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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...
May 23, 2014
           In pleasant southern California weather, a vegetable & herb garden can be an all year event.  Herbs and vegetables can be planted over several weeks to extend harvest seasons and growing a healthy, productive herb...
May 8, 2014
   Citrus are the pride and joy of the sunshine states.  These wonderful evergreen plants have bright green foliage, fragrant flowers and colorful tasty fruit. They are valuable as ornamental landscape plants as well as for...
May 1, 2014
  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...

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