• Plant a Seed

    by  • February 12, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    Now is the perfect time to get started with seeds! Start your tomato, eggplant and pepper seeds indoors, and your beet and carrot seeds out in your garden right now.

    Here’s what you’ll need: (more…)

    Tired of Winter?

    by  • February 6, 2017 • 0 Comments

    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!

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    This Scarlet Quince makes a beautiful cut flower arrangement to enjoy indoors! Photo Credit: Proven Winners

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    The Scented Garden

    by  • February 6, 2017 • 0 Comments

    When purchasing plants, it is our natural instinct to smell it before buying it. We all enjoy smells for different reasons, whether it’s a nostalgic smell from our childhood or simply a smell that reminds us what time of year it is. If there is a certain scent that sends your smelling sense soaring, then start planting!

    Tip – Plant quite a few plants and group them together by variety in order to fill your yard with a powerful punch of sweet aroma.

     

    Here are some seriously stimulating scented shrubs worth smelling (and planting):

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    Osmanthus; Evergreen shrub that blooms in late summer or early fall. Photo Credit: Monrovia

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    Philadelphus (Mock Orange); Large shrub that blooms in spring. Photo Credit: Monrovia

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    Gardenia; Small evergreen shrub that blooms spring to summer. Photo Credit: First Editions

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    Lavender; Evergreen shrub that blooms spring to summer. Photo Credit: Me

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    Potted Paradise

    by  • January 16, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Areas that can’t be planted, can be potted. Sometimes our yards make decisions for us. Landscaping woes can happen when there is a pipe running through the hole you just dug, a tree that’s a little too ambitious about establishing roots or cement that poured itself right where you want the perfect plant. Well,...

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    Wet Weather Garden Tips

    by  • January 11, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    Boy has it been wet and cold! California hasn’t seen a winter like this is quite a while. While we need the rain there are a few things to be aware of with all this moisture.

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    The Greenery Difference

    by  • January 4, 2017 • 0 Comments

    The true difference between The Greenery and bargain box store plants.

    The main assumption made is that The Greenery Difference = $. When comparing different plant brands, Jay DeGraff the owner of The Greenery, doesn’t deny there is a small $ difference, but clarifies the reasons why. We spent an hour and a half talking about this subject, but I will try and sum it up using the 5 W’s.

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    New Roses Arriving

    by  • December 29, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Photo credit: Weeks Roses

    Photo credit: Weeks Roses

    The Greenery Rose Garden features hand selected varieties from Star and Weeks Roses including old favorites and new hybrids.

    New Roses will be here soon! For those who can’t wait for them to arrive, here is a list of roses that we expect.

    Click here to see list.

    Nature vs. Nurture

    by  • December 28, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Diagnosing Your Inner Gardener

    If you have never been involved in a Nature vs. Nurture debate, then consider yourself lucky. It is a debate founded on the scientific theory of Nature (think of this as your biological make-up) vs. Nurture (the environment and experiences that are part of your daily life) and which one is more influential in your life. Typically, this debate ends either in a beat down given by the biologically stronger individual OR psychological abuse performed by an individual trying to prove their theory is the right one. I digress. I am not going to discuss this topic in the traditional way, and I am not trying to psychoanalyze gardening. I am just merely someone who loves to look at gardening in a different way.

    So, let’s “diagnose” (by this, I mean figure out) what type of gardener you might be… (more…)