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Cornerstone Garden by Diana Digs Dirt

414 State St***Greensboro Plant & Seed Swap***NO LIRIOPE or MONKEY GRASS

Saturday October 19th*** 10am***392.4031

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Please bring plants and seeds with an identification label in a container or plastic bag with color of bloom. Register by commenting on this post with your name and plants you may bring or call Diana at 336.392.4031. The plant swap will coincide with the order of registration. There will also be a drawing for a Wine and Roses Weigela shrub. A list of plants being swapped by Diana Digs Dirt is listed below.


Image  Image Chocolate sunflower and all participants will receive complementary hyacinth bean vine seeds

ImageImageImage 3 types of ajuga

ImageImageImageAnenome, hardy begonia, pineapple lily

ImageImageNana coreopsis, hardy geranium

ImageImageImageEenie weenie daylily, green and gold, pastel yarrow

ImageImageHardy geranium, helleborus

ImageImageGentle shepard daylily, sweet woodruff

ImageImageHolly fern, rudbeckia triloba

ImageImageMexican petunia, prairie coneflower

Honeybee gold and fairy tale pink daylily

honey fairy

Crape myrtle and japanese maple treejap

Carolina jessamine vine, red yarrow


Vervain, hyssophys

Amazon mist and muhly grass

Red hot poker, daisy, russian sage, blue spruce sedum, stonecrop, maggie dalley astillbe, daisyhotasti

Jewels of Oparjewels

Myself, Diana Digs Dirt is looking for purple, white and pink flowered perennials. I hope to see you there 🙂

Diana Digs Dirt Plant Swap


Posted by on October 2, 2013 in Cornerstone Garden, Events, Plant Swap


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Cornerstone Garden Plant Swap October 1st-FREE

Walk away with a new plant on October 1st at Cornerstone Garden (414-B State Street)register your plant(s) at 11am. Please place plant in a container,within a plastic bag and label your plant.

A few plants Diana Digs Dirt will be swapping are;

Burgundy Cotton Crape Myrtle
Raydon’s Favorite Aster
Sweet Autumn Clematis
Japanese Iris
Autumn Joy Sedum
Carpet Sedum
Hardy Begonia
Nandina Shrubs and more
Let’s get swapping!

Call Diana for more details or questions at 392.4031

If interested, a Sentiment Gardens workshop will begin at 10am following plant swap, demonstrating how to create home and garden vignettes with treasured keepsakes from loved ones past.


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Greensboro Landscaping Tips-February 09

Roses, dividing/transplanting perennials, composting, edging, and weeding. See, there are so many things we could be working on before spring. Just think of all the free time you will have if you get started with  landscaping tasks now.

This is the time to order roses from your favorite catalogs. Dormant roses will be shipped ASAP, usually between now and mid-April. Make sure you have a location for your rose plants before purchasing.  When the rose arrives, it needs to be planted within 3 days. In North Carolina we have a serious Japanese beetle problem and they love roses. When selecting roses look at the bloom times. Japanese beetles are only present from June to July, so choose roses that DO NOT bloom at this time. Roses need 6-8 hours of sunlight, great soil, and water. A good rose for our region is the knockout rose, blooming from May until the first frost. Knock roses put on a really good show.


Dig up some of your perennials and divide to install in other parts of your garden. Some perennial plants I will be dividing are: coreopsis, iris, soapwort, garden phlox, black-eyed susan, hosta, plumbago, aster, creeping sedum and salvia. You may even swap some perennials with your friends at this time.

Composting is an affordable way to create soil your plants will flourish in. Check out the link on how to do this.

If your bed lines are no longer crisp, get out your spade and start edging. Here is a link to help you.


Weeding plant beds can also be completed or started now. Many winter perennial weeds are showing their nasty faces and we don’t have to look at them. After removing weeds a weed program can be set up to eliminate these problems by applying a pre-emergent herbicide, like Preen.

Have fun or hire someone:)

Happy Planting!

Diana Gardner-Williams

Landscape Design and Installation

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Posted by on February 22, 2009 in Greensboro Gardens


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