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4010 Mt Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA, 94549

November IYG



✔ Add greenery to the scenery - plant trees and shrubs. Fall is the best time to expand your landscape. The cool days and warm soils give plants a great start.

✔ Fertilize all new plantings with either Master Nursery’s Master Start 5-20-10 or E.B. Stone Organics Sure Start 4-6-2 to ensure healthy growth throughout.

✔ Keep baiting for slugs and snails with Sluggo or Sluggo Plus especially when you set out new seedlings.



  • Order fruit trees and roses before December 1 for a 20% discount. View our Fruit Tree and Rose List.
  • Fertilize all fruit trees and flowering plants with Master Nursery’s Master Bloom 0-10-10 monthly starting in the fall.


  • Continue fertilizing your vegetable garden with Master Nursery’s Tomato & Vegetable Food 5-10-10 or E.B. Stone Organics Tomato & Vegetable Food 4-5-3.  
  • Plant garlic, shallot, and onions starts or sets (bulbs) now through December. Check out our blog for more information on planting garlic, onions and more. 
  • It’s not too late to plant veggie starts, broccoli, kale, spinach, peas, and cabbage to name a few. Read up on care and watering for cool season vegetables here. And be sure to stop in and see what delicious greens you can add for endless culinary possibilities! 


  • Plant fall bedding plants: pansies, violas, primrose, snapdragons, stock alyssum, calendula, ornamental cabbage and kale, cyclamen and primrose.
  • Plant perennials and biennials: foxglove, dianthus, delphinium, coreopsis, canterbury bells coral bells and columbine to name a few.
  • Plant tulips and hyacinth bulbs in mid to late November when soil has cooled.
  • Plant spring flowering bulbs to include daffodils, allium, freesia, crocus, grape hyacinth and more! Don’t forget to fertilize your bulbs with Master Nursery’s Bone Meal 1-15-0. A first time bulb planter or need a refresh, don't worry we've got all the information you need on our bulb blogpost here
  • Continue deadheading from annuals to elongate their blooming period. 
  • Cut back butterfly bush to knee-high and after first frost cut back Mexican sage to a foot tall.
  • Force amaryllis for Christmas color. Give them 6-8 weeks to bloom. View our amaryllis care guide here
  • Force paperwhites and hyacinth for winter indoor color. Give them at least 6 weeks to bloom. Questions? Read our tips on forcing bulbs
  • Select and plant Camellias now for winter color.
  • For your camellias, rhododendrons, and azaleas switch to Master Nursery’s Master Bloom 0-10-10. This will help promote larger and more profuse blooming next spring.
  • We also recommend applying Master Nursery’s Cottonseed Meal 6-2-1 to your acid loving blueberries, rhododendrons, ferns, pieris, camellias and azaleas as they begin to set their buds.


  • Feed your lawns with Master Nursery’s Green Fall & Winter Feed 20-6-7.