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April 23, 2015
  Water in the Garden – Begin increasing your watering schedule as the weather warms. Water seedlings and young plants frequently for short periods; water trees and shrubs deeply and less often. All kinds of plants will...
April 16, 2015
1. Plenty of Sunshine: This is the first and foremost ingredient . When planning your garden, keep in mind that roses like full sun. If that is not available, some roses will tolerate partial shade. 2. Rich, loose soil: Roses...
March 30, 2015
Work in the Garden – This is a good month to plant new shrubs and hardy perennials and to prepare for the coming summer. Keep roots cool and weeds down by applying mulch around flowers and vegetables, particularly Azaleas,...
February 27, 2015
Work in the Garden – Get your spring garden ready for planting by cleaning all beds of debris and old, dead plants.  Lightly cut ground covers.  This is the most important month to fertilize.  We recommend an organic granular...
February 23, 2015
Valentine’s Day is behind us but the enjoyment of a nice flower bouquet never goes away. Unfortunately,  commercial bouquets delivered through florists are pretty expensive and quite often aren’t that personal.Valentine’s Day...
January 28, 2015
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 worth it in...
December 30, 2014
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 growth, as well...
November 17, 2014
This is a very common question we get asked quite a lot at the nursery.  It is a question with many answers.  Let’ start with our native soil.  It is normally full of clay and high in salts or it is very sandy and depleted of...
October 29, 2014
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.  Water regularly...
October 12, 2014
Plumeria Frangipani  Yes, you have seen this flower before, and yes, this plant will grow...
October 7, 2014
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...
October 2, 2014
Fall Is For Planting Garden Experts have been extolling the virtues of planting in the fall for as long as I have been running Evergreen Nursery – and that is a long time (40 years)!  However, this year and the past few years,...
September 10, 2014
The end of summer generally means fire season is approaching. Unlike the mugginess we have experienced lately, strong Santa Ana winds will create dry hot weather which is the perfect mix for wild fires. The canyon brush has been...
September 2, 2014
Bedding Plants – As the month closes as the fall season begins, clear the garden of failing summer annuals. Pick off spent flowers to encourage new blooms.  Turn the soil to aerate, level.  Plant Primrose, Delphinium, Foxglove...
July 29, 2014
Work in the Garden – Continue to water and fertilize hanging plants regularly since they dry out quickly now with the increasing day length and decreasing humidity.  You may occasionally need to submerge them and other...

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