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Reems Creek Nursery
76 Monticello Rd.       Weaverville, NC        828-645-3937
HOURS: Mon - Sat: 9-6   Closed Sunday
Monday, May 31
Honoring Our Lost Service Members
This Memorial Day we honor those men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, along with their families who suffered the loss of a loved one.
Two beautiful poems are associated with Memorial Day, and the red poppies of Flanders Field have come to signify our mourning of those men and women who lost their lives serving in the U.S. Military.
 Tap here, then scroll down here to read the poems.
Eight New Shipments Yesterday!
Every department has received beautiful shipments - trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and tropical plants!
Trees & Shrubs - Look for Dogwood, Redbud, Serviceberry, Crape Myrtle, Weeping Willow, Rhododendron, Pieris, Hydrangea, and much more. Some arrived in limited numbers and will go quickly.
Perennials/Herbs - Received four different shipments yesterday including culinary Herbs, Salvias, Coreopsis, Echinacea, Ferns, Coral Bells, Catmint, and much more.
Annuals - Shop a colorful variety of annual flowers and foliage plants including begonias, coleus, Sunpatiens, impatiens, and more!
Tropicals - We’re expecting a tropical plant order too – just in time to spruce up for summer! Look for Elephant Ears, Calathea, assorted Cactus, ZZ Plants, and  more! Plus visit our Tropical Greenhouse for lush jungle vibes!
 Feeding, Pruning & Watering Advice
FROM WILMA:  Rhododendron and azaleas including native flame azaleas (bright orange flowers) have been extremely showy this spring. Most have finished flowering and now is the time to reward them with a feeding of Espoma Hollytone fertilizer. If needed, prune them and other spring-flowering shrubs right away as they will soon be forming buds for next year.

Some have expressed concern about hollies and evergreen magnolias dropping yellow leaves. This is normal for them at this time of year. They will also benefit from a feeding of Hollytone now. Broadleaved evergreens are especially affected by drought and it is important to keep them as well as newly planted trees, shrubs, and perennials watered throughout the year.
Hollytone and other natural fertilizers are attractive to critters like opossums, raccoons, and even our household pets. Speaking from experience I know the importance of storing the bags in places not accessible to animals.
Fragrant Mosquito Plant
Citronella Scented Geranium, Pelargonium 'Citrosa', is also known as Mosquito Plant. The leaves are delightfully scented and the blooms are clusters of small lavender pink flowers. This annual plant is great in containers and can be over-wintered indoors.
Plant scented geraniums near a pathway where the leaves will be brushed in passing and the scent can be enjoyed regularly. They don’t mind a little crowding and it is best to let the soil dry out between watering. Terracotta pots make great containers since they are porous and allow the roots to breath a bit. Plant in full sun and fertilize every two weeks or so.
We have an assortment of scented geraniums including Citronella. Opinions are mixed on whether Citronella actually keeps mosquitos away.
Water Your Plants
It has been dry folks! Water your plants!
Regardless of rain (unless it is truly torrential) new trees, shrubs, and perennials should be watered 2-3 times weekly to the bottom of the root ball the entire first year. Annuals in containers may need watering daily. In the heat of summer your hanging baskets may need to be watered twice daily to keep them thriving. Your vegetable gardens and lawns need one inch of water per week. 
Many plants were stressed by two back to back frost events and they are now working to push out a third set of leaves. These plants have been stressed, and stressed plants are more susceptible to insects and diseases. Powdery Mildew is aggravated by dry soil. Regular watering this year is an antidote to the stress that will help your plants rebound. Ideally soils are well-drained and evenly moist but not swampy.
A watering wand (NOT a watering gun) is a fantastic tool for hand watering. These  wands are definitely a staff favorite and we use them for all the hand watering at the Garden Center. Can't recommend them enough!
June Workshops & Events

Celebrating Pollinators & Perennial Plants in June 
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. 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 garden that supports pollinators throughout the growing season. During this Pollinator Garden Tour we’ll have a casual discussion of our favorite plants, what we like about 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.
You’ll be able to sign up for this tour in early June.
We'll Be hosting Shanti Elixirs on Sat. June 12 and 19 from 10am -2pm! Shanti Elixirs are a non-alchoholic beverage called Jun.
BEST OF WNC – Please Vote for Us!
Last chance - voting ends Monday, May 31!
We’d so appreciate your vote for us in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC. You will find opportunities to vote for us under these categories and more!
Under Farm, Yard, & Garden Category
1. Best Nursery
2. Best Garden Supply Store
Under Regional: Weaverville & Woodfin Category
3. Best Retail Store in Weaverville
Thank you for taking the time to vote for Reems Creek Nursery. Our customers are the best!
Historic Montford Garden Tour - June 5
Reems Creek Nursery is proud to be a sponsor of the 2021 Historic Montford Garden Tour on Sat, June 5 from 10 to 5.
The Garden Tour features 12 distinctive Montford Gardens in a variety of styles and settings – from historic to new – with live musicians performing at many of the gardens during the day.
Reserve your tickets online at, or you may buy tickets at the Asheville Visitor’s Center until sold out.
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Covid Update - Masks
  • North Carolina, via Executive Order 215, has revised its requirements on mask wearing. In most settings, it is now considered safe for vaccinated people to shop without a mask, both outdoors and indoors. 
  • We encourage unvaccinated people to continue wearing a mask in accordance with the new guidelines.
  • Please stay home if you have a fever, a cough, or are sick.
  • Link to full list of NC Executive Orders.
Thank you for your continued consideration of other customers and our staff members. Your support during this time has been amazing and we appreciate each and every one of you.
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Reems Creek Nursery  •  76 Monticello Rd.  •  Weaverville  •  NC  •  28787

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