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    Oak Leaf Hydrangeas: A Year of Interest

    by  • May 29, 2016 • 1 Comment

    Oak Leaf Hydrangeas are named for their similarly lobed leaves that look like Oak trees. Oak Leaf Hydrangeas offer year-round interest. In winter, you’ll notice it’s dramatic peeling bark. In spring, bright green leaves mark the start of the growing season followed by dramatic summer blooms that last until fall. In late fall, the leaves...

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    Blooming Buddlejas

    by  • May 28, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Buddlejas, also commonly referred to as Butterfly Bush is appropriately named for it’s sweet smelling flowers that butterflies can’t resist. Butterfly bush is a summer favorite for it’s long bloom season. At the Greenery, we have found this plant in particular to be very responsive to deadheading. Clip spent blooms to keep the butterflies coming! This deciduous shrub takes full or part sun and is very low maintenance. Here are the very special cultivars we have chosen for this year:

    Buddleja Buzz Midnight 01 (1)
    Buddleja ‘Buzz Midnight’ is a dwarf cultivar reaching only 3-4′ tall.
    Buddleja Wisteria Lane 04
    Buddleja davidii ‘Wisteria Lane’ has weeping blooms that mimic Wisteria.
    Buddleja Miss Molly
    A customer favorite, Buddleja X ‘Miss Molly’, shows off it’s changing sangria-red, burgundy, and pink blooms summer through fall.
    Buddleja Lo N Behold Pink Microchip 02
    Buddleja X ‘Pink Micro Chip’ Lo & Behold, has smaller, light pink flowers similar to Salvia but the sweetness of butterfly bush.
    Buzz Velvet
    Buddleja davidii ‘Buzz Velvet’ has rich magenta colored blooms that contrast best in a chartreuse pot.
    To see and (smell) for yourselves, come to the nursery for our great selection of the best summer bloomer.
    For further advice in caring for your Buddleja plant check out, Thompson & Morgan’s post.

    Growing Herbs in Combo Planters: Themes

    by  • April 6, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Grow these herbs together for a planter that suits your needs. Even if it’s the only thing growing in your yard, fresh herbs are worth growing. You’ll wonder why you ever used store-bought herbs. Tea Planter Grow Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Stevia and Mint together for a constant selection of fresh teas and sweeteners! German...

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    We Love Pollinators!

    by  • April 1, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Botanical Interests is passionate about gardening, and passionate about pollinators. Did you know pollinators help us by pollinating a third or more of the food we eat? They also help repopulate plants and add diversity to the environment, therefore making an ecosystem more resilient. The simple action of sowing seeds is powerful. It can create habitats that protect and feed pollinators, strengthening their population.

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    Bugs on White Flowers

    by  • March 30, 2016 • 1 Comment

    What is the bug on my white flowers?


    Rose Chafer Hoplia beetleHoplia beetle
    also known as Rose Chafer or erroneously called Japanese Beetles.

    Help deter them from destroying your white flowers using a white bucket with a few inches of water in the bottom and a squirt of dish soap. They will be drawn to the white bucket and drown in the soapy water! They are only here for about 3 weeks then they are gone til next year.

    Read more about the Hoplia Beetle here.

    Gardening with Less Water

    by  • March 16, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Looking for some tips on Gardening in drought? The Greenery will be offering several seminars to help, this Spring! We recommend: Cultivating Healthy Soil on March 26th at 1:30pm Growing Low Water Use Plants on April 16th at 10am Irrigation Practices for Water Restrictions on April 16th at 1:30pm California Native Plant Society chat...

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    Join Us for a Seminar on Japanese Maples

    by  • March 16, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Saturday, April 23rd 10:00 a.m.

    Cost: $3 per person at the door

    Speaker: Paul Jones, Japanese Maple Enthusiast

    Paul will be covering many topics including proper pruning, fertilizing, planting, watering and site selection. He will also be showing  and selling unique and hard to find varieties. There will be time for questions and answers as well. It’s a beautiful time to select and plant a maple!

    To assist us in planning, please reserve your seat in advance. Click here to register.

    Asparagus – You Can Grow That!

    by  • March 7, 2016 • 3 Comments

    Winter through spring is the time to plant your own Asparagus! It takes significant preparation but the plants will produce for decades when properly cared for and it’s not hard. Keep in mind, you do need quite a bit of space!

    Asparagus

    What to Expect When Growing Asparagus

    If you aren’t familiar with how asparagus grow, the part we eat are the new shoots in the spring. Asparagus grow from crowns, we harvest the shoots (from the second year on) in the spring then let the shoots grow during the summer into beautiful ferns. Often times the ferns will set some red berries then turn yellow in the fall before turning brown. After they are brown, twist and pop the shoots out of the ground, leaving the crowns.

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