Seasonal Plants

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autumn fallFall is a wonderful time for planting – perfect for tucking in spring-flowering bulbs, trees and cool-season vegetables and colorful annual flowers including pansies, calendula, nemesia, ornamental cabbage, primrose and snapdragons! Performing just a few of these fall garden chores will make a huge difference next season!
Veggies: As you pull out early-summer crops, replace them with beets, broccoli, carrots, chard, collards, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, lettuce, radishes, spinach and turnips. Most will be ready to harvest in late autumn. Find seeds and transplants at Evergreen now.
Cover Crop: If you aren’t planting cool weather vegetables this year, consider planting a cover crop where you’ve pulled out your summer plants. Overwinter crops like fava beans, Austrian peas, purple vetch and crimson clover replace the nitrogen consumed by the vegetables, prevents erosion and improves overall soil fertility and structure. Another great way to build your soil is by adding compost and soil conditioner such as GreenAll Soil Booster from E.B. Stone Organics as you plant.
Containers: Plant up pots for colorful displays that shine in the depths of winter. We carry a full range of decorative pots and the plants to fill them – come on in and we’ll help! A good mix for container plantings is Edna’s Best Potting Soil by E.B. Stone Organics.
E.B. Stone OrganicsClean up debris: To reduce the number of sites that harbor insects and diseases over winter, pull and discard weeds, spent annuals and vegetables. Also clean up all fruit and fallen leaves and compost all but diseased or chemically treated plants. Keep up with fallen leaves and other debris before the rains come – as we hope they will!
Divide perennials: If perennials like agapanthus, candytuft, coreopsis, daylilies and penstemon are overgrown and so crowded they’re not flowering well, it’s time to dig and divide them. Use a spading fork or shovel to lift clumps, gently pull or cut them into sections and replant them in well-amended soil. Keep them moist while new roots develop.Bonide weed and feed
Fertilize: Your last feeding of the season should be happening now. Use fertilizers low in nitrogen and high in phosphorus and potassium, such as E.B. Stone Organics UltraBloom 0-10-10.
Lawn Care: Rake out thatch buildup to improve water penetration and reduce places for insects to hide. Feed fescue and other cool-season turf grasses with a complete lawn fertilizer, such as Bonide’s Premium Lawn Food, Weed & Feed or Winterize. Let us help you pick the right product for your needs.
Control Weeds: It’s so important to make every attempt to stay on top of weeds! Get help with products like Bonide Weed Beater Ultra and spot-treat with Bonide KleenUp.

strone fruit crop, orchardHaving a home orchard is a magical experience each year when your trees burst forth, first in leaves, then delicate, fragrant blossoms heralding the exciting arrival of your own fresh fruit!
Now’s the time to take advantage of great deals on quality trees to start or expand your home orchard for next year thanks to our amazing new ‘Soft Order’ Fruit Tree Program.

Simply order the tree or trees you want from our comprehensive list now through Oct. 31. Your trees will arrive in early January in bare root form, ready for immediate planting at the best time of year.

Dave Wilson Nursery, one of our top fruit tree growers, supplies these wonderful trees. Dave started in 1938 on a small piece of rented ground and the nursery has grown to one of the largest growers of deciduous fruit, nut and shade trees in the U.S.

Dave Wilson Nursery is now owned and operated by the family’s third generation who farm more than 1,000 acres and grow over four million trees a year.

Evergreen Nursery stocks about two dozen of their finest fruit tree varieties that include apples, stone fruits and grapes. In addition to traditional favorites – Gravenstein apples; Bing cherries – there are new favorites such as ‘Double Delight’ nectarine that packs a punch with its magnificent pink double flowers in addition to its succulent yellow fruit. Rare Donut Nectarinesand unique varieties include apriums, pluots and ‘Donut’ – a white peach with a sunken center. ‘Muscat of Alexandria’ grapevines deliver large, juicy fruit suitable for table, wine or raisins.

