Celebrating Earth Day

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There are few holidays or observances that are celebrated around the world regardless of your nationality or religion, but since the 1970s, April 22nd has been known worldwide as a day to promote environmental protection and show your love for Mother Earth. Earth Day started in the United States as an “environmental teach-in,” but quickly […]

Planting It Forward

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It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees. -Wangari Maathai Since I started this blog last year, I’ve been asked more than once why I decided to call it “Planting It Forward.” There were several reasons the phrase spoke to me. The first was to […]

Our Commitment to Schools and Education

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As gardeners and plant enthusiasts, we’ve always believed in the importance of “cultivating” the next generation (pardon the pun). But seriously, the Warner’s family wants to see children grow up to be people who respect the earth, appreciate the scientific marvel of plants, and understand the joy of growing flowers and food in your own […]

Looking for a Few Good Team Members

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This is always an exciting time of the year for us – the Hiring Draft is almost here. Each year, we hold a draft for applicants who want to work at Warner’s, and I always look forward to that Saturday when new, fresh faces come to the nursery to show us what they’ve got. The Warner […]

Spring is Coming!

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Spring is coming. We can feel it in the nursery. It’s more than just that we’ve stocked up on seeds and soil and everything gardeners need to get ready for a new season. It’s a feeling of excitement. The days are getting longer, they’ll get warmer (eventually), and before you know it, we’ll be outdoors […]

Go Green in ’19

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Welcome to 2019! Or at least to my first blog of 2019. 😉 So here’s an interesting thing I read the other day: according to Strava, which is an app for runners and cyclists, most folks give up on their New Year’s resolutions by Jan. 12. Something like 75 or 80 percent. Isn’t that amazing? In […]

Getting Ready for the New Year

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Hey everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the wonders of the holiday season. Everything is so glittery and beautiful here in Flagstaff, particularly at night when the holiday lights are in full view. It’s just magical. And while my focus is on the holiday next week and all that it means – time with […]

Holiday Gift Tips

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One of the great blessings of this time of year is that it gives us a chance to celebrate and focus on others, and the perfect opportunity to thank them for the impact they have in our lives all year long. There’s obviously those nearest and dearest to you, but there’s also a whole group […]

Making the Holidays a Little Merrier

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With Thanksgiving this week, we are officially into the holiday swing of things. I love this time of year, but I know how crazy it can be. There’s even a term for it – “festive stress.” So what do we need to do to make the holidays a little more merry and a lot less hairy? […]

The Great Christmas Tree Debate

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It’s only a couple of weeks away; the Christmas trees are coming. For many of us, that jewel of spruce, fir or pine twinkling with lights and decked out with treasured ornaments is the centerpiece of our holiday celebrations. But every year families throughout our nation go through the big debate – get a live […]