Deer resistant plants class

on Wednesday, 24 April 2013. Posted in Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Classes

new ideas to combat the deer from munching your beautiful plants

We had fun taking our class members on a tour of the nursery and showing off some of the new plants that are deer resistant.  Like this Berberis 'Red Jewel' and a dozen other Barberries that come in all colors of the rainbow.  




They were surprised to find out how many options they had!  Our researched and tested deer resistant plant list runs 5 pages long.  We edit our list based on what is working in the Rogue Valley, not a book that comes from the east coast or other parts of the country.  We can even finetune the list depending on where you are in the valley.  We have come to learn what the Applegate deer like versus the Ashland deer.  So come see your many options at the nursery!  And let us know what is working for you.

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If you are interested in the handout for our deer resistant plant class, find it here.  Remember, look for plants that have a strong scent (usually from an oil in the leaves), are poisonous, or have a coarse or prickly texture.  This is a starting point, the handout will explain further.  


Don't forget our other great classes in May and June!

Open house for Landscape Professionals

on Thursday, 04 April 2013. Posted in Landscape architect, Landscape contractor, New Plants

We don't know about you, but this spring has so far been a blur.  With the lack of rain it has been extra busy.  But we would love to spend a morning with you to show off our plants and share a coffee and treats!



This is an invite to all of our Landscape professional customers to join us for our open house on Saturday, April 13th from 9-11 am.

So get out of the office, away from the skidster, and come get a hands on tour of the nursery in all it's spring glory.  We are fully stocked and have some real specimens to show you as well as some of the new stock we are growing ourselves.  It will be a good chance to know what will be available to your customers this season and hopefully be a chance to catch up with each other! Looking forward to seeing you.


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Epimediums growing in the hoophouse, thanks to our new grower- Erik!  There are dozens of new varieties of perennials and shrubs that we haven't carried before as well as the tried and true.



There may be a few too many tractor drivers here.