Garden Show and Sale brings color to your yard

Staff reports

Ready to do more for your spring and summer garden? Planning to add some perennials to your garden bed? Want to add some color around the borders?

On Saturday, May 21, the Black Mountain Beautification Committee will hold the 11th annual Garden Show and Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain or shine) on the grounds of the Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State St. More than 20 vendors will be selling annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees and other plants.

Charles Street Garden with its Japanese irises and native blue flag irises will return for its seventh year. Appalachian Creek, J&B Herb Farm and Laurel Hill Nursery will be at the show, each since the show began. New vendors include Toad Song Farm, Radical Roots Farm and Deep Roots Market Gardens.

An added feature, The Clothes Line Sale, is back for a second year. For a fee, members and friends of the committee are donating their time and talents. Want someone to plant daffodils or to weed your yard? Having a dinner party and need a chef, fancy party cookies or veggie Indian Samosas? Or just want to have a good old-fashioned beer party? Remove a clothespin, pay the amount and have fun. The clothespins tend to sell quickly.

At noon, Sow True Seeds will help children create seed bombs. Joe Dinwiddie of Drystone Joe will lead a workshop on bio-intensive gardening. Tower Plus will demonstrate how to grow a garden in minimal space.

Marilyn Sobranski will be available throughout the day to receive your plastic flowerpots and trays at Rainbow Recycling, located in the back parking lot of the Black Mountain Library.

All the money raised from the vendor fees and the Clothes Line sale helps the Black Mountain Beautification Committee make the town more beautiful. For more, visit blackmountain or Facebook/Black Mountain Beautification.