Sales & Events - 2013 Season
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Vegetable Gardening Seminar
Sunday, March 10th @ 2pm
St. Patty's Day Celebration
Sun., March 17th (9-4)
Sat.-Sun., March 30th & 31st (9-4 both days)
9th Annual Herb Festival
Sat.-Sun., April 13th & 14th (9-4 both days)
Dig into Spring Sale
Wed., April 17th – Sun., April 28th
Painters Earth Day Appreciation
Sun., April 21st (We are closed on Earth Day itself.)
Picassiete Planters Class
April 28th, 12-4pm
Mothers’ Day & Bedding Plant Sale
Wed., May 1st – Sun., May 12th
Fairy Garden Design Class
Sunday, May 5th, 2-3pm
Water Features & Aquatic Plants Seminar
Sat., May 11th, 10am-12pm
Successful Gardening With Native Plants Seminar
Sat., May 18th, 10am
Annual & Perennial Sale
Wed., May 15th – Sun., May 26th
Time to stock up on our 4" & 6" annuals and perennials! This is a great time to establish your perennial garden, as the plants begin to take off and bloom!
Jay Brown One-Man-Band
Sunday, May 26, 11am-2pm
Jay of the Jay Brown One-Man-Band will perform American roots originals and classics. Jay regularly performs solo at Asheville venues such as the Lobster Trap, The Root Bar, and in Black Mountain at the Straightaway Cafe. He also performs with his bands The Lazybirds, Swing Guitars and Shatavaani in the Asheville area and around the country.
Wed., May 29th – Sun., June 16th
This is our BIG SALE! Come get healthy plants at unbeatable prices while we still have a variety left!
Ladies' Night at the Greenhouse
Tues., June 11th, 5-8pm
Come get pampered in the beauty of a greenhouse! Join us for a special evening including wine & refreshing beverages, appetizers (many made with our own herbs), chair massage, herbal foot soaks, facial & hand treatments, and soothing music! Visit the greenhouse when it isn't full of customers and enjoy the landscaped gardens and soothing sounds and beauty of the water features. Attendees are welcome to shop during the evening (no crowds!), but we encourage you all to take time to relax and simply enjoy our offerings! Everyone will be entered to win a basket of homemade herbal products, will have the opportunity to participate in a chinese auction, and all will receive a special herbal gift to take home. Maximum capacity is 40 lucky ladies. Proceeds will benefit Old Fort Elementary's new naturalized playground and community garden project, with the goal of encouraging proper nutrition and a more active lifestyle for local children.
$20 Donation. Please register and pay in advance by June 5th via phone, email or mail.
Herbal Soap Making Class
Tues., June 18th, 6-8pm
Join us for a specialty class in soap making. Deb Maslowski, herbalist and naturalist, runs Earth Echoes and teaches herbal classes at AB Tech. Deb will take students through an entire soap-making lab, including choosing fresh herbs from around the greenhouse for students to use in their individual soaps. The class fee will include approximately 2 hours of education and all soap making materials. Students will take home their own handmade herbal soap.
Fee - $20. Please register and pay in advance by June 12th via phone, email or mail.
Concrete Leaves Class
June 22nd, 9am -1pm
Join local artisan Linda Pannullo to discover how easy concrete art can be! Get creative making concrete leaves from the real thing - banana, empress, elephant ear leaves or whatever you prefer! The leaves make a wonderful garden accent and stand up to weather and time. Participants need to bring rubber gloves, a dust mask, apron and a box to bring home their leaves. Finishing the leaf will be demonstrated. Class space limited. Fee - $50 for 4 hours of instruction and materials. Please register and pay in advance by June 19th via phone, email or mail.
Final Closeout Sale
Wed., June 19th - Sun., June 30th
It's our final two weeks of the 2013 season & our remaining plants are "dirt" cheap!
What Happens to Those Extra Plants??
Because it is impossible to exactly estimate demand for each crop, we typically end up with some leftover plants at the end of June. Everyone wants to know if they will go to waste, but no worries - we work hard to find homes for them! We donate a large number of plants throughout the year to various nonprofits, schools and community garden ventures. At the end of each season, we contact a list of potential recipients for the remaining items. And of course, we've been known to take the scragglers back to our own homes as well!
If you run a nonprofit and would like to be on our contact list, please email us.
(Painters will close July 1st until March 2014.)