Master Gardeners Tour is coming up on Saturday, June 3!

 "Alchemist" stone and steel sculpture by Carl & Ethan Peverall

"Alchemist" stone and steel sculpture by Carl & Ethan Peverall

If you’re in need of some new ideas for your landscape, or if you’re like me and think ‘one day’ you’ll have more time in your lawn/garden – come to the Buncombe County Master Gardeners tour on Saturday for a day of inspiration and tranquil beauty!  Six gardens are on the tour, and many of the members will be working in these gardens to help answer your questions and share their knowledge about the plantings.

I’ll be at the Cole Cottage Garden providing information about the outdoor sculpture on display for this event.  Our team chose a stone sculpture titled “Alchemist” by Carl Peverall for the front lawn.  Then two metal and enamel sculptures by Deana Blanchard and Chuck Young were chosen: “Perky and Quirky Flowers” for the path to the moss garden, and “La Bella Luna” for the galax garden. You can purchase from this event – or arrange an artist studio visit with me to see more.

 Perky and Quirky Flowers are forged, foraged and fabricated steel, enamel and patina.

Perky and Quirky Flowers are forged, foraged and fabricated steel, enamel and patina.

The organizers expect 400-450 attendees to this biennial event.  Tickets are on sale at the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, and it is a “self-driving” tour.  Hours are 9am- 4pm.   Opportunities like this are few and far between – I hope you can make it!