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We have firewood to keep you warm!


Time to use  dormant spray on your roses and fruit trees.

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 Don’t forget the birds!

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Birds need food in the winter.  Don’t miss our bird supply area.


Rose Pruning Made Easier

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The right gloves are essential!


 

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House Plants

This is the perfect time of the year to add some houseplants. In addition to adding warmth and color to your home, houseplants clean and filter the air naturally and inexpensively.  Plants are most effective in removing potentially harmful chemicals-including those in paints, varnishes, dry cleaning fluids, car exhaust fumes and tobacco smoke-from the air in your home. We have just received some very nice plants.  Check them out now!  They make a great anytime gift for someone you love.

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Easy Garden Tips Dec-Jan

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  • Pansies, ornamental kale and cabbages, dusty miller, and some evergreen perennials and grasses can all help to brighten up containers on the porch or entryway.  With our infrequent freezing temperatures, there is no reason you shouldn't be able to enjoy a little color in winter. Pansies usually can take a pretty hard freeze, and come back in a few week.
  • For every weed you pull now there will be many less to pull in the Spring.  If you see a weed, pull it.
  • Remember, it is the dry cold that kills plants, so as the soil dries out and we find ourselves facing several days of cold temperatures, it is a good idea to water everything well.
  • Time to be sure your bird feeders and birdbaths are clean and kept filled. If you have a suet feeder, now is the perfect time to put it out. Have bubble wrap, burlap, plastic, frost blankets, etc. on hand to put around containers for protection in below-freezing temperatures.
  • Additionally, if containers can be huddled together, especially up against a fence or building, they will receive even more protection.

Winter 2015

Rose Pruning Workshop
January 24th at 10:00 am.

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This workshop is a must for rose lovers. Rejuvenate your rose bushes and encourage beautiful new canes to produce the best blooms.

We hold our workshops in a covered outdoor area. Dress warmly and be prepared to learn alot!.

All outdoor pottery 20% off!

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Drought Update

Although we’ve had some rain we are still in drought conditions.  Continue to save water and think about planting waterwise plants this spring.

Garden Alert!
Do Not cut off or trim any frost injured plants until the danger of frost and freezing is past.  The damaged parts may provide a buffer to the healthy parts of the plants during future cold spells.

If you have already trimmed your plants be sure to protect them in cold weather by covering them or moving them to a warmer area.  Also if any plants get damaged from now on be sure to move them out of the sun the next day.  Heating up the frozen parts too quickly can further injure the plants.

196 Moraga Way Orinda, CA 94563 Phone (925) 254-3713     Fax (925) 254-9168
Hours: 8:30-5:00  Every Day!    info@mcdonnellnursery.com

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