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July 2019 Newsletter

July 2019 Newsletter

July Newsletter   Please note: We will be closed on the 4th of July.   We are headed into the most stressful month for plants. The days are long, the sun is strong and the temperatures are high. July is the month with the highest evapotranspiration rates […]

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June 2019 Newsletter

June 2019 Newsletter

Here we are in June already. Imagine my surprise when I raised the blinds on May 20th to see frost on my neighbor’s roof. I hurried to the kitchen window to look at my thermometer outside. Okay, 37. Not perfect but not 32. Still, I knew the […]

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May Newsletter 2019

May Newsletter 2019

Can you believe May is here already? May is traditionally our busiest month with vegetable and summer flowers leading the charge. I am hoping we have a nice long spring before the real summer heat arrives. The weather has been almost perfect lately and the nursery has […]

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April 2019 Newsletter

April 2019 Newsletter

  The sun is shining as I start this newsletter but tomorrow is going to be rainy again. Spring might be off to a slow start, but it is here. For me, nothing says spring in Lake County like our native Redbud, and they are beginning to […]

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March 2019 Newsletter

March 2019 Newsletter

March Plant of the Month Teucrium frutans-Bush Germander Deer resistant evergreen shrub from the Mediterranean. It can get quite large, up to 8×8, with loose grey foliage and light blue flowers over a long period. ‘Azureum’ is more compact growing and has deep blue flowers. There is […]

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January & February 2019 Newsletter

January & February 2019 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Aquilegia/Columbine Columbines are spring-blooming perennials with lacy foliage, and usually spurred two-toned flowers above the foliage on slender stems. Suited to a woodland area they can be grown here anywhere with good drainage and out of hot sun. Cut back after bloom to […]

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December 2018 Newsletter

December 2018 Newsletter

December 2018 Newsletter The rain has finally arrived, the smoke has cleared, plants are going to sleep and it looks a lot like Christmas at the nursery. The cut trees are available now till we sell out so best to buy sooner rather than later even if […]

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November 2018 Newsletter

November 2018 Newsletter

November already. First I will remind you that our hours change to 10-4, closed Wednesday. This helps keep payroll expenses down during our slower time and we do not have to be open as long in the colder months ahead. Believe me, on a cold rainy day […]

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October 2018 Newsletter

October 2018 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Phygelius I selected this woody-based perennial for this months featured plant to give it some much-needed publicity. This perennial is under-utilized in our local gardens. They can grow to 3 to 4 ft tall, although usually, you find hybrids that just reach 2 […]

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September 2018 Newsletter

September 2018 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Heuchera varieties and hybrids Coral Bells We don’t often have plants that tolerate a shadier spot as our plant of the month, and this one is a real beauty. The new introductions are grown more for their foliage than the flowers, making it […]

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