The fair is over, the kids are back in school and Labor Day is behind us. Cool season veggies and colorful garden mums abound in the nursery. The next thing you know, it will be autumn in Trinity County.
Besides beautiful fall foliage, another thing that is happening in the nursery in fall is … our FALL PLANT SALE! And you, our email subscribers and website followers, are the first to hear about it.
Starting Monday, September 15 (sorry, no early birds), all plants in one-gallon pots and larger are 30% off!
Yep, fruit trees, conifers, flowering and shade trees, Japanese Maples, shrubs, perennials, berries and more … all 30% off.
The sale runs thru Saturday, September 27, 2014. Sorry, no holds, the sale is limited to stock on hand and all sales are final.
Now is the perfect time to check out your landscape to see where a colorful shrub or stately fall foliage tree might add that bit of pizzazz you’re looking for. Visit our Adding Fall Color to Your Landscape page to see a list of fall color plants that do well in Trinity County.
Bedding plants for late summer and fall have arrived: color, veggies and perennials!
For great fall color, we have hundreds of garden mums in stock ready to bloom.
The bonus? They’re perennials!
Have you tried Cool Wave Pansies?
They are a great trailing style perfect for spreading in the garden or hanging from baskets and pots.
Phenomenal Lavender is a very attractive rebloomer which is very cold hardy and quite fragrant.
How about a fall vegetable garden?
The same plants we grow in the cool spring also do great in the cool fall.
Choose from broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale and lettuce, to name a few.
Are you looking to add to your perennial garden? They are cold-hardy, so will survive our winters just fine. Plant them this fall for bigger, bloomier plants next season.
Check out our Fall Gardening Calendar for more seasonal gardening ideas and tips.
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!
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