In anticipation of our bird-friendly gardening talk on Sunday, May 29th, Tom Tribble was happy to provide us with his top five favorite birding spots in the WNC area! Blue Ridge Parkway Especially north of Asheville between mile markers 377 (Craven Gap) and 372 (Lane Pinnacle Overlook). Parkway south can also be good, especially Graveyard Fields and Black Balsam. Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary in Asheville Jackson Park in Hendersonville Green River Cove Road (Polk County. Road st
Hydrangeas are a deciduous shrub that can flower from spring through summer and oftentimes into fall. They quickly fill in and can become a showstopper within just a year or two of planting. There are several different species of hydrangeas that grow in our area and understanding the differences between the four different types can help you become a successful gardener and ensure that you plant a hydrangea in the right spot and prune at the right time for the best results.
We are excited to introduce a new feature in which we will invite you to take time out of your day to marvel at nature, applaud biodiversity, ooh and ahh over scientific facts, and admire the world around you! This week co-owner Brad Owen turns our eyes to the sky as he points out some stunning, yet under-appreciated native trees in bloom. Take a Moment to Notice the Native Trees in Bloom
At Painters we sell many species of native flowering plants, but it is easy to forget ho