Mark your calendars!
We have scheduled a couple of events this summer we’d love for you to attend.
Parking Lot Sale:
Sunday, August 31, 8 am to 4 pm
We have cleaned out our storage sheds and have found plenty of treasures that we’re sure you’ll love: display fixtures, shop worn items, wheelbarrows, household items, and much, much more. Make us a stop on your county-wide garage sale map! Sunday only, 8 am to 4 pm. (Sorry, we won’t have any plants for sale and the nursery will be closed.)
Saturday, September 6, 10 am to 2 pm
We’ve teamed up again with Irl Everest, Weaverville’s Mr. Tomato, to offer a free tasting of heirloom, novelty and traditional tomato varieties. Nursery staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Stop by any time between 10 am and 2 pm to discover your new favorites!
It’s summertime in Trinity County! Time to shift gardening gears from planting to tending and harvesting. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your garden this summer.
- Water – Everything needs it, but be especially attentive to new plantings, pots and hanging baskets. A thick layer of mulch helps keep soil moisture from evaporating.
- Fertilize – Veggies, fruit trees, flowers, roses and lawns will all benefit from feeding this time of year. Remember to make sure your plants are well-watered before you feed them.
- Flowers – Keep your flowers blooming by dead-heading spent blossoms.
Check out our Summer Gardening Calendar for more advice for the summer season.
Thanks to you all for making this another wonderful spring! Now it’s time to get out and enjoy the fruits of all your hard work in the garden.
With the coming of summer, our store hours go back to normal: closing at 4 pm on Saturday, and closed on Sunday.
We will also be closed July 4-6 so staff can spend the holiday weekend with friends and family.
Treat your Mom to a special day Sunday, May 11 — bring her into the nursery for a stroll amid lovely plants and our garden-inspired gift shop. (We’ll be open normal Sunday hours, 10 to 4.) She may even pick out her own Mother’s Day gift!
If you’re looking for some gift ideas, we can suggest:
- Color bowls
- Hanging baskets
- Rose bushes
- Beautiful Rhododendrons
- Dish gardens
- African Violets
- House plants
This time of year, there are many plants in bud and bloom including:
- Spiraea — many kinds
And new arrivals? Several times each week this time of year! Here are some of the latest:
Specialty plants = tons of color
- Purple Fountain Grass
- New varieties of Coleus, Petunias, Zinnias and more
It’s a great time of year to be in the nursery. Stop in anytime just to take in the beauty of these plants!
In Bud and Bloom:
- Dogwoods–many colors
- Lilacs–many colors
- Jupiter’s beard and many other perennials
- Flowering Crabapple
- Flowering Cherries
- Azaleas–both re-bloomers and deciduous
- Beautiful hanging baskets
- Huge selection of house plants
- Strawberries in 6-packs
- Lavender–many varieties
- Scented geraniums
- Seed potatoes–restocked for the last time this season
- Color bowls
- African violets
- Wave petunias
- Many new perennials
See you soon, and happy planting!
Veggie Land is open and quickly filling up with tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, cucumbers and all of your favorite summer vegetables and herbs, herbs, herbs!
Seasoned Trinity gardeners know that it may still be too early to put these tender veggie and herb starts in the garden unprotected, but that’s why we carry Season Starter water walls, Grow It Now plant protectors, and other products to help protect your plants against the harm of spring frosts. Check out our Protecting Frost-Sensitive Plants article or stop in the nursery for more details.
We have many certified organic, open pollinated and hybrid varieties to chose from, but if you’re looking for a special variety for your veggie garden and we don’t have it in stock, please ask! We’ll do our best to find it for you.
We’re busy at the nursery receiving several deliveries each week. Here’s a look at some new arrivals!
After enjoying these pictures, make sure to check out the list of other new arrivals at the end of this post.
Bert with some crazy pots!
Blooming Clematis surrounded by budded Delphinium
Golden Spirit Smoke Bush
Rose and Bert unloading flats of organic vegetable starts
Eric loading fertilizers and dry goods
Organic buffalo compost “for bigger, stronger plants”
Becky adding some shine in the gift shop
Black Owl Biochar
Betty hefting lightweight resin pottery
A beautiful foxglove hybrid
Garden-Inspired Gifts: New hats, solar-powered lights and yard art, bird feeders and wind chimes. Did someone ask for chickens? No feeding required for our cute feathered–or metal or resin–friends!
Perennials: Six-pack to gallon-sizes in stock. Ground covers, too.
Dry Goods and Fertilizers:
Some new, some back in stock.
- Black Owl Biochar
- Organic Buffalo Compost
- Water Wands
- Liquid Bone Meal
- Liquid Calcium
- Liquid Kelp
- Organic Fingerling Potatoes — yum!
- Tomato Cages in many colors and sizes
We have received some really exciting and spectacular plants over the past few weeks. So spectacular, we think they deserve to be profiled in our 2014 Spring Plant Showcase. You know what they say … “A picture is worth a thousand words,” so we recommend you click on the images below to view larger versions.
We hope you enjoy this showcase selection of new and exciting plants we think you’ll love! They all have unique characteristics and are cold-hardy. We have many more gorgeous plants than we can showcase here, so please stop in the nursery to see them all!
If you would like to download your very own pdf copy of our 2014 Plant Showcase for printing, click here. We’ve even included a few words highlighting some of their special features.
As winter moves into spring, we all start anticipating the bounty of our summer vegetable harvest. Spring can be a little rough on frost-sensitive plants in Trinity County — both the edible and the ornamental varieties.
To help you get a jump on the growing season, we carry several products that can protect your plants from frosts and freezes. If you are unsure of which is best for you, we’re happy to help you choose.
Below we highlight two of our more popular options: Water Walls and Frost Cloth (with bulk volume discounts on the latter). For even more details on frost protection, read the complete article at Protecting Frost-Sensitive Plants.
Water walls: The Season Starter water wall is a great product that provides more than just frost protection: it actually provides the additional heat your summer vegetables need to grow in our spring weather.
Reusable water walls provide great protections for individual plants. You can set up your water wall in mid-April to help heat up the soil. When you’re ready to plant, place one of these water-filled mini-greenhouses around each of your frost-sensitive plants. Water walls can extend your growing season by up to two months!
Frost cloth: Rows of seeds or plants can be protected from light frosts with medium-weight, reusable frost cloth sheets. This breathable fabric can help trap warm inside and prevent frost from settling in on your plants. We carry frost cloth in bulk — 12-foot width that is sold by the foot — which comes in two weights: .5 oz. light and 1.5 oz. medium. Volume discounts bring the price per linear foot down as low as 39¢ and 79¢, respectively. We also carry smaller, packaged frost cloth.
Grass Valley Creek 4-H Club: This is the tenth consecutive year Lewiston youth have participated in this Arbor Day celebration.
Congratulations to all of the local community organizations who took advantage of our Arbor Day promotion by planting trees.
- Grass Valley Creek 4-H Club planted a Fuji Apple at the Lewiston Community Garden
- Weaverville Lions Club planted a Red Oak at Lowden Park
- Hayfork Watershed Research and Training Center planted an Oregon Ash along Hayfork Creek
- Lewiston Garden Club planted a Flowering Plum at the Lewiston Cemetery
- Willow Creek Community Services District planted a Susan Magnolia at the Elementary School
- Lewiston Community Services District planted a Chaste Tree at the Lewiston Botanical Garden
- Lewiston Sparkies planted a Weeping Willow at the Deer Meadow Disc Golf Course
- Weaverville Cemetery Association planted a Maple at the Weaverville Cemetery
We look forward to watching these trees grow throughout our communities.