Buncombe County: A Gardening Guide for Our Mountains

— Written By and last updated by Brandy Proctor
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Living in Western North Carolina means that there is always something to do in the garden, from preparing soil and pruning to fertilizing and transplanting. But when and how? You’ll find the answers in A Gardening Guide for Our Mountains.

Created by Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener℠ (BCEMG) volunteers, the guide provides a complete month-by-month description of what to do (and not to do), along with tips on invasive species, mulching, composting, and creating bird- and pollinator-friendly habitats.

This quick reference makes the perfect holiday gift for the gardeners in your life, whether they are old hands, new to gardening, or new to gardening in the mountains. A Gardening Guide for Our Mountains will get them off to the right start and keep their gardens growing all year long. Plus, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that funds raised through this publication go to support the many educational and outreach programs provided by BCEMG volunteers.



Buncombe County Center
49 Mount Carmel Road, Asheville, NC 28806

Cost: $10.
Cash or check
Make checks payable to: Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener.
How to pick up: Visit our office during operating hours, Monday – Friday | 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and ask our front desk for your Garden Guide.


Cost: $13.
Check only
Make checks payable to: Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener.
How to order: Mail your check with a note requesting a Garden Guide to:
ATTN: Buncombe County Master Gardener
Buncombe County Center
49 Mount Carmel Road, Asheville, NC 28806

Your Garden Guide will ship 1-3 business days AFTER your payment has been received. Please contact our office with any questions.