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Cold Weather Alert! See below.
|New Shipments Trees & Shrubs|
Weeping cherry, weeping styrax, red maple, Japanese maple (including 1 gallon starter sizes), cherry, dogwood, holly, crabapple, redbud, ginkgos, bald cypress, abelia, edgeworthia, sweet shrub, hydrangea, ninebark, river birch and more!
New Fruit Shipment
More apples, peaches, patio peaches, persimmons, pears, grapes, raspberries, thornless blackberries, and highbush & rabbiteye blueberries arrived. You will find this shipment with our other fruit trees and berries - either toward the right behind the Garden Shop or in our Perennial area. Just ask!
Salad garden here we come! Cool season veggies are all about spring salads, fresh greens, kales, broccoli and cabbage...just what your body is craving after a long cold winter. Fresh from the garden is the best.
Sustainably-raised on our Propagation Farm.
Toe Ticklers are here!
Groundcovers for sun and shade including green & gold, Irish & scotch moss, sedums, veronica (blooming!), wooly thyme, creeping Jenny, mazus and more!
Cute houseplants in cute pots . . .
The presentation is adorable! See the Collection.
Arriving Friday - Perennial Flowers!
Our Perennial Department is already full of early spring color with even more plants arriving Friday. Inspiration is here and waiting for you!
Great pruners and loppers. Quality makes all the difference! Pictured here are Felco #2 pruners and holster, and Corona loppers. Staff favorites!
Thinking about cut flowers or adding some drama to your garden? Summer blooming bulbs are just what you need - especially dahlias, gladiolas, and lilies. Plus lily-of-the-valley, crocosmia and more!
|Spring fever is here! Keep your seasonal enthusiasm in check and take the time to think through the timing of spring pruning*. You don't want to cut off the very flower buds you have been anticipating all winter.|
*We recommend waiting until after this weekend's cold snap to do any new pruning. If plants are damaged this weekend, wait until mid-May to prune out any damaged branches.
- Prune and fertilize fruit trees before spring growth starts.
- Prune blueberries now, then fertilize when they are blooming.
- Prune overgrown shrubs before new growth begins.
- Prune smooth hydrangeas (Annabelle type) and panicle hydrangea (Limelight type) in early spring.
- Prune summer flowering plants like crape myrtle, butterfly bush, clethra, abelia, later-blooming spirea, holly, vitex, rose-of-Sharon, red twig dogwood, beautyberry, smoke tree, etc.
- Prune roses in late March as you see new growth beginning. Fertilize when new growth appears, and danger of frost is past.
If it flowers before June, don't prune!
- Wilma saw this hint on social media but can't remember where.
Wait to prune these plants until after they flower - see below.
WAIT to Prune:
Rule of Thumb: Don’t prune plants after August 1 because the resulting new growth can be damaged by fall frosts and weaken the plant.
- DO NOT PRUNE azaleas, rhododendron, forsythia, quince, pussy willow, bridal wreath spirea, sweet shrub, fothergilla, itea, mock orange, lilac, weigela, viburnum, and other early spring bloomers until after they have flowered. Prune them immediately (or within five weeks at most) after their flowers have faded. Fertilize after flowering.
- DO NOT PRUNE big leaf hydrangeas (Hydrangea mac.) or oakleaf hydrangeas until after they have flowered.
Hint: Sharpen your pruners or loppers prior to pruning. Clean cuts are better for your plant's health and easier on your body.
|Brrr! Temperatures in the teens are predicted for Saturday and Sunday. Snow is also predicted for Saturday. After the recent warm spell, some trees, shrubs, and perennials have tender new growth that could be damaged by the cold temperatures. If possible, you may want to cover those plants. Protect recently planted annuals and perennials with floating row cover for added frost protection. Move plants that are still in pots into a protected area like the garage for the weekend to protect them from the frost and freezing temps.|
We do not recommend using plastic tarps for protection. Once the sun comes up the plastic has a greenhouse affect.
Extension agent Cliff Ruth recommends waiting until mid-May to prune out any branches on trees and shrubs that are damaged by this weekend's cold weather.
Protection: We sell Floating Row Cover in three weights by the foot, and pre-packaged row cover. We also have fiberglass rods available to keep the floating row cover from touching vegetable plants. Liquid seaweed sprayed on the plants can also add some frost protection. Spray the seaweed on a few hours before sunset and prior to freezing temps.
|From Wilma: |
“In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside 24 hours”. - Mark Twain
Over the past week we may not have seen 136 kinds of weather in a short time. We have had strong winds, rain, sunny days, and balmy temperatures over the past few days. Now we have a forecast of temperatures in the low teens with the possibility of snow this weekend.
Bill and I recently returned from a road trip to parts of the Midwest and West where some of our travel was through farming communities. We saw many farmers inspecting their fields and equipment in anticipation of the planting season. We visited The High Plains Botanical Gardens in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The grounds were snow covered but there was a promise of spring - a large greenhouse was full of seedlings that will be planted in their gardens.
Wilma at High Plains Botanical Gardens, Cheyenne, Wyoming
After this weekend’s cold temperatures there is a forecast of pleasant weather next week. As weather and soil conditions permit March is the time to plant most trees, shrubs, fruit plants, and perennials. Onions and peas can be planted now. I especially enjoy growing mixed container gardens of pansies, lettuces, parsley, chives, etc. on my deck.
Wilma Penland is the founder of Reems Creek Nursery and our horticultural mentor.
|Grow Your Own Mushrooms – Mushroom Log Cultivation and Care|
Reems Creek Nursery
Sat, April 2, 2022
With Jesse Cerrato & Travis Hansen
Grow your own edible mushrooms! From sterile mushroom cultivation, to open-air, low-cost techniques, we will discuss readily-available resources to create reliable and repeatable cultivation approaches. See more and register.
Organic Vegetable Gardening 101
Reems Creek Nursery
Sat. April 9, 2022
With Ruth Gonzalez
Grow delicious homegrown veggies! No matter what size garden you have – balcony, front yard, back yard, or bigger – we’ll talk about tips and techniques for successful growing. See more and register.
LOCAL NEWS & EVENTS: The Weaverville Business Association is sponsoring a St. Patrick's Day Block Party on Saturday, March 19 from 2-7 at Florida Avenue & Merchant's Alley.
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