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76 Monticello Rd.       Weaverville, NC        828-645-3937
HOURS: Mon - Sat: 9-6   Closed Sunday
 Gen Z Gardeners Create Moon Garden
FROM WILMA:  Several of you, along with some of our staff, have created ponds and other water features. Kira and Lila (sisters), who you may recognize as cashiers at the Garden Center, constructed a "moon" themed water garden. With the help of a friend they created a somewhat crescent-moon shaped pond with light-colored rocks, pale-colored water plants, and an adjacent planting of all white flowers. It is inspiring to see young people interested in water gardening as well as other forms of gardening.
My water feature consists of a few floating plants in a decorative leakproof container. I do have my eye on a tropical water lily to purchase and enjoy for the remainder of the summer season. They are now on sale for 50% Off.
Potted plants like bananas, cannas, colocasia (elephant ears), agapanthus, hibiscus, and large houseplants add a tropical feel to patios, water gardens, and other outdoor living areas. There was a new shipment of koi earlier this week and a shipment of tropical plants should be here by Friday.
Kira & Lila's Moon Garden
Great Native Shrub Selection In Stock Now
Love native plants? Love attracting birds and pollinators to your garden? Native plants are nourishing to native creatures who have depended on them for centuries, however their native habitats are shrinking at an alarming rate. These beautiful additions to your garden help rebuild native habitats.
Two favorites that are blooming now: Clethra (Summersweet) and Smooth Hydrangea (Annabelle-type). Clethra’s white flowers are deliciously fragrant and the blooms of Hydrangea are so lovely in the summer garden.
LINKS to two BIRD-FRIENDLY Plant Lists HANDOUTS from our Bird-Friendly Gardening Workshop held on July 25. We're sorry but there was a recording glitch, so we cannot share a recording of the workshop. Our thanks to the presenter Tom Tribble of the Blue Ridge Audubon Society and to all those who attended the workshop. It was inspirational!
For those inspired to add native plants to your yard - we have a great supply of native shrubs and perennials in stock now.
This Week
New Houseplants arriving Friday! Look for lush tropical plants for your green indoors and 2" & 4" succulents. Your plant-babies need some brothers and sisters! Surround yourself with calming green. Ahhhh.
Tropical Water Lilies 50% Off - These gorgeous plants bloom prolifically and have a tanatlizing fragrance, Look for glazed ceramic bowls near the water plants to create an instant water garden that is lovely to behold.
Fall Vegetable Gardens - Right now we are getting vegetable transplants started on our Propagation Farm in preparation for fall gardening. You can grow your own transplants from seed (we have lots of seeds!) or wait a few weeks and buy transplants from us. 
Fall gardens include many wonderful vegetables like: onions, peas, cabbage, radishes, beets, rutabagas, spinach, turnips, mustard, kohlrabi, arugula, radicchio, lettuce, mache, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, collards, and Swiss chard. Collards and kale are said to taste sweeter following the first frost.
Many of these we will have available as transplants in a few weeks. We will be posting a list of our our Fall Cool Season transplants shortly under Resources on our website.
Summer Bouquet Making Workshop 
Summer Bouquet Making – Online Zoom Workshop
Sat, Aug. 8, 2020
10 - 11am plus Q & A
With Rachel Brownlee
Join us for a virtual workshop on the basic principles of summer flower arranging with local florist Rachel Brownlee of Mountain Floral.
From her home garden via Zoom, Rachel will discuss and demonstrate tips for growing, harvesting and arranging flowers from your very own landscape with an emphasis on what to grow, what tools to use and how to fully enjoy the process of making your own unique bouquets. Q & A will follow.
You will take with you:
  • Step-by-step bouquet making basics so you can make your own bouquets from your landscape
  • Tips on what to plant in your garden now for future bouquet making
  • How to best harvest flowers and greenery
  • Tips for making your cut flowers last in a vase
Unsolicited Seeds from China
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is aware that people across the country have received unsolicited packages of seed from China in recent days. APHIS is working closely with the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection and State departments of agriculture to prevent the unlawful entry of prohibited seeds and protect U.S. agriculture from invasive pests and noxious weeds.
Anyone who receives an unsolicited package of seeds from China should immediately contact their State plant regulatory official or APHIS State plant health director. Please hold onto the seeds and packaging, including the mailing label, until someone from NC Department of Agriculture or APHIS contacts you with further instructions. Do not plant seeds from unknown origins.
Hours & Protocols
Expanded Hours: Mon thru Sat: 9-6, Closed Sunday
  • NC Executive Order #147 states “Retail businesses must have all customers wear face coverings when they are inside the establishment and may be within 6 feet of another person, unless the customer states that an exception applies." The order goes on to require us as a business to require masks be worn by all staff and customers, whether inside a building or outside in the open.
  • Please help us comply with this Order by wearing a mask while shopping with us.
  • Please keep 6’ away from other customers and staff as much as possible.
  • Please stay home if you have a fever, a cough, or are sick.
  • Please leave dogs home during this time to prevent congestion.
  • Please load your own bagged goods at this time
  • Cashiers are located outdoors.
  • We have expanded our cleaning routines and we offer a Sanitation Station near our checkout. Our staff arrives prior to opening to allow us time to clean and sanitize before customers arrive.
Thank you for your consideration of other customers and our staff members. We want everyone to feel safe during their visit to Reems Creek Nursery. We are still operating with a smaller than normal staff and we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding. Our heartfelt thanks for your enthusiasm and support during this challenging time.
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Reems Creek Nursery  •  76 Monticello Rd.  •  Weaverville  •  NC  •  28787

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