Gardening Tips Part 2

Gardening tips from Lizette Lampe, Realtor, Keller Williams-Elite

August 1, 2019

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about planning your home’s landscape to create an environment which you will find pleasing for the long range.  This involves choosing the correct species to avoid disproportionately sized shrubs and trees at maturity. Equally important is spacing plants appropriately to avoid over-crowding in the future. I emphasized doing one’s homework at the beginning stages of the landscape plan.  Some folks can do this well on their own; others might need some guidance. If you are in the latter group, visit B. B. Barnes Garden Center and Landscaping Services on Sweeten Creek Road in Arden.

What an experience to meander through their incredibly diverse set of plants, shrubs, and trees. Knowledgeable horticultural staff is always available to discuss your questions.  

Landscaping services range from basic garden consultation to complete landscape design and installation. I like the way they customize their services to the needs of the client.  For example, you might simply need information about how certain plants will grow. Tell a staff member what you have in mind, and they’ll advise you based on the lighting situation and spacial limitations. 

Say, you want a bit more help. B. B. Barns has a Garden Coach which you can hire to come out to your property. The Coach will walk around with you and give expert advice.  Of course, they also offer full installation and delivery of plants. If you need assistance in creating show-stopper pots for your porch, patio, or deck, they even have a Container Designer.

B. B. Barns is simply an inspiring place to visit! 

In In business over 30 years, they are the largest garden center in western North Carolina, offering annuals, perennials, shrubbery, and trees.  They also have an impressive selection of beautiful ceramic pots, from small to very large. The gift shop has hats, jewelry, clothing, candles, and many other fascinating items. It’s a pleasant outing just to visit this beautiful garden center.  

Garden Center Hours: Mon-Sat: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Closed Sunday


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