|76 Monticello Rd. Weaverville, NC 828-645-3937 www.reemscreek.com|
HOURS: Mon - Sat: 9-6 Closed Sunday
|FROM WILMA: By this time in August, there are subtle seasonal changes. Days are slightly shorter and nighttime temperatures are cooler. Native perennials like Joe Pye Weed, Ironweed, and Goldenrod are beginning to flower. These and many other natives are important for pollinators as well as other wildlife. The Botanical Gardens at Asheville is a great place to see a variety of native plants including trees and shrubs. Many of the plants are labeled for identification.|
As they have in years past, barn swallows built nests in our Farm shed this summer and entertained us as they swooped through the air catching insects. They left last week to begin a long journey to their winter home in South America. Other birds are beginning to migrate now and depend on seeds, berries and insects for energy. Stay-at-home birds need these, too.
In his books, Bringing Nature Home and Nature’s Best Hope (I am currently reading this book!) Doug Tallamy has practical ways we can turn our home gardens into wildlife habitats. Even a small yard can provide benefits. Late summer is a good time to plan and plant your pollinator/wildlife garden.
|Be Sweet to Migrating Birds|
|Migrating birds are beginning to head to warmer southern regions like Central and South America and the Caribbean for the winter. Plant a habitat that fosters birds and helps them along the way. Your yard can provide water, cover, berries (plant berries!), seeds, and insects for migrating birds – include plantings of perennials, trees, and shrubs to nurture migrating and resident birds (goldfinch will be nesting soon!)|
Great local spots to observe migrating birds include the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Mitchell State Park, Roan Mountain State Park, and the New River Corridor. Birds migrating in August include Red-eyed Vireo, Worm-eating Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Common Nighthawk, American Red Start, Black-and-white Warbler, Yellow Throated Warbler, Hooded Warbler, and Barn Swallows.
More on Birds:
Be sweet to the birds: 25% Off Bird Houses & Bird Feeders thru Thurs, Aug. 27
|Shrubs Arriving Friday!|
Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, a variety of Hydrangeas, Blueberries and more!
New Perennial Shipment
Many goodies including hard-to-find native Lobelia, Gallardia, Obedience Plant, Amsonia (great fall color) and more!
Perennial Mums starting to arrive!
In stock now – Raspberry Sorbet (pink with yellow center), Coraligraphy (coral pink with yellow center), Brandywine Sunset (two-tone orange with yellow tips and yellow center), Single Apricot (pastel apricot with yellow center), Campfire Glow (two-tone red with yellow tips and yellow center). More cultivars arriving soon. Pollinators LOVE this late bloomer!
|25% Off Perennial Grass & Carex|
|25% OFF Perennial Grasses! Plant your perennial grasses now so they are nicely rooted in before wintertime. Many are sending up panicles (grass flowers) and looking very lacy. Muhly grass will be sending up panicles soon! Some of the grasses are sizable already - in 3 gallon pots.|
Tanya surrounded by Panicum Grass
|Expanded Hours: Mon thru Sat: 9-6, Closed Sunday|
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.
- 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.
|Now at Reems Creek! Visit Weaverville Tailgate Market every Wednesday from 2:30 to 6:00 at Reems Creek Nursery. Find out more on their website or their Facebook Page.|