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Consider the light: Choose plants according to the light conditions for the spot you are focusing on. There are beautiful selections for both shade and sun, so choose plants that will be happy in your spot.
Think about the soil: We generally recommend amending your soil with 50% soil amendment at planting time. Most plants enjoy good drainage and that is what you are accomplishing by mixing 50% native soil together with 50% soil amendment (like compost, soil conditioner, or a mix). Many shade plants really want humusy soil like the type of soil you would find in the woods. Amend your soil at planting time. Otherwise you'd have to dig the plant back up to do it later.
Mix it up: Choose plants that have different leaf textures, different flower colors, and different heights. Plan for early, mid, and late season blooms. Staggered bloom times are especially important in pollinator gardens, but also for your personal enjoyment throughout the growing season.
Plant in odd numbers: Group 3, 5 or 7 of the same plant together so it will grow into one large, showy clump. Not only do pollinators prefer this, but it looks fantastic in your garden to see big patches of the same thing blooming.
Spacing: Read the plant tag for spacing information. Consult a trustworthy internet site as a second opinion. Remember that different growing conditions may result in size differences. If you space your plants correctly there may be some bare spots initially. Have faith that they will grow in beautifully. You can always dig the plant up and change the spacing if it turns out differently than you imagined.
Placement: Site your flowerbeds for enjoyment from your porches, decks, and patios, and from inside your house.
Water: Remember to water newly planted perennials deeply a couple of times a week for the first year and during dry periods thereafter. Adequate water also keeps the plant from becoming stressed. Stressed plants will be more susceptible to insects and diseases.
What is deadheading? Deadheading means removing the spent flower blossoms. Why do that? Because when a flowering plant is pollinated, it stops flowering and is on its way to making seed. When you deadhead, you are telling the plant that it needs to continue making flowers (because you have removed the potential seedhead). Both annuals and perennials benefit from deadheading, and so do roses, and some hydrangeas and other shrubs. At some point allow the plant to make seed – since many birds feed on seeds.
We're offering 10% Off Perennials thru Thursday, June 30. Sale excludes mini-conifers, vines, butterfly bushes & shrubs.
| Last Chance for 10% OFF Perennials |
10% Off Perennials thru Thurs, June 30.
Celebrate National Pollinator Week with new flowers for your garden! Along with providing food for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators - flowers feed our human souls in a deeply satisfying way. Never underestimate the power of a flower to make you smile after a hard day at work!
Shop for shade perennials & shop for sun perennials. We have so many pretty choices! Plus we have lots of plants for pollinators
including a great selection of native plants.
Have you heard the adage "Plant and they will come!"
It's true! If you are trying to attract certain pollinators or butterflies, look up
what nectar and host plants they like and plant accordingly. Reclaim some lawn for new flower beds and all of the sudden your garden will be delightfully lively.
*Sale excludes mini-conifers, vines, butterfly bushes & shrubs.
Shop our Shrubs, Annuals, Perennials, Houseplants, Pottery and Garden Shop! We are well-stocked with a great selection.
Super Sale! 70% OFF All Veggie Transplants
Tomatoes, Peppers (sweet, hot, and super-hot), and more! All sizes: 4-packs, singles, and gallons. All veggies are sustainably grown at our Propagation Farm including many heirloom varieties.
40-50% Off Selected Seeds - vegetable and flower seeds
Much of our summer seed selection is on sale now!
FROM WILMA: Perennial Plant Month and Pollinator Month are ending soon, but with the arrival of summer many types of perennials are at their best and are attracting pollinators. I am really excited about my new garden space that is a combination of vegetables and pollinator plants. It is located in our front yard, and I am hoping the resident groundhog or other critters don’t find it. We don’t usually see deer but this one was in our backyard recently.
With summer heat plants can quickly become stressed. It is important to keep newly planted trees, shrubs, and perennials watered. Hanging baskets and container gardens may need more frequent watering and fertilizer. Deadhead old blooms to keep more flowers coming. Now is the time to pinch back asters, mums, and other late-blooming perennials for more showy flowers. Susan and the crew at the Farm have been busy the past few days transplanting mums for the fall season.
Shipments from our Farm as well as from other growers continue to arrive. The Garden Shop is a cool place in more ways than one to browse on a hot summer day. Summer and water gardens go hand-in-hand – see Marc or other staff members for assistance with fish, water plants, and pond accessories.
Enjoy your summer!
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Annuals: Many annuals bloom the entire season, and you can’t beat annuals for their non-stop color. They add punch to flower beds, containers and hanging baskets. We all have favorite annuals that we look forward to every year – be it geraniums, petunias, sunflowers, cosmos, or zinnias, etc. You will need to replant them every year since cold weather will kill them.
Perennials: Perennials come back every year and they usually have a particular bloom time during the season. Some well-loved perennials are found in many gardens – like purple coneflower, black-eyed Susan, coreopsis, and phlox – and we look forward to seeing their blooms every summer.
Since perennials come back every year, you don’t need to replant them each season…but there’s more to it than that. Perennials bring a certain sought-after look to the garden. They can take a few years to come into their own, but when they do…just WOW!
Perhaps the best gardens are a blend of both annuals and perennials – with the vibrant pops of seasonal color mixed with the sturdy clumps of flowering perennials.
Grow Your Own Mushrooms -
Mushroom Log Cultivation & Care
Reems Creek Nursery
Sat, June 25 from 10 - 11 am
With Jesse Cerrato and 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. Read more and REGISTER.
Pollinator Garden Tour
Reems Creek Nursery
Sat, July 9
Two times: 10 AM and 2 PM
With Tanya LaCorte and Ruth Gonzalez
In a very small space, Reems Creek Nursery has created a beautiful garden that supports pollinators throughout the growing season. Join us for a tour around our Certified Pollinator Habitat and a casual discussion about our favorite pollinator plants. With an emphasis on native pollinator plants...more info.
REGISTER for the 10 AM Garden Tour.
REGISTER for the 2 PM Garden Tour.
**Our classroom space is limited. If your plans change and you are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket in Eventbrite so that others may have your space. Thank you for your consideration!
National Pollinator Week: June 20-26. Plant something special for pollinators and take an excursion to hunt for bumblebees and other pollinators!
WNC has a lot of cool kids’ gardens at local schools. Getting kids excited about gardening is very rewarding and so much fun! Pollinator Garden Grants for schools are being offered by Kidsgardening.org. Applications are due by July 15, 2022.
Weaverville Tailgate Market: Every Wednesday from 3 – 6 located at the Weaverville Community Center at 60 Lakeshore Drive. https://weavervillemarket.com/
Speaking of Gardening: Tickets to the inspirational Speaking of Gardening Symposium (on Friday & Saturday, August 12-13) are now available. More info and register HERE.
Bee City USA - Asheville: 10th Anniversary Yearlong Pollination Celebration with a yearlong calendar of events to celebrate Asheville's 10th anniversary as a Bee City USA affiliate.
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