NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2009 PRSRT STD CARLMONT Vol. 27, No 8 Home Gardener’s Newsletter U.S. Postage P A I D Permit No 496 Berkeley, CA NURSERY 2029 Ralston Ave. Belmont, CA 94002 Holiday Schedule (650) 591-6845 Closed Open 7 days a week 8:30 - 5:30 December 24 th www.CarlmontNursery.com email: email@example.com — J a n u a ry 4 th CHRISTMAS TREES Arriving Late November • All deliveries to driveway only unless previous Reopen: arrangements have been made Flocking and Fire Retardant available J a n u a r y 5 th • 25% restocking fee on all returns. Tree Top (Noble & Fraser Fir). . . . 2’-4’ Noble Fir. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4’-9’ Sheared Douglas Fir . . . . . . . . . . .4’-9’ Grand Fir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5’-9’ WIN - WIN - WIN! Read our newsletter carefully. If you see your name printed in the text, come in and claim your prize! A $20.00 Gift Certificate! Christmas Wreaths, Garland, Must be claimed by 12/23/09 Table Runners & Much More! (Look carefully, there are 6 names.) Leaf n’ Bud Roses Arriving in early March! O Pre-Order before January 15th and receive 20 % off ! details inside (A RRIVING APPROXIMATELY M ARCH 12, 2010) FREE SEMINARS IN JANUARY MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Seminars start at 10 a.m. and run repeatedly until 2 p.m. COME ANY TIME! 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OUTDOORS: Make use of any empty contain- Cyclamen's beauty is not just the star-shaped blooms of vibrant ers that previously held summer blooming pink, rose, and violet, but also its unique roundish leaves with silver annuals. In the center, plant a conical-shaped patterning. evergreen (dwarf juniper, spruce, etc.) or one Sasanqua camellias are prolific bloomers, drought-tolerant, take sun, of our berried plants. Add a plant with gray and are already in bud and bloom, Carole Mertens! Some are fragrant foliage, Sara Velez. Pine cones and red or and range from single to multi-petalled forms of white, deep pink, green bows are lovely finishing touches. red, burgundy and bi-colored varieties. Red and green color schemes are just one Flowering Kale is a fabulous attention getter with its frilly leaves and option. Try bright yellow flowering primroses unusual form. The plants produce open rosettes of blue-green leaves and accent with gold ribbon and cobalt blue with frilly edges in purple, rose, cream or white. ornaments. Or use white cyclamen with silver Other cool season flowers to plant now include stock, snapdragons, bells and ribbon accents, and a red poinsettia. primroses, pansies and violas, and Iceland poppies. INDOORS: Choose a new decorative pot, or use one you already have, covering it with fes- tive fabric. Select one of our blooming cycla- Fall Gardening Tips mens, camellias, kalanchoes, poinsettias, or 1. Apply pre-emergents to prevent weed problems. Christmas cacti. Add a tall plant with strap-like 2. Rake up fallen leaves often, Edward Thornborow, so they don't leaves (such as dracaena). A trailing plant smother lawn areas or start to rot on a wooden deck. Compost these (variegated ivy or vinca are marvelous) draped leaves and next year you'll have a much needed treat for your garden soil. over the rim is an attractive accent, especially 3. Buy Cloud Cover (or our frost blankets) and apply it now, before when set off with a big red bow. cold weather, to protect frost-tender plants. Thank you valued customers! May your Holidays be Joyous and may the New Year bring you Puzzled About Your Garden ? Contentment & Prosperity Check out our in-house consulting service! in overflowing measure . Garden Installation and Maintenance Spray Peach RT SCAPE Garden design, installation and maintenance— & Nectarine Trees Specializing in water features, streams and dry creek beds. pray peaches and nectarines with our RAY'S GARDEN DESIGN Garden design installation and S special fungicide to prevent peach leaf curl. maintenance for Patty Juay and everyone else—Specializing in Apply your 1st spray the day after Japanese Maple pruning, tree planting & irrigation installation. Thanksgiving. Spray once in January, Denny Come in to see us, or find details online at Lawhern. Then spray a 3rd time one week www.CarlmontNursery.com before they bud out in February. Santa Suggests . . . e have items that are suitable for avid gardeners, occasional gardeners, and even some great gifts for non-gardeners! W Our gardening gift ideas include these and many more! Garden Accessories—for added beauty and elegance in the garden, select statuary, fountains, and birdbaths. Herb Container Garden—to provide fresh herbs for your favorite chef, or for your own gourmet cooking needs. Gift Basket—include vegetable and flower seeds, peat pots, good soil, fertilizer, garden gloves, and dormant spray to prevent insects and disease. Tools for your yard care, Sharon Reich, including pruning equipment, rakes, shovels, plus smaller hand tools. Gift Certificates—the perfect gift that takes the guess-work out of giving ! w BONUS GIFT CERTIFICATE! Don't despair if your name doesn't appear in this issue as a Gift Certificate winner! You have a 2nd chance! Come into the Nursery and check the Gift Certificate posted on the bulletin board. If your name is on it, you've won our BONUS GIFT CERTIFICATE worth $25.00!