|WATER GARDENING Workshop this Saturday|
|BEAUTY on the WATER |
Aquatic Plants & How to Grow Them
With Bret Duncan
Saturday, July 1 at 10 am
From the muckiest of murky places arises some of the most beautiful and useful plants in the world.
Come join us to explore the seldom-visited world of aquatic plants. These plants are not just for the wetlands of the world, they also have a place in your own backyard. Whether you have a pond or not you too can enjoy the beauty and usefulness of aquatic plants. We will discuss several types of aquatic plants, how to grow them, and variations on water gardens from ponds to rain gardens to containers. No previous knowledge of aquatic plants is necessary, just join us and learn.
Bret C. Duncan is a Certified Plant Professional and received a Diploma of Horticulture from Haywood Community College. He has worked in the green industry for 5 years and at Reems Creek Nursery for 3 years. Bret is currently an urban homesteader in West Asheville and hopes to someday own and operate a nursery/farm of his own.
|30 % Off Blueberries|
$11.89 – 1 gal. / $20.99 – 3 gal.
Regularly $16.99 and $29.99
Blueberries...what a delicious fruit! Plus they are ornamental - with pretty spring flowers & great fall color. Plant a blueberry patch, or plant just a couple of blueberry bushes as a beautiful ornamental with a major fruit bonus. Most of our cultivars are Northern Highbush varieties that grow 4-6’ tall. Some are dwarf varieties that are suitable for containers and smaller urban plots.
Blueberry tidbits: You need two different blueberry cultivars for pollination. They enjoy good drainage in their root zone (so amend soil at planting time) and a low soil pH of 4.0 – 5.3 to thrive. Sulfur will help acidify the soil. Fertilize with Holly-Tone when they are blooming and again one month later. Remember to keep blueberries well-watered – they don’t want to be swampy, but they like their roots to stay moist. Although blueberries can be planted in part shade, they will be more fruitful when planted in full sun.
Limit 5 per customer while supplies last thru Thursday, July 6.
|FROM WILMA: During June some of us here at the Garden Center, as well as some of you, went on several garden tours. From small “pocket” gardens to large expanses, the gardens were inspiring. Garden tours are a great way to glean ideas.|
This season, perennials/annuals are extra eye-catching along Main Street in Weaverville. The Weaverville Garden Club, some businesses and churches, as well as homeowners have made some colorful plantings. I drive by St. Matthews Anglican Church on Reems Creek Road every day and enjoy the beauty of their gardens.
June was Perennial Plant Month and we are extending our perennial sale through July 6! There is a great selection of (bee-friendly!) perennials grown at our farm as well as other local nurseries.
|Do You Have|
Plants on Hold?
|Dear customers…If you have UNPAID plants on hold, please pick them up ASAP. ALL unpaid plants will be put back into stock if not picked up before Thursday, July 6.|
As a reminder, our Bloomin’ Bucks event starts on July 7. In fairness to all our customers during our Bloomin’ Bucks event, we cannot hold any items, and Bloomin’ Bucks cannot be used for special order or consignment items. Thank you for your consideration!
|Happy Fourth of July to all of you! We will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, to celebrate Independence Day.|
|35% Off ‘Little Bunny’ Ornamental Grass|
|Dwarf Fountain Grass |
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'
$7.79 – 1 gal.
Regularly $ 11.99
PERENNIAL. ‘Little Bunny’ is a graceful fountain grass with narrow deep green leaves and greenish-white flower spikes in late summer. Foliage turns golden in fall and then fades to a straw color that offers winter interest. Grass adds great texture to the garden.
Plant in full sun to part sun in moist soil. Trim foliage to ground in late winter before new growth starts. 12-18” tall x 18-24" wide. Zone 6 to 9. While supplies last thru Thursday, July 6.
|Tomato blight has been spotted in Henderson County and confirmed by Cooperative Extension. UGG! It is time to start spraying your tomatoes with a fungicide if you are not already doing so. Blight must be prevented, as it is difficult (impossible?) to treat once the plant is infected.|
We have a handout at the checkout counters with tips on preventing Late Blight organically. Be pro-active!
|We very much appreciate Sue Vrooman’s willingness to share her beautiful Laughing Crow Gardens with us last Thursday and Friday. In the early evening, the garden looked so lush – it positively glowed.|
We wound through the garden delighting in each distinct area, and Sue provided specific cultivar names to the garden nerds in the crowd, along with planting techniques and poetry. It was a huge inspiration to all in attendance. Thank you Sue!
|PERENNIAL SPECIAL EXTENDED!!|
a PERENNIAL purchase of $50 or more thru Thursday, July 6
|MON-SAT: 8-6 |
CLOSED JULY 4