Prepare for a Recession

Prepare for a Recession

For the last six months the back of my mind has been dominated by concern about the next recession. Now, I don’t know if this is going to happen in three weeks, three months, or three years, but I do know that is important that we prepare for bad times. And I...
When to Plant in the Spring!

When to Plant in the Spring!

When to plant in the spring is always one of the big questions that new gardeners have. This is a difficult question since there are different variables that you have to plan for when planting. The great thing is that most of us can plant things right now! Type of...
A Good Landscape Can Save You Money!

A Good Landscape Can Save You Money!

  As I walk around my neighborhood I can’t help but look at all the houses and landscapes. The desires of many homeowners dictate the look of old landscapes over the decades. But some of the newer homes and are clearly intended to reflect the personalities of the...
Living Christmas Trees!

Living Christmas Trees!

After a bit of work we have a good selection of living Christmas trees ready for you to buy. We chose an assortment of different sizes and shapes, then made sure only two people are needed to move them. This includes our smallest trees that are only a foot to a...

Winter Leaf and Snow Control

Leaves are still coming off the trees and snow is forecast again in just a couple of days. It is time for you to look at that old rake and see if it is still worth keeping. And you should bring out the snow shovel and ice melt, you will likely be needing them. Winter...

Decorating with Christmas Greens!

England Christmas and New Years Day are traditionally celebrated with cuttings and greenery. This tradition long predates the practice of cut Christmas trees and extends to all parts of the house rather than just the one spot like a tree does. As a child I decorated...

Yes, We are Already Getting Ready for Christmas Trees!

It always bugs me when I see Christmas products and displays going up early, but here at the nursery it doesn’t bother me much. The only Christmas items we sell are trees, and if you don’t look closely you will never notice they are for Christmas until we hang up the...

Columnar and Narrow Evergreen Trees

Building lots are getting smaller while houses are getting bigger. This forces us to look at columnar and narrow evergreen trees for a bit of year round green without taking up the entire yard. While there are no where near as many skinny evergreens as there are wide...

Plant a Tree for Thanksgiving!

The leaves are changing color and falling, the lawn is turning yellow, and nights are supposed to drop below freezing; time to abandon the garden and hunker down by the fire with a hot cup of cocoa. Not so fast! There is more to do in the garden than just rake leaves....

Zelkova, the Best Tree for Fall Color!

            The most common response when I show someone the Zelkova section is, “I have never heard of these before.” Even though Zelkovas have been heavily planted at BYU and other locations in Utah County for the past 20 years, this...