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February 3, 2014
 In this busy day and age many of us look at our home as a sanctuary, as well we should.  However,  the tight configuration of modern housing and Southern California real estate prices often can make that feeling of sanctuary...
January 23, 2014
  Work in the Garden – Prepare your soil this month by working in Evergreen Planter Mix and Mulch as deeply as you can.  If you’re starting a new garden, money spent on a half day’s rototiller rental will be well...
January 22, 2014
      One of the most pleasant and rewarding types of gardens is a fruit garden.  In the past, most people assumed that fruit gardens were only for those who had large backyards or small orchards.  Gardeners were unsure about...
January 8, 2014
  Hands on Talks & Tours with Evergreen’s Garden Experts Seminars are on the first Saturday of every month (except December)   at 10am, with extra seminars during the Spring.    STORE LOCATIONS AND TIMES 10:00 am   13650...
December 23, 2013
  Work in the Garden – Primary tasks this month include planning your spring garden and major pruning of dormant fruit and shade trees, vines and rose bushes.  Proper pruning will help control and redirect plant...
December 17, 2013
     Each year more people ask us about buying a living Christmas Tree with the intent of planting it after the holiday season in their yard or at a public park.  Unfortunately, many trees die or are substantially weakened by...
November 27, 2013
 I drive around the county all week long visiting all of our nurseries and growing grounds to organize production of our plant material.  Quite often I will have to run in to Home Depot or brave the crowds at Costco for some tool...
November 26, 2013
  Bedding Plants – Plant calendulas, candytuft, cyclamen, dianthus, pansies, Iceland poppies, primrose and snapdragon.  Some late winter blooming plants to include are begonia, cineraria, columbine, English...
November 15, 2013
      Color bowls and container-grown plants soften edges, accent nice features and create privacy on patios and on decks.  The design possibilities are endless and container plant experiments can be some of the most enjoyable...
November 7, 2013
      A winter garden, particularly for Southern California’s year-round mild climate, may seem challenging, but is actually a lot fun.  There are many varieties of blooming trees, shrubs, vines and flowering plants available...
October 28, 2013
  Planting or Transplanting – Most hardy evergreen shrubs including Azalea, Camellias, and Roses can be successfully transplanted now through February.  Leave as much of the original root ball as possible. ...
October 22, 2013
  Yes that is right “houseplants”. We know houseplants are not a plant category that we are known for, but we have 100’s of them at great prices.  In fact, as you walk into our houseplant building you will be amazed at how lush...
October 18, 2013
           Between September and November many people encounter the problem of fruit split in their oranges, particularly navel oranges. It affects most fruit like apple, lemon, lime, and even pomegranate.  The split can be very...
September 26, 2013
Work in the Garden – Prepare for winter by picking up debris such as fallen fruit and leaves. When the rains start, debris becomes a home to a host of garden pests, particularly snails and slugs. Secure and trim any trellised...
September 24, 2013
            Early fall is one of the best times for planting in Southern California.  The ground is still warm and soon-to-fall rains will help establish good roots.  If you’re considering planting some California natives like...

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