• Win a Shade Tree!

    by  • November 14, 2014 • 2 Comments

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    It is time to plant Shade Trees! It is so important we are giving away 1 Shade Tree!

    One winner will be drawn for a #15 Trident Maple.

    Find out more about the Trident Maple here.

    Check out our Shade Trees that are ON SALE NOW and only through November 30th!!

    Winner will be drawn at 5pm on 11/21. If not confirmed by 11/23, a new winner will be drawn.

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    Tree can not be returned or exchanged and must be picked up at The Greenery.

    Your information is not shared or sold.

    Fall is for Planting

    by  • November 12, 2014 • 0 Comments

    If you were considering replacing or planting a new shade tree, NOW IS THE TIME!!

    Due to the cooler temperatures yet, still warm ground, trees and hardy shrubs can get established before the stress of summer heat hits next summer. Even though we are in a drought a tree is a wise investment. It is important to choose the correct location and tree for your needs. If you need help selecting the proper tree and/or proper placement of your shade tree, just drop by and our knowledgeable staff can help!

    We currently have select trees on sale that are ready to provide shade for your yard!

    Click here to see list of trees on sale


    Holiday events!

    by  • November 11, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Saturday November 22nd from 11am-2pm

    Nancy Claus, author of Santa’s Secret and 3 other books, will be here to sign the books about Mrs. Claus! If you can’t attend you can purchase books ahead of time and let us know how you would like them personalized! The books will be available in our Gift Shop!

     Find out more about the author, here.

    A great gift for children and grandchildren.

    Mark your calendars for these other upcoming holiday events you won’t want to miss!

         12/4 Christmas Shopping Night                 12/6 Christmas Mini Garden

    Got Fruit Trees? Timely tips…

    by  • November 11, 2014 • 2 Comments

    Now that Thanksgiving is fast approaching it is time to do some maintenance on fruit trees. These tips do not include CITRUS trees! If you have citrus trees and have questions ask below in the ‘Comment’ section and I will answer!


    Winter pruning is done to maintain structure while summer pruning is to maintain size. Now is the time to do heaving pruning. Make sure to have clean, sharp pruners and saws ready! FOR MORE INFORMATION sign up for our upcoming seminar Winter Fruit Tree Care.  If you are unable to make it, look for more information to come!

    Jay demonstrating pruning during a previous seminar.

    Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Pluots, Apricots and Cherries

    You will want to dormant spray these trees up to 3 times during the dormant season. Dormant spray is composed of an insecticidal oil and a fungicide. This prevents overwintering insects and Peach Leaf Curl and Shothole which are diseases not seen until springtime when it’s too late to spray. So PREVENT NOW!! I typically recommend spraying around Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentines Day. The exact timing isn’t imperative just that you start after the leaves fall off the trees and space out the sprayings about 4 weeks apart. The last spraying needs to be before flower buds pop open in the spring.

    Be careful not to spray sulfur on Apricots, it will burn them.


    Fall & Winter Veggies to plant now

    by  • November 4, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Lettuce, Onion, Snap Peas, Shelling Peas, Spinach, Artichoke (seedling), Carrots, Beets, Radishes, Fava Beans, Kale, Mustard greens, Collard greens, turnips and turnip greens.

    All vegetables listed above except Celery, Onions, Peas, Artichokes and Fava beans should be planted in succession 2-4 weeks apart. Succession planting is just repeated plantings to ensure a continued crop since these plants produce 1 primary crop and maybe a small secondary crop then they are finished.

    HERBS: Chives, Fennel, Lemon Balm, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme. Some of these herbs will die back in the winter if planted outside but planting them in the fall will ensure a larger plant next year which means a bigger harvest!

    San Francisco Giants WIN 2014 World Series!

    by  • October 29, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Congrats to the San Francisco Giants for winning the 2014 World Series AND the 3rd World Series in 5 years!

    Don’t forget to pick up Giants Ornaments for the San Francisco Giants fans on your list!!

    Supplies are limited!

    Save the date!

    by  • October 29, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Saturday, November 8th – 6 to 9pm

    Our open house is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season! Bring the family for refreshments, drawings and antique fire engine rides with Santa. The gift shop will be full of holiday splendor with Thanksgiving décor and more than a dozen themed Christmas trees. Debbie will be sampling some of our yummy items from the Gourmet Pantry. The wonderful people from the locally produced Charlie’s Finishing Sauce will also be here for a tasting. Santa on his fire truck will give rides between The Greenery and our partners First Street Frame Company, Paul’s Paint, Pursley’s Interiors and Party Connection. See you there!

    TASTING: Charlie’s Finishing Sauce

    by  • October 24, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Saturday, November 8th from 6-9pm during our 18th Annual Christmas Open House!

    Laurie from Copper Kitchen Foods will be sampling her family’s fun and exciting “sweet” yet “spicy” finishing sauce. Brush it on to chicken, beef, poultry, pork, fish and vegetables at the end of the cooking process, or when food comes hot off the grill. A perfect finish on ribs! Good things are happening in The Gourmet Pantry.

    Find this in our Pantry!