Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Flowers

We have found over the years that our customers prefer interesting alternatives to the traditional red poinsettias. Here are some of our favorites that you'll find in our shop this year.

Marble Star Poinsettia


Dark Pink Poinsettia



Red Glitter Poinsettia
Winter Rose Poinsettia





Another wonderful addition to any celebration during the winter months is forced bulbs.  We have Amaryllis, Paperwhites, and Hyacinths.  Pot them up and put them in a warm, light-filled space. While the garden outside is alseep for the winter, it is so sweet to watch them emerge and grow into a flower indoors. 





Wednesday, November 14, 2012

6th Annual Holiday Open House

Please join us in celebrating our 6 years of business at our

Annual Holiday Open House

Nov. 17th 9am-6pm

or 

Women's Night Out
Dec. 6th 5pm-8pm
               


        Mention you saw this and get 10% off during either event.            
    
 Bring your friends and enjoy extended hours and refreshments.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Introducing Yala Bamboo Dreams


We are thrilled to offer a line of sustainable and luxurious clothing to our customers this fall. 

Yala's clothing is made from 95% bamboo fibers, providing the clothing with many wonderful qualities. It is deliciously soft, easy to care for and produced in a way you can be proud of. 




Bamboo is grown organically and regenerates quickly.

It also produces 30% more oxygen than trees and is a hardy plant requiring no irrigation, saving a lot of water compared to cotton production. 

This fiber is also Oeko Tex 100 which means it is free from chemicals or harmful substances. 

Yala only uses natural or low impact Azo-free dyes and goes beyond many to keep their business ecologically and socially responsible.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Freshen Up with Autumn Color

As the cooler temperatures arrive so do new plants for sprucing up outdoor containers and garden beds. We enjoy mixing hardy herbs and vegetables into our outdoor arrangements along with pansies for a pop of color.  Evergreen foliage like Heuchera (aka Coral Bells), Ajuga, Euphorbias, Vincas and more can give a planted arrangement year-round interest and striking texture and color contrast   A more traditional choice is to center a conifer in the pot and surround it with pansies and ivy or vinca for a trailing effect.  Whatever your taste, there is no need to leave your outdoor containers empty during the cold.  

  


  



 





     


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Workshop Schedule for August and September


Terrarium Workshop

Sat. August 18th 2pm $10 or 
Tues. August 28th 3:30pm  $10
     
Learn the basics of planting terrariums.  We will cover topics including drainage, plants that thrive in glass and good design as you plant your own.  Fee covers minimal materials.  Bring in your own container if you wish. We have a variety of containers for purchase as well as mini plants and accessories.

Fairy/Miniature Garden Workshop 



Fri. August 24th 3:30pm $10

Create your own little piece of paradise!  Mini gardens can be made for either outdoors or indoors, with living plants or preserved...so anyone can enjoy this creative activity!  Fee covers minimal supplies.  Bring your own container and accessories if you wish.  Mini plants and additional supplies will be available for purchase.
op  $10





Making Hypertufa Pots Workshop





Sat. September 22nd 2:00pm 
$20 Covers All Materials

Hypertufa is a fun and versatile material that is lightweight yet holds up to the elements.  Learn the basics of making Hypertufa containers by making your own small pots with the instruction of Kathy Kelly.
We need at least 10 people for this workshop, so get your friends to sign up with you.
     





Terrarium Workshop $10
Making Hypertufa Pots Workshop                                                              $20 includes all material
Pre-registration is required.
Please call us at 828-658-3700 to sign up. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

June Workshops

We had a great workshop today on Miniature Fairy Gardens.  We were fully booked so call the shop today to reserve a place in one of our scheduled workshops.  If you have a circle of friends who would like to schedule a workshop as a group outside one of the following dates, we are happy to accomodate that!

            Next Saturday, June 16th  2:30  Planting Terrariums 
 $10 Basic materials provided like potting soil, but participant either buy the rest of the materials here, or are welcome to bring in supplies. 

            June 23rd  2:30  Mini Fairy Gardens 
$10 Basic materials provided like potting soil, but participants either buy the rest of the materials here, or are welcome to bring in supplies. 

            June 30th  2:30  Making Hypertufa Pots  $20  Materials Provided

                                                                      

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May Celebrations

May Day, Mother's Day, Graduations, Weddings... May is the month that kicks off the season for outdoor parties and celebrations.  Even if you're not hosting or attending a gathering, chances are that you're ready to spruce up the patio, back deck and/or garden so that you can really enjoy your outdoor living spaces. The annual plants are here in abundant color as well as the heirloom summer veggie starts.  It also not too late to add some perennials to your garden.  New deliveries of plants arrive every week and we seek out the healthiest, most interesting varieties we can find.


