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Rose pruning — building mettle for the petals
Thursday Jan 22 2015
The prime weeks for pruning roses are winding down, but there’s still time. “Generally you start right around mid-December and you can prune through January,&rd ...
A front row seat on nature’s big show
Thursday Oct 23 2014
There are glimpses of reds and yellows through the greens right now. But the show is just beginning. In a few weeks, the foothills will be ablaze with fall color. In fact the cha ...
Garden and be drought-friendly, too
Thursday Jun 05 2014
As the drought deepens through late spring and into summer, adding plants to the garden means choosing carefully. But there are plenty of water-saving options. At Eisley Nu ...
Flower power lights up garden with color
Thursday May 08 2014
For Alicen Stein, her garden is her fountain of youth. The 88-year-old Auburn resident is alight with enthusiasm and energy as she points out a particularly colorful blossom or dis ...
Fall gardens – turning over a new leaf
Thursday Oct 17 2013
Looking to extend the growing season through fall and winter? It’s a little late, but still do-able, according to Eisley Nursery manager Cyndi Davis, “You want to get ...
Versatile garden star peppers summer menus
Thursday Aug 08 2013
They can sweeten omelets, spice up salads or add fire to salsa. And when it comes to taste, “all peppers are flavorful if you let them ripen,” said Jan Thompson, owner ...
Dwarf citrus is versatile garden choice
Monday Jan 21 2013
They’re colorful, fragrant, green year-round and do well with a minimum of fuss. Dwarf citrus is also available in some really cool and unusual varieties, among them li ...
Eisley Nursery celebrates 80 years of growing
Tuesday Sep 11 2012
It all started in the 1930s with Lila Eisley’s colorful pansies. This month, as Eisley family members celebrate the nursery’s 80th anniversary, the Nevada Street business occup ...
Cut back rose bushes now for beautiful blooms in spring
Tuesday Jan 17 2012
They were beautiful through spring, summer and into fall. But now it’s time to give the rose bushes some preventive maintenance. January pruning is crucial to keeping that cycle ...
Auburn-area greenhouse provides protected growing space
Monday Aug 01 2011
North Auburn’s Juliette Bickford has gardening in her blood. “My father was a farmer by profession,” she said. “I grew up with gardening. I enjoy having a family vegetable ...
Water outages cause for concern in greater Auburn area
Tuesday May 03 2011
With the Placer County Water Agency continuing 24-hour outages for many of its greater Auburn area irrigation customers after an April 19 Bear River Canal break, residents and busi ...
Clover gets St. Paddy’s cheer as user-friendly ground cover
Tuesday Mar 15 2011
Finding a four-leaf clover is said to bring good luck. And planting clover as a ground cover will cut down on yard chores. Find traditional white Dutch at Eisley It can be a go ...
Botanical Buddy eases watering chores
Tuesday Feb 08 2011
When Newcastle’s Walter Beasley couldn’t find a watering system that suited him, he built one “Necessity is the mother of invention,” said Beasley, whose company, Powder Cr ...
Extend the season with holiday plants
Tuesday Dec 14 2010
The traditional centerpieces and table accents — poinsettias, Christmas cactus, amaryllis — brighten the holidays and are popular gifts this time of year. But what do you do wi ...
Former parking area is now a thriving garden
Tuesday May 11 2010
Longtime gardener Myrtle Findley’s hillside landscape has great views of Colfax. And that means a lot of climbing to tend to plants and trees. The bounty of greenery also create ...
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