|Foxglove - Choose from a variety of cultivars|
$8.99 – 1 gallon
Gorgeous flowers characterize this cottage garden favorite. The blooms are tall spires that look lovely against a dark background (like a wall or dark shrubs). Choose from Alba, Foxy Hybrids, Apricot, Giant Shirley, and Camelot Rose, Lavender, & White. Blooms in May and June. Bloom heights vary per cultivar, ranging from 2 to 5’ tall.
Plant in full sun to part shade, in moist well-drained soil. Attracts butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Deer and rabbit tolerant. Zone 4-8. This plant is a biennial, so leave a few dead flower stalks on the plant (so the plant can “self-sow” its seed for the following year). Because all parts of the foxglove plant are poisonous, care should be taken with small children and animals. While supplies last thru Thursday, May 16.
|Itea 'Henry's Garnet' |
$20.99 – 3 gallon
Itea virginica, also called Virginia sweetspire, is covered with fragrant white bottlebrush-type flowers in late spring/early summer. In fall, its green leaves change to a dramatic red/garnet color – making a perfect native substitute for burning bush! ‘Henry’s Garnet’ has larger flowers and prettier fall color than the straight species.
Plant in full to part sun. Enjoys moist well-drained soil, but is tolerant of a broad range of soil conditions and will tolerate wet feet. Native plant. Attracts butterflies and other pollinators. 3-4’ tall x 4-6’ wide. Zone 5-9. These plants are budded and beginning to bloom. Limit 3 per customer while supplies last thru Thursday, May 16.
|We are sad to announce that Geraldine Bradley Cole (Gerri) passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019. Gerri’s face is familiar to many of you because she worked for Reems Creek Nursery for literally decades - since the nursery’s beginning in 1979 until just a few years ago.|
She was well-loved by our staff and our customers alike. She answered about a billion plant questions over the years for both staff and customers. Gerri had a truly encyclopedic knowledge of plants and growing techniques, and she mentored many of our staff members with such patience and grace.
On Monday a former staff person commented that Gerri could outwork any of us and get it done quicker than any of us. She was always willing to share a kind word along with her candy stash in the potting shed. Gerri will be missed by all of us, and our prayers for comfort go out to her loved ones.
In June, Reems Creek Nursery will be planting a tree in honor of Gerri at the Garden Center – we will announce the exact time later. Rest in peace dear Gerri.
|FROM WILMA: In 1928, in order to encourage tourism in Asheville, the Chamber of Commerce organized The Rhododendron Festival. This week-long event held in June each year until 1942 featured daily parades, beauty pageants, music, upscale balls, a rhododendron King and Queen, and rhododendron tours. I recall hearing my mother and her friends reminisce about attending when they were teenagers.|
The genus Rhododendron comprises hundreds of rhododendron and azalea species and cultivars. A few species are native to our mountains with the most popular being Catawba that blooms in June at Craggy Gardens, Roan Mountain, and other high elevations. Some deciduous azalea species are also native to our area, although beautiful evergreen azaleas are not native here.
Most of the lovely rhododendrons now flowering around town are hybrids of these natives. Now is a great time to plant them and we have some beauties. Plant in light shade in shallow, well-drained soil - good drainage is a must!
|Flowers for Mom on Mother's Day|
Itoh & Garden Peonies
Mom loves flowers and we have so many to choose from!
We also have...
- Hanging Baskets
- Annual Flowers
- Perennial Flowers
- Tropical Flowers
- Flowering Trees
- Flowering Shrubs
- Fuchsia Baskets
- Luscious Houseplants
- Boston Fern
- Trendy Succulents
- Unique Gifts
New Shipment Clematis
|Get Mom a|
|If you can’t decide what to get for mom, get mom a gift card! Call us at the Garden Center at 828-645-3937 or buy a gift certificate online.|
As you are wandering through the gorgeous array of plants available to take home and add to your garden, consider planting each variety in larger drifts that weave in and out of each other. Choose flower and foliage colors and textures that compliment each other.
This creates a more dynamic landscape design than planting everything in ones or threes, and a lower maintenance garden!
|Weaverville Tailgate Market is at Reems Creek Nursery every Wednesday from 2:30 - 6 pm. |
In 2019, Weaverville Tailgate Market will be located here while the Town of Weaverville rebuilds the Community Center at Lake Louise. The Weaverville Tailgate Market and parking for the Market will be located in the gravel parking lot to the right of our entrance. Find out more on their website or their Facebook Page.