Come into Evergreen where we can provide more details on growing fruit trees in our beautiful Bay Area and help you choose varieties from our impressive collection. Click here for the full list – and place your order soon!

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Brittlebrush

Have you tried out our new Plant Finder yet? It’s a fully customizable online database of all the native and drought-tolerant plants we carry at Evergreen! You can type in a wide variety of search terms to find new plants to enjoy in your yard. You can search by:

  • Height and Spread
  • Sun and Shade
  • Type of Plant
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
  • When it flowers

…and many other characteristics!

Get as specific or general as you want to find results. You can access our database on any computer or mobile device. You can even try it out in our store on the Evergreen database tablet! Then all you have to do is pick up your plants and head home to enhance your garden. Try it today!

Carrots

Staying on top of June garden chores makes a huge difference in the rest of the season:

Keep planting vegetables: There’s still time to get beans, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash and tomatoes in the ground. Come into Evergreen for what you need to complete this year’s vegetable garden.

Plant Annuals and Perennials: It’s still a good time to plant your warm weather annuals and perennials. Fill in bare spots with fast-growing annuals such as cosmos, marigolds or zinnias.

Care for tomatoes: Stake or place wire cages over tomato plants so the vining stems are supported as they grow and the fruit won’t spoil if it rests on the ground. Feed the plants with a low-nitrogen fertilizer such as E.B. Stone Organic Tomato & Vegetable Food when fruit starts to develop and take care not to over water: damp but not soggy.

basilHarvest: Start harvesting vegetables as they ripen, including artichokes, summer squash, lettuce. Harvest basil by pinching it back in order to keep it growing bushy for the rest of summer.

Control Weeds: Stay ahead of weeds by continuously pulling them before they flower and go to seed. Evergreen offers several pre-emergent weed herbicides, including Monterey Weed Impede™ (liquid) and Concern® Weed Prevention Plus, a 100% natural corn gluten herbicide in pellet form. If you are already feeling overwhelmed with weeds in your garden, we offer many types of weed killers for your garden beds and lawns.

E.B. Stone Organics Rose & Flower FoodRoses: As roses fade after their first show of blooms, deadhead them by making a 45 degree cut at the first healthy five-leaf branch facing the outside of the bush. Keep the soil moist to the full depth of the roots, about 16 inches, watering deeply every 7-10 days or whenever the soil is dry at a depth of 3 inches. If you haven’t done so already, apply a 2-inch layer of mulch to conserve water. Fertilize with E.B. Stone Organics Rose & Flower Food after the first flush of blooms. Are the leaves showing signs of powdery mildew, rust or the dreaded black spot? Treat them with Bonide® Rose Rx, a 3-in-1 Fungicide, Insecticide and Miticide.

Deadhead flowering plants: June garden chores always involve snipping faded flowers to prevent seed from setting, which slows or stops the bloom cycle. Pinch back fall bloomers, such as aster, helianthus and Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ to create bushier plants with more blooms.

Control Bugs & Diseases: Your veggies and plants are looking yummy to those nasty pests and plant diseases. Products like Bonide® Tomato & Vegetable 3x and many others can help treat a myriad of issues organically. If you aren’t sure what’s getting your plants, bring a piece of the infected plant in and show us and our friendly experts can recommend the right product for your problem. Slugs and Snails are out in abundance right now, so make sure to stay one step ahead before they destroy your investment. Hand pick where possible and bait regularly.

Control powdery mildew: Dry summer conditions are perfect for this white fungal disease, which forms on both sides of leaves. Cosmos, Crape Myrtles, Delphiniums, Roses and Scabiosa can be quite susceptible to it, especially if growing in shade. Treat with a plant-based oil such as Bonide® Neem Oil, Bonide® Fung-onil or Serenade Garden Disease Control.

