Wednesday, June 27, 2018

"Connect to Protect" in Highlands

Colonial Pines Inn is the latest location for a "Connect to Protect" Pollinator Garden installed by our daughter, Heather Alley, of the Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens.

Pollinator Gardens have been planted by Heather and her staff in various locations around Georgia. She carefully selects plants in an effort to educate and support wildlife by providing nectar, pollen, food, and shelter.
Go to  Connect to Protect, to learn more about this important program, 
for valuable information about their important work in saving native plants for use in habitat restoration, endangered species recovery, and introduction to the gardening and green industry community.
Heather chose plants specifically for our area and growing conditions. Science & Conservation staff and Education staff from the State Botanical Garden of Georgia will work with you to customize your Connect to Protect garden to suit your site and individual needs. Contact them at

An informative sign explains the program and helps foster an appreciation for the connections between plants, animals, and people.

It was a family project, and Heather had help from son Owen
 and father Chris, owner of Colonial Pines.
Many Thanks to All Three!

Come see our beautiful new garden!
Colonial Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast
541 Hickory Street
Highlands NC 28741
(828) 526-2060

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