Wildflower authors share tips and talk

 The three authors of Seasons in a Wildflower Refuge will be at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville, 3 p.m. Aug. 23, to meet their readers, sign books and talk about native plants. They’ll cover which species flourish in this region, the importance of the 25-year-old Corneille Bryan Native Garden in Lake Junaluska and the need to include native plants in the landscape, while also sharing growing tips.

The book started as an attempt from long-time gardeners Janet Lilley and Linda McFarland to share prints by Dorothy Peacock of the native plants in the Corneille Bryan Native Garden, and they invited their friend and mentor Dan Pittillo, retired botany professor at Western Carolina University, to help. 

“This handsomely illustrated guide, enhanced by botanist Dan Pittillo’s insightful descriptions, has considerable value not only as a guide to this Garden but also to the native flora in the region as well,” George Ellison observed in his comments on the book.

Janet Manning, garden director, 828.778.5938.

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