|It’s Bloomin’ Bucks® Time!|
|Redeem Your BLOOMIN’ BUCKS® starting |
Friday, July 13 thru Saturday, July 21.
It is Bloomin’ Bucks® time at Reems Creek Nursery. Use your Bucks to get a great price on trees, conifers, flowering shrubs, perennials, annuals, gorgeous pottery, berries, birdhouses, terrarium supplies, fairy garden fun, gifts for all ages, tools and more! You decide! Hours are 8-6 on Monday – Saturday.
How it works: You have 9 full days to spend your accumulated Bloomin’ Bucks® on any in-stock merchandise. Use your Bloomin’ Bucks® to enjoy a discount of up to 50% on your purchase of ANY in-stock merchandise.
For instance…if you have $20 worth of Bucks in your account, you can get a $40 plant for half price OR get $20 off a larger purchase. We will check your balance for you at the nursery.
- Bloomin’ Bucks® have no cash value and may not be used for special orders, previous purchases, consignment items, gift cards, or services.
- No additional Bloomin’ Bucks® will be awarded in transactions where Bloomin’ Bucks® are utilized.
- Bloomin’ Bucks® may be used now or during our October Bloomin’ Bucks® event. Any unused Bloomin’ Bucks® will expire at the end of our October event.
- Sorry, but in fairness to all of our customers we are unable to hold any unpaid items during Bloomin’ Bucks®.
Have fun spending your Bucks and we appreciate each and every one of you!
|FROM WILMA: Most summer issues of gardening and/or food magazines have articles and recipes relating to tomatoes. Nothing beats the taste of a vine-ripened homegrown tomato. Whether we have one tomato plant or an entire field, about this time of July we begin watching for ripening fruit.|
Here in the mountains we know that late blight can sometimes be a problem with tomatoes. Dr. Randy Gardner with NC State University has been breeding tomatoes for over 25 years and will present a program on dealing with late blight. He will also give a preview of soon-to-be-released varieties some with disease resistance as well as the promise of heirloom flavors.
This program is Thursday, July 19th from 10-12 at the Folk Art Center. Free, but please register by calling Buncombe County Co-operative Extension at 255-5522.
You may also request our handout Preventing Tomato Blight Organically at the checkout counter.
- Watering – grass and vegetables require 1” of water per week. Newly planted trees and shrubs should be watered deeply twice a week.
- Weed-eat carefully, as weed-eaters will damage, and possibly kill, trees, shrubs, and fruit.
- If needed, fertilize and prune shrubs by no later than July 31.
- Harvest veggies frequently so they are at their most tender and delicious.
- Mulch flowerbeds and veggie gardens to prevent weeds and retain moisture.
- Buckwheat is a great summer cover crop that pollinators love too.
- Start planning your fall garden.
- During the heat of summer, most hanging baskets should be watered 1-2 times daily.
- Deadhead flowers for continual bloom.
- Fertilize on a regular basis to keep plants healthy and happy.
- Don’t be afraid to cut back baskets that have gotten leggy.
- If petunias have stopped blooming, cut back and fertilize.
Pesto is a summer favorite of both children and grownups. With ample amounts of garlic and basil, it instantly transforms your favorite dishes into something wonderful. Smear it on bruschetta, toss it with pasta, add it to cream cheese, or freeze it for later.
- 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 or more Cloves Garlic
- 2 Cups fresh Basil Leaves, hard-packed
- ½ Cup Parsley, hard-packed
- ¼ Cup lightly toasted Pine Nuts (or walnuts)
- ½ Cup grated Romano or Parmesan Cheese
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor, and puree. Use immediately for best flavor, or freeze to use later (in ice cube form, in small containers, or flat in Ziploc bags).
~ From Southern Herb Growing by Madalene Hill & Gwen Barclay ~
|We still have sustainably-grown pepper plants from our farm available at 70% off!!|