• In the Orchard

    Posts regarding fruit tree care.

    Bugs on White Flowers

    by  • March 30, 2016 • Annuals & Perennials, Bulbs, In the Garden, In the Orchard

    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 • Annuals & Perennials, California Friendly, drought, Events & Seminars, In the Garden, In the Orchard, Trees

    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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    What’s wrong with the leaves on my Citrus trees?

    by  • March 7, 2016 • In the Garden, In the Orchard

    Citrus Leafminer is a relatively new insect to California. This insect burrows inside the leaf leaving a silver trail as it feeds. I’s mostly a cosmetic nuisance but severe infestations can cause stress to the tree. The insect only does its damage in the Spring but exact timing is difficult to pinpoint.

    For best control, we recommend using a trap with pheromone lure to monitor insect populations then treat as needed.

    Does this look familiar? Ask us about the proper treatment for your tree.

    Tangerines and Mandarins Are the Same!

    by  • February 8, 2016 • In the Orchard, Uncategorized


    Mandarins were the commonly used name before the Dancy Tangerine was marketed in America. As this new orange-red cultivar became popular and other cultivars were still called mandarins, they were believed to be different. Some horticulturalists still use the term tangerine for darker colored mandarins but they are the same!


    Asian Citrus Psyllid – Protect your Trees!

    by  • November 4, 2015 • Adria's Garden Blog, In the Orchard


    Last week an Asian Citrus Psyllid was found on a citrus tree in Turlock. What’s the big deal?

    The concern about the Asian Citrus Psyllid is because it can carry the fatal citrus disease huanglongbing (HLB). HLB is incurable once the tree is infected. The bad part is that you may not know that your tree is infected until a year or two later when it begins to show symptoms. The disease will kill the tree within about 5 years, in the meantime it can allow the spread the disease by the Asian Citrus Psyllid. (more…)

    Responsible Water Use in the Landscape

    by  • April 25, 2015 • Adria's Garden Blog, Annuals & Perennials, In the Garden, In the Greenery, In the Orchard

    Here we are in a 4th year of a severe drought with no end in sight. We are all facing moderate to severe watering restrictions depending on where we live. However, we can do better than we are being asked, to reduce water. The Greenery has been striving to educate gardeners on responsible water use for decades. In the mid-late 2000’s when California began to be concerned about water supplies we created several information handouts full of information to help our customers reduce and conserve water. You can find them on our California Friendly page.

    On our California Friendly page you will find basic tips on watering the landscape, tips for proper and responsible watering of trees and shrubs, tips for lawns as well as a list of California Friendly plants that you can find at The Greenery. While the water needs of your landscape is not the same for every yard and garden the basic tips will get you started. The knowledgeable staff at The Greenery can help you one on one (FREE of charge!) deal with your specific landscape. If a site visit is needed, however, there is a charge. See our Services page for more details.

    In the meantime here are a few quick tips: (more…)