JANUARY IN YOUR GARDEN

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Gold Rush is BUY 3 GET 1 FREE through the entire month of January! Our recommended amendments and mulch for your trees and shrubs. We also love using it to top dress our lawns too!

✔ Join us for our annual Houseplant Sale starting Thursday, January 10th thru the 24th! Shop 20% off 6” sized containers and up in the Atrium!

✔ Prune most fruit trees, roses and deciduous trees through this month. Though be sure not to prune spring flowering shrubs and trees such as lilac, quince, flowering cherry until the bloom is finished. Need some advice? There’s still room in our FREE Winter Pruning Demos in January led by Shawna! Check out the dates and times here!

✔ Continue applying Master's Hydra Blue Aluminum Sulfate through January for beautiful blue blooms on your hydrangeas. Read Q & A: Hydrangeas for our tips and tricks. 

✔ Clean up your camellias to protect against petal blight. To do so, remove all spent blooms from buds and branches. 

✔ If you haven't done so already, clean out your gutters before the rain really begins! And for those who may have lost their gardening tools somewhere in the shed, stop in and pick up new gloves, pruners, a hose, rake and more from the Garden Shop!

PLANT NOW

  • Brighten your garden and pots with colorful bedding plants: Plant primroses, pansies, violas and much more!

  • Now in bloom, it's the perfect time to choose and plant your Camellia. Visit our shade section for our selection and choose from a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes!

  • For a delicious harvest, plant fruit trees, grapes, blackberries, raspberries, asparagus, and figs. For best selection shop early - our bareroot trees will be arriving early to mid-January!

  • Stop in mid-January and shop our supply of seed potatoes. Choose from certified disease-free white, red and russet, blue and gold varieties.

  • Speaking of early to mid-January…we’re working on pruning and potting up our bareroot roses to get them ready for sale! Read on to learn more about bareroot roses and fruit trees here including what fertilizers and amendments we recommend planting with!

HARVESTING

FRUIT TREE & ROSE CARE

Dormant sprays:

  • Apply Master Nursery's Pest Fighter Oil to repel unwanted insects including whitefly, thrips, aphids, mites and more! An easy application for your whole garden; apply to roses, fruit trees, ornamentals and houseplants.

  • Spray your fruit trees and roses with Monterey’s Liqui-Cop to protect against fungal diseases including black spot, rust and powdery mildew.

  • For your peach and nectarine trees, it is especially important to apply Liqui-Cop and Copper Soap Fungicide to prevent peach leaf curl and to keep fruit production high. Read on to learn more about peach leaf curl here.

  • Be sure to thoroughly clean up the fallen leaves from trees suffering from peach leaf curl and even roses suffering from other foliage diseases. Peach leaf curl is one of the most common backyard fruit tree diseases, especially around this time of year, and it is important to take extra precaution!

PRUNING

  • It's time to prune your roses and fruit trees! But be sure not to prune your apricots or cherries as they are susceptible to disease in our rainy winters.

  • Prune back all herbaceous perennials, you can also partially prune back your woody perennials. But be sure not to prune your "evergreen perennials" or any of your plants with apparent frost damage! Although it may be unsightly, the dead foliage will help insulate the plant from further damage.

  • Keep your shears clean and sharpened! Visit us for sharpening tools and cleaning agents, all available in our Garden Shop!

LAWNS

  • It's important to feed your lawn monthly, even during cold winter months. This not only maintains its attractive green color all winter but also minimizes rust disease and other problems resulting from malnutrition. We recommend Master Nursery's Fall & Winter Feed 20-6-7, formulated with nitrogen to work even faster during the colder months of the year.

  • To prevent spring weeds such as oxalis and annual blue grass in the landscape apply the pre-emergent Preen Weed Preventer. Formulated to stop weeds before they start, apply now for the weed-free garden of your dreams!

  • Take note of your lawn sprinklers, it might be time to turn them off or down (depending on our level of rain.)

FROST PROTECTION

  • We recommend applying Bonide's Wilt Stop and covering your plants with our Frost Protection Blankets. Available in a range of sizes and by the foot, we use frost blankets in the nursery ourselves to protect our plants through winter (especially our succulents, bougainvillea, hibiscus, avocados and citrus) and highly suggest it for your garden. Stop in with plant specific questions and let us help you protect your garden through our colder months.

  • For your most frost sensitive plants we also recommend wrapping them with non-LED holiday lights. The warmth from the bulbs will provide another measure of protection. Find everything you need to outfit your garden for winter near our outside shop!

  • In the case of frost: Remember, if your plants do suffer from frost, be sure not to prune the damaged area! Although it may be unsightly, the dead foliage will help insulate the plant from further damage. Questions? Stop in today and let us help you protect your plants this winter! 

 

Have a question specific to your garden? Come visit us at the nursery and speak with one of our certified nursery professionals!