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We were thinking of Mother's Day when we purchased these beautifully detailed garden-inspired travel mugs. The mugs alone would make a fantastic gift, but add a plant or floral arrangement and you will be giving a truly special gift. Each mug comes in a gorgeous gift box.
Delightful flowers and words of sentiment create fond memories
make this Mother's Day special!
These exotic gems of the carnivore family are locally grown here in the East Bay!
A must-have addition to your rare and unusual plant collection!
See our Florist for more info.
The Plant Lover's Guide to Sedums features 150 varieties to grow, offers information on zones, plant size, soil and light needs, origin, use for them in the landscape, and design tips. Full-color photographs fill the pages of this informative book.
Customers are talking about finding grubs in their vegetable gardens, which can be a problem as grubs eat plant roots.
Grub & Soil Pest Exterminator (Beneficial Nematodes-Hb): Beneficial nematodes are microscopic worms that seek out and destroy over 200 kinds of soil-dwelling insects including grubs, ticks, cucumber beetles, and adult fleas to name just four.
Garden Tech Sevin Lawn Insect Granules: Easy-to-use granules listed for use on vegetables and lawns. Kills Grubs Ticks, Fleas Ants, cutworms and thirty other soil-borne insects. The directions include days to harvest for vegetables.
Mulch, mulch, mulch. A 2-3 inch layer of Black Forest around the garden will help retain moisture this summer (be sure to not bury the plants' crowns.
- An organic blend of composted & screened forest humus (redwood and fir bark)
- Can be used as mulch or a premium soil conditioner for roses, vegetables and lawns
- Fortified with iron and nitrogen, but will not deplete soil of pre-existing nitrogen like untreated products
- When mixed with soil, loosens hard compacted soils to improve drainage and increases moisture retention
One of the pleasures of summer is to bite into a crisp and mild flavored cucumber. The cucumber is one of the oldest cultivated vegetables; it is believed to be native to India and has been cultivated in western Asia for 3,000 to 4,000 years. Cucumbers were brought to the New World in 1494 by Columbus, first arriving in Haiti and spreading to Canada. Cucumbers were being grown by the Iroquois when the Mayflower arrived.
Here are several different types of Cucumbers you will see this season at Orchard Nursery.
Long and often twisted, with furrowed yellow green skin.
They are aromatic with mild, sweet flavor and subtle hint of citrus.
No peeling is required. Contains a few small seeds.
Sometimes called "plain" or "pole" cucumbers, they are 6-9" long with dark green flesh. They have a mild flavor. Before using, most people peel and get the seeds out.
These have thin skin and are 12-15" long. Some are ridged, others are smooth. Most are seedless. They have a mild flavor. Often served with skin intact, and no seeding is required.
Narrow and thin, dark green skin with wart like bumps. The seeds are very small. These have a sweet and delicate flavor. Both the skins and seeds are generally eaten.
Pale yellow, about the same size and shape of a lemon. As they age, the skin turns a deeper yellow. The seeds are small. They have a delicate, sweet flavor. Peeling and seeding is optional.
Thin skinned, slender and relatively small, about 5-6" long. Juicy, sweet, and finely textured. They contain a few small seeds and do not require peeling.
These are about 4" long and have dark green skin. Extremely crunchy!
They are pickled whole and are unpeeled.
Plant cumbers in a sunny location. They respond to generous amounts of organic matter in the soil and a fertilizer applied during the growing season. Water slowly and deeply. Roots can grow up to 3' deep.
Grown for its decorative foliage, Hypoestes has mid-green leaves dramatically splashed with bright pink, white, and rose. This highly ornamental plant can also be grown indoors. AM sun or light shade, loose, peaty soil and moderate watering.
This is the easiest plant to use when you are adding color with foliage.
It is grown mostly for the vibrant color of its leaves, sometimes three contrasting colors appear together, with no leaves exactly alike. Colors include yellow, red, orange, lime green, dark green, and mahogany. The decorative appearance of the leaves is often enhanced by scalloped and ruffled margins. Popular for beds, borders, containers, and hanging baskets.
Sun to light shade, well-drained soil and regular watering. Likes humidity, too.