Monday, April 8, 2019

Native perennials and more - Greenhouse open Saturdays through early June

M R Gardens in the Oakley community of Asheville opens its sustainable nursery to the public Saturdays, April 13 through June 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We offer native perennials, groundcovers, seasonal vegetable starts, culinary and medicinal herbs, as well as other plants that benefit you and the garden.




Passive solar greenhouse in early April.
Find us at 441 Onteora Blvd., Asheville. If you have questions, contact megan@mrgardens.net or leave a voicemail at 828.333.4151.

If you can't make it on Saturdays, we can be open by appointment. Reserve your plants at our online store: squareup.com/store/m-r-gardens. You’ll find descriptions of most of our plants at this site.

Availability changes each week, but we’ll mark a * beside the ones that are in stock the day before the sale.

Native Perennials
Anise Hyssop*
Asters — Aromatic, Calico*, Golden, Silky, Smooth Blue*
Bee Balm, Bradbury’s* and Wild Bergamot*
Big Bluestem Grass*
Black Eyed Susan, Bicolor Daisy* and Goldsturm
Blazing Star (Liatris) — Button, Marsh and Northern
Columbine*
Creeping Phlox - Sherwood Purple*
Culver’s Root*
Doll’s Daisy (Boltonia)*
Fireweed*
Golden Alexander*
Goldenrod, Showy*
Great Blue Lobelia
Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta)*
Ironweed*
Jacob’s Ladder*
Little Bluestem Grass*
Milkweed*
Mistflower
Mountain Mint*
Nodding Onion*
Rattlesnake Master*
Silphium, various species
Sochan (Rudbeckia laciniata)*
Sundrops, various species
Switch Grass*

Groundcovers
Creeping Daisy*
Creeping Thyme - “Mother of Thyme” variety*
Creeping Phlox - Sherwood Purple*
Euphorbia*
Roman Chamomile*
Sedum – Dragon’s Blood*
Sweet Alyssum – Carpet of Snow*; Royal Carpet*
Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)* 

Medicinal, Culinary Herbs and Annual Flowers – Some of the above listed natives and groundcovers are medicinal. In addition, we offer:
Ashwagandha*
Basil*
Balloon Flower*
Calendula*
Catmint*
Catnip*
Comfrey*
Feverfew*
Gotu Kola
Lemon Balm*
Marigold
Marjoram*
Parsley*
Stinging Nettle*
Tulsi (Holy Basil)*
Check the online store for additional selections available via pre-order.

Vegetable Starts
Collards*
Kale – Lacinato*, Vates*
Kohlrabi*
Lettuce – Buttercrunch*, Parris Island Romaine*, Cimarron Romaine*
Pak Choi*
Swiss Chard*
Tomatoes
Peppers – sweet and Jalapeno
Eggplant

We aim for as sustainable as possible, using organic methods and growing in a passive solar greenhouse heated entirely by solar gain and cooled with manual vents. Our potting soil incorporates bi-products of other manufacturing processes to avoid the over-use of peat. We grow on a small scale with attention to quality, and diversify our income streams to alleviate pressure on the nursery.

If you’re interested in a tour of our passive solar greenhouse, contact us to set up an appointment. See the description here.