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How to not kill your beautiful Maidenhair Fern

Evelyn’s Corner The most beautiful delicate fern but forget to water just one time. Oops, it’s not so pretty. Here are Evelyn’s tips for keeping your Maidenhair Fern happy. #1 Location Give it a bright spot away from strong sun or excess heat. The Kitchen window or...

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

Its summertime and along comes hot weather. Here are some hot weather tips from the good folks at Weidners. First and foremost, you should look after yourself so make sure you are keeping cool. Enquiring about an air conditioning unit from one hour heating & air...

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 you can...

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...

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...

Gazing Globes for Spring Gardening

Just arrived, one of our new favorites for home and garden decor are these amazing gazing globes. In a variety of styles and colors, they add a touch of sparkle and sophistication to any style of garden. With mosaic tiles, shiny chrome finishes, even a stainless steel...

Bare Root Fruit Trees Arrive

Since they are bare root, they will not have any leaves or foliage, and the roots must be kept moist until you are able to plant them. This is the best time of year to plant these trees, since they'll have another couple months of cool, rainy weather to get...

What to do with Poinsettias after Christmas

If your poinsettias are still looking so good you can't bear to throw them away, follow these tips to keep them for next year. On St Patricks Day, cut off blooms leaving 4 to 6 leaf nodes on the stem. When the ground warms up, plant your poinsettia outdoors in a...

A Holiday by the Beach

For many souther Californians, the beach is a big part of our lifestyle. And what better way to celebrate your love of the ocean than with beach-themed Christmas decorations! Shiny, champagne colored shell ornaments, beautiful abalone shell Christmas trees, and lots...

Lavender Mini Christmas Trees

A great alternative to a silk table top Christmas tree, we currently have rosemary and lavender topiaried into little Christmas trees. Each come in three different sizes and can be used in arrangements or on their own. Keep them indoors or out, and you can move them...