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.