Saturday, December 22, 2018

Golden Winged Warbler Field Day -Sunday April 28th, 2019

Golden Winged Warbler Field Day  -Sunday April 28th 2019- 
 Shady Grove Gardens is celebrating the return spring migration of Neotropical songbirds with a Field Day for bird lovers and photographers. 

The 76 acre farm on the NC Birding Trail, its located on the slopes of 'The Peak', in the Amphibolite Mountains of Ashe County. Open meadows, early succession forest, numerous streams & mountain bogs provide excellent habitat many types of birds as well as great long range views.

 Birding watching is open to everyone. Admission for a self-guided walk is $5. Trails are moderate. Most anyone will enjoy the combination open meadow, farm roads and rich cove forest. With luck, everyone will be able to see the Golden Winged Warbler, a species of special concern.  Birders can stay as long as they want, however birding and photography is best very early in the morning.  We will open the gate at 8:00AM Call 828-297-4098. Day of: 828-964-1956 for information and directions.

Come see how Brent and Susan maintain their land for wildlife conservation.

Here's a link to Cornell for more information about the Golden Winged Warbler. The photo is from Cornell as well. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Now Flower Shares from Shady Grove Gardens

Flower Shares - Our Subscription of Flower Bouquets- just for you

Once a long long time ago we had a CSA flower subscription. Now we have some new ideas on how to make it happen for everyone. So here we go. It's like a vegetable CSA or community supported agriculture. What that means for you, is you pay ahead.  But unlike a gym membership, you're going to love seeing us every week. 

For either Tuesday 4-7pm pickup in Boone, NC or Thursday pickup here at the Zionville nursery we have several choices of bouquets and buckets of flowers to choose from. 

(Those of you willing to come to us on Thursday 4-7pm, for your weekly flowers, you get a discount)

When you sign up, you choose  the number of months you'd like.
For each type of Flower Share we have a set number of subscriptions available. Sign up early. The deadline for 'The Spring Share' is mid-April.  You will receive and introduction with a few more details as well as a reminder email each week, before pickup. 



6 Weeks of fifteen- twenty beautiful mixed dahlias, for
$126/6 weeks or $108 for pickup at our nursery in Zionville, NC
10 miles from Boone. These all dahlia bouquets.


4 Weeks of farm direct spring flowers, lilac, tulips, anemone,
ranunculus, viburnum and maybe peony. These are single variety bunches.
$ 84/4 weeks of Boone delivered bouquets or @$72/4 weeks of
pickup at our Zionville NC nursery. Starting April 24th through
mid- May including Mother's Day week. This weekly choice
includes a selection of several spring flowers for you to arrange.
(our photos show arranged flowers)


These fun mixed buckets of flowers are 70 stems of our best flowers for you to arrange. We supply a mixture of focal, filler and line flowers each week. These are the same volume as our bridal DIY buckets @ the discounted price of $70 per bucket. Pickups @ our Nursery in Zionville are less @ $65 per bucket.  To order more than one months subscription, add more to your cart. If you want more than one per week, please call us or place two separate orders. Our Bucket share starts June 5. 


  • A large  mixed bouquet of our finest flowers, sleeved and ready for the trip home.
  • Order 1 month at a time. 
  • Flowered are delivered the 1st  four weeks of each summer month, June -September.
  • For months with 5 weeks we will take a 1 week break. 
  • You may order more than one month at a time. 
  • Tuesday afternoon pickups in Boone, @$120/4 weeks. 
  • Or you may choose the nursery for a Thursday afternoon pickups the same, large mixed bouquet, of freshly cut flowers @$108/ 4 weeks. A $3/week discount. 

  • Please choose one location when signing up. These bouquets are 20-25 stem arrangements, so you may choose to make smaller bouquets with them. Each of these bouquets will include a careful mixture of filler and line flowers, greenery and focal flowers such as dahlias and lisianthus. If you are looking for more than one bouquet per week, please place two separate orders or call us. 

Photos of our mixes and buckets of loose flowers from previous years. See our storefront to sign up: _Share-_flower_subscription.html