We are pleased to introduce you to the newest feature of our website: a searchable database of all the native and drought-tolerant plants we carry at the Nursery! We have a large range of plants including many rare and specialty varieties.

Stachys bullataHere’s how it works:

  • Enter your criteria.
  • Keep your search as narrow or as wide as you would like.
  • And let the Plant Finder do the rest!

Click here to visit our Native Plant Finder!

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You can use the Native Plant Finder in two distinct ways.

  1. This feature will be a staple on our website so you can peruse at your leisure from anywhere you use the internet: on a computer or mobile device.
  2. Additionally, we will have a tablet available in the store! So, when you come to the Evergreen Nursery, you can search for plants on our database right in the store. Then choose your plants and take them home.

Evergreen stocks a very large range of native and drought tolerant plants throughout the year. All the plants listed are part of our normal range. Some are only available at certain times of year, but we can order them for you, or it’s likely that we will have a similar plant available in-store.

Click here to visit our Native Plant Finder!

hanging basket

Spring is a time for gift giving for gardeners, graduates, teachers and family! Come into Evergreen to find that perfect gift. We have a wonderful selection of plants in bloom including:

  • Gorgeous hanging baskets
  • Interesting orchids and indoor plants
  • Native flowering plants
  • Small potted beauties
  • Houseplants
  • And so much more!

Come into Evergreen to see our full selection and find something they will really love. If it’s too hard to choose or you can’t make it to the nursery, you can get anEvergreen gift card so they can pick something out themselves (available in store and online). We hope to see you soon!

What a beautiful time to be in the garden! Bulbs are in full bloom; perennials are starting to shine and so many trees and shrubs are showing their colors. Plant your favorites this April to enjoy for years to come!

forsythia

Forsythia

Azaleas, Begonias, Columbine (Aquilegia sp.), Camellias, Cineraria, Citrus, Dianthus, Wallflower (Erysimum sp.), Forsythia, Lenten Rose (Helleborus orientalis), Grevillea, Pink Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum), Petunias, Impatiens, Oriental Magnolias (Magnolia soulangiana), Marigolds, Ranunculus, Wisteria.

Fall Apples

Apples

Fruit Trees have arrived to Evergreen Nursery! Come see our expanded fruit tree assortment in stock now. We have a wide variety of trees, from the classic apples and pears to more interesting varieties of figs, persimmons and citrus.

Now is the time to plant fruit trees. Get them in the soil before the hot, dry weather returns! We have over 50 varieties available from the trusted growers at Dave Wilson and LE Cooke.

Click here to see a full list of availability.

blueberries

We have some wonderful blueberry plants coming into the nursery so we wanted to offer a few tips and tricks for growing them at home.  Blueberry bushes are a delightful addition to the home garden.  They make a lovely landscape shrub, with the foliage on most varieties turning lovely shades of red in autumn.  And of course the berries!  What fun it is to walk out into the yard on a summer morning to gather blueberries for your breakfast!

Blueberry plants are fairly easy to grow.  They prefer full sun and slightly acidic soil.  They grow best when they have a few feet space between each bush but they also grow well together.  In fact, even though blueberries have complete flowers, most varieties need other blueberry plants in order to have a productive harvest.  Cross-pollination between plants is the best way to ensure a good crop.  So we recommend planting every blueberry plant with a buddy.

This just might be the perfect plant in many ways.  Not only is it an attractive shrub with beautiful flowers, it also makes delicious fruit that are incredibly good for you!  Blueberries have some of the highest antioxidant content of any fruit.  Their nutritional value is sky-high so you can feel good about eating these by the handful each summer.  And what better way than in your own backyard?

Be sure mark your calendars for our upcoming Blueberry Workshop, January 17th at 1pm: this Workshop will focus on the planting and care of Blueberry bushes.   Our Chief Horticulturalist, Paul Loberg, will provide all the tips and tricks needed to ensure strong bushes and good fruit.  There will be plenty of time set aside at the end for questions.

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