Sunday, January 28, 2007

Plant Now for Spring Show

Once the threat of cold cold days and nights are over you will want to get out in the garden and begin preparing for a spectacular spring. First weed now while the soil is moist, then feed your soil with an organic compost EB Stone Planting Compost. Select plants which are suitable for your garden's light, is it sunny or shady? How about the height requirements? Be sure to plant taller varieties in the back and work forward.

We recommend GroBetter by Jongs when you plant, this organic fertilizer is derived from chicken manure, it will not burn your young plants.

Some flower choices for this coming spring are California Poppies most definitely, Clarkia, Foxglove, Delphinium, Aquilegia 'Columbine', Scabiosa, and Verbascum. More varieties coming to us from Annie's Annuals & Perennials visit her website and let us know what you would like to have us carry.

By getting your plants in now they will benefit from our winter rains, but remember if the rains don't come you will need to water. Just don't overwater as the plants are still resting.

Keep weeds down by applying a preemergent when you plant, this sterilizes seeds but doesn't hurt the roots. Ask for Amaze, it really is AMAZING!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Ask Tiger

Saturday January 20, 2007 will kick off the morning segments of Fox 6 Morning News with Tiger and his gardening advice. This week will cover Roses, selection and care of bareroot roses. Segment sponsor is GroBetter. Jongs organic fertilizer which is available at both Mission Hills Nursery and Moose Creek Nursery. Stop by and visit either location this weekend, mention you saw Tiger and receive a free sample of GroBetter.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Exciting News

We are excited to begin working with Fox 6 News doing a gardening segment co hosted by our very own Tiger Palafox.

Be sure to watch this Friday January 12th. The news runs from 7:00 am - 9:00 am. There may be something special you can receive after watching this first segment. Plus give us your feedback, we want the segments to be reflective of your gardening needs. This first segment will focus on Winter Color for the Garden.