Rules & Reminders
10-4 Monday thru Saturday
Thank you for your patience and consideration. We are operating with 1/2 to 2/3 our normal level of staffing and only able to provide basic service at this time. We are doing our best to take care of our customers, take care of the plants, and meet this unexpected challenge with smiles and good cheer.
As a reminder, here are the current rules:
Thanks again for your patience. We are so happy to be open again - we appreciate you!
- If you feel ill, please stay at home until you are well.
- Please bring your own masks and gloves, and be mindful of your 6’ distance from other people, including staff.
- For the Garden Shop, we are limited to allowing 7 customers inside at a time. This includes customers who might need to use the bathrooms. Please enter the Garden Shop through the rear sliding doors.
- No dogs or other pets allowed on the premises.
- No Warranty Returns or Exchanges at this time. They will be honored as soon as possible.
- Limited Parking - please do not remove barriers! We are limiting the number of parking spaces in order to control the number of people on the property. Please do not create your own parking spaces.
- All cashiers will be OUTDOORS. Bring your rain gear during inclement weather.
- We are constantly wiping down wagon handles and have increased all cleaning protocols.
- Please be prepared to load your own soil amendments.
Creating a Pocket Meadow
|ZOOM Workshop – Join us Online!|
Creating a Pocket Meadow
With Lisa Wagner
Sat. May 16 from 10 – 11 AM plus Q&A
“Pocket” meadows of largely native plants provide an attractive, low-maintenance, and wildlife-friendly alternative to traditional perennial plantings, great for small-scale plantings around mailboxes, along driveways, or next to the back door.
Unlike larger meadow plantings, small, informal, and simply managed meadows can be tucked into a variety of spaces in private and public landscapes, providing habitat and sustenance for pollinators and other insects, as well as being attractive landscape additions.
RSVP for Workshop HERE.
Once you RSVP, you will be emailed a workshop invitation on the morning of Sat. May 16, prior to the workshop.
- Sow True Seeds New shipment arrived! High Mowing and Botanical Interests Seeds in stock also.
- Warm & Cool Season Veggie Transplants
- Organic Herbs – New shipment just arrived!
- Ramps - Sustainably Raised
- Sweet Onion Sets
|FROM WILMA: Our parents and grandparents talked about them (Victory Gardens) and the gardens may have been mentioned in our American History classes. During World War I posters proclaiming “Food will win the war” encouraged Americans to grow Victory Gardens. Not only was there a war, there was also an influenza pandemic.|
During the Depression in the 1930’s Americans were encouraged to plant gardens. By World War II food and other goods were rationed. Victory Gardens were promoted for nutrition and economics and were considered part of the national defense. Posters encouraging gardening as well as food preservation became a work of art.
We don’t have the poster art, but we do have Instagram as well as other social media. I just joined a Facebook group, Victory Garden 2020 where both new gardeners as well experienced ones share growing tips and information. Even if you don’t have lots of space your own Victory Garden can be herbs or veggies grown in containers. Veggies and some small fruits can be tucked among flower and landscape plantings.
|Freezing & Frosty Temps Predicted the Next Few Nights!|
|PROTECT your warm season vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, squash, etc) and your tender annuals (flowers , sweet potato vine, etc). Most warm season plants are happiest above 50 degrees. Cover tender plants, or if possible move tender plants to a protected area like a basement.|
We have floating row cover (Reemay) for sale in 3 weights. You can also use bed sheets, buckets, or nursery pots to cover your plants. Don’t use sheets of plastic as it can burn your plants.
In Buncombe County our normal safe planting date for warm season veggies and annuals is Mother’s Day, and May 15 in the outer counties. It has been a cool spring so keep your eye on the weather and protect your plants as needed. Late May frosts are possible! Wilma says there is often cool weather during May's full moon.
|Freeze Warning |
150 more Clematis just arrived...so many pretty choices!
Wonderful selection of Roses - choose from David Austin, Hybrid Teas, Grandiflora, Floribunda, Shrub Roses, Climbing Roses, Knock Out Roses, and Drift Roses.
Deciduous Azaleas - Native azaleas and Exbury Hybrids, many are fragrant.
Lots more Hydrangeas arriving late Friday!
Itoh Peonies - Gorgeous and they get better with age!
|Mother’s Day is Sunday. Are you ready? |
Choose from fun gifts, beautiful plants, gorgeous pottery, birdbaths, benches, tools, gardening supplies and more!
Let mom pick it out! You can purchase a gift card at the garden center, or order a gift card online to be mailed to your favorite mom.
|Water gardeners - Koi and Comets are in the house! Fish add a Zen quality to your water feature that enlivens your entire garden. Lotus plants have also arrived.|
Will you please vote for us in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC?
You can also vote for us as the Best Retail Store in Weaverville/Woodfin.
- Garden Supply Store
Thank you so much!
|Weaverville Tailgate Market is temporarily located at West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave. from 2:30 to 5:30. Find out more on their website or their Facebook Page.|