New Pollinators for Brevard Dog Park

New Pollinators for Brevard Dog Park

Though butterflies would win the beauty pageants and bees would dominate prizes for work ethic, all manner of insects are important — and all depend on flowering plants — to ensure the circle of life remains unbroken. An easy way to promote the resiliency of our local...
Phenology Phases in Full Force

Phenology Phases in Full Force

Spring in the garden means a bustle of emergence and departure, a flurry of wardrobe changes, peeking and peaking, buzzing and alighting, bursting and retreating. Here at Southern Highlands Reserve, we’ve been recording the timing of these occurrences since 2008....
Gardener’s Corner

Gardener’s Corner

A gardener in spring is like a kid on Christmas morning, with newly decorated trees leafing out over plants and flowers opening like gifts. Most gardeners bide their wintertime planning for warmer days and how their garden can be better than last year. We troubleshoot...
Volunteer of the Year!

Volunteer of the Year!

We are thrilled to announce Robb Turner as SHR’s 2020 volunteer of the year.  This is Robb’s second year in a row to earn this honor and we are mighty fortunate to have him as a community member in Lake Toxaway and as volunteer on our SHR team. Robb has been...

Outreach with TC Henderson Elementary

Our partnership with TC Henderson Elementary (“TCH”) began in the fall of 2019 after we received a grant from the Pisgah Health Foundation.  Prior to the grant application, in the summer of 2019, SHR staff created lesson plans for students focused on environmental...
Gardener’s Corner

Gardener’s Corner

Director of Horticulture, Eric Kimbrel With the leaves now gone, we can make proper pruning cuts, eliminating bad branch structure in trees and shrubs.  Dead branches in rhododendrons attract borers, so we remove those. Now is also when gardeners can prune plants that...
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