|25% Off Aster 'Magic Pink'|
|Aster Novi-Belgii 'Magic Pink'|
‘Magic Pink’ Aster
$8.99 - 1 gallon
Packed with buds and starting to bloom...your fall garden needs asters!
Called Michaelmas Daisy or New York Aster, these asters bloom in late summer and early/mid fall, and they bloom profusely with small pink daisy-like petals surrounding a bright yellow center.
This pollinator favorite is loved by hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees! Compact and easy care, ‘Magic Pink’ Aster combines nicely with Russian sage, goldenrod, Joe Pye weed, coreopsis, butterfly bush, muhly grass, caryopteris, verbena, agastache, ironweed, and sedums.
Plant in full sun in moist well-drained soil. About 12-24” tall x 16-24” wide. Cut back in early spring. Next year pinch back by July 4 to keep plants more compact. Deer & Rabbit Resistant. Zone 4-8. While supplies last thru Thursday, August 15.
|30% Off Carolina Allspice|
Carolina Allspice/Sweet Shrub
$20.99 – 3 gallon
Calycanthus, also known as Carolina Allspice, has numerous nicknames – Sweet Bubby Bush, Sweet Betsy, Strawberry Bush and Sweet Shrub.
Native to the southeastern USA, Carolina Allspice has deep burgundy-brown flowers with shiny aromatic green leaves that turn yellow in fall. Sweet Shrub gets its name from its fragrant flowers, but the fragrance strength can vary greatly from bush to bush. Prune right after flowering when needed.
Plant in full sun to part sun in well-drained soil. Enjoys rich soil but tolerates a wide range of soils including wet soil. Deer tolerant. 6-10’ tall x 6-12’ wide. Zone 4-9. Locally grown! Limit 3 per customer while supplies last thru Thursday, August 15.
|Summer Bouquet Workshop - Make & Take|
SORRY, WORKSHOP IS FULL!
Sat. Aug. 10 from 10-11:30
with Rachel Brownlee
Attendees: See you Saturday for big fun! Please remember to bring your own pruners/scissors. Details here.
EMBRACE YOUR SHADE
Saturday, Sept. 7 at 10 am
with Tanya LaCorte
Beautiful leaf textures, lovely flowers, and colorful foliage make up an extensive and lush palette for perennial gardening in the shade. Tanya’s enthusiasm for shade gardening will inspire you to transform your shady areas into a relaxing oasis and garden destination. Free, but please pre-register at the Garden Center or call 828-645-3937.
- Stay tuned for our September Workshop Schedule. Look for details in next week's newsletter. Embrace Your Shade Workshop on Sept 7, Kokedama Workshop on Sept 14, Native Plant Workshop, and more!
|FROM WILMA: August has sights, sounds, and smells that are not obvious in other months. A sound I associate with August is that of cicadas (my grandmother called them “jar flies”). Garden phlox, Hosta plantaginea(August Lily), Buddleia (Butterfly Bush), and other late summer bloomers seem to smell extra fragrant especially on muggy evenings. Goldfinch nest late in summer when there is an abundance of seeds to feed their young. I enjoy watching them as they flit about on seed heads of coneflower & verbena.|
The Mountain State Fair is approaching (Sept. 6-15). It is a good way to showcase your flowers, veggies, crafts, preserved foods, and other items, and perhaps win ribbons and cash premiums! There are divisions for youth too. Information for entering may be found at www.wncagcenter.org or at Buncombe County Extension 828-255-5522.
Whether it is a sprig of greenery in winter, a single rose, a bunch of herbs, a colorful bouquet, or roadside wildflowers, I love having a vase of something on the table year round. Zinnias are one of my favorites for this time of year. They and other bright “bloomers” are making a colorful show as well as attracting butterflies and other pollinators.
|The Painters Were So Much Fun|
|We had a wonderful visit from the Asheville Urban Landscape Painters on Thursday. It was exciting to see them working and watch each unique piece evolve. They used a variety of mediums from pencils to watercolor to oils. We wish you could see all the beautiful details, but here is part of the group with their pictures as they were gathering at the end.|
Wrap your world
in a scarf!
Scarves are so lovely and comfy to drape around our neck, but have you thought of using them for draping across a table or chair to add soft texture, color, and subtle drape in your home?
They make beautiful table runners on a dining table, or table cloth over smaller side tables. Throw one over the back of a chair and tie the back to create a fresh look for the season. Gather the part of the scarf that hangs over the edges on a pedestal table with ribbon, twine, or roping with a tassel...endless opportunities!
Take a new look at some of your favorites in your closet or check out the great choices in the Garden Shop at Reems Creek Nursery.
|You've asked and here it is!|
ALL pottery is on sale…any size, any color, any shape, any material – including outdoor ceramic pots, indoor pots, concrete pots, plastic pots, etc.
As we shift towards fall, entryway & patio pots become focal points. Houseplants move back inside, and the pots you plant them in enhance your home décor. Add great vibes with great pots! Sale thru Thursday, August 22.
Perennial water plants, tropical water plants and hardy carnivorous plants are included in this sale. Add texture, color and shade to your water garden at a great price!|
|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.