Also just in, due to popular demand, wish lanterns!  We have them in all the colors of the rainbow, perfect for finishing off an evening party in a festive and beautiful way.



Monday, April 16, 2012

Annual Spring Open House

Celebrate Earth Day at our
Annual Spring Open House

April 21-22 9am-6pm

       Due to the early Spring, we have more plants to offer at our open house than ever before, especially perennials.  We're also getting in some wonderful native shrubs, just in time for Earth Day.  What better way to celebrate mother nature than to plant some native plants.  In addition, we'll have some refreshments to enjoy while you browse through the gift shop and the gardens.   Come see what's new for the spring and summer!
Mention you saw this online and recieve 10% off during the Open House!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What's new...

Here are some shots from around the shop today. The warm weather is making us all busy in the garden.  There are a lot of people wanting to go ahead and plant the warm weather annuals and vegetables.  It is best to focus now on perennials, shrubs and trees.   Dividing, transplanting and planting new perennials in your beds are all great activities right now. And with all the rain we're having, the burden of watering is not as heavy.  Of course, the rain and warmth makes the weeds grow too...



We've gotten in wonderful perennials for sun and shade and are just beginning to get a few annuals and blooming baskets in.  If you do plant annuals, make sure you take notice of the weather and any late freezes we might have later in the month, and be prepared to cover at night.  (hopefully not... but you never know!)

Our annual Spring Open House is April 21-22nd; overlapping Earth Day, so come celebrate with us and find something wonderful to plant in the garden!



Wednesday, March 7, 2012

More Upcoming Workshops

Miniature or Fairy Garden Workshop: 

Wed. March 21st 3:30  $10 per person  $5 extra child

Create your own little piece of paradise!  Mini gardens can be made for either outdoors or indoors, with living plants or preserved...so anyone can enjoy this creative activity!  Fee covers minimal supplies.  Bring your own container and accessories if you wish.  Mini plants and additional supplies will be available for purchase.










            Making Hypertufa Pots: 
        Sat. March 24th 2:30pm

          $20 per person, materials provided
Our workshop last week was great! We were very pleased with Kathy Kelly's organized and clear way of instructing.  We need at least 10 people to participate in this workshop, so please encourage interested friends to sign up.  Please see class description in previous post.  Feel free to call us at 658-3700 with any questions or to sign up.


Hypertufa pots by Kathy Kelly


Monday, February 20, 2012

Upcoming Workshops!

Our workshops were a great success last year and we are looking forward to continue to offer them throughout the coming year. If you would love to come, but we either fill up on a scheduled date, or you can't make that date, please let us know and we may be able to offer an additional workshop.
Our next workshops are: 


Making Hypertufa pots   Feb. 29th 2:30pm
$20 per person.  Materials for making 1-2 small pots provided.
10 person limit.

We are very pleased to have Kathy Kelly to instruct our workshop on Hypertufa.  You may have seen her distinct containers and votive holders in our shop.  Learn the basics of constructing Hypertufa pots and which plants thrive in them.



Planting Terrariums  March 7th  3:30   $10  a person 
 $5 per extra child
Learn the basics of planting terrariums.  Drainage, plants that thrive in terrariums and design will be covered as you plant your own.  Fee covers minimal materials.  Bring in your own container if you wish. We have a large variety of choices for purchase from containers to mini plants and accessories.

Call for more information and to sign up!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Make Valentine's Special!


   Don't forget it! Valentine's is next Tuesday!  If I do say so myself, this year, we've got the best Valentine gifts that we've ever had!  We've got loads of those tiny sweet violets and miniature ferns that can be tucked into just about anything to make a memorable presentation, chocolate en-robed Moravian cookies, heart-shaped tin boxes to fill with surprises, and many more blooming plants that we are happy to pot up in the perfect planter for you.


             

Our Saturday workshop on making Valentine cards and planting little flowers is full.  Stay tuned for our next  email newsletter for more workshops to come!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Furniture Sale starts Jan 24

Sometimes customers don't realize our furniture is for sale in the first place because they're more focused on what is on top of it.  But the truth is, we often have some unique pieces worth taking a look at. To encourage customers to do so, we're placing most of our furniture on sale for about four weeks this winter, to give you plenty of time to get by and check out some of these great buys. Each piece is individually marked down and you'll find significant savings throughout. We plan to post a featured piece of furniture from our sale to facebook every few days, so make sure to take a look. We also have a sale table with other items at 50% savings!