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Sentiment Gardens Workshop-Cornerstone Garden

Treasured Memorabilia turns Memories into Gardens

Free Workshop Cornerstone Garden (414-B State Street)
September 3rd and September 10th at 10am
Beginning next door at The Secret Tea Room (412 State Street)
RSVP 392.4031

Strolling through the eclectic grounds of Cornerstone Garden in Greensboro,NC, several patrons openly expressed to store owner Diana Gardner-Williams that many keepsakes of loved ones past were difficult to part with.CornerstoneGardenis designed by using non-conventional items or pieces not necessarily found in the landscape, creating unique outdoor scenes or vignettes.

Stressful events such as loosing a loved one can lead to collecting because one often associates certain objects with the lost loved one.  Not letting go of “things” which may be viewed by others as unimportant, trivial, or even trash, is a physical way to “keep” the loved one who is no longer present. Popular television shows such as; Hoarding: Buried Alive and Hoarders have revealed the secret lives of those having difficulty in letting go of tangible objects after such events.

 All are welcome to a free workshop in Greensboro, N.C.at Cornerstone Garden to discuss the art of incorporating keepsakes into homes and gardens with a designer’s eye. Workshop will begin at The Secret Tea Room (412 State Street) at 10 am Saturday September 3rd and Saturday September 10th, 2011. Please call Diana for reservations at 336.392.4031. Individual questions can be answered after the tour.

Diana Gardner-Williams, store owner of Cornerstone Garden, is a professional landscape designer working under the name Diana Digs Dirt for the past 13 years. She began helping the community create memory gardens after the stillbirth of her son in 2003. “My family keepsakes are designed into my daily environment providing great comfort because of the emotional connections,” says Mrs. Gardner-Williams.

If interested, there will be a plant swap September 3rd 8:30am at Cornerstone Garden

 

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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
Verbena
Autumn Joy Sedum
Carpet Sedum
 
Vervain
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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Specialty Daylily Perennials at Cornerstone Garden

Strawberry Candy is a daylily available at Cornerstone Garden 414-B State Street. 3 distinct colors and the edges are ruffled. A very beautiful color for those who like warmer color palettes.

Daylilies are quite spectacular when planted in masses.

Little Grapette Daylily is a nice burgundy color. Combine this daylily with a plant of the same center color (yellow) and you have an amazing color combination. The other plant is Coreopsis (we also carry these).

Mini Pearl Daylily is shorter and could be used in the front of your border. It’s soft creamy apricot color is perfect when combined with purple colored flowers.

Moon Fleet Clematis and Powis Castle Artemesia work well with Mini Pearl Daylilies

Cornerstone Garden carries a red daylily called, Old time Rock and Roll

 Gorgeous red for those who enjoy the hot and spicy colors within their landscapes.

If you just love daylilies, plant several varieties and you will have blooms from May until September. Daylily perennials are easy plants and drought tolerate after the first year.

Happy Planting

414-B State Street 392.4031

 

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Greensboro’s Cornerstone Garden Accepting Treasures

Cornerstone Garden (formerly, My Secret Garden) is now accepting your treasures, or should we say, junk, trash, dumpster digs, or garbage. Donate items to be up-cycled, adding to the charm and overall look of the new garden boutique. Your treasure could be used in a new and exciting way throughout the grounds.

Take a peek at some of the up-cycled treasures at 414-B State Street in Greensboro, NC. Trash to Treasure

 A metal towel rack used for a plant display

   Metal buckets, 2 tier fountain

  Closet doors attached to arbor

 Hanging planters created from tractor stands

    Window frames add charm to outdoor vignettes

    Shutters can be used in various ways

   Bushel baskets make great plant displays and add vertical interest in the garden.

 Handmade chicken wire hanging basket filled with ivy, sedum and carex grass.

Wheel barrow fountain

 A salvaged child’s swing offers your favorite plants at eye level

       At Cornerstone Garden, chairs are offered to the plants first

 Some gadget from a tractor

 Items in search of

  • Metal shelves, containers, utensils, (love anything metal)
  • Pressure Treated Wood from decks, fences or other
  • Wood or plastic containers
  • Dresser drawers
  • Window Frames, Doors, Shutters
  • PVC Pipe
  • Plastic Sand Boxes or Pools
  • Tin Roofing
  • Broken or Whole Bricks/Stone
  • Terra Cotta Pots
  • Fabric-Pink, White, Black, Red, Gold or Silver
  • Chicken Wire
  • Bushel Baskets
  • Mailboxes
 Cornerstone Garden is also accepting artwork, ironwork, birdhouses, etc on consignment (North Carolina artisans only please). Contact Diana Digs Dirt for more information at 392.4031.
 
Boutique is open Tues-Friday 10-5 and Saturday 9-4
 
 
Thank you Songbirds Consignment for their generous donation of many up-cycled items
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Purple Spike Flowers at Cornerstone Garden-2011

Catnip or the Botanical Name, Nepeta, “Walkers Low” gives you 3 months of beautiful light purple spiked blooms.

Catnip or Nepeta ” Walkers Low” has 3 months of blooms, drought tolerate, salt tolerate (meaning a great beach property plant), deer and rabbit tolerate and also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. We have 1 gallon plants for only $6.

The foliage is extremely aromatic and works well in herb gardens, rock gardens or butterfly gardens towards the front of the border. Every cottage style gardens would benefit from such a great perennial.

Happy Planting!

Cornerstone Garden by DianaDigsDirt  414-B State Street Greensboro, NC

 
 

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Cornerstone Garden Iris Plants-2011

Picotee Wonder

August Emperor

Come to Cornerstone Garden, 414-b State Street to pick up these unique varieties before they begin to bloom

We also have Butter and Sugar Iris

Pink Haze Iris

White Swirl Iris

Not only are the flowers spectacular, the foliage adds vertical interest with their grass-like foliage to the full sun/part shade garden.

Happy Planting!

DianaDigsDirt at Cornerstone Garden

 

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Cornerstone Garden Secret Outdoor Dining

Relax outdoors within Cornerstone Garden on 414-b State Street as an engagement surprise, or just catching up with a friend.  The Secret Tea room is now serving those wanting a unique dining experience. Book your romantic garden seating today.

Enter Cornerstone garden greeted by blooms and recycled garden art.

Enjoy the sound of various water features and wind chimes.

Enter the dining area on the right.

The perfect and shady dining location to people watch on one of the few pedestrian-friendly streets in Greensboro, NC.

There is also a comfortable bench provided for a little rest and relaxation. If you have time after your delicious meal, mill about the garden and visit the 2 rooms at the end of the brick walkway where local artists have work on display.

Cornerstone Garden and The Secret Tea Room invites you to unwind and breath in the beauty, Bon Appetite! They have the Best Crabcakes in Town.

Call The Secret Tea Room to reserve your table today, 336.271.2998

Welcome to Cornerstone Garden by DianaDigsDirt

  

 
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