|Flowers & Gifts for Mother’s Day|
Flowers are a Mother’s Day tradition!
We have so many gorgeous choices - colorful hanging baskets, beautiful roses, blooming trees & shrubs, perennial flowers, peonies, annual flowers, succulents and houseplants.
Our garden shop is full of fun gifts for mother - hammocks, market bags, garden tools, jewelry, hand towels, solar lighting, festive aprons, word art & wall art, glazed pottery and so much more. Gift certificates are available online, by phone (call 828-645-3937), or at the Garden Center.
Open 8-6 on Saturday, and 10-4 on Sunday, Mother's Day.
|SHRUB of the Week|
Hydrangeas - Choose from 3
Bloomstruck, Blushing Bride, & Twist N Shout
Just in time for Mother’s Day!
Three lovely cultivars - Bloomstruck, Blushing Bride, and Twist N Shout - from the Endless Summer Series - are on special this week. All three are re-blooming hydrangeas that bloom on both new and old growth. ‘Blushing Bride’ has a white flower that fades to blush pink or Carolina blue; 'Twist N Shout’ is a pink to blue lacecap with sturdy red stems; and ‘Bloomstruck’ has big purple to pink blooms on sturdy red stems. Hydrangeas are a southern classic!
Hydrangeas enjoy morning sun and dappled afternoon shade. Plant in moist well-drained (not wet) soil. These cultivars range from 3-5’ tall x 3-5’ wide. Soil pH determines the flower color. Zone 5-9. Limit 3 per household while supplies last thru Thursday, May 17.
Bring May Flowers…”
|FROM WILMA: Spring-flowering trees, shrubs, perennials, and wildflowers appear to be extra lush and colorful this spring – perhaps a payoff of the cool, wet weather of March and April? Rhododendron and azaleas, including the orange-flowered native flame azalea, are putting on a show now. Just after flowering is the time to prune these and other spring-flowering trees and shrubs.|
Iris in a rainbow of colors are in full bloom now. Peonies will soon follow, with their assortment of amazing bloom colors (and ants!).
Let’s hope the frosty weather is behind us, although we aren’t putting the heaters or frost blanket too far out of reach just yet. Old lore says we can’t be sure our tender plants are out of danger until after the last full moon in May (this year it’s the 29th). When Susan graduated from high school in the mid-80’s, it spit snow that evening, May 31st!
Speaking of graduations, Bill and I are celebrating with two of our grandchildren this weekend – Cody Penland from Riverside Military Academy (high school), and Amanda Williams from Western Carolina University (BS in Nursing). Way to Go!!!
of the Week
‘Kobold’ & ‘Alba’
Tall fluffy spikes of deep purple 'Kobold' or white 'Alba' add vertical punch to the garden. Liatris spicata is also well loved by pollinators and attracts birds, hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. We choose Liatris as one of the flowers for our new Pollinator Garden.
Also called Gayfeather and Blazing Star...Liatris blooms in summer and makes a great cut flower. 30” tall (Kobold) and 36-40” (Alba). Adaptable to different conditions, but Liatris enjoys moist well-drained soils (does not like soggy winter soils) and full sun. Zone 3-8. While supplies last thru Thursday, May 17.
- Itoh Peonies
- Tropical Water Lilies, Hardy Water Lilies & Lotus
- More Herbs – Certified Organic
- Hanging Baskets
- Groundcovers arriving Friday!
- Flowering Perennials
- Flowering Annuals
- Tomatoes & Peppers
|It’s time to plant! |
Homegrown ripe tomatoes represent one of the true pleasures of summer-time for many of us. Lots of tomato and pepper cultivars have arrived on the tables, along with eggplant, squash, and corn. More coming!
Our homegrown veggie transplants are sustainably-raised on our farm using organic soils, organic fertilizer, and organic pest control. Be ready to protect tender foliage if cool temps and windy weather approaches.