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|Love it or hate...we can't control the weather! We're including a few tidbits about snow this week.|
- Snow is called “poor man’s fertilizer”. We can all rejoice in the wealth of free nitrogen we received!
- According to NOAA, on average, 13 inches of snow is equal to 1 inch of rain.
- Snow can act like an insulating blanket for plants, but too much snow can cause branches to break. With a broom, gently remove heavy snow from trees and shrubs that may be damaged by the weight of the snow.
- De-icing salts can damage your plants, so apply de-icers with care. Sand, kitty litter, and sawdust won’t melt snow, but they may help prevent slipping on pathways.
- Old timers suggest sowing grass seed just before a snow (the snow insulates the seed and provides slow-release moisture to the seed). Try sowing grass seed on those bare spots in your lawn!
- A blanket of snow disguises a multitude of eyesores. Enjoy the winter view.
This time of year is always a little tricky in the Garden Center business.
Before the snowstorm, we moved the entire Tropical Greenhouse full of houseplants, succulents, and blooming plants to our Farm (the family lives nearby) in case the power went out at the Garden Center. They are now back in our cozy Tropical Greenhouse. Our spring orders haven’t come yet and the shrubs we have in stock are hidden in our winter protection house - making things appear bare. But if you really take a look, we have some wonderful plants in stock. Our winter protection house holds lots of interesting plants, and our perennial department is well stocked with Lenten Roses and other evergreen perennials.
Usually around mid to late February our fruit trees/berries and West Coast orders start rolling in on tractor trailers and things get crazy fast!
|December was unseasonably warm, but January has been keeping us on our toes. Stay on the lookout for a break in the weather to squeeze in some garden-time this month!|
Banish the winter blues with Houseplants!
- Try a houseplant or two. Raise your spirits with a dose of green.
- Make a garden plan and buy your seeds.
- Prepare your garden for spring planting now – in case the soil is too wet to work in spring.
- Use a cold frame to protect cool season crops – remember to ventilate on sunny days.
Make a Garden Plan!
Plan by The Adventures of Thrive Farm
- Prune grape vines.
- It is OK to prune dead, damaged, or diseased branches anytime.
- Don’t prune spring blooming shrubs until after they have flowered.
- Plant trees & shrubs (as long as the ground is not frozen).
- Cut back ornamental grasses and liriope (monkey grass).
- Fertilize shade trees with a slow-release fertilizer (like Plant-tone or Holly-Tone).
- Remove broadleaf weeds from your lawn.
- Get your mower serviced now – before the rush!
Cut back Liriope now, so last year's leaves don't detract from the new spring growth.
|FROM WILMA: There are almost 300 shades of green. Green is perceived as a cool color that is associated with nature and life.|
Indoors, especially in the middle of winter, houseplants add freshness and vibrancy to home décor. There are a few flowering plants suitable for indoors but most houseplants are chosen for their foliage. Stop by the Garden Center soon for a selection of houseplants in varying shades of green.
Outdoors, in winter, evergreens enhance the garden. Covered in snow, providing cover for birds, planted as windbreaks, or as part of a landscape design they add interest to the winter garden. There are many species to choose from with all sizes and shapes as well as green color ranging from chartreuse to deep forest green.
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Covid Mask Update - Masks Required Indoors
Thank you for your continued consideration of other customers and our staff members. Your support during this time has been amazing and we appreciate each and every one of you.
- All people 5 years and older, regardless of vaccination status, are now required to wear a mask in all indoor public spaces in Buncombe County.
- Details: On August 18, 2021, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners declared a Local State of Emergency requiring residents and visitors in any indoor spaces in public spaces to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others. Effective immediately, indoor public spaces include business establishments, offices and workplaces, public transportation facilities and vehicles, and any indoor place the public is invited and allowed to enter and gather. The order applies to all people who are at least 5 years old, and face coverings are recommended for all people over the age of 2.
- Please stay home if you have a fever, a cough, or are sick.