How to Decorate Your Tree Like a Pro

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The trees are here! The trees are here! (Yep, I’m a little excited.) One of the big joys every year is when our holiday trees arrive. This year, we’re offering four different types: Cut Douglas Firs, with their soft green blue coloring and sweet scent Cut Noble Firs, known for their gorgeous green color and […]

Yes, You Have to Water Your Garden in Winter

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It’s a question I get asked all the time at the nursery: Do you need to water your garden in winter? The answer is yes. Yes, your deciduous trees have shed their leaves and your perennials are no longer blooming. But they are just dormant and need water to fuel basic metabolic functions. Unless we […]

Chilly Outside? Time to Garden Indoors!

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Now that it’s becoming a little too nippy to garden outdoors, it’s time to focus your green thumb on the plants inside your home or office. Whether you are a newbie to houseplants or have them covering every horizontal surface, indoor plants have many demonstrated physical, psychological and emotional benefits. The classic study about the […]

Frosty Times

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Frosty times have arrived in Flagstaff. The forecast says that most evenings will dip to or just below freezing, so it’s time to talk about what to do in your garden (and how to save those last veggies and tomatoes in your fall harvest). First off – the frosts of fall are not as threatening […]

Fall Gardening: So Much to Do!

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  This week it officially became Fall – and that means lots to do for gardeners. I know some of you are ready to pack up your trowels and call it a season, but this is the perfect time to extend the season and enjoy some more quality time outside. But what exactly does fall […]

The Best Time to Plant a Tree is Now

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We’re often asked at Warner’s what is the best time to plant a tree, and the short answer of course is any time the ground is not frozen, because trees are awesome and the more of them we can get the better. But, in looking at this topic a little more closely, we’d have to […]

Savoring the Last Moments of Summer

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Don’t let summer end too soon. Now with the current weather, I know it might seem ridiculous to remind you that it’s still summer. It’s been in the mid-80s most days and that kind of heat is probably all the reminder you need. The thing is, there seems to be a shift that happens in […]

The Most Common Watering Questions

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We at Warner’s have been providing gardening help to generations of Northern Arizona residents for almost 50 years and in that time, there are questions that are just like perennials – they keep coming up every year. What are the best times to plant trees? How do you deal with garden pests? How much sunshine or […]

Oh, Hail No!

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In my last blog, I talked about all the wonderful things that come with monsoon season – free water, cooler temps, a chance to practice some great conservation techniques like water harvesting. But there is a downside. Hail. Damaged caused by hail is just terrible, as anyone knows whose had hail damage to a car […]

Making the Most of Monsoon Season

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It hasn’t quite hit us yet, but we are right on the verge on Monsoon Season, with its cooler temps and welcome water. We often talk in this space about being “water-wise” in our dry climate – things like using drip irrigation systems and selecting drought-resistant plants for your garden. Now, as the monsoon season […]