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May 6, 2010
May is one of the most colorful months out of the year and a great time for planting before it gets too hot. Selection at the nursery is optimum during the spring, so get out there and spruce up your yard with some new plants...
April 15, 2010
Garden pests and bugs – come see me this Saturday at our Carmel Valley store!!     I’ve been preparing for this Saturday’s seminar about bugs and pests and I’m thinking – gosh – have we been fighting these garden rascals since...
March 18, 2010
March in Your Garden • 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...
March 18, 2010
Great news! Evergreen Nursery’s informative gardening and landscape seminars are back and now will be held year round! Some topics will include Water Wise Landscaping, Choosing and Caring for Roses, The Edible Garden,...
March 12, 2010
With six Evergreen Nursery locations (three retail/wholesale and three growing grounds) I spend a lot of time driving around the county. I always keep my eyes open for what’s in bloom or about to bloom and what looks really good...
January 27, 2010
Drought Tolerant Plants For the last several years Mother Nature has dealt California in general a severe drought. The lack of rain coupled with California’s water politics have left Southern California with a double drought –...
December 30, 2009
JANUARY IN YOUR GARDEN   This is a great month for planning and preparing for spring while the weather is cooler and much of your garden may be dormant. Here are a few helpful tips: • Work in the Garden – Primary tasks include...
December 21, 2009
Here at Evergreen, recycling has always been a part of our business plan. It was a part of our business plan way before it became politically correct and before everyone talked about ‘green’ this and ‘green’ that. One of the...
December 1, 2009
The other day, I was driving along in Mission Beach, near the Catamaran Hotel, and I happened upon a hedge that I myself had planted nearly 30 years ago. Remembering that I planted it, I decided that I ought to stop and take a...
November 20, 2009
  It’s amazing how every time I go to the big box retail stores and I look to buy some gadget that I need, there will be a stamp on it that says, “some assembly required”. That means I’m in trouble. I probably won’t read the...
November 16, 2009
People are always calling us up or sending us emails in search of a plant they can put in a really shady spot. Well, there are a couple of really wonderful plants that will work good for that. One of them is a Clivia miniata,...
November 5, 2009
Nothing frustrates me more than picking up the evening paper and reading about yet another government program for recycling that really takes more effort environmentally than it saves. It seems like everybody’s dying to do...
October 28, 2009
A Vine for Shade Often at info@evergreennursery.com we get request for what to do to plant a vine in a shady area or on a shady patio. Well, the two things that come to mind are Madagascar Jasmine (Stephanotis) and the other is...
October 22, 2009
Wow!  We are up in Washington state. It is really beautiful.  Our quest has been to find beautiful Noble Fir trees for the upcoming 2009 Christmas season. It took some traveling, but we struck gold.  We tagged some really nice...
October 16, 2009
A while back, a friend of a friend asked me to come out to Mt. Helix to take a look at a lot they were planning on building their house on. They wanted some ideas for what to do with some of the existing vegetation. When I got to...

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