Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We will be closed on Christmas and New Year's Day.  Starting Dec. 26th our winter hours are:
10am-5:30pm Monday-Saturday    Closed Sundays

We wish you all a joyous Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Celebrating 7 Years of Business this Holiday Season!

Friday, November 1, marked our 7th year of doing business. We feel so fortunate to be here continuing to grow, thanks to our wonderful customers! We have two special events coming up to help us celebrate:

  3rd Annual Woodfin Holiday Stroll
Dec. 5th 5-8pm
Formerly known as Ladies Night Out.  We don't want any customers to feel turned away, and as many more shops are joining us this year in staying open late and offering refreshments, we decided to change the name.
 We hope you'll come celebrate with us!

Businesses involved in the Woodfin Holiday Stroll include:

The Karat Patch
Thyme in the Garden
Studio B
Amish Market and Deli
The Pink House
Common Ground
The Newbridge Cafe
Shear and Shine Grooming
Asheville Coffee Roasters
Green Outdoors
More Decor
Livi's Pantry
Spellbound Children's Bookshop
Uncle Junebug's General Store
Area for Healing Touch Day Spa
Secret of the Duchess 

Here's a map of the event area, with business addresses:

To receive an e-invite for special events such as our Open Houses and for detailed info on our sales, workshops and new products sign up for our monthly newsletter at the form on the right column of this website.

 7th Annual Holiday Open House  
Nov. 16th from 9am-6pm. 
 Be the first to see this year's newest festive gifts and ornaments. Order fresh wreaths and garlands, sip hot cider, and enjoy the start of the holiday season.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fairy House Workshop

We are very excited about our upcoming Fairy House Workshop which will be happening Saturday September 21 at 2:00 pm.  This workshop, like our popular Fairy Garden Workshop, will incorporate natural found materials to create a miniature sized home for the fairies in your home and garden.  Here's an example of one we made:

This house incorporates stone, bark, moss, a dried gourd, rose hips, seed pods, pine cone shingles, and some popsicle sticks.  Autumn in the perfect time to create these houses as there is an abundance of leaves, seed pods, and other dried items to get creative with.  We'll start the class off with a scavenger hunt in the garden to collect objects to incorporate into our projects.

Think about your house ahead of time and bring in things from home like small baskets or containers that could be used to make a fairy hut or even miniature tree house.  Fairy houses can be made for an indoor fairy garden, or to withstand the elements outside.

$20 Fee covers all materials and instruction, but participants are encouraged to bring in objects from home to incorporate into their house.
This workshop requires pre-registration to ensure we have enough materials, call us at 828-658-3700 to sign up

This book is available to help you gather ideas and will be available during the class.

Here's some photos of what I collected before making my fairy house.  

Dried flowers and pinecones

Seedpods, moss, and more pinecones

Moss from the garden makes a great green roof

Pine needles and mulch can be used in many ways

and they all came together to make this:

Check out Pinterest or Google to get ideas for your fairy house!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Summer Weddings

This has been a summer full of flowers.  Despite the rain.  Not only from our garden to sell in the shop, but flowers for weddings!  Laura was commissioned for flower arrangements for several small weddings in July and August and has been gaining confidence as the customers appreciate her work.

Here is a sampling from the latest; just finished yesterday, with a mix of flowers from the garden, local flower farms and the local wholesale supplier.
Bridal Bouquet

Back of Bridal Bouquet

Groom's Boutonniere

If you would like to see more from other weddings/events, visit the portfolio page above. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fresh Garden Bouquets

 This year we have enhanced our cut flowers thanks to the hard work of our friends Anne and Christian who have planted the back half of our garden with cutting flowers.  The selection includes Zinnia, Strawflower, Sunflower, Globe Amaranth, Celosia, Statice, Snapdragons, and a few more surprises.  

We hope to offer fresh bouquets on Mondays and Fridays and can cut special orders upon request.  Stop by for some flowers to brighten someone's day!

Friday, May 24, 2013

May Flowers

This long, cool, rainy spring has brought us some beautiful blooms to enjoy!

We are cutting bouquets on request as well as having sweet little nosegays and arrangements made up fresh from our garden and ready to pick up.  They're a great little thank you or hostess gift!


This is a perennial yellow foxglove that likes part sun/shade .  
 One of specialties is container gardening. We love to help customers find the perfect combinations of plants for their window boxes, pots and planters.  We are also available to do on-site potting at your home or business.  Call us for more information or to set up an appointment.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Spring Open House

Today marks our 7th Annual Spring Open House!

We have been super busy getting ready for our busiest time of the year.  We have gotten in a great selection of perennials, pots, garden tools and amendments, and of course exciting new gifts that every gardener or garden lover will be thrilled to receive.  We also went ahead and got in some annuals for colorful container or bedding plantings for those who just can't wait any longer.  We've been having perfect gardening weather, so come in today, or sometime soon to see all that's new!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Workshop Sign-up

We have started using facebook as way to spread the word about our workshops.  You can invite your friends on facebook to join you to a class or workshop you are attending, or if you think you know someone who might be interested.

For those of you not into facebook, we have our schedule posted here on our blog on the right hand side, along with a link to sign-up. If you sign up online, we will call you to officially register ahead, to save you a place in the class.  Also, in case you didn't know, our monthly e-newsletter is a great way to stay informed about classes and other events here.  The sign-up for that is also over on the right hand column.   Thanks for your interest and we look forward to offering more classes through the year!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Waiting for Spring

In anticipation for spring, we are getting in new items for the season every week.  We are currently unpacking our largest delivery of new pots for the year, stay tuned for some photos-there are some real beauties this year!

Even though the first offical day is still 3 weeks away, you can come in and get a shot of spring and some great ideas too! 

 We are stocked up on flower and vegetable seeds. There is a whole selection of seeds that could be sown outside this month!


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Workshop Schedule for the New Year

Wow, January is flying by!  We have been to market and are excited about the coming year and growing season.  Many of our customers have been asking for more workshops, so we've been reaching out to crafters and seasoned gardeners to bring you some interesting additions to our list of classes.

Here's what on schedule so far, make sure to sign up for our e-newsletter and/or 'like' us on facebook to get up to date changes and new ideas.  Registration is required.  Call us to sign up at 828-658-3700 or to find out more information about each class.  Some classes will have a size limit.  If you would like to schedule a class with a group of friends outside the following dates, please call us to discuss; we very well may be able to accommodate!

Mini-Gardens  3:30pm  Wed. Jan. 30th  $10 includes basic materials. Containers and plants available for purchase.

Making Origami Cranes with Maggie Cheney 10am Thurs. Jan. 31st  $12 materials included

Terrariums  3:30 pm  Wed. Feb 6th  $10 includes basic materials. Containers and plants available for purchase

Origami Stars with Maggie Cheney (2 part class) 10am Thurs. Feb. 7 and 14  $25 for both days.  Materials included.

Valentines Paper Craft  1:30-2:30pm Sat. Feb. 9  $12 materials included.

Conscious Gardening with Pat Mclaurin  6:30pm Wed. Feb. 13th $15 (please register early)

Paper Flower Arrangements with Lynn Karegeannes  1:30-3:30pm Sat. March 9  $25 Materials included.