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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...

Creating Fall in California

Here in warm San Diego we don’t have fall colored leaves. We still want to have that feeling of fall. You can create fall with a few of the right plants, gourds and pumpkins. Meet the best fall blooming color to help you Create Fall in California.   Create Fall with...

Battling Tobacco Budworms

If your geraniums and petunias look especially sad this time of year, the tobacco budworm probably is contributing. This caterpillar feeds on the new and developing buds of flowers, causing them to either never open, or to open shriveled and with holes. Life Cycle...

Summer BBQ Ideas

Summertime is BBQ time. Your patio was looking pretty good but now it needs a quick fix. How do you make that BBQ buffet area look smashing without smashing the budget all to pieces? You might want to look at something like commercial hardscaping in texas if you're...

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...