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Thanks to all who participated in our
2nd Annual Triad Tomato Festival and Recipe Contest!

Congratulations to Robyn Taylor, who submitted this year's winning recipe:

Robyn Taylor's Tomato Pie


1 frozen deep dish pie crust - (browned in oven)
1 large Better Boy, German Johnson and any gold tomato
(or any tomatoes you want to use)
1 yellow onion
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil (or other oil) to sauté onion


1 1/2 cups of Duke’s mayonnaise
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
10 basil leaves chopped

Remove tomato skin and slice into 1/4 inch pieces.
Place on paper towels and let drain for 30 minutes.
Salt and pepper tomatoes to taste.
Sauté the yellow onion.
Put Dijon mustard on the bottom of the pie.
Put tomatoes on the pie bottom and put onions over those.
Add another layer of tomatoes.

Mix the topping ingredients together and spread over the top of the pie. Put a pie guard around the crust edge (or use aluminum foil) to keep it from getting darker.

Cook the pie on 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Let it sit 20 minutes before slicing. 



Success with Houseplants – Growing the Indoor Garden
Saturday, October 13th, 10:00 am

Does your indoor foliage collection look like an episode of “Desperate Houseplants”? Sometimes meeting their needs in the home environment can feel a little challenging. Success with houseplants is not luck, or a gift someone is born with – just a little bit of information makes it easy and fun. The key is making the right selections, and learning the simple steps to keep them thriving!

Sign up HERE.



Japanese Maples, Gingkos and Dawn Redwoods
Tuesday, October 16th, 10:00 am

Join Matt and Tim Nichols of to discuss new and rare varieties of Japanese Maples, Gingkos, and Dawn Redwoods. Trees will also be available for sale. Discover which of these popular trees have the best fall colors!

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New classes are always being arranged.
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We are now lending gardening books out for free for up to 30 days! Plan your next garden space while relaxing on the beach or flying to your destination. Come check out our selection!


Volunteer for hands-on learning at the Greensboro Arboretum Butterfly Garden. Learn perennial care, choosing the best plants for various pollinators, weed control, and soil improvement.

Click HERE to express your interest and availability.
Christina will be in touch with further details about how you can get involved.


Help us welcome Bower & Branch, our newest partner and one of the best nurseries in the nation. Ask about their three year guarantee!


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Written by our own Christina Larson, the Guilford Garden Center blog covers a wide range of garden topics for all gardeners.