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Dogwood Arts Bazillion Blooms Campaign



It’s planting time in Tennessee! Dogwood Arts is on a mission to Keep Knoxville Blooming by selling dogwood trees through their annual Bazillion Blooms program. The trees are disease resistant, April-blooming, and available in either white or pink flowering varieties. Orders can be placed year-round, but trees are distributed in the fall to coincide with optimal planting time for successful growing. “Knoxville has been a springtime destination for visitors from around the region since the first Dogwood Trail was established in 1955. The Bazillion Blooms initiative started to encourage tree planting along the 85+ miles of Dogwood Trails - but why stop there?” says Dogwood Arts Trails & Gardens Manager, Vicki Baumgartner. “We want the entire community - no matter where you live - to dig in and plant dogwoods in their yard to Keep Knoxville Blooming for years to come.” Not only does planting trees beautify the landscape, it’s also a great way to celebrate a special event, honor an individual, or memorialize loved ones. Gift trees can be purchased year-round through Dogwood Arts and include a handwritten commemorative card mailed to the recipient of the purchasers’ choosing. Many have chosen to memorialize the life and legacy of loved ones by having a tree planted; others are celebrating friends and neighbors by donating trees in honor of birthdays, new homes, births, or just the simple joys of friendship. The trees are planted along one of Knoxville’s historic Dogwood Trails, which have been a symbol of civic pride and community celebration since 1955. 

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