|Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21. Dad loves plants!|
Ideas for Dad: Trees & Shrubs, Hammock Chairs, Hand Tools, Bonsai, Felco Pruners, Wind Chimes, Barebones Camping Lanterns, Hydrangeas, Wind Spinners, Birdbaths, Stone Benches, Hardy Bananas, Barebones Hori Hori Knives and more!
Gift Cards are always a popular option. Buy them at the Garden Center, over the phone, or online (Your online gift card purchase will be mailed via USPS to the recipient.)
|10% Off Perennials - 4”, quart, and gallon sizes of perennials and perennial grasses. Expand your perennial and pollinator gardens. Plant for continuous bloom all season long. We have a great selection of native and pollinator plants, sun and shade plants, and favorite and unusual cultivars. So many pretty bloomers in stock! Fresh shipment of shade and sun perennials! Excludes vines and shrubs. Thru June 30.|
|New Tree/Shrub shipments of note:|
- Mountain Laurel
The genus Hydrangea contains a wide variety of species and cultivars (60+). Below are some facts and trivia about some of them.
Any of these hydrangea varieties will make a great Father's Day gift!
- Hydrangea macrophylla (Bigleaf): The blue and pink species are the only plants whose flowers can be changed in color by soil pH. In years past, they were a favorite Mother’s Day plant and were sometimes referred to as High Geraniums.
- Hydrangea paniculata (Panicle): Toughest of all hydrangeas with ‘PeeGee’ being a well-known old variety. There are many newer cultivars like ‘Limelight’ with extra-large white or pinkish long lasting blooms that dry well.
- Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf): Native that is attractive in all seasons with peeling bark, large leaves with good fall color, and showy white flowers up to 12” in length. There is a gorgeous one in flower now at the corner of our office.
- Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth): Native that is often seen growing in semi-shady areas along country roads. ‘Annabelle’ is a cultivar with large white flowers and ‘Incrediball’ has gigantic blossoms. In 2010 Dr. Tom Ranney of the NCSU Mountain Research Center at Fletcher, developed a pink flowered hybrid of Hydrangea arborescens ‘Invincibelle’. There are now a few other cultivars with one of these being chosen ( 'Invincibelle Ruby') as National Plant of the Year for 2020.
- Lawn grass requires 1” of water per week.
- Veggies require 1” of water per week.
- Install supports of tall flowers now (before they flop). We stock inexpensive supports.
- Deadhead your bloomers to extend flower bloom time and increase resources for pollinators. Remove the entire flower. For spiky flowers, cut below the bottom-most faded bloom.
- Cut back chrysanthemums and willow leaf sunflower now for shorter, bushier plants.
- Remove suckers and water sprouts from your fruit trees. The solstice is a good time to do a summer pruning of fruit trees.
|Zoom Link to Certify Your Pollinator Garden|
|Did you miss the talk last Saturday? Below is the link and password to view “Certify Your Pollinator Garden”. The talk takes you through all the steps toward getting your local Pollinator Garden certified through Asheville Greenworks/Bee City USA-Asheville. The lowest tier only requires six native plants. |
Garden for good and for fun. Let's create much-needed native pollinator habitat during Pollinator Celebration month and start bringing in the bees and butterflies! Remember… perennials are 10% off this month at Reems Creek Nursery.
Link: Certify Your Pollinator Garden
Thanks to all who attended and to Joy Lew for assisting!
Closed July 3, Friday
Closed July 4, Saturday
All tomatoes, hot peppers, and more are now 50% Off! We still have a fantastic selection of tomatoes - America’s favorite homegrown vegetable. Shop our beautiful one gallon tomatoes plus smaller sizes - all half price. Grow your own! Excludes new shipments.
|30% Off Solar Lantern Sale|
|Cooking out with your family? Sipping cool drinks in the evening? Add some beautiful Solar Lanterns to your evening ambiance so you can kick back and enjoy your pretty garden. Check out our awesome selection of Solar Lanterns in both the upper and lower Garden Shop.|
|The summer solstice is this Saturday, June 20 at 3:44 EDT. Your noontime shadow will be at its very shortest on this day when the sun is the highest in the sky.|
Laughter is part of the Chinese solstice tradition…so remember to break into some heartfelt laughing on Saturday to mark the 2020 solstice!
|June is Pollination Celebration!|
Enter your best photos in Bee City USA-Asheville’s contest for a chance to win prizes like a $250 shopping spree at Reems Creek Nursery! Residents and visitors to Asheville and Buncombe County are encouraged to take photos of pollinators visiting a flower or on their nest. Other WNC counties may also enter with some prizes awarded. Thru June 30. Details.
Pollinator MOVIE – Tuesday, June 23, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, "The Pollinators" Virtual Movie Night, an online community viewing experience followed by Q&A.
TALK – Virtual Presentation, Fri, June 26, 10:30 am
Interactions Between Plants & Pollinators with Timothy Spira
TALK – Zoom Workshop, Sat, June 27, 10:30 am
Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden with Lisa Wagner
More info on these events at Asheville Greenworks.
|Weaverville Tailgate Market is temporarily located at West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave. from 2:30 to 6:00. Find out more on their website or their Facebook Page.|