We are very excited about the 2011 season at the nursery. Aside from fruit and shade trees, J&P and Weeks roses and a few Monrovia shrubs we have some new fertilizers and pest control products. By request we are expanding our Fox Farm fertilizer line to include Tiger Bloom liquid, their Ocean Forest Potting Soil and larger sizes of the liquid and granular blends. Another new fertilizer is Chickity Doo Doo in 25# bags. We had carried a chicken manure fertilizer at our old nursery and lots of people have been asking for it so we found this new one that we think is great. It has even been seen on Martha Stewart! Here is the link to the show... Martha Stewart Organic Lawn Care. This OMRI listed fertilizer is 100% chicken manure from layer hens and it contains no additives. It has a guaranteed analysis of 5-3-2.5 with 9% calcium. A lack of calcium is what causes blossom end rot on tomatoes and peppers so it is a good addition to our soil. There is no offensive odor associated with this product since it has been baked and sterilized. It can be used on lawns, vegetable gardens and all of your landscape plants. We will be carrying Gypsum in the 40# bags, Epsom Salts for roses and 20# Earthworm Castings. You will also find Orange Guard is back. It is an all natural broad range contact kill and residual repellant for ants, roaches, aphids and many other harmful insects and it smells great! The nursery will stock Coddling Moth Traps to keep the worms out of your apple trees, Grub Control that repels grubs with a blend of essential oils and Tomato Set. These are all in addition to the tried and true products we have always carried. So be sure to stop in starting March 29th 2011 for your gardening supplies.
For those of you who don't believe Pansies and Violas make it through the winter here are a couple of photos that prove otherwise!
January 1st, 2011 (4 degrees)
January 25th, 2011
I would have photos of our Kale as well but our Beagle ate it. Go figure.
After 20 successful years in Silver City, NM Silver Heights Nursery has closed its doors. Thank you to all of our customers for your support, knowledge and jokes!
Please peruse our posts from years past as we believe it is good information for gardening in our harsh, high desert climate. You can search a subject by entering it in the search box in the upper left hand corner.
Regina and Steve Vinson