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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...

Watering Tips and Citrus Pests

Watering tips and other helpful hints. No one can give you everything you need to know about watering but we hope this helps. Water Water, How much water? Too much, too little?   Too soon or too late. How much to water, when to water is always a challenge. We hope the...

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 *...

New Year To-Do’s

January garden jobs reap big rewards in spring and summer. Here are some handy hints and some of the garden jobs that need to be done in January/February. The work you do now will pay off all summer long.   Prune your fruit trees now to keep them low enough that you...

Transitioning Plants to Less Water

Making a new plant use less water begins with the planting Transitioning plants into a less thirsty way of living. You go to the Garden Center to buy some drought tolerant low water plants. Doing your part to save water. You take your new plants and plant them in the...

Terrariums

Seen all over social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest, terrariums are quickly gaining popularity as a pretty, easy way to bring plants into your home. And, best of all, they are simple and fun to make yourself! The real trick to a successful terrarium is plant...

All New Succulents

Now that we have our new succulent area, we're filling it up with more succulents than ever! With sizes ranging from 2" to 2 gallon, varieties for both sun and shade, and many colors and textures you'll be sure to find the right combination. See below for some of our...

The Natural Garden Solution

Remember in the March letter I put a little teaser question about a pest free garden? Here's the solution. Can you control bad bugs like Aphids, Whiteflies, Thrips and more? Can you do this without spraying?  Yes, you can if you have the  pretty little green lacewing...

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Our customers asked and we delivered! For the first time Weidner's has a nice selection of 2 gal and 5 gal roses. From favorites like 'Mister Lincoln' to new hybrids like 'Ketchup & Mustard', these beauties won't last long so get them now for your spring planting....

Decorative Baskets for Spring Planting

Just in time for spring, we just got in our new sets of decorative hanging baskets. An attractive basket can make a pretty hanging plant a statement piece for your yard or patio. With several natural fibers to choose from, you can have a formal look with black rod...