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What is Arbor Day?

Article from the National Arbor Day FoundationFull credit for this content to the National Arbor Day Foundation Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care.  As a formal holiday, it was first...

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The Successful Planting Guide for Trees and Shrubs

The Successful Planting Guide for Trees and Shrubs

Need help successfully planting trees and shrubs? Here's a great  planting guide for your trees and shrubs! How-To Guide: Dig a hole 1 ½ 2 times as wide as the root ball and 4-6” deeper. Examine the soil you have removed from the ground. If you have “poor soil,” blend...

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Spring Planting Guide & Calendar for Boise Area

Spring Planting Guide & Calendar for Boise Area

Spring - Time to Get Growing Wondering when the best time to start planting your vegetable garden in Nampa, Boise, Caldwell is? Following this spring planting calendar for a successful growing season. Garden Preparation: You’ll need to work the soil, add some organic...

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Things to Consider When Thinking About a Backyard Orchard

Things to Consider When Thinking About a Backyard Orchard

Backyard Orchard Culture How amazing would it be to harvest fresh, homegrown fruit straight from your own backyard?  We say, yes, please! Backyard orchard culture, especially in and around the Boise area, is on the rise.  This brief article will give you the basics to...

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Fresh Cut and Potted Christmas Trees

Fresh Cut and Potted Christmas Trees

Tis the Season! We have our cut Christmas trees in now. Trees range from 4' to 10'. We are also hand-making wreaths this year that start at $13.99! We also have a selection of live potted trees starting at around $50.00. Click pictures to view larger.

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Fall and Winter Gardening: Overseeding and Aeration

Fall and Winter Gardening: Overseeding and Aeration

Fall and the early winter months can sometimes be the most critical times of the year for lawn care, particularly in the area of preventative measures and ensuring proper nourishment for your lawn. There are two relatively easy practices you can participate in to...

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All About Garlic

All About Garlic

Garlic 1) Chesnok Red A highly flavorful variety that is a purple striped hardneck.  Considered to be one of the best for cooking.  Great for baking and easy to peal large cloves. 2) Early Italian An easy to grow softneck variety.  Prolific and long storing (up to 10...

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All About Garlic

All About Garlic

Garlic 1) Chesnok Red A highly flavorful variety that is a purple striped hardneck. Considered to be one of the best for cooking. Great for baking and easy to peal large cloves. 2) Early Italian An easy to grow softneck variety. Prolific and long storing (up to 10...

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Christmas Trees Now in Stock

Christmas Trees Now in Stock

Our shipment of live (potted) and cut Christmas trees are in stock and ready for you to take home! Come visit us for great selection and knowledgeable, friendly service. Mention that you saw this post on our website to receive $5 off your tree. Special Holiday Hours:...

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Planting to Attract Wildlife

Planting to Attract Wildlife

As spring approaches you may be considering what you want to plant in your gardens and flowerbeds. If you enjoy the presence of song birds, hummingbirds, butterflies and other pleasant creatures, your garden can be customized to draw them in! Here are a few...

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How To Grow Onions and Potatoes

How To Grow Onions and Potatoes

It may seem less than economical to grow your own onions and potatoes, however, the taste of these fresh vegetables more than return that investment. It takes only a minimum of effort which will lead to a bountiful harvest. In this article we will discuss a couple of...

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Composting Tips

Composting Tips

It is trash day and you have a few cans on your curb waiting to be picked up. Think about all the things that go into your garbage can. Perhaps some of those things include lawn clippings, leftovers from meals over the last week or other organic materials. Many people...

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The Mythological Tradition and Symbolism of Christmas Trees

The Mythological Tradition and Symbolism of Christmas Trees

Christmas Trees go on sale at Adams Gardens starting Friday, 26th! Before you come out to the Adams Gardens Nursery this year to hunt for the perfect Christmas conifer, we’d like to share with you some Christmas Tree trivia. Over 35 million American families will...

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Lawn & Garden Winterization

Lawn & Garden Winterization

Planning for cold weather is important to the survival and vitality of your plants in the spring. Some of you may have already started this process, but there is still time for those of you who haven't. Diagnosis of ailments for treatment, clearing of debris and...

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“Fall” for Fruit Trees

“Fall” for Fruit Trees

Summer activities are drifting off and things are cooling down. Turning leaves, pumpkin patches and hot chocolate are what's on our mind. Fall is a time for us to settle in and slow down. The natural world around us feels this too as nature begins to focus its...

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Spring – Time to Get Growing

Spring – Time to Get Growing

Garden Preparation:You will need to work the soil, adding organic matter and Soil Activator, to encourage an ideal growing medium. (For any root crops, such as potatoes or carrots, add some bone meal.) Now let us discuss appropriate planting times for the vegetables...

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Preventing and Treating Chlorosis

Preventing and Treating Chlorosis

Chlorosis, or yellowing, refers to plant leaves that are become faded-green or yellowed, rather than a healthy, dark green color. When manifest, the leaf veins often will remain dark while the rest of the leaf becomes lighter. This condition is common with maples, but...

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Fall and Winter Gardening: Mums and Shrubs

Fall and Winter Gardening: Mums and Shrubs

The onset of Fall and the Winter that follows are synonymous, metaphorically and botanically speaking, with the death and dormancy of most species of foliage. However, the Fall months provide some of the best opportunities for improving your lawn and garden with Fall...

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Installing a New Lawn From Seed

Installing a New Lawn From Seed

Starting with a good soil base will greatly increase germination of seeds and help with overall health of the established lawn.  It is advised to till in compost to add organic matter to our typically clay soil. This will provide nutrients and hopefully increase...

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