• 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.

    We have a winner!

    by  • October 16, 2014 • 1 Comment

    Congratulations, Janet Little, you have won a Create-Your-Own Scarecrow Kit! Please pick it up at your next convenience.

    These little kits are built to scare and come in youth and adult sizes–you supply the clothes. ($34.99 each)

    Plant Fall bulbs and Winter flowers now!

    by  • October 13, 2014 • 3 Comments

    If you are like me, I really need the cheery color that winter flowers like pansies and cyclamen give during the dark, cold winter months. The only thing better than that is the early signs of spring as the fall planted bulbs emerge and bloom! Did you know you can combine them for non-stop color?


    Choose your favorite spring flowering bulbs. Next choose your favorite winter flowers. Mine are Cyclamen for the shade and Pansies for the sun. I always do a red and white theme because I love Christmas.


    It’s time to plant Sweet Peas!

    by  • October 13, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The combination of fragrance, colorful clusters, and a climbing habit makes Sweet Peas a favorite among gardeners and non-gardeners, alike. Known for the more perfumed varieties, sweet peas are often described as smelling like a mix of honey and orange blossoms. Sweet peas are either a climbing or a bushy plant. (more…)

    Fall Cleanup Dos and Don’ts

    by  • October 3, 2014 • 0 Comments

    I wanted to set the record straight on a few common fall garden chores. California, and especially Central California, is very specialized and lucky area to garden in. We have long wonderful growing seasons, pronounced seasons yet not extremely cold winters. We can grow many things here that other parts of the country can only dream of growing. So let’s get started…


    1. Summer garden cleanup. Prune back frost hardy perennials and shrubs to shape and only if they look bad. Perennials that are still green are storing energy for next year so don’t prune leaves off! Deadheading is a good idea unless you want to leave the seeds for the wild birds. Summer veggies that are done producing should be removed. This is a good time to mulch the bare soil well if you don’t plan on planting a winter garden. If you are planting a winter garden, see #3!

    2. Fertilize your lawn (more…)