Dirt vs. Soil

Dirt vs. Soil

It is spring as I write this and all the horticulturists are getting upset at folks calling soil dirt. While I usually use the term soil myself, this is strictly a snobbish convention rather than a meaningful separation of terms. Let’s take a real look at dirt...
The Real Story About Dandelions and Bees

The Real Story About Dandelions and Bees

Beekeepers can’t help but buzz about it when the first dandelions bloom. They are so excited about it that few of them notice that fruit trees start blooming about the same time. And oddly enough, when I watch the bees in my neighborhood I see them going to the fruit...
Tree Maintenance Plan

Tree Maintenance Plan

Here at the nursery we have people come in all the time willing to spend hundreds if not thousand dollars on landscape trees. This makes sense, they are investing in a quality landscape that will improve both the looks and livability of their home. What doesn’t make...
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...