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Peach Leaf Curl

Peach leaf curl, is a disease caused by the fungus Taphrina deformans. (The second name gives you a clue. Deformans) When using copper sprays. The higher the concentration of copper the more effective the spray will be. We like the Copper-based fungicides like...

Chrysanthemum Care

Care is easy. Keep your Mums well-watered. If you let your Mum wilt once or twice it will forgive you and perk right back up. If you let your Mum really dry out and wilt down three or four times it may not actually, die but it will look so bad you will wish it were...

Help for that important Summer Fruit tree Pruning!

Summertime is time for eating those juicy peaches and picking your blueberries. So Good! Summer time is also the time for some quick and easy tasks your fruit trees will appreciate. For more help go to the Dave Wilson Fruit Trees web site. This is the wholesale fruit...

Hot Weather Hints

It’s summertime and along comes hot weather. Here are some hot weather tips from the good folks at Weidners. Hot weather means that your plants need some extra watering. Really hot weather usually only lasts a few days but it can cause all sorts of damage to your...

A Colorful Succulent Garden to Copy

You could easily duplicate this vivid succulent garden at Weidner’s nursery in Encinitas, CA. It’s a three-dimensional showcase of succulents superbly suited to mild, frost-free regions.* Most of the plants in this display garden are readily available, and all are in...

Fruit Trees & Berries

Fruit Tree tasks for January and February Here are some handy hints and some fruit tree garden jobs that need to be done in January/February. The work you do now will pay off all summer long. The words we use can be confusing. When we say ‘Fruit Trees’ we...

Annual or Perennial?

Do you know the difference between an Annual and a Perennial? What about an Annual that keeps on for another year or two. An Annual that acts like a Perennial? It’s OK to be confused, you are not alone. In cold places perennials usually bloom for a month or so in...

What’s Eating Your Plants?

What is eating your garden? It could be anything from greedy little caterpillars to gophers, or even some flocks of wild parrots. Holes in the leaves or skeletonized leaves. Insects that suck the life out of your plants is another topic. Look for that soon. We’ll talk...

Caring for Fall Mums

Be sure to keep your Mum watered. This will keep it looking fresh. As your buds turn into flowers and the flowers eventually start to look old and a bit wilted it’s time to make some choices. you have two choices. Both are good and will work.   #1 Trim back the blooms...

Fruit Trees & Berries

Fruit Tree tasks for January and February Here are some handy hints and some fruit tree garden jobs that need to be done in January/February. The work you do now will pay off all summer long. The words we use can be confusing. When we say ‘Fruit Trees’ we...

What’s Eating Your Plants?

What is eating your garden? It could be anything from greedy little caterpillars to gophers, or even some flocks of wild parrots. Holes in the leaves or skeletonized leaves. Insects that suck the life out of your plants is another topic. Look for that soon. We’ll talk...

Unique Tomato Recipes

If you get lucky this season and have too many tomatoes to use up in regular recipes, try and of these unique options!   Recipe for Tomato Jam TOMATO JAM RECIPE   INGREDIENTS 1 ½pounds good ripe tomatoes (Roma are best), cored and coarsely chopped *½ cup sugar *...

Discover Dragon Wings

Dragon Wings begonia is one of the most remarkable new garden flowers to come along. Dragon Wings is a 2- to 3-foot tall, cane-forming begonia with deep, glossy-green, 5-inch long leaves and drooping clusters of flowers. Because the hybrid is sterile, it just keeps...

Caterpillar Season

August is high season for all those ravenous caterpillars that  destroy your garden We Love the pretty Butterflies but hate the damage they cause. It doesn't have to be the either or choice.   You can attract the butterflies and still get rid of the ravenous green...

Begonia Season is Here!

We're officially in begonia season, and these beauties are showing off all their big blooms and color. We have almost all of our varieties out for sale, including showy non-stops, vibrant enchant, and gorgeous solenias. Our upright cane begonias are looking great as...