Garden Advice Blog

Stay tuned to this page for all the very latest seasonal information and expert advice from our staff! We’ll be updating it regularly with plant recommendations, pruning tips, landscaping suggestions and much more. Visit often to stay informed or “like” us on Facebook to catch all the updates. If you have questions or topics you would like us to cover, leave us a comment below or on our Facebook and Twitter pages. We love to hear from you!

10th Annual Bay-Friendly Garden Tour

This Spring's 10th Annual Bay-Friendly Garden Tour will open gates to home gardens located in city clusters in Alameda County on April 28th and Napa County on May 5th. Although the gardens vary in style, they are similar in technique. The practices used to create and...

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The Bugs You Want Sharing Your Garden

We know that certain insects can be a consistent problem in the garden.  Some bugs chew through our beloved plants and plague them at every turn.  However, many insects that live in the garden are extremely helpful.  These beneficial bugs should be protected and...

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Celebrate Earth Day ~ Plant a Tree

Trees and other plants not only have an amazingly positive impact on our environment but also on our own health and well being. Trees produce oxygen and provide habitat and food for many creatures, including humans. They hold soil in place preventing erosion, cool the...

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Recipe from the Garden: Sweet Potato Oven Fries

This is an easy, low-cal dish that's great as a side dish or a snack. This recipe comes from "Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites" 2 lbs sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into thick fries 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 Tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon cumin kosher or sea...

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Plants for March Color

The garden is waking up from it's winter slumber and lots of plants are starting to bloom! Stop into Evergreen to pick up some color for your March garden! Azaleas, Begonias, Columbine (Aquilegia sp.), Calendula, Calibrachoa, Camelias, Cineraria, Citrus, Dianthus,...

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March Checklist

Start. Put seedlings out as weather warms to harden them off. Don't leave them out overnight, though! Hardening your seedlings will prepare them for transplanting later on. Control. Watch out for aphids on new plant growth. Control infestations with Captain Jack's...

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Raised Beds & Container Gardening

If you're running short on space or prefer to contain your edibles, vegetables can be easily grown in containers or raised beds. You are only limited by the size of the container you choose. A common misconception is that you'll need a lot of space for raised beds,...

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Time to Plant the Vegetable Garden

Time to Plant the Vegetable Garden

It's time to wake up the vegetable garden and get planting for the season! While it is too early to plant a few summer favorites like tomatoes and peppers, there are many cold-tolerant veggies that can go in the ground in March. Evergreen Nursery has all the supplies...

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Planting Spring Beauties

Planting Spring Beauties

  With the warmer season right around the corner, it's time to plant gorgeous annuals and perennials in your garden. We are fully stocked with all types of flowering beauties to make your garden glow this spring. Come into the nursery to see our selection of...

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