We know our hoses We use about 3 million gallons of water a year, maintaining the plants at the nursery. I'm going to guess that we apply about 1 million of that by hand. Most of the rest is through the irrigation system. Some is overhead rotors, like you might have for your lawn, the trees and … Read more about Hoses and water breakers
Don't take it personally! My Vitex (Agnus castus)https://rcwnurseries.com/rcw/trees-detail.aspx?id=2189 goes through a "thing" every year. In August, it starts looking dreadful. The leaves start to turn brown at the edges, no matter how wet or dry it has been. Lots of the leaves get brown … Read more about Help, what’s happening to my plant?
Umbrella Cockatoo Umbrella Cockatoo (Cacatua alba) are also known as White Cockatoos. They are native to the lowlands and rainforests of Indonesia and Australia. There are 21 types of Cockatoos, the smallest being Cockatiels. Unfortunately, Umbrellas are subject to wild captures for the caged … Read more about Cockatoo Cabana
Ta Da!!!! Our rose orders are in to the growers! The list below, is what will be coming in January. We select our list by choosing varieties that have proven to be disease resistant and tolerant of our climate. If the rose is described as having a matte finish on the leaves or best for arid … Read more about Roses for 2014
Take a second look! Trumpet Vine, Cuphea, Turks Cap and Salvia are putting on a show now. This means it’s almost time for Hummingbirds. But, what looks like a Hummingbird, hovers like one, but is not a Hummingbird? A Sphinx Moth. They’re so named because their caterpillars lift and arch their … Read more about Was that a Hummingbird?
Rip, amend, plan The staff, here at the nursery, have decided that Mighty Matoes are completely worth planting. The yields are great and the disease resistance is too. As with most tomatoes, mine, at home, have stopped setting fruit (curse you hot nights...stands shaking fists in the air). One … Read more about Fall for veggies
My old house I live in an older neighborhood (from the 50's), close to 290 and the 610 loop. Few original owners are left and for a long time there were lots of renters, which is never a good thing. The kids of the original owners finally became tired of being landlords for crappy tenants and … Read more about Yard work…not always green
Crape History 101 Although they are native to China, crape myrtles have become an icon for the South (and yes, that gets a capital “S”…because it is a specific place). The original crape myrtles, Lagerstroemia indica, were very prone to powdery mildew. Since 1956, breeders have … Read more about Crape Myrtles