Thursday, November 5, 2009

Asian Garden to Get Makeover...


Students in the Landscape Design I class recently began taking measurements of the HCC Asian Garden located behind the greenhouses at the Nix Horticulture Complex. The data will be utilized in the development of a planting plan for the area that will serve as the students’ final project for the fall 2009 semester. A donation of $750 from the Haywood County Master Gardener Volunteer Association has made the project possible. The funds will be utilized to allow upgrades to the pond liner and pump system, increases in the diversity of plant materials in the area, and placement of additional plant identification signage in the area. Students in the spring semester Landscape Management I class will install the selected design and complete the garden improvement. Many thanks are extended to the Master Gardener Association for their generous support of the garden upgrade. Additional thanks goes to the Waynesville Garden Club which has expressed an interest in helping with completion of the project. Updates will be posted as improvements are completed.(post by John Sherman)