Monday, March 23, 2015

Ready or Not!

We are ready to roll this year. Or at least as ready as can be expected for March 24th. Can't believe this weather but as you know there will be several more frosts before it's all over. We have stocked up on cool season annuals and vegetables that can be planted now and have a load of shrubs and trees coming in soon. 

As usual our roses will be in at the end of April. Here is a list of some things the nursery has in and old;
RUGS: We are now carrying Jellybean 21” by 33” machine washable accent rugs. Use them indoors or outdoors for a spot of color. They are made from 35% recycled material!
BIRDBATHS: Classic Ceramic and Hand Painted Glass. Either will add an accent to your patio or landscape.
SOILS: We have sold Uni-Gro Potting Soil here in Grant County for 20 years. It drains well to encourage root production but also holds a fair amount of moisture. It is the perfect potting soil for everything from seed starting to flower pots and Earthboxes. We also carry two Fox Farm soils: Ocean Forest Potting Soil and Coco Loco Potting Mix as well as their Mega Mulch which is a blend of coconut fiber and coir that can be used as a ground cover/mulch. All of our Soil Mender products including Back to Earth Compost Blend, Top Soil and Composted Manure are in stock.
FERTILIZERS: Our fertilizers are all organic or organic based. They work by creating healthy soil and therefore don’t need to be used as often as chemicals like Miracle Gro. We have Fox Farm’s Grow Big, Big Bloom and Tiger Bloom liquids and their granular Tomato & Vegetable, All Purpose, Fruit & Flower and Rose Food. Yum Yum Mix is back again as well as Gro-Power for lawns and vegetables and Chickity Doo Doo. We also carry Fish Emulsion, Seaweed Extract, Bone & Blood Meals, Rock Phosphate, Earthworm Castings & Bat Guano.
WEED BARRIER & SHADE CLOTH: We are carrying 2 different Coolaroo Shade Cloths this year: 70% Sandstone and 50% Black. The Weed Barrier is Dewitt Professional Grade. Both of these products are 6 feet wide and sold by the linear foot.
TRELLISES & SHEPHERD HOOKS: Redwood and Decorative Metal.
EARTHBOXES: Yes we are selling this popular Ultimate Gardening System again this year. The original EarthBox® is a great value! You name it, you can grow it! Poor soil conditions and small backyards are no match for this patented container gardening system, developed by commercial farmers. Just add plants, water, and sunlight. Grow tomatoes and other robust vegetables and aromatic herbs in any small space—a balcony, patio, or even rooftops. This gardening system is self-watering, sustainable, easily moveable and portable, and can even be used to grow indoors.
HOSES & ACCESSORIES: We have Gilmour Hoses “the last hose you will ever buy” along with zinc Shut-off Valves, Y’s, Couplers, Water Breakers and the water wands we have grown to love, Dramm One-Touch.

Just found out yesterday that our credit card machine isn't working and they need to overnight (HA! we live in Silver such thing) a new SIM card and then we need to do a new download, blah, blah, blah. So we are looking at likely Thursday the 26th before we can take credit or debit again. We gladly accept cash.

Also, in case you haven't heard, Silver City passed a new 'bag ordinance'. This means we can't use our T-shirt bags for carry out anymore. Since we can't justify the cost of heavy duty plastic bags or cardboard carry out boxes that fall apart after one use with wet plants in them you will need to BYOB. We will still have trunk liners and a few recycled boxes but please keep your own plastic garbage bags or a rug or an old shower curtain in your trunk to minimize the mess.