|FALL OPEN HOUSE - Join Us!|
|Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10-4|
Please join us this Saturday! Come by and say hello, enjoy some seasonal refreshments, and sign up for door prizes given away at half past the hour thru 3:30 (must be present to win). Embrace the change of season, the arrival of pumpkins, gourds & mums, and take a first look at our fresh fall shipments at the garden center (g-g-g-gorgeous!).
Our Open House is the same day as Art in Autumn in downtown Weaverville. Do both - visit the nursery and the art show for a fun fall adventure.
‘Little Lime’ Hydrangea
|‘Little Lime’ Hydrangea paniculata|
$19.99 – 2 gal.
Grown on our FARM and full of buds! ‘Little Lime’ is a mini-‘Limelight’ and just as pretty as ‘Limelight’ - especially fabulous for hydrangea lovers with smaller yards and limited space, and can be tucked into numerous areas of your garden. The blooms on ‘Little Lime’ start off as a creamy green, then turn to creamy white, and fade to pink as the weather cools. Great cut flower!
This hydrangea is more compact, is free-branching and has strong stems to hold those pretty blooms up. ‘Little Lime’ blooms on new wood - so there is never any danger of losing your flowers to a spring frost. Trim back in early spring. Plant in full sun to part sun in well-drained soil. 3-5’ tall and wide. Zone 3-8. Limit 3 per customer while supplies last thru Thursday, Sept. 21.
|With Rachel Brownlee|
Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10-11:30 am
Whether you are new to flower arranging or an old pro – you are sure to learn some new tricks in Rachel’s workshop. Floral designer Rachel Brownlee will demonstrate how she creates special occasion centerpieces, plus two additional styles of basic floral arranging with step-by-step explanations as she proceeds. She will also discuss how to choose greenery for arrangements from the surrounding landscape, and provide a list of recommended cut flowers to grow in your own garden, and suggestions on basic tools and supplies. Free, but please pre-register at 828-645-3937 as space is limited.
About RACHEL BROWNLEE: A fascination and excitement for growing and arranging flowers has been central to Rachel Brownlee’s experience as a floral designer for over 18 years. Working from her property in Western North Carolina, Brownlee enjoys growing the majority of material she uses in her designs with an emphasis on promoting the special delights of seasonal flowers. A background in sustainable agriculture and fine-gardening compliment a desire to work with the native landscape to create unique, regionally significant bouquets and centerpieces. See her beautiful work at www.mountainfloral.org.
|Staff Spotlight on KATHRINE|
|FROM WILMA: The Staff Spotlight this week is on Kathrine Carter Jost. Kathrine came to work in the early days of the Garden Center (late 1980’s) and helped get the perennial department off to a good start. Although she has a background in Interior Design, she soon discovered a new talent in landscape design and began working as a landscape designer.|
Kathrine is a native of Chicago but grew up living in various places like Long Island, Virginia, and Texas before finally finding her “home” in Western North Carolina. She attended the University of Texas Arlington (Art History and Anthropology) and Western Carolina University (Interior Design). In 1998 Kathrine ventured out and was involved with her own landscape design firm until rejoining Reems Creek Nursery in 2011.
With her creative eye, she has played a major role in helping develop the gift shop. She and other staff visit showrooms, trade shows, etc. and keep up with the latest trends. Kathrine also has a way with floral decorating and has recently helped family members with weddings.
Kathrine says her love of gardening goes back to when her family was living on Long Island and she convinced her parents to let her plant a garden where the kiddie pool had been. She remembers it contained ageratum and red tulips. She has always liked to be outdoors and enjoys camping, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and, of course, gardening.
$8.39 – 1 gal.
Japanese Anemone is one of our favorite perennials. Anemone, also called windflower, blooms in late summer/fall on long slender stems that sway with the breeze - featuring pink or white flowers with a yellow center. Plant in humus-y, well-drained soil in full sun to part sun. They are happiest in part sun with a little protection from wind. Good cut flower that will naturalize once it is established.
We have 2 white cultivars: ‘Whirlwind’ and ‘Wild Swan’; and 4 pink cultivars ‘Prince Hemrich’, ‘Pamina’ ‘Queen Charlotte’ and ‘September Charm’. Deer tolerant. 1-3’ tall x 1-2’ wide. Zone 4-7. While supplies last thru Thursday, September 21.
|Our ISELI shipment just arrived – literally tons of cool Conifers, plus oddities like Weeping Pussy Willow.|
|Fall is a primo time to plant! With that in mind... we have been getting fresh plant material on a daily basis for a couple of weeks now - including ISELI & another West Coast load yesterday that includes beauties like Spanish Firs and standards like Arborvitae. Other large shipments have arrived including Redbuds, Dogwoods, Maples, fall-blooming Camellias (evergreen), fresh Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Encore Azaleas (zone 6 hardy), and Mountain Laurels.|
|-Fruit Trees – Apples (great selection including disease-resistant varieties), Pears, Peaches, Plums, Mulberries(!), Persimmons, Tart & Sweet Cherries, and Chestnut|
-Fresh Perennial Shipment & Perennial Fern Shipment!
-Fall Mums – big, fat plants - $6.99 each/$5.59 each when you buy 5 or more.
-Perennial Mums – Great cut flowers. Great pollinator plant.
-Veggies – Sustainably-raised on our farm - $2.49 per 4-pack, $26.99 flat (mix & match)
-Grass Seed, Veggie Seeds, & Cover Crop Seeds
|MON-SAT: 8-6 |
Open All Year!