The plants are all tucked in for the winter and we’re taking a moment to relax and celebrate.
Thanks to you all for such a lovely season. We enjoyed sharing smiles, laughs and stories with you throughout the year.
But, now it’s time to turn off the lights as the party for this year is over.
This doesn’t mean you can ignore your gardens, though! Remember to check our trusted Gardening Calendars for Fall and Winter.
You can also take this quieter time to plan changes and additions to your edible and ornamental gardens.
When we reopen in February, many of our bareroot plants will be in stock. They will be perfectly dormant and ready for planting. Last year’s bareroot plant lists are still posted on this website (click on Bareroot Lists here or in the right sidebar). We’ll post here (and probably on Facebook, too) as soon as the new lists are available.
Click the Info tab on our menu to find some articles and plant lists that might help you choose some new plants for your Trinity garden. Looking for deer-resistant? Annuals and perennials for your cutting garden? Natives plants? Fall color? It’s all there.
We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and we’ll see you in February!
Fall is a short season at the nursery as we will be closing for the winter this year on November 9. While we look forward to the break, there is a lot of work to do in preparation.
The most important thing is to make sure you have everything you need—dormant sprays, fertilizers, chemicals and other dry goods—to see you through until we reopen next year.
Here are a couple of seasonal reminders from our Fall Gardening Calendar:
- Feed Early Spring Bloomers … such as Rhododendrons, Dogwoods, Forsythia and more with Master Bloom (0-10-10) for better flowers and fruit next year — read our Fall Fertilization article to find out why (and to find out about what other plants will benefit from feeding in the fall).
- Peach Leaf Curl … make your first application of Liqui-Cop Fungicide in November. Mark your January calendar for your second application, and March for your final. Peaches and Nectarines are your only fruit trees that get peach leaf curl.
- Mulch … before the first frosts come, to protect against cold damage. Try Black Forest Compost – a premium, organic, long-lasting blend of redwood and fir bark, fortified with nitrogen and iron — or Cocoa Hulls – smells like chocolate! Make sure to cover the root zone, but keep the mulch from touching the trunks of trees and shrubs.
Make sure to check out our Fall and Winter Gardening Calendars for all the details on how to ensure you are prepared for this winter in the garden.
As part of our preparation for winter, we’re having a sale! Check out the End-of-Season Sale post for all the details.
We just picked up a new shipment of onion, garlic and shallot sets. Plant them now for harvest next year.
We also have a new shipment of cover crop seed, great for erosion control and the legume mix for adding nitrogen back into your soil … naturally.
Fall is a great time to plant! Why? Because our soils are still warm, encouraging new root development, and the cooler air temperatures make it much easier to water than in the hot summer months.
These two acts of nature combine to help your plants become healthier and more “established” before the heat of next summer arrives.
If you’re looking for fall foliage, there’s no better time to look than in fall! See the plants in all their glory.
So, don’t put away your planting tools just yet! Stop in the nursery for a great selection of perennials, shrubs and trees perfect for fall planting.
For more info, check out our Fall Gardening Calendar and our Adding Fall Color web pages.
Last week was a busy one here at the nursery. We received four plant deliveries in four days! Lots of beautiful nursery stock including some of your favorite deer-resistant barberries, colorful spiraea and heavenly bamboo, stately arborvitae and weeping atlas cedars.
We received bedding plants, too. We’ve filled up our benches with mums of every color and have a great selection of cool-season veggies. (See our article Fall Bedding Plants below for more details.)
Click on any of these pictures for a slide show of our new arrivals.
Trinity’s summer heat can make watering and weeding a seemingly never-ending job. But there is something you can do to lessen the strain on your garden plants.
Placing a 2- to 4-inch layer of mulch around your shrubs and perennials is a great way to help your soil retain moisture. It also helps prevent weed seeds from germinating. If that isn’t reason enough to mulch, how about this: it looks fantastic!
One of our favorite mulches is Black Forest Organic Compost – a premium, organic, long-lasting blend of redwood and fir bark, fortified with nitrogen and iron. It’s attractive and functional. Give it a try!
Bedding plants for late summer and fall have started to arrive: color, veggies and perennials!
Ever thought about planting a fall vegetable garden? The same plants we grow in the cool spring also do great in the cool fall: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale and lettuce, to name a few.
How is your perennial garden? Are you looking to add to it? We have also received a nice selection of perennials. They are cold-hardy, so will survive our winters just fine. Plant them this fall for bigger, bloomier plants next season.
Stop in to check out these new arrivals!
We had a summer storm last month that took a limb out of the big Black Locust tree in front of the nursery. It in turn took out part of our picket fence and damaged our roof, among other things.
With lots of help from Kevin Cahill at State Farm, Todd Watkins Tree Service, Paul Scribner Construction and Shannon Hinkle Roofing and all their crews, we are back together again!
Many thanks to them and to all of you for your support during our repairs.
Summer has arrived in Trinity County! It’s time to shift gears from planting to tending and harvesting.
- Water – Everything needs it, but be especially attentive to new plantings, pots and hanging baskets. Mulch helps keep moisture in.
- Fertilize – Veggies, fruit trees, flowers, roses, lawns. 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 info on how to get the most out of your gardens this summer.