April Arrivals

It’s a great time of year to be in the nursery. Stop in anytime just to take in the beauty of these plants!

lilacs-and-birdbathdogwood-pinkhanging-basketIn Bud and Bloom:

  • Dogwoods–many colors
  • Wisteria
  • Lilacs–many colors
  • Jupiter’s beard and many other perennials
  • Peonies
  • Flowering Crabapple
  • Flowering Cherries
  • Azaleas–both re-bloomers and deciduous

New Arrivals:

  • Beautiful hanging baskets
  • Huge selection of house plants
  • Strawberries in 6-packs
  • Calibracoa
  • Bacopa
  • Geraniums
  • Alstromeria
  • Lavender–many varieties
  • Scented geraniums
  • Seed potatoes–restocked for the last time this season
  • Color bowls
  • African violets
  • Wave petunias
  • Ferns
  • Many new perennials

See you soon, and happy planting!

Veggie Land is Open!

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.

The Crew’s Been Busy

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.

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

Veggie Gardening:

  • Organic Fingerling Potatoes — yum!
  • Tomato Cages in many colors and sizes

Spring Plant Showcase

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.

2014 spring plant showcase flyer, pg 1     2014 spring plant showcase flyer, pg 2

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.


Protecting Tender Plants

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.

Season Starter water wall in the NurseryWater 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.

Arbor Day Planting

Grass Valley 4-H Club planting a tree for Arbor Day 2014

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.

Pallet Pricing on Soils & Amendments

Do you need to amend a large garden areas? Have you heard about our “Pallet Pricing”?

Master Nursery Bumper Crop Organic Soil AmendmentWe are happy to offer additional discounts to our customers who need a whole lot of bagged organics. Buy a full pallet of these products and save:

  • Dr. Earth Pot of Gold Premium Potting Soil
  • Recipe 420 Potting Soil
  • Pay Dirt Organic Soil Builder
  • Bumper Crop Organic Soil Amendment
  • Back Forest Compost
  • Gardeners Gold Planting Mix

Visit our Products page and scroll down to Soil Amendments for detailed descriptions on how to use these fantastic bagged organics in your garden.

Bareroot Winding Down

A great selection of fruit trees in bareroot

Bareroot season usually extends into April, but it’s really up to mother nature to decide. Once our bareroot plants want to start growing, that’s it — bareroot season will be over.

We are done with roses and berries, but we still have some fruit trees … until, maybe, tax day.

Click on Bareroot Lists in the Nursery News Menu in the right sidebar to find out what varieties we received in February, or stop in the nursery to see what’s still in stock.

New Arrivals

Glazed PotteryHave you seen the new pottery in the nursery?

This is just one of many shipments we have received over the past few weeks.

Others include:

  • Bareroot Strawberries: make sure to ask us about the best way to plant them
  • Garden-inspired Gifts
  • Beneficial Insects: Ladybugs and Praying Mantis
  • Tomato Starts??? We know you know, but we have to say it anyhow: don’t forget the frost protection!


Beneficial Insects

LadybugLadybugs and praying mantis are gardeners’ friends. They are called “beneficial insects” because they help control–by eating!–other pest insects in our gardens.

We carry live ladybugs that can be released directly into your garden. Ask us how you can help make sure they stay nearby rather than flypraying-mantis-away-home!

The praying mantis come as an egg sac that you place in your garden. Wait and watch as small, hungry praying mantis emerge to help you control your pest insect populations.

Either insect–or both–is a fun and effective way to manage pests the natural way!