Driving around this week, we noticed that several trees are flowering in the Asheville/Black Mountain area and there is green starting to show on the trees. Spring has arrived! And although the daytime temperature went from 79 degrees to 49 degrees in a span of three days (that’s Spring in the mountains), we can’t help but notice Mother Nature giving us some beautiful blooms to make up for that temporary fluctuation in the weather.
We wanted to share an upcoming event being sponsored by our friends at the fabulous music venue White Horse Black Mountain. As many of you know, parts of northern Japan are coping with the effects of an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and devastating tsunami earlier this month. Akira Satake, an artist, musician and native of Japan who lives in Swannanoa (the charming little town next door to Black Mountain) along with the folks at White Horse Black Mountain, have organized a benefit concert set for Thursday, March 31, 2011, at 7pm, to help those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Spring gets a head start in the Biltmore Conservatory (March 2011)
In “Spring is almost here!” news: You know Spring is almost here when it’s time for the annual Painters Greenhouse Herb Festival. Now in its seventh year, the Herb Festival, which will take place April 9-10, 2011, is more than just a sale on herbs (like the ones at the left, photo courtesy of Painters Greenhouse Facebook Page). While you’re picking out your chives, basil, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, you’ll also get to be entertained by local musicians, browse local arts and crafts, and enjoy some festive fare (funnel cakes, anyone? yum!).