PERENNIAL. Hostas shine in the shade - bringing color, texture, blooms, and interest to the darker spots in your garden. Their foliage is spectacular! The tubular-shaped flowers (usually lavender or white) bloom in summertime and hummingbirds love to visit them.
Hosta is a huge family with over 3,000 named varieties that range from tiny to huge, in many shades of green and beautiful variegations. Generally, hostas are very tough plants that excel in the mountains of WNC. Plant in part shade to shade. Tolerates black walnut. Enjoy this special while supplies last through Thursday, July 11.
|30% Off Hydrangea 'Firelight'|
|$24.49 - 3 gallon|
Matt’s favorite hydrangea! Hydrangea paniculata ‘Fire Light’ blooms in summer/fall. The upright panicles are packed with florets that transform from pure white to rich pomegranate-pink as they age. ‘Fire Light’ has thick sturdy stems, blooms reliably, and is very winter hardy. Beautiful as a feature in the garden or massed together. ‘Fire Light’ is also a great cut flower. We have these planted midway on the bank that faces the parking lot, and they attract attention from many customers.
Plant in full sun to part sun. 4.5-6' tall x 4.5-6' wide. Cut back in late winter/early spring. Deciduous. Zone 4-9. Limit 3 per customer while supplies last thru Thursday, July 11.
| Daylilies are Shining Now!|
|FROM WILMA: Daylilies (Hemerocallis) are some of the easiest perennials to grow. Give them sunshine and well-drained soil and they thrive in most areas. Stands of orange tawny daylilies (sometimes called ditch lilies) are found at most old homesteads, along roadways, and in ditches. Another old variety is what my grandmother called lemon lily. I have a planting of this delightfully fragrant daylily that reminds me of being in her garden.|
Over the years many daylily hybrids have been introduced. Mass plantings along the freeways are eye catching at this time. Robert Selman of Blue Ridge Daylilies is a local hybridizer and has many selections named for local gardeners and others including some of the staff at Reems Creek Nursery. It is peak bloom season at Blue Ridge Daylillies and visitors are welcome through Aug. 2.
Daylilies combine well with other summer-flowering perennials. They do need to be divided every few years as well as deadheaded on a regular basis. I haven’t tried them, but the buds and flowers are edible.
'Wilma R. Penland' Daylily
|Annual Yard Sale|
at Reems Creek Nursery
|Starts Friday, July 12 at 8 am|
Don’t miss our super clearance!
Big reductions on odds & ends and overstocks to make room for new inventory – from the Garden Center & Gift Shop including pottery and statuary.
|Summer Yummies - Fruits of the Summertime|
Sat, July 13 from 10-11:30
with Bret C. Duncan
Are you one of those people that associate Summer with succulent ripe raspberries? Maybe you frequently suffer from Blueberry belly in the month of July... and love it! If you are such a person and want the full experience in the comfort of your own garden then come see us for our Summer Yummies class on July 13th. We will discuss summer fruiting plants and how to grow them. And yes, Summer yummy samples will be provided. Free, but please pre-register at the Garden Shop or call 828-645-3937.
Botanical Sketching & Painting
with Graphite & Watercolor
Sat, July 20 from 10 to 12 noon
with Claire Simpson-Jones
Learn to sketch realistic studies of flowers and plants. To complete the drawings, we will use watercolor washes with simple mixing and painting techniques. For Beginner to Intermediate Level. Bring a sketchbook to the class. Graphite and paint will be provided. Limited class size. Free, but pre-registration required. Sign up in the Garden Shop or call 828-645-3937.
Garden Design Basics
Sat, July 27 from 10-11:30
with Joel Cole
This crash course on garden design will discuss the importance of soil building, design choices that emphasize choosing the right plant for the right place, what to consider regarding plant placement and home orientation, and the art of layering plants to heighten their effectiveness. Free, but please pre-register at the Reems Creek Nursery Garden Shop or call 828-645-3937.
More info on upcoming workshops HERE.
Swing and Sway in a Hammock Chair
Brightly colored and swaying in the breeze, hammock chairs beckon you to come "sit a spell" on a warm summer day. Snuggle in with your feet dangling and toes pushing you to and fro.
Once you sit down in these comfy slings with a book and lemonade in hand, you might not want to get back up until it's absolutely necessary!
20% Off our Hammock Chairs & Deluxe Hammock Chairs. You decide. Both are wonderful!
|It has been dry and plants are suffering. Be generous with water. Newly-planted plants like to be deeply watered twice a week for the entire first year. Consistent watering helps stave off plant issues and stress. Plants that are stressed are more susceptible to problems with insects and diseases – just like humans.|
Many hanging baskets should be watered twice a day during the heat of summer. Additionally, regular watering helps prevent blossom-end rot on tomatoes and helps prevent powdery mildew on many plants.
|70% Off Summer |
Tomatoes, Peppers & More!
|In England they call it the Chelsea Chop because the timing coincides with the Chelsea Flower Show.|
Old timers in WNC suggest pruning certain perennials before July 4 (this weekend will work) – especially perennial chrysanthemums. If you prune them back by about 1/3, they will produce more flowers and the plants will be fuller, shorter, and less floppy. This works beautifully for helianthus (swamp and willowleaf sunflower) as well.
Don’t prune if the plant has already set buds and don't chop after the first week in July.
|Reems Creek Nursery is hosting the Weaverville Tailgate Market every Wednesday from 2:30 - 6 pm.|
Parking for the Weaverville Tailgate Market is located in the gravel parking lot to the right of our entrance. PLEASE USE CAUTION in the parking lot - drive carefully and thoughtfully. Thanks! Find out more on their website or their Facebook Page.