|Native Fruit of the Appalachians|
Sat, March 16 from 10-11:30 am
with Bret C. Duncan
SORRY, CLASS IS FULL!
All About Tea & Tea Tasting - with Miles
Sat, March 23 from 10 am to 12 noon
with Miles Cramer, Dobra Tea Asheville
In this introductory workshop, we will taste and discuss tea, the stimulating beverage derived from the Camellia Sinensis plant. Join us to explore the fascinating history of tea accompanied by slides of photos taken during Dobra tea's sourcing trips illustrating the cultures and traditions behind this ancient beverage. A tasting menu of 6 different teas, curated by Dobra Tea, will showcase the differences found in the flavor profiles of tea - which is determined by the way the teamaster prepares the harvested leaves.
Miles will discuss the possibilities of cultivating tea in WNC and have some of his own tea seedlings for sale.
$12 + tax. Buy tickets HERE.
The Secret Life of Soil
Sat, March 30 at 10 am
with Joy Lew
Plants live in the soil – just exactly what is going on down there?
Join us for a whirlwind tour of life underground, how it relates to growing healthy plants, and what you can do to nourish the life in your soil. We will also cover how to tackle the challenges of growing in our ancient clay soils. Free, but please pre-register at the Garden Shop or call 828-645-3937.
Organic Gardening Workshop
Sat. April 6 from 10 – 11:30
with Ruth Gonzalez
Grow delicious homegrown veggies! This workshop will include great techniques for starting/ improving your garden with tips for success in any size garden – from container size to homestead size. Learn about site considerations, soil improvement, planting times, easy garden maintenance, useful tools, and disease prevention.
We’ll encourage whole-yard thinking because organic gardens are Earth-friendly and safer for kids and pets. Q & A session. It’s easy to get growing! Free, but please pre-register at the Garden Center or call 828-645-3937.
Sat. April 13 at 10 am
with Denise Anthes
Secret Gardens tend to fascinate and intrigue people, but few people have a marvelous, walled area on their property. This workshop will help you discover your canvas of possibilities for Secret Gardens, large and small. With Denise, we will explore our garden dreams, our garden realities, and creative approaches that captivate our imagination.
Join us for creative ideas, economical tips, and dream time. If you have Secret Garden photos and ideas to share, please bring them along to the class. Free, but please pre-register at the Garden Shop or call 828-645-3937.
|-Wait to work garden soil until it is dry enough|
-Plant Tomato and Pepper Seeds for transplants - indoors
-Plant Trees, Shrubs, Groundcovers, Fruit Trees and Berries
-Plant Asparagus Crowns
-Plant Potatoes, Onion Sets & Onion Seeds
-Plant Cool-Season Veggies like Peas, Broccoli, Cabbage, Greens & Carrots
-Plant Cool-Season Grasses like Fescues & Bluegrass
-Prune Blueberries (and Fruit Trees if not already done)
-Prune Roses (in late March) and Summer-Flowering Shrubs before new growth begins
-Fertilize Shrubbery with Holly-Tone (for acid loving plants) or Plant-Tone
-Weed Flowerbeds and then Mulch with 2-3” of mulch
-Weed Lawn to remove broadleaf weeds
-Apply Pre-emergent for crabgrass prevention now
|March you’re like a fickle friend |
Always changing – hard to mind you,
Sleet and frost and snow you send,
Never know just how I’ll find you.
But your ways are not all bad,
Violets bloom and robins sing,
In the air is something glad
That’s prophetic of the spring.
From “Pastime Poems” by Homer Casto, Weaverville, NC 1946
March can bring a variety of weather conditions and so far this month we have experienced frosty morns, gusty winds, lows in the teens, sunny days, light snow flurries, and an abundance of rain. The fickle weather usually doesn’t last long and it is best to take March one day at a time and know that spring is on the way!
Spring is definitely in the air at the Garden Center - inspiring color in the greenhouses, new tree and shrub shipments arriving almost daily, perennials galore, and interesting displays in the Gift Shop. There is a lot of growing happening at the Farm, too!
Another week of new shipments including a beautiful selection of spring blooming Camellias, Weeping Cherries, Forsythia, Hinoki, Viburnum, and much more!
Imagine cutting beautiful bouquets from your own garden! Here is a sampling of a few of our seeds and bulbs for growing your own cut flowers. Plant them generously and enjoy the bounty until frost.
Check our Tropical Greenhouse for a lush way to keep the air in your home clean and healthy - houseplants!
|St. Patricks Day is this Sunday. Plant some green & gift some green…or you might get pinched!|
|Spring is almost here! The Spring Equinox is Wed, March 20 at 5:58 p.m. EDT. The third and final full moon supermoon of 2019 is on the Equinox!|
#Getoutside on the equinox and revel in the new season and the supermoon.
We highly recommend “A Gardening Guide for Our Mountains” published by the Buncombe County Extension Master Gardeners. It is one of the handiest gardening guides for local gardeners with garden tips for every month. Click HERE for more info. |