|Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’|
$4.19 Quart Size
PERENNIAL. A favorite of Dr. Allan Armitage, ‘Powis Castle’ Artemisia (wormwood) is loved for its silvery fern-like aromatic foliage. ‘Powis Castle’ adds a wonderful texture and color to the garden. Grows to 2-3’ tall and 1-2’ wide, but spreads by rhizomes to about 3-6’ if not controlled. Artemisia is also a great cut for fresh and dried floral arrangements. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Drought, rabbit, and deer tolerant. Zone 6-9.
While supplies last thru Thursday, August17.
|Hypericum ‘Blue Velvet’|
$24.49 - 3 gal.
‘Blue Velvet’ St. John’s Wort is a native cultivar with fragrant, blue-green leaves and bright yellow flowers that are followed by red berries in fall. Blooms in late spring into summer. Such a pretty plant and these are budded and blooming. Mounding habit to 3-4’ tall and wide. Plant in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Heat & drought tolerant. Zone 4-7.
Limit 3 per customer while supplies last thru Thursday, August17.
|Next week several several folks from Reems Creek are going to The Windy City for a big event!|
Billed as the “world’s largest trade show, educational and networking event for Independent Garden Centers”, the IGC show is held each year at the Navy Pier in Chicago. Susan has attended in the past and thinks the garden center tour alone would be worth the trip.
The educational sessions led by industry professionals and trade show with over 550 vendors showcasing their products is attended by hundreds of garden center people from all around the country. The excitement and buzz is contagious and we will come back with lots of enthusiasm and ideas for making Reems Creek Nursery better for you, our valued customers! Check it out at www.igcchicago.com
|FROM WILMA: The staff spotlight this week is on Ruth Gonzalez. Ruth joined our staff over 14 years ago and over time has played a part in most Garden Center departments. With her plant knowledge and varied gardening experiences she is a “go-to” person for most any gardening question that might arise. |
Ruth is a native of Pensacola, Florida where she, siblings, and cousins ran around barefoot much of the year while exploring the outdoors and swimming in Escambia Bay. She has fond memories of the vegetable and flower gardens her family grew. Sometimes the whole extended family gathered wildflowers to make arrangements and at Christmas searched the woodlands for a tree (usually “Charlie Brown” type).
While in college, (she has a degree in studio art from The University of Western Florida) she read information on organic gardening and started her first garden. After moving to NC. Ruth lived on a farm in Madison County where organic tobacco and Certified Organic vegetables were grown – she did lots of hoeing! After the tobacco buyout, she began selling at The North Asheville Tailgate Market where she started the Tailgate Market Fan Club blog.
At the Garden Center, Ruth is currently involved in marketing (her artist background is a plus), fruits and edibles, Garden Shop product ordering, organics (she is on the Organic Grower’s School Board of Directors), and roses. Some of Ruth’s favorite plants are any that attract pollinators, herbs, and flowers for cutting and fragrance. Ruth credits Gerri Neville (now retired) and other staff for inspiring in the greenhouse, nursery, and garden center business. She is also editor of this newsletter.
|Eclipse Party - Good News! We've added more room!|
|Join us Monday, August 21 from 1-3 for an ECLIPSE PARTY with grilled hotdogs, “Sun Tea" & "Moon Pies".|
Project Fun too - party participants will have the opportunity to create stepping stones to commemorate the Great American Eclipse. We will provide some embellishments, (if you have any embellishments, please feel free to bring them also) to press into your stepping stone. Please bring your own lawn chair. Deadline for signing up is Wednesday, August 16. Please pre-register at 828-645-3937 for this free event. All ages welcome. All children must be under the supervision of their parents/an adult.
Caution: It is NEVER safe to look at the sun without protection at any time. We will have a supply of free NASA/ISO-approved glasses for viewing the eclipse, but participants are responsible for protecting their eyes and the eyes of any children in their care at all times during the event.
|Reems Creek Nursery is proud to be one of the sponsors of Speaking of Gardening at the Folk Art Center this Friday and Saturday. This stimulating event sends us into plant geek mode quickly. The range of topics covered and the great speakers leave us feeling inspired every year!|
|We are big fans of Organic Growers School, and their Harvest Conference is coming up September 8 & 9 – with All Day Intensive Workshops on Friday and a selection of 21 classes on Saturday. The conference will be held at beautiful Warren Wilson College on both Saturday and Sunday this year. For class schedule click HERE, for more info click HERE.|
- Time to plant your fall veggie garden – we have starts!
- Start planting cover crops - we have seed!
- Lawns- prepare ground and spread lime, but wait until late August before planting grass seed
- Do not prune shrubs after August 1
- Continue spraying tomatoes to prevent late blight
- Get in on the hummingbird action, install a hummingbird feeder
- 50% off Children's Summer Hats (so cute - hurry - limited supply!)
- 50% OFF Tropical Water Lilies
- 50% OFF Summer Flower & Vegetable Seeds
|MON-SAT: 8-6 |