Have you considered making your garden as dynamic in winter as in other seasons? Matt Timmer, Green Goods Manager at Reems Creek Nursery, will lead you through a series of concepts that enhance your winter garden pleasure. Matt will lead you through a theoretical garden – discussing such topics as evergreens, plants with winter interest, bird habitats for winter, garden art and hardscapes, thinking outside the box, and more. His talk will leave you inspired and contemplating winter gardening in a completely new light.
Matt Timmer, Green Goods Manager at Reems Creek Nursery, has years of horticultural experience and lots of contagious enthusiasm. He is passionate about all sorts of plants and enjoys sharing his broad knowledge with fellow gardeners. Matt loves guiding people to the plants and design ideas that will that will bring daily inspiration to their garden.
Taking time to put the garden to bed at the end of the growing season can make all the difference the following Spring. Debbie Breck, Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener volunteer, will present and discuss the many tasks mountain gardeners should consider when it comes to preparing our gardens for their long winter’s nap.
Stories of heavy rainfalls, lingering drought, warmer winters, extreme temperature fluctuations and new pest and disease challenges abound these days at home and across the U.S. How are all these events linked and what does this mean for your garden, your family, your community? How do we prepare for these and other changes already happening and expected to grow more intense in coming years?
On Tuesday, November 15 at 7 pm until 8:30 pm, at the Town of Weaverville Community Room, 30 S. Main Street,The Garden Club of Weaverville hosted a discussion open to the public for free with local author Laura Lengnick, climate resilient gardening and community resilience.
Weaverville, NC— Changing weather patterns affect us all. More heavy rainfall, warmer winters and springs, hotter summer nights, more dry periods and drought translate into changes in the timing of flowering, the success of pollination and fruiting, the challenges of managing fruit and vegetable crops in your garden. Laura Lengnick, a local vegetable and fruit gardener, discusses all of these changes and more in her new book, Resilient Agriculture: Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate (New Society Publishers 2015), and explains how they are all associated with our changing climate. http://cultivatingresilience.com/
Join us for a lively (click here ->) presentation by gardening educator and permaculture expert Laura Ruby, co-owner of The Ruby Roost, a learning center and retreat locatedjust outside of Marshall, NC. She also started and and manages YummyYards, an edible landscaping company. This year she joined the Roots Foundation, working with teachers and students in gardens of all varieties through Asheville City Schools.
She will discuss and illustrate the following topics and will answer your questions following her presentation:
Getting started with herbs- selecting the right plant for the right place
Learning the different types of herbs– culinary, medicinal, insect attracters, plant companions