June-July Programs


June SAPS Garden Tour 

Joy Stewart’s Garden 

Saturday June 11 10 a.m. – 12 noon 

449 Springfield Dr., Bristol, TN

Over the past 10 years, Joy (and husband Larry) have created a wildlife habitat for birds and pollinators on an .8 acre lot. Garden features include over 100 species of native trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers and grasses, including well established areas and areas newly planted this past fall; 5 rain gardens, including a set of 3 tiered rain gardens on a slope that fill in sequence plus a stream bed built to collect and transport storm water to the rain gardens; Ecoroof or green roof on a large shed; Pond and waterfall; A chimney swift tower and many bird houses; 2 bee hotels for native solitary bees and a wildlife wall, 5 hand-painted rain barrels, a variety of stained glass art; And more…

See directions in this month’s Wheelbarrow

July SAPS Garden Tour 

Rebecca Milhorn Garden 

Thursday July 14 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

200 Allison Court, Piney Flats (parking along subdivision)

Becky is a renowned landscape designer in the area. SAPS members are making a return visit to this beautiful garden which has changed and evolved since our visit. Becky is a plants woman and you will get many ideas of plants and design concepts that you will want to add to your garden. This is a year-round green wonderland with all kinds of flowering and foliage plants, including several that bloom in winter. Husband Jack Baumgardner is a beekeeper and claims to produce the best honey in East Tennessee. The woodland garden

See directions in this month’s Wheelbarrow

SAPS Trip to Lexington/Frankfort Kentucky Information and Registration Form

Growing Amaryllis by Hugh Conlon

Photographs from SAPS trip to Washington DC
Winners of 2015 Tomato Fest!

Photographs from 2015 Tomato Fest

Chosen by American Hosta Growers, the Winners are…   Submitted by Hugh Conlon

SAPS programs for 2016