DOGWOOD ARTS SETS OUT TO KEEP KNOXVILLE BLOOMING – ONE TREE AT A TIME
Annual Bazillion Blooms Campaign Encourages Fall Planting
October 12, 2021 [Knoxville, Tennessee] – It’s planting time in Tennessee! Dogwood Arts is on a mission to Keep Knoxville Blooming by selling dogwood trees through their annual Bazillion Blooms program. Bare-root trees (2-4ft tall) are on sale now for $25 each (or $20 each when five or more are purchased). The trees are disease-resistant, april-blooming, and available in either white or pink flowering varieties. Orders can be placed year-round, but trees are distributed in the fall to coincide with optimal planting time for successful growing. Planting in the fall gives trees time to develop strong root systems over the winter months before facing the challenges of drying summer heat.
Trees ordered through November 17th will be available for pick-up at the Dogwood Arts office (123 W Jackson Avenue) on Friday, December 3rd from 10AM-5PM and Saturday, December 4th from 9AM-1PM.
“We started Bazillion Blooms in 2009 with a mission to revitalize tree plantings along the historic Dogwood Trails,” says Dogwood Arts Trails & Gardens Manager, Vicki Baumgartner. “Since then, over 12,000 dogwood trees have been added to East Tennessee’s landscape, ensuring our region’s spring beauty will continue well into the future.”
Gift & Memorial Trees: Not only does planting trees beautify the landscape, it’s also a great way to celebrate a special event, honor an individual, or memorialize loved ones. Gift trees can be purchased year-round through Dogwood Arts and include a handwritten commemorative card mailed to the recipient of the purchasers’ choosing. The trees are planted along one of Knoxville’s historic Dogwood Trails, which have been a symbol of civic pride and community celebration since 1955.
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. $25 bare-root dogwood trees are only available through Dogwood Arts and NOT available at these gardens centers.
Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty.
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! Our trees come from a grower in Middle Tennessee, are disease-resistant, spring-blooming, and available in pink and white.
- Pick-Up & Plant Yourself: (1-4 trees) $25/each or (5+ trees) $20/each
- Gift Trees: $35/each & includes commemorative card mailed to the recipient of your choosing
Planting trees is a simple and effective way to clean our air, reduce stress, and conserve the environment. Over 12, 000 dogwood trees have been added to our community in just 12 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 is increasingly important to revitalize tree plantings along these trails and throughout our region to ensure their beauty continues into the future.
12K TREES PLANTED
A BAZILLION BLOOMS
HOW IT WORKS:
PICK-UP & PLANT YOURSELF
(1-4 trees) $25/each (5+ trees) $20/each
Purchase bare-root trees (2.5-4ft tall) and plant them yourself! Plan ahead for spring blooms: Fall/winter is the best time to plant trees: the combination of warm soil, fall rains, and cool temperatures stimulate root growth to help your tree get established for next spring.
Trees purchased through November 17th will be available for pick-up on December 3 & 4, 2021.ORDER HERE
BUY IN MEMORY OR CELEBRATION
$35/each (includes card)
No matter what time of the year, you can celebrate a special event, honor an individual, or memorialize a loved one by donating a tree to the Historic Dogwood Trails. Your gift will Keep Knoxville Blooming and include a commemorative card (with your personal message) that will be mailed to the recipient of your choosing.ORDER HERE
DONATE TREES TO THE HISTORIC DOGWOOD TRAILS
Support the Dogwood Arts Trails & Gardens Program by donating trees to be planted along our historic Dogwood Trails, which have been a symbol of civic pride and community celebration since 1955.ORDER HERE