|Terrariums Make for|
a Happy Heart!
|TERRARIUM WORKSHOP with Heart|
Make & Take
Sat, Feb. 8 from 10 - 11 am
With Marie Elliott
Show your love!
Get ready for Valentine’s Day (Friday, Feb. 14).
Create a miniature garden or tiny desert terrarium as a gift for your sweetheart… or bring your valentine(s) and learn together!
Marie will guide you through the fun process of making a terrarium from beginning to end in our cozy Garden Shop. Make a memory. Share the love with your significant other, your best buddy, or your child. More info and buy tickets here.
|FROM WILMA: February is National Bird Feeding Month and bird feeding is a favorite pastime for many especially in winter. My brother-in-law just across the driveway has a bird feeding station that is visible from my kitchen window. I enjoy watching birds at the feeders as well as on seedheads in a nearby unmaintained area.|
Sometimes we are amused as well as frustrated by antics of squirrels at bird feeders. Joy was telling me about a raccoon that had found her feeders. The Garden Shop has an interesting array of feeders (some advertised as squirrel proof), bird seed, roosting pockets for cold nights, and other bird-related items. Nature-themed garden flags and solar lights make fun winter garden additions, too.
Provide for birds in all seasons - both those that are here year-round and those that are migrating. Plants (preferably natives) that provide berries, seeds, fruits, and insect larvae; evergreen trees, shrubs, as well as grass areas for cover from predators; and places to raise young are important for bird populations. Add some of these to your landscape this spring.
|The Cornell Daily Sun reports that “In the last 50 years, one in four birds in North America has disappeared” and during this time “six out of every 10 wood thrushes, three out of every four eastern meadowlarks and nine out of every 10 evening grosbeaks have vanished.”|
The article states that “Pesticide use and loss of habitat are some of the most significant contributors to the decline in bird populations". The bright side of this story is that we gardeners can make a positive contribution starting right now. Gardeners can plant native habitat and refrain from using pesticides.
Gardeners…let’s get busy helping out our feathered friends! Read the full Cornell article here. See the NC Audubon Society’s Bird-Friendly Plant List here.
|We are still scheduling additional workshops but keep these on your radar:|
- Sat. Feb 29 at 10 am, Mini-Workshop on Pruning, Making the Cut with Chris Davenport
- Sat. March 14 at 10 am, Year-Round Vegetable Gardening with Lisa Wagner
- Sat. March 28 at 10 am, Native Fruits of the Appalachians with Bret C. Duncan
|Weaverville Winter Tailgate Market is every Wednesday at Honey & the Hive, 23 Merrimon Ave. in Weaverville. Find out more on their website or their Facebook Page.||
|Workshop - Winter Interest In The Garden|
|Sat. Feb. 22 |
Winter Interest in the Garden
With Mardi Letson
Up your game in the Winter Garden with award-winning garden designer, Mardi Letson. Finish out the winter with a prettier garden, and strategize the additions you’ll make leading into next winter’s garden.
Free, but please pre-register at the Garden Shop or call 828-645-3937.
|Is your valentine a plant lover, a tool lover, terrarium lover, a flower lover, or someone who would love a gift card so they can pick out what they want?|
We have all the fun things and pretty flowers, houseplants & succulents. We have valentines for grownups and kids too, plus gift cards for your special someone.
Come on in and find something unique!
|Do you love people? We are now taking applications for cashier positions. Multiple schedules available. Please download the application, fill it out completely, and bring it to the Garden Center in person. No emails please. You may also attach your resume if desired. Thank You!|
|Please Pardon Our Progress|
|We are installing a point-of-sale inventory system that goes live in early February.|
Don't worry! Our Garden Shop still has much to offer, and we have all kinds of new items anxiously waiting to hit our sales floor once our new system is up and running. It is a one-time inconvenience, so please bear with us. Thanks so much!