|PERENNIAL of the Week|
|LUPINE ‘Russell’s Hybrid Mix’ & ‘Tutti Frutti Mix’|
Tall gorgeous bi-color flower spikes in an array of colors ~ above pretty palm-shaped foliage. These hybrids are better adapted to the home garden, they attract hummingbirds and butterflies, and they are beautiful cut flowers. Blooms in spring. Plant in full sun in a cool spot that is evenly moist, well-drained and slightly acidic. Deadhead to encourage re-bloom and mulch to keep plant roots cool. 3-5’ tall. Space 18” apart. Zone 4-6. These Lupine are homegrown on our farm and pollinator friendly! While supplies last thru Thursday, April 12.
|SHRUB of the Week|
Fothergilla has creamy bottle-brush flowers in April/May, and bright yellow-to-red fall color, plus great leaf texture and a pretty winter skeleton. NATIVE to the Southeastern USA. Plant in full sun in moist, well-drained soil. Amend clay soils with 50% compost incorporated into the native soil. Deciduous. 2-3’ tall x 2-4’ wide. Zone 5-8. Limit 3 per customer while supplies last thru Thursday, April 12.
|FROM WILMA: Tulips are native to Central Asia and were introduced to Europe where they became a sensation especially in Holland. In the 1700’s they became so popular in Holland they were used for currency. This was referred to as “tulipmania” with some bulbs selling at exorbitant prices until the market crashed. The bulbs are edible and there are reports of them being used for food in Holland during periods of war when food was scarce.|
Tulips are the most colorful of all spring flowering bulbs and have more color combinations than any other flower group. Some of the streaks and variegated color come from viral infections that occurred early on. Tulips range in size from 2” to 30” tall. Some of my favorites are the small species tulips.
It is important to leave the foliage on spring flowering bulbs until it yellows. This provides food for the bulb for next year. Spring flowering bulbs are planted in the fall – mark your calendars to purchase them in September. For those who forgot to plant them last fall, we do have potted tulips and other spring flowering bulbs for sale now.
- 30% OFF Full Pansy Flats
- Everbearing Strawberry Plants are back in stock - $11.99 bunch of 25
- Daffodils, Tulips, Mini-Narcissus, Muscari & Hyacinth ready to plant. $2.99 each/ $2.50 each when you buy 4 or more.
- Creeping Phlox is blooming - we have plants!
- Candytuft is blooming – we have plants!
- Redbud is blooming - we have plants!
- Crabapples are blooming - we have plants!
- Perennial shipment arrives Friday
- Seed Potatoes
- Onion sets
- Veggie Plants – sustainably-grown
|Basics of Landscape Design|
Saturday, April 21 at 10 am
with Kathrine Carter Jost
Kathrine will lead you through the basics of landscape design –Considerations for planning your landscape, site evaluation, curb appeal, outdoor living, common challenges, and approaches for implementing your plan. Kathrine has many years of experience as a landscape designer and is very familiar with the idiosyncrasies of Western North Carolina. Free, but class is limited to 20 participants, so please pre-register at the garden center or call 828-645-3937.
A BLOOMING GARDEN FOR POLLINATORS
Saturday, April 28 at 10 am
With Tanya LaCorte & Ruth Gonzalez
Everyone loves blooms – people and pollinators. Flowers feed pollinators (literally) and flowers feed the human soul. In this workshop, we will present simple approaches (garden design principles and pollinator habitat requirements overlap beautifully!) with outcomes that produce blooms all season, create much-needed habitat for pollinators, and a happy garden to enjoy daily. The workshop teachers, Tanya and Ruth, are passionate about flowers and pollinator-friendly gardens. Free, but please pre-register at the garden center or call 828-645-3937.
MAKE A MAGICAL FAIRY GARDEN
|This Saturday, April 7 |
With Treasure Smith
Have you spotted a fairy amid the spring blossoms?
Make & Take - a magical fairy garden! Bring your own container or purchase one here. The container should be wide enough to accommodate potting soil, plants, and your “fairy items”. Take a walk around your yard looking for treasures to bring - like small rocks, lichen-cover sticks, bits of bark, acorn bowls, and moss.
We have a fun variety of fairy garden plants, adorable fairies & gnomes, fairy houses, fairy furniture, mini-mushrooms, mosses, and decorative rocks & glass available for purchase. $5 per person includes potting soil for one project. Please call 828-645-3937 to pre-register.
Native Trees, Shrubs & Perennials
|Saturday, April 14 |
with Chris Davenport
Chris Davenport is passionate about including native plants in the landscape, and will discuss the benefits that natives bring to your garden.
Chris will introduce you to some of his favorite native plants and elaborate on choosing the right plants, proper plant placement, culture and more – with an eye toward creating a beautiful garden. Free, but please pre-register at the garden center or call 828-645-3937.
Chris Davenport spent fourteen years with Head-Lee Nursery in Seneca, SC; five years with Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA; and two years with the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Chris is an avid home gardener and bird watcher. He loves to travel with his family to view cultivated gardens and explore untrampled wilderness.
|**protect tender plants on Saturday night! It may go down to 27 degrees.|