|76 Monticello Rd. Weaverville, NC 828-645-3937 www.reemscreek.com||
HOURS: Mon-Sat: 9-6 Closed Sunday
We Are Plant People - Going Strong Since 1979
We are CLOSED on Monday, July 4
|Hazelnuts (Corylus), sometimes known as filberts, are small trees that produce delicious and nutritious nuts. Easy to grow, they will be most productive in 6-8 hours of direct sunlight; they tend to start production around 3-5 years of age. Due to their shallow root systems, they appreciate consistent access to water. There are a variety of species grown around the world, but the ones we carry here at RCN all have high resistance to Eastern Filbert Blight, a disease endemic to our region.|
Hazelnuts have long been used by humans for food and as a building material. A giant nut processing facility from the Mesolithic era was discovered in Scotland. Shell fragments have been found at Neolithic era sites in the UK, and at the same time charred shell fragments have been found in northwest China.
As dessert lovers can attest, raw and roasted hazelnuts are a wonderful culinary treat, and hazelnut flour is amazing in baked goods, imparting a sweet, mellow, buttery nutty flavor. Flavor-wise, hazelnuts work particularly well with banana, caramel, chocolate (think: Nutella!!!), figs, and plums. These small nuts are low in carbohydrates, high in protein and good fats, and are richly packed with Vitamin E, Manganese, and other vitamins and minerals.
Hazelnut branches have traditionally been used to create wattle fencing in the UK since Neolithic times. As hazelnuts don’t mind harsh pruning, they make a wonderful source of sustainable building material.
Hazelnuts are wind pollinated, and they must be pollinated by a compatible hazelnut friend. The closer they are, the better – within 50’ is best. This process happens in winter, and if everything goes well, you’ll have nuts by the next fall. They can have high nut production for around 40 years and live even longer.
The hazelnuts we have in stock ('Jefferson' and 'Felix') will pollinate each other and they come with their own custom Garden Guide full of gardening tips and advice. Be sure to ask for one to be emailed to you when you check out!
|Celebrate the Fourth with Red, White, and Blue!|
Lots of colorful annual flowers in stock!
Showy flowers, gorgeous bark.
Perennial Department full of Blooming Color!
Peonies are back in stock!
Choose from 'Dr. Alexander Fleming', 'Felix Crousse', and 'Bishop of Llandaff'.
Panicle Hydrangeas are Popping!
Shop Goodies in our Garden Shop...
- 25% Off Ladybugs
Release ladybugs to combat aphids naturally. Thrill your children! Ladybugs are cute, but they and their larva are voracious eaters of their favorite meal - aphids. One ladybug can eat 50 aphids per day. Moisten the plants before release so the ladybugs have a nice drink of water waiting for them. Release the ladybugs in the evening at the bottom of the plants you are treating. They will gravitate toward the aphids at the top and toward what they consider a yummy meal. 1500 Ladybugs per packet.
- 40-50% Off Selected Warm Season Garden Seeds
- 70% Off Vegetable Transplants
|Remember to Water Your Plant Babies|
|Thankfully, much needed rain arrived last Sunday in the morning and afternoon. Unfortunately, what seemed like a lot of rain really didn’t amount to that much, and down only a few inches the ground was still bone dry. Windy conditions have also been drying out plants and the soil. |
Watering Hints for your plant babies:
Rain gauges and watering wands are available in the Garden Shop.
- Before watering, stick your finger or a trowel a few inches down in the soil and inspect conditions to see how dry or wet the soil is before adding water. It is often dryer or wetter than you thought. A plant can be killed by too much or too little water.
- Use a rain gauge. Lawns and vegetable gardens require 1 inch of water per week.
- Water any newly planted trees, shrubs, and perennials deeply to the bottom of the root ball 2-3 times weekly for the whole first year and during dry periods thereafter.
- Most hanging baskets need water 1-2 times daily this time of year.
- Container gardens and raised beds dry out much quicker than gardens planted in the ground, so water accordingly.
- Water in the morning and at the base of the plant with a watering wand. The objective is to keep the foliage dry and thus prevent foliar diseases.
- Consistent moisture helps prevent issues like blossom end rot on tomatoes, peppers, etc.
- Plants that are drought stressed are more susceptible to insects and diseases.
- Use a watering wand (not the gun type) to apply water. They break up the water allowing you to apply more water more efficiently.
- After watering, apply 2-3 inches of mulch to your beds to help retain valuable moisture and prevent weeds.
- If you are leaving town, water thoroughly prior to leaving and as soon as you return. If possible, move plants into some shade so they don’t dry out as quickly. Ask a neighbor to water while you are gone, or use a timer if you have an irrigation system.
Pollinator Garden Tour
At Reems Creek Nursery
Sat, July 9
With Tanya LaCorte and Ruth Gonzalez
Right behind our Garden Shop, 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. The 2 PM Tour has been canceled.
**Our 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!
More Upcoming Garden Tours: Save the Dates - We'll be offering two Garden Tours in the Weaverville area featuring two of our favorite gardens. More info coming soon, but if you'd like to save the dates they are: Thurs, July 28 and Thurs, Aug. 4 at 6:30 pm. Stay tuned for more info and registration in upcoming newsletters. We're so excited!
|Our founders, Bill and Wilma doing their thing!|
To quote Laura Ayers from a recent Facebook post...
"Wilma and Bill Penland of Reems Creek Nursery are SO busted! I caught them beautifying the landscape of First Baptist Church Weaverville recently. Green thumbprints were EVERYWHERE. Wilma and Bill are making the grounds EXTRA purdy for an upcoming 🎉100th anniversary for the church."
Thanks for posting this Laura and letting us repost!
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: Get tickets to the inspirational Speaking of Gardening Symposium (on Friday & Saturday, August 12-13). 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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