WHAT’S NEW IN THE GARDENS: JANUARY

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What’s New in the Gardens: January

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PLANTS:

Senetti Cineraria

Masses of vividly colored flowers float above rounded, compact plant. Our favorite winter and early season color. Full to part sun in pots or the ground.

Senetti-Cineraria

Key Lime

Abundant winter fruit but often produce year round. Great lime flavor, the most intense of any lime. Perfect for cooking and cocktails. Small tree that performs well in containers or in the ground.

KeyLimes

Lupine ‘Staircase’

Hybrid lupines are beautiful upright, mound forming flowers with fans of green, palm-shaped leaves and huge spikes of brightly colored flowers that are favored by hummingbirds and butterflies. They make an excellent cut flower.

Lupines

Senecio ‘Angel Wings’

Striking color and texture. Silvery white leaves with velvety texture creates a bold backdrop to green-leaved plants. Perfect for drought tolerant borders, rock gardens, succulent gardens, and containers.

Angel_Wings

Sweet Peas

Last chance! Our last two crops of our well-known Premium Sweet Peas will be arriving by end of the month. If you want to see the difference that a quality plant can make, don’t delay. And if you already have your sweet peas growing you probably need some support for them. Sweet Pea netting, trellises and bamboo tee-pees are some of the most popular supports that local gardeners prefer.

Sweet_Peas

GARDENING ACCESSORIES • TOOLS

Pruners & Tools

If you have tried digging a hole, unearthing a weed or pruning a rose with cheap, poorly made tools you know the frustration. With rose pruning season, weed season and planting season all at hand, now might be the time to invest in some quality equipment. The best pruning tools in the world are Felco pruners and the best hand tools (trowels and weeders, etc.) are made by DeWitt. Chose from an extensive selection.

gloves

Gloves with Cuffs

Most gardening gloves stop at your wrist. Great gardeners know to wear gloves that cover another six or eight inches of the forearm. These are especially useful around roses and scratchy shrubs.

GARDENING ACCENTS • DÉCOR

RainCups

RainChains

It may not rain a lot in California, but these attractive vertical accents are popular garden décor. During the dry-season they can be planted with succulents, flowers, herbs or other plants.

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Wildflower Seeds

It’s the season for Wildflower Seeds. It’s the perfect time to spread wildflower seeds in your garden. Winter rainfall does almost all of the work for you. If yourr a natove plant lover, Roger’s Gardens has small packets of locally collected native wildflower seeds. These are provided to us by our good friends at Orange County’s Tree of Life Nursery, the largest native plant grower in California.

SOIL & FERTILIZERS:

Mulch

Mulch

It’s also Weed Season.
If you haven’t looked lately you are probably going to find lots of small weed seedlings growing all over your garden. They are a gift from the nice early rains that we had last month. To avoid chemicals or a bigger gardener bill, be sure to apply a thick organic mulch in all bare soil areas. We have many choices, but our favorite is the shredded cedar or shredded redwood mulch. These is long lasting and don’t float away after the first rain. A two inch layer under your plants, but not touching the trunks, will ward off a great deal of those pesky weeds.

SEMINARS, EVENTS & WORKSHOPS:

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Rose Pruning with Laura Weaver & Lynn Hillman

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Wall Garden in a Woolly Pocket Workshop with Onita Castillo

BLOGS:

January Gardening Checklist with Ron Vanderhoff

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Monthly Gardening Checklist with Ron Vanderhoff

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VIDEOS:

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How to Plant A Bare Root Rose with Kim

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How to Prune your Roses with Lauara Weaver

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SERVICES:

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Soil Recipes

Containers

Old & New Soil – Lasagna Method Layering

STEP ONE

Biology – Choose one this crop season

  • John and Bob’s Maximize – Use 1 to 11/2  cup per plant, once a crop
  • Worm Gro (Worm Casting) – Add 1/4 cup and layer over entire surface
  • Malibu Compost – Add a one inch layer over entire surface

STEP TWO

Soil Conditioner

  • John and Bob’s OPTimize – A palm full per plant, once this season.

STEP THREE

Fertilizer

  • John and Bob’s Nourish Bio SoIl – add 1 to 11/2 cups per plant, once this crop season
  • Jong’s Grow Better – Add 1 to 11/2 cups per plant, every month.
  • Down To Earth (All Purpose) – Add 1 to 11/2 cups per plant, every month

STEP FOUR

Top Cover – Choose one this crop season

  • Roger’s Gardens Premium Planting Mix
  • Garden and Bloom Planting Mix
  • Garden and Bloom Harvest Supreme

New Soil Tips

  • Add potting soil 60% to the top of container.
  • Add the first three amendments. (No need to mix)
  • Add remaining soil to fill container to about an inch below the lip.

Old Soil Tips

  • Remove old plant or plants
  • Add the first three amendments (No need to mix)
  • Add potting soil to fill soil level to one inch below the lip of the container.

Containers

Old & New Soil – Lasagna Method Layering

STEP ONE

Biology – Choose one this crop season

  • John and Bob’s Maximize – Use 1 to 11/2  cup per plant, once a crop
  • Worm Gro (Worm Casting) – Add 1/4 cup and layer over entire surface
  • Malibu Compost – Add a one inch layer over entire surface

STEP TWO

Soil Conditioner

  • John and Bob’s OPTimize – A palm full per plant, once this season.

STEP THREE

Fertilizer

  • John and Bob’s Nourish Bio SoIl – add 1 to 11/2 cups per plant, once this crop season
  • Jong’s Grow Better – Add 1 to 11/2 cups per plant, every month.
  • Down To Earth (All Purpose) – Add 1 to 11/2 cups per plant, every month

STEP FOUR

Top Cover – Choose one this crop season

  • Roger’s Gardens Premium Planting Mix
  • Garden and Bloom Planting Mix
  • Garden and Bloom Harvest Supreme

New Soil Tips

  • Add potting soil 60% to the top of container.
  • Add the first three amendments. (No need to mix)
  • Add remaining soil to fill container to about an inch below the lip.

Old Soil Tips

  • Remove old plant or plants
  • Add the first three amendments (No need to mix)
  • Add potting soil to fill soil level to one inch below the lip of the container.