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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...
July 25, 2014
      In nature the most critical period of a plant’s life is shortly after germination. However, when buy a plant for your house, this period is the first two weeks after purchase. Evergreen Nursery does its best to help the...
June 25, 2014
Work in the Garden – Continue to fertilize regularly because plants are using food as quickly as you supply it.  Prune faster growing plants to keep them vigorous and to control water use.  Fertilize lawns when the grass is...
June 19, 2014
      Strategically planted trees and shrubs can cut energy costs, both in summer air conditioning and in winter heating.  Evergreen trees (those that are green all year) such as Camphor, Magnolia and Carrotwood and shrubs...
May 27, 2014
Work in the Garden – Take the time to look at small jobs in your garden this month.  Remove any unwanted suckers from trees and shrubs.  Pinch tips of Chrysanthemums, Fuchsias, Geraniums and Marguerites to encourage dense...

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