"Just feel the magic in the air and the power in the breeze. Feel the energy of the plants, the bushes and the trees. Let yourself be surrounded by nature at her best. Calm yourself, focus and let magic do the rest." Sally Walker
Summer Hours Begin!
Monday-Saturday 8 Am to 6 Pm
Sundays 9 AM to 5 PM
Get ready for Meet Your Vendors - Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 11th from 10 AM to 3 PM. This year we will have over 40 vendors present with lots of expert advice and prize giveaways.
Lunch is on us, so stop by and enjoy a hotdog, soft drink and chips and listen to the great music provided by Randy Ide, free pizza from Papa Murphy's and free coffee from Blind Dog Coffee. Our nursery is looking spectacular right now, so come out and celebrate with us.
Just a FYI - we have modified our June schedule. We will not be having a paver installation class. We will be rescheduling this class later in the summer. We are replacing that class with, "Continuous Summer Color With Perennials".
David will be giving this class. For gardeners who have early summer color and then struggle with shades of green in their flower beds for the rest of the season this is a real helpful class.
Additionally, strategic placement of annuals will help add bright splashes of color to an otherwise green flower bed since they will bloom all summer long.
Mulching all plant material in the hot summer months will accomplish many things - including prevention of water loss to plant material, cutting down on weeds, and introducing organics into the soil. Black Forest Compost, our premier organic compost, is on sale all June long. Buy 3 bags and get the 4th bag free. A 3" layer of this rich organic mulch may reduce water usage by up to 30%.
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Seminar, "Continuous Summer Color With Perennials", Speaker: David Ruf, 9 AM
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Nutri Mulch is a superior soil amendment/fertilizer. Nutri-Mulch is made in Utah from turkey droppings and bedding. It is a natural, slow release, all purpose fertilizer.
Nutri-Mulch is also a soil conditioner for clay soils. This product will loosen tightly bound clay particles improving root structure, water drainage and air penetration.
This is the newest composter available at Greenhouse Garden Center. It is easy to assemble, heavy-duty construction and each chamber holds 28 gallons. This composter features an aeration system and mixing bars to speed up the composting process. Each chamber easily tumbles independently.
We are excited to bring our customers 3 new varieties of summer blooming spiraea. Pictured is Glow Girl, featuring soft white blooms with a distinctly golden tint to the foliage. Glow Girl is a Proven Winner that grows to 3-4 1/2 feet wide and tall. Pink Sparkler blooms pink in the early summer and then reblooms in the fall. The added fall bonus is the beautiful color change of the leaves to burgundy red. Pink Sparkler grows to 3-4 feet tall and wide. The Double Play Artisan Spiraea features stunning foliage and pink flowers. It grows 2-3 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide.
Talking about cute - this apron is available in 3 styles. Shown is "You Look
Radishing". Also available is "Lettuce Eat" and "Feelin Good From My Head To Ma Toes". These aprons are individually packaged in a mason jar with a Farm To Table label -100% cotton and machine washable. Be the hit of your own backyard barbecue or give as a perfect hostess gift.
One of the most horrifying pests of the tomato plant is the tomato horn worm, who is really a very large caterpillar. The tomato horn worm is the larval form of the hawk or sphinx moth otherwise known as the hummingbird moth. It has a black horn projecting from one end, so hence its name.
The green color of the tomato horn worm acts as an effective camouflage so that the first signs you might notice are extensive chewing damage to stems, foliage and immature fruit. A voracious horn worm can defoliate a plant and leave nothing but stubby twigs in a matter of days. Picking off the horn worms is the easiest method of control. BT, in a dust or spray, will also work well. This method of treatment will also kill eggs on the undersides of the leaves if it is applied to that area as well. Tomato horn worms may also attack eggplants, peppers, and potatoes. If you experience heavy infestation, rototilling in late fall or early spring will cover or destroy pupae.
Squash bugs (aka stink bugs) are a stubborn pest that can decimate a squash plant, melon plant or cucumber plant very quickly. This little oval, gray-brown bug will suck the juices out leaves and stems causing them to become speckled, then wilt and blacken. If you notice one that means there will be lots more of these pests in the near vicinity. They lay their eggs on the undersides of the leaves. The eggs are reddish in color and can easily be scraped off.
