Sat. March 14 from 10-11:30

With Lisa Wagner

A small-scale, carefully managed vegetable garden can be a lovely (as well as tasty) addition to home landscapes, by attention to design and plant selection. In the temperate climate of Western North Carolina, vegetables can be grown or harvested year-round by selecting the right vegetables and varieties.

In spring and fall, cool-season vegetables such as greens and leeks create a pleasing tapestry of greens, punctuated by perennial herbs and edible flowers. In late spring and summer, warm season vegetables and herbs add their own character, from the attractive fruits of eggplants, peppers, and tomatoes to the twining vines of beans. Using winter-hardy varieties and simple season extension techniques. winter harvest of greens, lettuces, herbs, and other cool season vegetables extend the growing season.

Free, but please pre-register at the Garden Shop or call 828-645-3937.

Lisa Wagner was Director of Education at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson University for over 20 years, where she taught and led workshops on a variety of topics. A plant ecologist by background (Ph.D. in Botany, UC Berkeley), she’s been interested in native plants, sustainable gardening, public education, and promoting habitat restoration over the course of her career. Lisa does frequent presentations and classes as a volunteer, on a variety of topics including native plants, wildlife friendly gardening, garden design, gardening and creativity, and four-season vegetable gardening.