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January 31, 2018
Evergreen Nursery has developed an amazing array of cacti and succulents mostly in an effort to respond to the ever present need to conserve water. That need is never going to change.  Southern California gardens are always going...
January 23, 2018
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...
January 11, 2018
     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...
December 19, 2017
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...
December 11, 2017
    While gardeners in other parts of the country spend November and December preparing their yards for the cold and snow of winter, Southern California's gardening year could be just kicking off.     Fall is an excellent...
November 28, 2017
Bedding Plants – Plant Calendulas, Candytuft, Cyclamen, Dianthus, Pansies, Iceland Poppies, Primrose and Snapdragon.  Some late winter blooming plants to include are Begonia, Lobelia, and Sweet Alyssum.  Cut back...
November 1, 2017
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 until...
November 1, 2017
  Tupidanthus calyptratus This valuable, exotic landscape plant is a good small tree for entryways, patios or near pool areas.  An evergreen tree or shrub has glossy, bright green leaves that resemble the better known houseplant...
October 9, 2017
       Every year we remind our customers of the great benefits of fall planting. Well, fall is upon us and we have to remind you all again to get busy!! It is just a wonderful time to plant - the weather is warm but not hot...
September 25, 2017
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...
September 5, 2017
Slope blues…… One of the more common questions we get at the nursery is, “We’ve got a slope in our yard and we just don’t know what to do with it. What do we plant on it?”   San Diego county is definitely not flat so chances are...
August 21, 2017
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, Calendula,...
August 2, 2017
Gardenia jasminoides 'Frostproof' The Frost Proof Gardenia gets its name because of its frost hardiness.  It will hold its blooms after a frost!  The Frost Proof Gardenia is also much more insect resistant than older varieties. ...
July 28, 2017
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...
June 30, 2017
Many Palm Trees Save Water After more than forty years of growing and selling all manner of plants for Southern California homes and gardens, I have come to believe there are no “bad” plants; but there are bad places or bad uses...

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