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September 2017 Newsletter

September 2017 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Abutilon Hybrids-Flowering Maple These Malvaceae family members can be grown as potted plants indoors in winter and outdoors in summer. They are borderline cold hardy for us so if you do keep them out all winter long then they will need protection and […]

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August 2017 Newsletter

August 2017 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Kniphofia Red-Hot Poker, Torch Lily Kniphofias form grass like clumps of foliage and are in the Lily family. The flowers stalks rise from the foliage with the look of a torch or poker as their common name suggests. The older variety planted was […]

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July 2017 Newsletter

July 2017 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Oxalis Iron Cross We love this perennial sorrel which is grown from bulbs. Plant in light shade or morning sun here. It gets its name from the distinct makings on the clover like leaves. Add to it the dark pink flowers over a […]

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June 2017 Newsletter

June 2017 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Parahebe perfoliata I really admire this plant and was able to get them this year. It is native to Australia and is classified as a shrubby perennial. It can grow up to 4 ft tall but I would say plan on two feet […]

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May 2017 Newsletter

May 2017 Newsletter

Perennial of the Month Nepeta/ Catmint I am referring to Catmint, not catnip, although that is also a variety of Nepeta. These perennials require sun to part-sun and survive with moderate water. They are fast-growing spreading perennials that bloom frequently if sheared back by half after bloom. […]

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April 2017 Newsletter

April 2017 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Bonsai and Dwarfs We had to get the minimum order for our little dwarf conifers and bonsai, so we have plenty. Thought it would be fun to feature them this month and offer them at 20% Off. Not sure if we have any […]

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March 2017 Newsletter

March 2017 Newsletter

 Plant of the Month Cistus -Rockrose I think this was a plant of the month in some past year but now is a great time to plant these Mediterranean shrubs. We often have them in 4” pots this time of year for the budget conscious gardener. They […]

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February 2017 Newsletter

February 2017 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Verbena bonariensis This verbena is very different from the usual verbena that comes to mind. It is very drought resistant once established and butterflies love it. Although Sunset only rates it to Zone 8, it does okay here and can self sow. It […]

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December 2016 Newsletter

December 2016 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Picea pungens and P. abies Thought it might be nice to give you some info on some of our potted conifers. I have found the spruces hold up well through our summers. If you are buying a living tree either for yourself or […]

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November 2016 Newsletter

November 2016 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Indoor Plants Did you know our indoor spaces are more polluted than our outdoor air? Paints, carpets, furniture, cleaning supplies, detergents-all filled with VOC’s -volatile organic compounds. These include benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, xylene, trichloroethylene and toluene. As our winter wet weather is […]

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