|76 Monticello Rd. Weaverville, NC 828-645-3937 www.reemscreek.com|
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We Are Plant People - Going Strong Since 1979
"A world without pollinators is a world without chocolate."
- Our World in Data
|It's National Pollinator Week|
Celebrate with Plants!
|It’s amazing to think about the work pollinators do for the planet. Our dinner is dependent on them, but their small size makes them easy to overlook. Pollinators and insects in general are declining at an alarming rate with some of the issues being habitat loss and pesticide use. The number of bears roaming around Asheville is a stark reminder of the results of habitat loss. Bears are extremely visible compared to bees and insects – but the habitat of pollinators was displaced too, along with the bear habitat.|
The good news: 85% of the land east of the Mississippi River is in private ownership. If we put all those yards together – that’s a LOT of habitat potential. If we fill that habitat with plants (especially native plants) that support pollinators and other wildlife, imagine how lively and lovely our yards and decks would become. Plant a beautiful garden that fills you with delight and nurtures nature too. And absolutely yes, even a few pots on your balcony helps.
Bit by little bit, each of us can make a difference.
Our Perennials are 10% off thru Friday, June 30.
Read our Garden Guide on Pollinator-Friendly Gardening
|FROM WILMA: Throughout history almost all cultures have been inspired by butterflies that appear in folk tales, myths, and spiritual teachings. The butterfly symbol has been used to represent spring, freshness, freedom, rebirth, renewal, hope, love, and change. In some languages the term for butterfly translates as “dancing flowers”. |
Butterflies, skippers, and moths are all members of the order Lepidoptera. Butterflies especially are colorful and active during the day in warm months. Butterfly watching, though not as likely to match that of bird watching, has gained in popularity in recent years.
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty” #Maya Angelou.
Butterflies pollinate flowers and caterpillars (the larval stage in the butterfly life cycle) provide food for birds and other organisms. Planting a variety of both nectar plants for adult butterflies and host plants for caterpillars will ensure viewing pleasure as butterflies visit your garden.
|Last Week of Sale! 10% Off Perennials|
Our Perennial sale ends Friday, June 30. Get 10% Off Perennials now!
We have a bountiful supply of perennials in stock and waiting to go home with you to make your garden beautiful. Shop our broad selection of sun, part sun, and shade plants to boost all the areas of your landscape.
Perennials come back every year. After trees & shrubs, perennials are the mainstay of the garden. Generally we recommend planting a group of 3-7 of the same plant to maximize impact in your flower bed - seen from up close and from a distance. For pollinators, plant a minimum 3-4' wide patch of the same flower as they love to feed efficiently.
During National Pollinator Week remember to plant for the bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Seeing these pollinators in your garden will make your heart jump for joy! We have lots of native pollinator plants in stock too. Contemplate creating a Certified Pollinator Habitat through Asheville Greenworks/BeeCity USA - Asheville.
*Perennial sale excludes butterfly bush, mini-conifers, vines, and shrubs.
New Shipment Herbs
Herbs keep disappearing - and you know why? They're delicious. It is so convenient to walk out in your yard to harvest herbs at their ultimate freshest and when you need them.
Annuals - Bringing the Color!
Fresh shipments of a wide variety of flowers. Amp up your entryway and flower beds with all-season color.
Favorite Privacy Screening Plants
Some of our favorite screening plants are Schip Laurels, Green Giant Arborvitae, Emerald Green Arborvitae, and Degroot's Spire Arborvitae. Both Schip Laurels and Green Giant Arborvitae are faster growing. Emerald Green and Degroot's Spire Arborvitae are slower growing, but they will fit in narrow spaces.
All four of these plants are growing in our borders, so just ask a staff member to point them out to you - so you can visualize how they will look as they grow.
- Schip Laurel: A broadleaf evergreen that is very amenable to pruning - so you can easily keep it a certain height or width. Grows to 12' tall x 6' wide without pruning. Full to part sun.
- Green Giant Arborvitae: Evergreen conifer. Under good conditions will grow 3-5' per year. Grows to 40' tall x 15' wide. Full sun.
