Getting Ready for Fall!

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It’s late summer and the tendency is to slow down our gardening efforts. We are harvesting from our veggie gardens, but with the shorter days and kids back at school, our gardens aren’t the high priority they once were. But transitioning from summer to fall can be incredibly rewarding, and I’d hate for you to miss […]

Summer: It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over

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All the signs of the end of summer are popping up. The mornings are getting crisp; the kids are getting ready to head back to school; and some of those lovely flowers you planted in your garden are looking a little – well, done. But don’t give up on summer yet! We haven’t even gotten […]

Slowing Down to Enjoy the Summer

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Around this time every year, it occurs to me that possibly the most important thing about your garden space is not how it looks or what you are growing, but that it be the place where you take full advantage of how summer seems to slow things down and make our lives less hectic. Now […]

Creating A Special Space in Your Garden

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Part of the true joy of gardening is watching individual plants grow, flourish and provide beauty (and sometimes really great eats!) But the other thing you cultivate when you create a garden is a special space – a green, leafy outdoor oasis. It makes your garden and yard another “room” where you can unwind and enjoy […]

Our Kitten & Puppy Crew

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We’ve always been lovers of animals here at Warner’s Nursery. When we first started at our current location, we had two working cats – Sage and Cinders – whose job it was to control the mouse population. They not only worked at the nursery, they worked their way into our hearts. It became important for […]

Using Color in Your Garden

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As a gardener, you are an artist. (I know that’s sometimes hard to believe. When you are on your knees, pulling weeds, dirt smudged on your forehead from where you wiped away the sweat, it can be hard to see yourself as something that glamorous.) I read a great quote recently that said artistry wasn’t limited […]

Falling in Love – with Tomatoes

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So if you recall, last time in this space I was talking about the joys of being a mom and trying to achieve that work/life balance and saying that I was hoping I’d be spending Mother’s Day in the garden with my sons, getting this year’s veggie crop into the ground. Little did I know […]

Mom: Best Job Title Ever

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I really like Mother’s Day. From a work standpoint, it is awesome because it’s usually the kickoff weekend for our busy season. Well, as long as the weather cooperates; if we get a weird Mother’s Day snowstorm, that tends to put a damper on people’s enthusiasm for gardening! But as much as I love my […]

Spring Has Sprung

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Spring tends to sneak up on me. I was thinking about this while I was watering my perennials this weekend. It’s such a changeable season here in Flagstaff. We enjoy warm, flower-friendly weather for a few days and then – whoosh – spring suddenly disappears in a rush of wind, cold temps and even the […]

Hello and Welcome to My First Blog

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Welcome to my first blog! I’m so excited to be able to share expert gardening tips, insights on horticulture trends, and also some of our philosophy here at Warner’s Nursery about how gardening can be great for you, your property – and for your family. That last part is really important to me because Warner’s […]