource managers can improve and
WRITE “1” for your 1st CHOICE and                                   Chattooga Gardens (Cashiers, NC)
                                                                                                                 The Southern Highlands Reserve is a private,
                                                                    Crow Dog Nursery (Pickens, GA)                                                                         sustain environmental quality using techniques
“2” for your 2nd CHOICE BELOW:                                        Gates Nursery (Highlands, NC)              non-profit native plant garden dedicated to               appropriate to mountainous settings, such as rain
   **HALF DAY FIELD TRIPS MEET 1PM**                              Goodness Grows, Inc. (Lexington, GA)           the celebration of the plants of the southern             gardens (bioretention), stormwater wetlands,
 ___ The Fisher Garden w/ Rob Durrance                                Jack Johnston, Lakemont, GA                Appalachians. John Turner will tell the story of          vegetated conveyances, rain pockets, green roofs,
                                                               Laurel Springs Nursery (Hendersonville, NC)       the founding and construction of the Reserve.             permeable paving and water harvesting. Not only
 ___ Native Plant Gardens w/ Robert Tucker                  Meadowbrook Nursery/WE-DU Natives (Marion, NC)       John Turner is the Director of the Southern Highlands     do these practices improve water quality, but
 ___ Cheoah Hemlock at the Wright Preserve                   Natives Plus/Scott Creek Nursery (Long Creek, SC)   Reserve in Lake Toxaway, NC.                              also reveal natural processes in an aesthetically
 ___ Historic and Scenic Satulah Hike                         Natural Landscapes Nursery (West Grove, PA)
                                                                    Niche Gardens (Chapel Hill, NC)              10:10 - 10:30 Coffee Break - begin silent auction         pleasing way.
 ___ Gregory Garden                                         Scaly Mtn Nursery & Landscaping (Scaly Mtn, GA)                                                                Jon Calabria is a landscape architect housed at the
                                                                                                                 10:30 - 12:00 Personal Space: The Importance of
 ___ Monarchs Workshop w/ Ina Warren                             Snow Creek Landscaping (Cashiers, NC)                                                                     North Carolina Arboretum. He is also the Upper French
                                                                                                                 Private Property in Conservation. Conservation
 ___ Whiteside w/ Robert Wyatt                                    Spring Valley Nursery (Franklin, NC)                                                                     Broad Watershed Training Center Coordinator with the
                                                                                                                 of our natural and cultural heritage begins at
                                                                                                                                                                           NCSU Water Quality Group.
 ___ Heirloom Vegetables Workshop                            Thanks to members of the Highlands                  home, and it is only through the protection of our
                                                             Biological Foundation, Old Edwards                  private properties that we can truly secure our           3:00 - 3:20 Closing Remarks
    **ALL DAY FIELD TRIPS MEET 9AM**                                                                             quality of life and those elements that make the
 ___ Southern Highlands Reserve                              Inn, and various individual donors for              Carolinas distinctive. Join Patrick as he takes           3:30 - 6:30WINE RECEPTION
 ___ Panthertown w/ Wes Burlingame                           their generous contributions.                       us on a virtual tour of the importance of private                          &
                                                                         See you there!!!                        property to our forest lands, endangered species,                NATIVE PLANT AUCTION!!!

				
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