January & February 2020 Newsletter

January & February 2020 Newsletter

January & February Newsletter Happy New Year, one and all. Back to our regular winter hours starting Jan 17th, 10-4 pm, 7 days a week weather permitting. We have re-stocked the seed racks and stocked up on all soils. Bare-root trees are here, and roses are due

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December 2019 Newsletter

December 2019 Newsletter

December Newsletter It’s finally raining but oh so cold. It will take a little time to adjust to the cold, and I am a bit concerned that our plants did not get that gradual hardening off period and will suffer some too. Unfortunately, this is becoming a

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October 2019 Newsletter

October 2019 Newsletter

October Newsletter 2019 We have had a few nights of temperatures into the 30’s so I am officially saying fall is here. Last week went from 100 to not being able to take our jackets off. If you think you’re not acclimated yet, neither are the plants.

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September 2019 Newsletter

September 2019 Newsletter

September 2019 Newsletter   Summer has rocketed by and Labor Day weekend is upon us. Darn though, we are still seeing some very hot days. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year due to the golden hues of the light and fall foliage colors.

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August 2019 Newsletter

August 2019 Newsletter

August Newsletter As more and more of the natural landscape is being developed for housing and agriculture, it is becoming vital that we create and maintain natural and healthy living spaces in our own yards. A lot of you have been concentrating on bees and butterflies and

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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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