Flowers = fruit It is that time of the year when we start thinking about planting for the spring. Why can't we enjoy the fruit of our shrubs and trees? Why do we hide our veggies behind the garage? There are lots to choose from and most of them need the same amount of care as standard landscape … Read more about Edible landscape
We get lots of questions about the birds. So, we figured that we would tell the story and answer questions at the same time. In the beginning Tom Williamson (the W in RCW) liked birds and decided that the nursery would be a great place to expand his hobby. Many cages have come and gone over … Read more about About the birds…
We all have them It is that time of year, again. Weeds are popping up everywhere. Does it seem to be worse in the winter than most of the year? Several factors go into why we have so many winter weeds. Most seeds are temperature sensitive. This is why we have certain weeds at certain times of … Read more about Weeds galore
Spray with abandon! Now that the New Year has passed, it is time to spray your fruit trees with the same exuberance, some of you exhibited New Years Eve (you know who you are). Break out the sprayer, All Seasons Oil Spray and put the music on! Start spraying and start dancing. If your neighbors (or … Read more about New Years fruit tree care
We do our reasearch. Before we make a decision to carry a new product, we do research. It is amazing what you can learn from labels. We read MSDS sheets, get on-line and read the material the vendor gives us on the product. If we decide that it passes muster, then we decide if our customers … Read more about What is in a label?
The fall of a dynasty. Before you know it, the 2012 roses will be here. But, before I tell you about them, lets see what's up with the rose industry. In 2007, Jackson Perkins (JP) was bought by the Park Seed group. The high standards and quality, that had sustained JP for 135 years, started to … Read more about 2012 Roses
It's getting to be that time again! Every year, in May, we place our orders for fruit trees. It is hard to predict what gardeners will want and how many to order, but trees don't grow on trees, and our suppliers need to have an idea of what we are going to want. As our delivery day draws near, … Read more about Fruit Trees for 2012
The perfect lady What is evergreen, blooms in the winter, is drought tolerant, grows in partial shade and comes in lots of colors and heights and some are even fragrant? Camellias of course! For some bizarre reason, camellias have gotten a bad rap as hard to grow and this is simply not true. Yes, … Read more about All hail, the Queen of Winter (in Houston)