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Reems Creek Nursery
76 Monticello Rd.       Weaverville, NC        828-645-3937       www.reemscreek.com
HOURS: Mon - Sat: 9-6   Closed Sunday
What a gorgeous week of bright green spring leaves, candytuft and redbuds blooming everywhere, and relaxing warm weather. We are wearing short sleeves and sunhats. What a wonderful contrast to last week's freezing temps!
Redbud
 
Candytuft in foreground
 
Shasta Viburnum - Such leaf texture!
 
Creeping Phlox in our Pollinator Garden
 
First Flame Japanese Maple
 
April Garden Tips
  • Mow lawn to 3 inches high. Mowing a little high helps prevent weeds by shading them out.
  • Fertilize trees, shrubs, groundcovers and roses. Fertilize fruit if not already done.
  • Prune roses. Rake around rose bushes to remove leaves and twigs. Replace old mulch with fresh mulch to prevent diseases.
  • Plant veggies, but wait until Mother’s Day to plant warm season veggies like tomatoes.
  • Weed your flower beds and refresh mulch after weeding.
 
Learn something new about the world around you!
 
First Shipment Tomatoes!
The first shipment of tomatoes just arrived from our Propagation Farm. We brought in a few different varieties and they look SO happy and healthy! Like all our veggies, they are sustainably raised using organic fertilizer and organic pest control if needed.
 
Unless you are a risk-taker, we recommend waiting until Mother's Day to plant warm season vegetables outdoors.
 We All Need Some Support At Times
FROM WILMA:  A former staff member told about visiting a client’s garden for a consultation. The owner had recycled broom/mop handles, old golf clubs, etc. into garden stakes. They were not the most attractive, but they served the purpose.
 
Sometimes we gardeners forget about providing support for peonies, other floppy perennials, vines, and some veggies until they are overgrown. The ideal time to install supports is at planting time or when established plants begin to emerge. I have a reminder that it is time to put supports around my gladiola plantings and a peony I inherited from my mother.
 
Recycled materials serve the purpose, but more attractive plant supports are available with options ranging from simple wooden stakes to fancy trellises. Check out the possibilities in stock at our Garden Shop.
 
Upcoming Workshops
Zoom Online Workshop
iNaturalist Tutorial
Sat. April 10, 2021
10 -11 am plus Q & A
With Bryan Tompkins
 
Must sign up by 6 pm Friday to receive a Zoom Invitation!
 
Connect to nature and tap into your inner naturalist!
 
Not sure what kind of plant or animal you see? iNaturalist is one of the best tools available for species identification, collecting data, and preserving species information. iNaturalist describes itself as "an online social network of people sharing biodiversity information to help each other learn about nature", with its primary goal being to connect people to nature.
 
We will explain everything from how to take usable photos, uploading your photos to iNaturalist, and using iNaturalist to help with identifying the species in your photo. Read more…
 
Already signed up? You will receive your Zoom link by 8 am on Saturday morning. We suggest downloading the iNaturalist app on to your phone (ideally) or computer prior to the class.
 

 
 
 
 
 
Zoom Online Workshop
Warm Season Vegetable Gardening
Sat. April 24, 2021
10 – 11 am, plus Q & A
With Lisa Wagner
 
A vegetable garden can be a lovely addition to home landscapes by attention to design and plant selection, even incorporating edibles into landscape beds. In late spring and summer, warm season vegetables and herbs bring on a different character to the vegetable garden than the leafy greens of early spring cool season plantings, from the attractive fruits of eggplants, peppers, and tomatoes to the twining vines of beans.
 
Join Lisa Wagner to learn about soil and light requirements, choosing vegetable varieties, planting intensively, doing succession cropping, growing in containers, and enjoying and preserving the harvest. The virtual Zoom program will also include a Q & A period. Read more…
 

 
 
 
 
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Hours & Protocols
Hours: Mon thru Sat: 9-6, Closed Sunday
  • NC Executive Order #169 and #180 require face coverings in public when indoors, and also outdoors when it is not possible to maintain social distancing from non-household members. In Phase 3, this requirement applies to any public place or business, indoor or outdoor." Link to full list of NC Executive Orders.
  • 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 load your own bagged goods at this time
Sanitation Stations are located near our Garden Shop doors. 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. 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

https://www.reemscreek.com

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