Katy`s Korner Current Project
Volume VII Issue V May 2016
Five Minutes with Carl Meyers,
Appalachian Naturescapes, Inc.
was the header for the NCNLA (North
Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association) Member Spotlight! We are so
proud to be featured in their Spring
2016 Issue of Nursery & Landscape Notes.
Nursery & Landscape Notes is
NCNLA’s quarterly magazine that is
distributed to approximately 1,200
green industry professionals. Each issue
features important information about
current industry topics, trends, research,
events, business management and legislation to keep NCNLA members up to
date and informed. According to the
article, AppNat joined NCNLA two
and a half years ago and made waves
instantly as a double winner of Landscaping and Design awards. Carl was
interviewed and asked such questions
What led you to a career in the
green industry and to form Appalachian Naturescapes?
What are you main responsibilities?
Tell us about your typical day.
Tell us about your business. What
makes it stand out?
Describe your biggest challenge.
What has been the most rewarding
part of your career?
For a complete copy of the article, visit
our website @
A fire pit is a great element to have in a landscape. What better place is there to hang out with
friends, enjoy food, drinks and great conversation or in solidarity just listening to the crackle of
wood on the fire. There are a myriad of ways to incorporate this feature into the landscape.
One of our fine repeat customers on the McDowell County side of Lake James chose to make
a fire pit the center piece of an entire outdoor living space directly behind their house and
overlooking the lake. We built a pea gravel patio with adjacent boulder outcroppings and a grill
pad and situated the fire pit to one end. The addition of large, smooth flagstone around the
perimeter of the pit provides ample smooth surface for easy standing or use of chairs. The
only thing left is the many hours of enjoyment to come.
Sweet cherries are a bona fide
Southern tradition: they are
baked into pies, boiled into compotes or, of course, eaten straight
from the bowl. Filled with antioxidants and high in fiber and
potassium, cherries are also believed to help relieve arthritis
pain and can help alleviate gout.
Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms
throughout the world. The
American incarnation of
Mother’s Day was created by
Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became
U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her
life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations
vary, Mother’s Day most commonly
falls on the second Sunday in May
and traditionally involves presenting
mothers with flowers, cards and other