These showy plants start blooming early to give us a break from the drab winter landscape.
This time of year, I’m starting to get a little antsy to see new growth, a change of color and scenery. I guess you could say I’m getting impatient for impatiens. I found out there’s no need to be hasty and plant annuals that aren’t quite ready for planting. Check out these varieties that will get you excited about this time of year!
This Scarlet Quince makes a beautiful cut flower arrangement to enjoy indoors! Photo Credit: Proven Winners
Join us for 3 Tomato-y events on July 30th, 2016.
10am Preserving Tomatoes
Speaker: Adria, The Greenery’s Certified Preserving Expert
Join Adria as she demonstrates how easy it is to preserve your own tomatoes including tomato sauce and beyond! Using her knowledge she will discuss proper preserving techniques for dehydrating, canning and freezing tomatoes and practical uses for your preserved tomato products. Copies of recipes included! Prior registration is requested. Reserve your seat here. (more…)
The days are warm and the nursery is in full bloom! Here’s what’s in flower right now:
Aster Dwarf Mix. Sold in 6 packs, this drought tolerant annual can stand the heat while providing a cottage garden look.
Chrysocephalum ‘Desert Flame’ is a low growing, low water perennial that seems to be in constant bloom at the nursery.
Short Stuff Mix Zinnias are a colorful annual that keeps on giving. The full green foliage and consistent blooms can easily trick you into thinking it’s a perennial. Use in full sun in containers.
Coreopisis ‘Early Sunrise’. Plant one 6 pack this summer or fall and have abundant blooms all spring through summer next year. It’s hard not to snap a picture of these when in full bloom.
Wooly Butterfly Bush is very different looking than other Buddlejas. The orange globes attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
Mimulus ‘Jelly Beans Tangerine’ or Monkeyflower is a cultivar of a California native often found on a hike along the coast.
Becky Shasta Daisy is a perennial every cottage garden owner and Luther Burbank fan needs. The bright daisies are a perfect cut flower for the kitchen window.
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.
Grow Your Own Food
Growing your own food allows you to choose the varieties you love. Have you noticed in the grocery store there are usually only three different kinds of tomatoes? There are more than 10,000 known cultivars! You can even go as far as choosing a tomato that has the right acidity for you. Find your perfect tomato at our tastings in summer and save the name for the following year.