- Degroot's Spire Arborvitae: Evergreen Conifer. Great for tighter spaces, and makes a pretty backdrop for perennial beds. Grows to 18-25' tall x 3' wide. Full sun.
- Emerald Green Arborvitae: Evergreen Conifer. Great for tighter spaces, and makes a pretty backdrop for perennial beds. Grows to 18-25' tall x 4-5' wide. Full sun.
40% Off Selected Grass Seed
Premium Grass Seed Mixtures by Jonathan Green - Black Beauty Dense Shade (shade tolerant Black Beauty varieties that grow well under trees in up to 70% shade) & Black Beauty Ultra (fastest establishing Black Beauty Mixture that will improve any lawn it is seeded into).
50% Off ALL Tropical Hibiscus - 10" Bush, 10" Standard (tree form), and 10" Braided Stem.
50% Off ALL Mandevilla - All sizes and colors!
50% Off Pepper Transplants - Hot peppers & super-hot peppers for your summer garden.
|Everything DOWNSTAIRS in our Garden Shop is 50% OFF!|
Don't let our staff beat you to it! The pricing is fantastic. Those items you were eyeing earlier in the spring may be half-price now! Kids books, garden books, puzzles, trays, butterfly & bee houses, hummingbird feeders, baskets & tubs, birdhouses, garden flags, paint-by-number kits, build-your-own pollinator & wren houses, and more!
Downstairs shopping will be closed from 10-11:30 on Saturday, June 24 during our Pollinator Garden workshop.
* Excludes giftware in the upstairs Garden Shop.
|Pollinator Gardening Workshop|
|Plant a Pollinator Garden|
Saturday, June 24
10 -11:30 AM
With Tanya LaCorte & Ruth Gonzalez
Join the waitlist!
Bee sweet to our pollinators! Whether you are planting porch pots or an entire yard…plant it and they will come! Create a smorgasbord of beautiful blooming plants and butterfly host plants that provide much-needed habitat for pollinators, butterflies, and hummingbirds. With an emphasis on native plants, these lively gardens are full of color, support wildlife, and bring you delight...read more and register.
June is National Pollinator Month. This week is National Pollinator Week!
|Garden Tour Postponed to June 29|
|Sue Vrooman's Laughing Crow Gardens Tour|
Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 pm
*Date changed due to weather
Hosted by Reems Creek Nursery
Sorry, this tour is FULL! **If you signed up for this garden tour and can't make the new date, please email email@example.com to cancel your reservation so someone else can attend. Spots on the waiting list may be available now.
Laughing Crow Gardens embraces an acre bursting with ornamental plants, both native and introduced, in over 600 varieties from Abelia ‘Radiance’ to Zingiber mioga [Japanese ginger.] Created by Sue as a stroll journey, visitors travel undulating paths designed as a continuously changing flow...there are limited spaces in this garden tour...read more and register.
|Worried about winter damaged plants? |
Staff members are seeing new growth on some of their plants/branches that they thought were dead, so remain cautious about digging up and discarding any plants. Warmer soil and warmer June air temperatures help promote new growth on plants that appear to be dead, plus new growth may be pushed out from the roots (especially crape myrtle, hydrangea, and fig roots). This video was produced after the deep freeze at Christmas and discusses what to to look for.
Weaverville Tailgate Market: Every Wednesday located at the Weaverville Community Center at 60 Lakeshore Drive. https://weavervillemarket.com/
Soil Testing available thru NC Cooperative Extension. Free from April thru November. Soil Test boxes available at Reems Creek Nursery. Tips and more info here.
Foodscaping Edible Plants in Flower Beds, Thurs. June 29 from 10-11:30, with John Fieselman, Buncombe County Extension Master Gardeners. More info here.
Gardening for Pollinators, Thurs. July 13 from 2-4 pm. Bullington Gardens. More info here.
Speaking of Gardening 2023: Fri. & Sat. August 11-12. Very inspirational is how we'd describe this annual 2-day gardening symposium for horticultural professionals and gardening enthusiasts. Early BIrd Registration is now open. More info here.
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