Crop rotation is important in controlling squash bugs. Don't plant squash, melon or cucumbers in the same location as in the previous year. It is essential to also make sure all of this type of plant debris is cleaned up because these bugs will continue to feed on the debris. They will also overwinter very well in the plant debris.
Effective controls include squash bug sticky traps, Bonide 8, Malathion, garden dust, and pyrethrin liquids. Make sure to apply liquids and dust to the underside and tops of the leaves.
A common myth we all heard as children was that earwigs will burrow into peoples' ears while they sleep. Although this isn't true, earwigs present a frightening appearance with the pincers on their abdomen. These reddish-brown insects are a chewing insect. They are nocturnal and the ragged holes in leaves and flowers they leave behind may be the only evidence you see of earwig problems. They like dark, moist, warm conditions so summer is their time to be active. Earwigs can be controlled with earwig traps, Sluggo Plus, and Bonide 8.
Spider mites, an insect relative, are nearly invisible to the naked eye. A good way to see them is to place a sheet of white paper under an infested branch and tap on the branch. The spider mites will fall on the paper and miniscule moving dots will be observed.
Spider mites like hot, dry, dusty conditions (sounds like Northern Nevada). This sucking insect relative can literally kill a plant in a few months if the infestation is severe enough. Infested plants have stippled leaves, with fading color from yellow to bronze. Plant parts may become distorted. Often there is dirty webbing present. Running your fingers over infested plants will give you a sensation of them being dusty or dirty. By the time stippling and webbing is observed infestation is severe. Spider mites have a continuous life cycle and adults and eggs over-winter very well.
Hosing off plant material every few weeks is a good initial means of controlling spider mites. There are many good organic and synthetic chemical controls for spider mites. Read the label carefully, since not all insecticides are miticides.
Prune the spring flowering shrubs after they are done blooming. Lilacs, forsythia, and snowball bushes are all spring bloomers.
Take one or two of the big stems or trunks out to allow young wood to grow up and bloom in later years.
Watering the lawn in the evening is an open invitation for lawn fungus. Watering after midnight and cycling to get 2 to 3 run times that morning creates less runoff, healthier turf and fewer bugs.
Watering every third day is sufficient for a healthy lawn. In Carson City, there are designated water days, depending on your address. Check your area to make sure that you are following your local watering laws. Increase the time on your irrigation timer 20-30% for summer heat.
Check and spray your roses, euonymus, apples and crab-apples for powdery mildew. This white, powder-like fungus grows quickly with mild, humid nights.
If you had powdery mildew last year, chances are you will have it this year.
Treat it organically with ORGANICIDE 3 in 1 Garden Spray. Cloud Cover sprayed on the leaves is another effective way to eliminate powdery mildew.
Watch stressed spruce trees. A fungus called Pink Needle can wipe out a spruce tree in 2 years.
Spray with 2 different fungicides, a systemic fungicide called Phyton 27 and a contact fungicide called Daconil, over the course of four weeks, using each product 2 times.
For the most effective results, use a surfactant/sticker called Spray-Grip with each product.
Shade your pond. Remember that algae grows faster with more sunlight.
The more plant foliage on the pond, the less algae in the water. Microbe-Lift Bio-Blue turns the water clear blue but prevents sunlight from penetrating into the water. Fertilize all pond plants with Jobes Organics Fertilizer Spikes.
Fertilize the lawn with Dr. Earth Lawn Food.
Hose down your evergreens twice a month to prevent spider mites from setting up colonies in them.
Are you bothered by snakes? Apply Snake-A-Way and you won't have snake problems. Reapply this product at the end of July.
Prune apple trees now to prevent water sprouts. Your apple tree will produce bigger fruit too!
June is national rose month! Our selection of over 115 varieties of roses is the best in the area.
What You'll Need:
2 cups fresh pineapple, peeled and diced
1 cup honeydew melon, peeled and diced (remove seeds)
1 cup mango, peeled, diced and pitted
2 tablespoons fresh basil, thinly sliced
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. fresh cilantro or mint, thinly sliced
1 tbsp. crystallized ginger, minced
1 tbsp. red bell pepper, minced
1 tbsp. sesame seeds (optional*)
Step by Step:
Put everything except the sesame seeds in a large bowl.
Let stand 10 minutes so that flavors can blend.
Divide the fruit mixture among wineglasses and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
*Sesame seeds can be left off. (Some have trouble digesting them.)