Saturday, December 10, 2005

Roses make great gifts

We just received our first load of roses which are in ready to plant pots with a picture on the package so it makes a great gift for the gardeners on your holiday lists.

A SPECIAL OFFER just to our blog readers.
Purchase 4 or more roses plus a pair of Tahoe Rose Gloves or West County Rose Gloves to be shipped to one address and we will include a FREE pair of our "Life's a Garden, Dig It!" gardening gloves.
This offer valid from December 10, 2005 to February 20, 2006. You must email our customer service with your confirmed order number to receive this FREE offer.

Special Note - we will not be shipping the ready to plant pots they are for in-store purchases only but the above offer will be valid just print this page of the blog.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Christmas Trees are IN

We received our first load of Christmas trees from Washington and they look and smell wonderful. Our next load came from Northern California where we picked up Silvertip Christmas trees. What a beautiful area!
Delivery dates are filling up so be sure to schedule yours today.
We have had customers ask about our t-shirts so we are having a special design done up and it should be ready before Christmas. Keep watching and I'll post it as soon as it is done.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Thanksgiving Wishes

It's not too late to send your Thanksgiving Wishes to friends and family, you are just a click away.
From all of us at Mission Hills Nursery and Moose Creek Nursery we send you and yours Best Wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving, and our Thanks for making us who we are.
A new shipment of Thanksgiving Mums will be in the nursery Thursday November 17th, we don't want to hurry Christmas but Poinsettias are also in the nurseries.

We have been receiving calls about how to keep racoons, rabbits, skunks and other creatures out of your gardens, we have just the product. Scarecrow works with water so it won't harm them, just scares them away. This product is in stock now.

Remember....."Life's a Garden, Dig It!"

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

November in the Garden

What should you be doing in your garden during the month of November? Well first as the days become shorter keep an eye on your watering, you may need to turn your sprinklers back. Shorter days usually mean your soil says moister longer, unless we have Santa Anas.

Watch your rose gardens for powdery mildew and spray if necessary, we still have Citrall but only while our supply lasts then it's over as the manufacturer has stopped production.

How good are freshly grown vegetables? We have a nice selection of winter vegetables in the stores and seeds both in the stores and on-line. Want to extend your season, our Botanical Interest seed line has wonderful choices.

Spring flowering bulbs are still available, freesias, daffodils, hyacinths, and more. Also don't forget to stage your planting of Paperwhites for the holiday tables, and gifts. Amaryllis bulbs are another beautiful holiday bulb to consider and we have the Lemon Lime variety in stock, limited supply so come in quickly. Amaryllis have huge trumpet-like flowers which can be as much as 8" (20 cm.) across. They are noted for their intense colours: vibrant reds and oranges, but they are also available in pastels (pink and peach), as well as white, green, and many bicolour varieties.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Ficus Benjamin SALE

We received a great bargain on some very nice Ficus Benjamins and want to pass these savings on to you. Print this sheet and bring it into Mission Hills Nursery, sorry not available at Moose Creek Nursery.

With this sheet you will save 25% off your purchase of any Ficus Benjamin in our greenhouse which is growing in a pot 8" or larger. We have some that are about 5' and bushy, others which are 8' and narrow.

Valid October 20, 2005 - November 6, 2005 or while supplies last. Can not be combined with any other offer.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Growing Greens Fast

Growing your own salad greens trumps buying grocery lettuce any day. Not only is it easy but it allows you to experiment with new flavors. In just 10 days, "micro greens" have their first set of leaves and are ready to snip. Judy Seaborn of Botanical Interests seed company developed a harvest technique that produces a young crop that is pretty, good-tasting when small, and has similar germination rates. Spicy Mix contains cress, mustard,radish, and red cabbage. Mild Mix is made up of kohrabi, pak choy, red beets, red cabbage and Swiss chard. (the pictures are reversed on our website)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Forest Faces

Have you walked past Mission Hills Nursery in the evening and seen the face in the window? We have Forest Faces in stock and some even glow in the dark. What a fun addition to your Halloween display. Plus just in a great savings on 18" banded wood boxes, plant your small bushes or mixed gardens. Also can be used for winter vegetables. A GREAT deal while they last regular price just over $12.00 on SALE now for under $6.00.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


Get an early jump on our annual FALL CLEARANCE. Sale runs Saturday October 1 - October 29, limited to supplies on hand - ALL SALES ARE FINAL. You can get an early list just by sending your request to Toni. you will need to be able to open an excel sheet. Everything from trees, to grasses, fertilizers, insecticides, and gift items. You will find different items at each nursery so plan to visit both!

Friday, September 23, 2005

Halloween Pumpkins

Pumpkins have begun arriving along with bales of straw, cornstalks, wheat bundles and a fun array of gourds. Decorate for Halloween and go through Thanksgiving with our Fall Decor selections.

Thursday, September 08, 2005


We are looking for sales people for Mission Hills Nursery and Moose Creek Nursery. If you have plant knowledge and enjoy sharing it with others we may have a job for you. Bring us your resume and the name of this plant, along with a strong back so we may schedule an interview. You must be able to lift 40# at the end of an 8 hour day regularly.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Christmas Trees

We are bringing in an additional variety of Christmas tree this season.
Nordman's Fir (Abies nordmanniana)

The Nordman has gained considerably in popularity as a Christmas tree, thanks mainly to it's excellent needle holding, glossy deep green foliage and very attractive shape. The needles, which point forward and grow round the branches are soft and thick with white lines on the underside. The bark is smooth and gray. This species has benefited greatly from extensive research into ideal seed provenance and growing methods, which has brought about a very good quality, high value tree.

Which Christmas Tree does your family or office like? Douglas Fir - Noble Fir - Fraser Fir or our newest variety Nordman Fir.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Tomato Tasting - Cancelled

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have to cancel our Tomato and Pepper tasting event which was scheduled for next Sunday September 11, 2005. We were looking forward to tasting the winter tomatoes and peppers. There will be no tasting but we have begun to get in some winter growing varieties. And our Botanical Interest seeds have been restocked with many varities of tomatoes

Thursday, September 01, 2005

The End of Summer

Well summer is coming to an end, but you can still have the flavors of summer with Fresh Basil Pesto. Pick up plants now, make up your pesto and freeze it for later. Fresh Basil Pesto says summer even in the winter.
Not in the area than how about ordering your seeds now and grow your own little bit of summer

Monday, August 15, 2005

2006 Roses Coming Soon To Mission Hills Nursery

2006 Roses Available for Pre Order Within 2 Weeks @ 15

Keep an Eye out folks. 2006 roses will be available within the next few weeks for pre-order. Click Here for more info.

Don't forget you can pay with Paypal this year. If you don't have a Paypal Account and would like to start one...just Click Here!

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