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|FROM WILMA: When our house was built over 60 years ago my dad planted a maple tree along the driveway for the original owner. A few years ago, the tree began declining and dropping branches. Since my late dad had planted it, I was somewhat sentimental but agreed it needed to go. Scott Kraft of Arborcare of Asheville did an impressive job of taking it down.|
With the tree gone I realized I had a nice sunny spot for a garden. The area is about 50’ x 18’ and on a slight slope (isn’t most everything on a slope or bank?). I wanted a garden that attracted pollinators but also included plants for cutting as well as herbs and a few veggies. I planted some of all of these.
One of my favorite plantings is a large swath of zinnias that are great for bouquets. Butterflies are also having a field day on them. I planted them from seed in late May after the soil had warmed and they quickly sprang up and were blooming a few weeks later. The garden is crowded, and I know I will need to do some things differently next year but for now I am enjoying it!
Before & After
Wilma with Her New Garden
Above Right - Removal of the Maple Tree
|New shipment of trees, shrubs, and perennials just arrived. Lots of beauties at the nursery right now!|
'Flame Thrower' Redbud - that leaf color!
'Little Gem' Magnolia in the Rain
'Cheyenne Spirit' Echinacea
Panicum virg. 'Shenandoah' (native switchgrass)
'Florida Sunshine' Illicium (Florida Anise) in the Rain
'Starry Starry Night' Hibiscus
Garden Tips -
- Prune shrubs before August 1. It is too late to cut back early spring bloomers like azalea, big-leaf hydrangea, rhododendron, and forsythia (you will cut off next year's flower buds).
- Deadhead flowers to prolong bloom time.
- It's hot. We have gotten some good rains recently, but remember to water newly planted trees, shrubs, and perennials 2-3 times weekly and deeply for the whole first year.
Inspiration & Education -
Early this week Susan, Joe, David, and Marie attended Cultivate'22, a trade show located in Columbus, Ohio for 2022. They attended classes, saw lots of gorgeous plants & inspiring displays, and more. They squeezed in a field trip to the beautiful Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens where they enjoyed seeing the glass artwork of Chihuly and the Topiary Takeover!
Cultivate'22 Trade Show Floor
|Summer is the Best Time of Year!|
Are you a summer-lover too?
Local gardens are packed with flowers right now. Doesn't that make summer especially loveable?
Recently seen budding and blooming in our staff members' home gardens:
Trees & Shrubs - Crape myrtles, magnolia, clethra (very fragrant pollinator plant!), Rose of Sharon, Annabelle hydrangea, Panicle hydrangeas (like Limelight), reblooming big-leaf hydrangeas, butterfly bush, Knockout & Drift roses, and what else?
- Echinacea, black-eyed Susans, daisies, perennial hibiscus, Mongolian aster, tall phlox, crocosmia, gaura, daylilies, stokes aster, Joe Pye weed, blanket flower, anise hyssop, calamint, bee balm, catmint, blackberry lily,
coreopsis, common milkweed, bronze fennel, cardinal flower, hostas, Rozanne geranium, Russian sage, lilies. coral honeysuckle (a native honeysuckle) and what else?
Annuals - Zinnias, cosmos, cleome, lantana, annual black-eyed Susans, marigolds, petunias, lots of salvias, Mexican sunflower, holy basil, geraniums, impatiens, dahlia, lantana, and so much more!
Gardens are the gift that keeps on giving - year after year! What you plant this year will make you smile again next year.
Stokes Aster & Red Salvia
|Water Gardening Workshop|
At Reems Creek Nursery
Sat, July 30 at 10 AM
With Marc Montell
Our water gardening expert, Marc Montell, will discuss the beauty and benefits of water features for both wildlife and humans, plus the practical matters of pond, fish, and water plant care....Read More & Register.
Summer Bouquet-Making Workshop
At Reems Creek Nursery
Sat, Aug. 6 at 10 AM
With Rachel Brownlee
Rachel will discuss and demonstrate tips for arranging seasonal flowers and growing and harvesting flowers from your own landscape - including how to fully enjoy the process of making your own unique bouquets, what to grow, and what tools...Read More & Register.
** Our workshop space is limited. Please do not sign up for a workshop unless you fully intend to attend the workshop on the specified date/time.
|Garden Tour - Joel Cole's Faer Hill Cottage Garden|
Hosted by Reems Creek Nursery
Thursday, July 28
is an artist, gardener, beekeeper, and world traveler. In 1983, Joel started Faer Hill Cottage Garden for his grandmother, Bessie Garrison. After his grandparents passed away, Joel bought the property and returned home from New York City to put down roots in his hometown of Weaverville. Joel’s painting studio is nestled in the garden, which includes a number of garden “rooms” such as a potager garden with his beehives...Read more and Register.
Garden Tour – Sue Vrooman’s Laughing Crow Gardens
Hosted by Reems Creek Nursery
Thursday, August 4
Sorry. This Tour is FULL, and the waiting list is full.
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.
West Asheville Garden Stroll (WAGS): Sat, Sept. 10 from 11-4. WAGS is a volunteer-organized free community event that opens selected neighborhood gardens to the public. More info here.
Art In Autumn: Arts & Crafts Festival, Sat, Sept. 16 from 10-6, Weaverville Main Street. More info here.
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