Houseplant Spotlight: Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera)Buy schlumbergera at Evergreen Nursery in San Leandro

Currently in bloom we have Christmas cactus ready for your home.

These are not your typical cactus. For starters they need some protection from the sunniest light conditions. They also thrive in a humid climate, unlike other cacti. They also require evenly moist soil and even appreciate a regular misting.

We have this cheery variety featuring red edges blooms at the nursery now.

 

 


 

Buy living Christmas trees at Evergreen Nursery in San LeandroLiving Christmas Trees

Start a new holiday tradition by enjoying a Living Christmas tree this year!

We have in stock two varieties, Picea pungens ‘Baby Blue Eyes’ (pictured) and Picea glauca ‘Conica.’

Picea pungens ‘Baby Blue Eyes’ is an evenly branched blue Colorado Spruce. Known for its consistent blue hue, this will look delightful with your winter decorations and in the landscape.

Picea glauca ‘Conica’ is a dense green with small needles on branch ends, it truly has the look of a mini Christmas tree.

A few tips to keep your tree healthy while moving it from indoor to outdoor:

  • When you move your tree indoors make sure the container does not fully dry out.
  • Protect from your pets
  • Avoid temperature extremes, place your tree in a cool location in your home.
  • Do not place near heat vents (This can warm up the tree and make it feel as though Spring has arrived early)
  • When you are ready to plant, give your tree a few days to acclimate to the cooler outdoor temperatures before planting
  • Do not plant during a cold snap
  • Water well upon planting and enjoy for years to come in your landscape

 

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Drought Tolerant Plant for December: Succulents

Succulents arrangements are sure to bring joy this season!

Choose from a potted arrangement we already have in stock or ask our friendly staff to help you create a custom combination.

Succulents prefer well draining soil and hold water in their foliage, so be careful not to over-water them. They also need bright light, so place them near a sunny window in your home. After the winter season they can be planted outdoors or re-potted in to larger pots.

We also have an excellent selection of pots and containers!

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In Your Garden: What to do in December

  • Create beautiful winter entrywaysby planting cyclamen, pansies and violas.
  • Spray cut trees, wreaths and holiday greenswith Bonide Wilt Stop or mist with water daily. Keep trees and greens and poinsettias away from hot sunny windows and heat sources. If you’re using poinsettias to decorate outdoors, bring them in out of the cold at night.
  • Frost alert:Water your plants, spray tender plants with Bonide Wilt Stop to prevent wind / freeze burn. Cover with an insulated blanket for further protection. Note: remove frost blankets during the daytime hours.
  • Empty birdbathsto prevent freeze damage.
  • Take advantage of the rainwe get this month. If you missed out on fall planting, it’s still a great time to plant perennials, shrubs and trees to get roots established. Developing strong root systems over the winter months will promote lush spring growth.
  • Clean up the gardento avoid over-wintering diseases.
  • Lightly prune any evergreen shrubsto keep pathways clear. Trees can be thinned to prevent storm/wind damage. Roses should have their leaves removed to bring on dormancy and it is easier to see the framework for pruning and spraying.
  • Leave rose flowers so they can form rose hips (‘hip out’). Rake up spent petals and leaves to reduce disease.
  • Sow perennial wildflowersseeds now for instant spring color.
  • Watch cymbidium spikes for snails.Use Sluggo around them if they’re outside. Provide winter protection, otherwise bring them in.
  • Start planning your Spring Garden.