Buy veggies everyday from
Gary & Sharon's garden!!
(Call for variety availability)
Saturdays 8 - 11 am
Bring your veggies, fruit, jams, pickles, etc. & your own
table to set up in the shade of the big ficus tree!!
Call 602-437-0700 or
for reservations & more information.
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Free Classes & Events
Next class: July 25
9AM: Concepts of Landscape Design
10AM: Landscape Maintenance Practices for Homeowners
Call 602-437-0700 to reserve your spot for the free classes & for the Farmer's Market. Held @ 3401 E. Baseline Rd. Phoenix, AZ. Click on the address link to get directions.
3401 E. Baseline Rd.
Weekly Gardening & Landscape Tip:
Heat Stress-What is plant heat stress, how do you know your plant is stressed, and what do you do when your plants have been affected? Plants are just like people when it comes to heat stress; they have to have a certain amount of water to keep the system operating. During times of intense heat, evapotranspiration is accelerated. Evapotranspiration is the amount of water a plant takes up through the roots and releases through the underside of the leaf along with oxygen. Plants in distress show wilt, the leaves may look brownish and crisp around the edges, the plant may begin dropping leaves to shut down the evapotranspiration, branches will begin to die back, blooming stops and they pre-maturely drop the blossoms. When observing your plants, look at them in the morning, before the intense heat sets in. Even if well-watered, they may wilt in the middle of the day, but it doesn't necessarily mean they need water. More plants die from over watering than under watering.There are several steps you can take to keep your plants healthy during our intense summer heat: deep watering (see our watering guide on our website), soil acidification, mulching, and use of stress relief amendments such as Perk or 'Great Big Plants'. Also, shade cloth can be used to protect plants from the burning rays of the sun. The object is to keep the plant healthy, watered and the root zone as cool as possible.
Note: Before attempting to diagnose or treat any problem, be sure & verify it with our Garden Pros.
See the coupon at the bottom for July Sales.
Got worms? Earthworms aren't just bait, they're your garden's best friend! Worms tunnel deeply in the soil and bring the subsoil closer to the surface mixing it with the topsoil. Slime, a secretion of earthworms, contains nitrogen. Nitrogen is an important nutrient for plants. The sticky slime helps to hold clusters of soil particles together in formations called aggregates. Maintaining a healthy population of worms is easy. Just use common sense and see that they have a moist, well-mulched habitat with plenty of decaying matter. Take care when turning the compost pile. A pile interior might contain dozens of worms, so try to relocate them to an area where they will have a good chance in which to burrow deeply. Worms are resilient, have a high reproduction rate, and can survive without us. But with just a little help they can be made to flourish. And you can forget about ever needing a rototiller
Sweet Acacia (Acacia smallii)
Native from the southern US to S. America, this is a fast growing evergreen tree, whose maximum dimensions are 20' x 20'. It has moderate litter, is thorny & a moderate water user. The sweet scent of its gold flowers is as common as the scent of orange blossoms in the spring.
Available in 15G & 24" & 36' box.
Aretmisia 'Powis Castle'
(Artemisia arborescens x absinthium)
Powis Castle artemisia is an evergreen (actually "eversilver") perennial with woody stems. It also can be classified as a shrub or sub-shrub. This is a beautiful silver-gray plant that grows in a dense, billowing mound up to 2-3' x 3-6' in diameter. The leaves are finely dissected like filigreed silver lacework. Powis Castle rarely flowers, but some plants may occasionally produce 6" panicles of silver, yellow-tinged flower heads. This artemisia has a more compact habit and is less leggy and sprawling than others.
Available in 1 & 5 gallon sizes.
Lily Turf (Liriope muscari)
Liriope, also commonly called 'border grass' is not actually a grass but a member of the lily family, a fact that inspires another of its common names, lilyturf. The dark green, ribbonlike foliage grows in length from 10-18" & then recurves toward the ground to form rounded clumps. As the clumps mature they merge into a continuous carpet that resembles a plot of shaggy lawn grass. In summer, spikes of small purple, violet or white flowers rise from the center of clumps. Flowers are followed by pea-sized black or white berries in autumn. Liriope spreads quite fast in reasonable soil, creating a substantial tuberous root mass. It grows best in morning sun/afternoon shade or filtered light. Moderate water user.
Available in 1 & 5 gallon sizes.
3401 E. Baseline Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85042
602-437-0700 (Gardener's World)
602-437-2233 (Gardener's Eden Landscaping)
Testimonial on our client service & free classes:
"Plants won't be laughing at me now with the knowledge I've gained!"
--Robert Y. Phoenix
Coleus (buy 1 4", get 1 free) &
First Step ($5.off 20# bag w/plant purchase of $20.)
Sales are good through 7/31/09!
Cannot be combined with other discounts.
Offer Expires: 7/31/09