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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
Flowers Make People Happy!
Every department has beautiful blooms waiting to go home with you. Along with flowers and bedding plants, check out our lovely foliage plants to add texture and depth to your porch pots and garden beds.
 
 Tropical Hibiscus
 
Gibraltar Azalea
 
 
Are you creating a porch pot? Think THRILLER (tall) + FILLER (fills out the middle) + SPILLER (adds color as it tumbles down the sides). Use this simple formula to create container gardens full of interest!
 
 
Geranium
 
Gardenia Tree-Form
 
Fuchsia Hanging Basket
 
 
'Maters and More!
It’s planting time! Shop our beautiful eggplants, lots of sweet peppers and tomatoes, hot peppers, summer and winter squash, pumpkins, watermelons, tomatillos, lettuces, celery, celeriac, edamame and more!
 
We received another herb shipment on Thursday!
 
 
Sweet Potato Slips
Sweet Potatoes are one of the worlds most flavorful vegetables and packed with nutrition. Plant sweet potatoes once the weather is reliably warm in a sunny well-drained spot. Set them 12-15” apart in rows 3 feet apart. Sweet potatoes can take the heat. In fact, they thrive in heat! Choose from Beauregard, Centennial, Porto Rico, and White Yam.
 
 
 
 
 Blackberry Winter
FROM WILMA:  Reems Creek Valley is beautiful at all times of the year. As I drive up the valley these days I enjoy seeing the progression of foliage as it creeps up the mountainsides. One tree I look forward to seeing is native buckeye that grows along Reems Creek Road. They are flowering now and hummingbirds and other pollinators are attracted to them.  
 
Blackberries are blooming along the roadsides, in fields, and on hillsides. We have been experiencing “blackberry winter” with chilly temperatures. In looking back at journal notes from the past several years May always has periods of cool weather and sometimes frost. It is best to wait a few more days to plant heat-loving plants like basil, tomatoes, eggplant, etc.
 
Japanese maples and some other plants experienced damage from an April freeze. Bill and I planted a green lace leaf ‘Waterfall’ Japanese maple over 20 years ago and it is slowly recovering from freeze damage. The best way to treat damaged plants is to be patient, trim slightly to tidy plants, and make sure plants are not stressed for water. A light application of slow-release fertilizer like Espoma Plantone may help reinvigorate plants…but keep in mind that water is more important than fertilizer.
 
 
Seventeen Year Cicadas. . . Coming?
There are differing opinions about whether our area will be affected by periodical cicadas this year. Some reports specify WNC, others say these cicadas will mainly be found in Cherokee County and northern Georgia, and others say the NC Counties bordering Tennessee and Georgia will be affected. Extension agent Cliff Ruth pointed out that cicadas are not aware of state lines and county boundaries.
 
The drone of the males’ mating call is so loud that you are well aware of their arrival; it can exceed 90-100 decibels which is louder than a lawn mower at 3’. If they do arrive, the young and newly planted trees in your yard are the most susceptible targets. The cicadas mate and then lay their eggs in the pencil-size branches of young trees. As eggs hatch the damaged branches break and fall to the ground. “At the end of the season the next generation of nymphs moves underground” and starts the 12- or 17-year-old cycle all over again.
 
What can you do to prevent damage? We have a fine plastic netting that can be used to protect young trees from damage. We also carry a Tree Banding Gum that can discourage the movement of adult cicadas on the tree.
 
Three links shared by Cliff Ruth with more information on Cicadas:
https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/periodical-cicada
 
https://www.turfscapeohio.com/blog/are-17-year-cicadas-a-threat-to-ohio-landscapes
 
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2021/05/06/brood-x-cicadas-map-what-states/4946803001/
 
June Workshops & Events
Zoom Online Workshop with Reems Creek Nursery
Plant a Pollinator Garden
Sat, June 19 at 10 am
With Ruth Gonzalez
 
Bee sweet to our pollinators, butterflies, and hummingbirds by creating a smorgasbord of beautiful blooming plants and butterfly host plants that provide much-needed habitat for pollinators. With an emphasis on native plants, these lively gardens are full of color, support wildlife, and bring you delight throughout the season.
 
We’ll discuss garden design principles that enhance the effectiveness of your pollinator habitat, the basic needs of any pollinator garden, and touch on certifying your Pollinator Habitat through Asheville-Bee City USA. More info.
 

 
 
 
 
Pollinator Garden Tour
Sat, June 26  
Two sessions: 10 am & 2 pm
With Tanya LaCorte & Ruth Gonzalez
 
In a very small space at Reems Creek Nursery we’ve created a beautiful Pollinator Garden that supports pollinators throughout the growing season.  During the Garden Tour we’ll have a casual discussion of our favorite plants, why we like them, and demonstrate design considerations. We’ll showcase the native plants in our Habitat as they offer extra benefits to pollinators. Our tour is limited to 15 people per session so we can socially distance.
 
You’ll be able to sign up for this tour starting early June.
 
 
 
Would you like to volunteer with the Hemlock Restoration Initiative to help hemlocks? They have a volunteer day coming up. RSVP to volunteer by May 18.
 
 
 
 
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Hours & Protocols
Hours: Mon thru Sat: 9-6, Closed Sunday
 
  • Under Executive Order 209: Face coverings are not required in outdoor settings. 
  • A face covering is still required in all public indoor settings. 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.
  • Sanitation Stations are located near our Garden Shop doors. 
 
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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