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Rose pruning — building mettle for the petals
Thursday Jan 22 2015
The prime weeks for pruning roses are winding down, but there’s still time. “Generally you start right around mid-December and you can prune through January,&rd ...
A front row seat on nature’s big show
Thursday Oct 23 2014
There are glimpses of reds and yellows through the greens right now. But the show is just beginning. In a few weeks, the foothills will be ablaze with fall color. In fact the cha ...
Garden and be drought-friendly, too
Thursday Jun 05 2014
As the drought deepens through late spring and into summer, adding plants to the garden means choosing carefully. But there are plenty of water-saving options. At Eisley Nu ...
Flower power lights up garden with color
Thursday May 08 2014
For Alicen Stein, her garden is her fountain of youth. The 88-year-old Auburn resident is alight with enthusiasm and energy as she points out a particularly colorful blossom or dis ...
Fall gardens – turning over a new leaf
Thursday Oct 17 2013
Looking to extend the growing season through fall and winter? It’s a little late, but still do-able, according to Eisley Nursery manager Cyndi Davis, “You want to get ...
Versatile garden star peppers summer menus
Thursday Aug 08 2013
They can sweeten omelets, spice up salads or add fire to salsa. And when it comes to taste, “all peppers are flavorful if you let them ripen,” said Jan Thompson, owner ...
Dwarf citrus is versatile garden choice
Monday Jan 21 2013
They’re colorful, fragrant, green year-round and do well with a minimum of fuss. Dwarf citrus is also available in some really cool and unusual varieties, among them li ...
Eisley Nursery celebrates 80 years of growing
Tuesday Sep 11 2012
It all started in the 1930s with Lila Eisley’s colorful pansies. This month, as Eisley family members celebrate the nursery’s 80th anniversary, the Nevada Street business occup ...
Cut back rose bushes now for beautiful blooms in spring
Tuesday Jan 17 2012
They were beautiful through spring, summer and into fall. But now it’s time to give the rose bushes some preventive maintenance. January pruning is crucial to keeping that cycle ...
Auburn-area greenhouse provides protected growing space
Monday Aug 01 2011
North Auburn’s Juliette Bickford has gardening in her blood. “My father was a farmer by profession,” she said. “I grew up with gardening. I enjoy having a family vegetable ...
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