Join us for the Warner’s Annual Blood Drive and donate blood on Wednesday, July 3 at Warner’s Nursery. We’ll have the cool and comfortable bloodmobile bus from Vitalant in our parking lot at 1101 E. Butler Ave. from 10 am to 3 pm.
Every summer, blood donations drop by about 25% as typical donors are away on vacation or busy with projects. You can help by donating your blood on July 3.
In addition to being a hero for giving a pint of blood at Warner’s Nursery, you’ll also be eligible for some great prizes:
- 15 percent off your entire purchase of regularly-priced items on Wednesday, July 3.
- Entry into a drawing for a $25 Warner’s gift card.
- Free one-day admission into the Coconino County Fair.
For more information, you can contact us at 928-744-1983 or schedule your appointment at www.BloodHero.com. Use sponsor code “warners” to find our July 3 blood drive.
We hope to see you there!
Looking for a cutie to cultivate in a very small space? If so, check out the African violet.
This distinctive looking plant has bunches of purple, pink and white flowers surrounded by green, slightly fuzzy leaves.
African violets like medium to bright indirect light. You also want to make sure that the soil is moist but not soggy as they can suffer from root and crown rot. Make sure to water at the base and not on the leaves.
You also need to make sure that you take care of the leaves as their fuzzy texture can catch debris. Brush the leaves off with a small soft brush to remove dirt. Fertilize every two weeks during the spring and summer growing season.
Let’s face it: we live in Arizona – it’s dry! Drip irrigation is a great way to keep the cost of watering down and make sure your trees and shrubs are getting the water they need to thrive! This class will teach you how to water well and set up a drip system.
This class is part of the Warner’s Root Camp series. A limited number of seats will be available to non-Root Camp members at a cost of $15. Please call to determine availability.
Found in an amazing array of shapes and colors, cacti are those succulents that even the blackest of thumbs have a hard time killing. The cactus family (Cactaceae) is considered one of the most distinctive and specialized groups in the plant kingdom, which includes about 2,000 species!
What do you need to grow cacti? A sunny spot, well-draining soil and not much else. The big trick with cacti is not overwatering them.
All cacti are part of the succulent family of plants, meaning that their stems are designed to hold water in case of a drought. When the plant is dry it uses those reserves. But if you overwater, it can cause the plant to rot.
Tillandsia are plants that – believe it or not – live on air. Appropriately enough, they are nicknamed “airplants.” They are a great example of evolutionary adaption – they can grow on telephone polls and rocks and other places without soil. Their photosynthesis process allows them to get most of their nutrients from the air around them.
This relatively low-maintenance plant needs a good soaking when you first get it. Once it’s dry, you can place it in its new home, preferably with some bright, indirect light (or even artificial light). Do not plant it in soil and make sure there’s plenty of air circulation.
Depending on the size and type of airplant you get, maintenance involves periodic misting or soaking – more in the summer when they are likely to dry out and less often in the winter.
A couple of tips – when you soak your airplant, make sure it’s completely dry before putting it back into its home so it doesn’t develop mold. If the tips of the leaves get dried out, that’s a sign that your airplant might be thirsty or that it is getting too much direct light. You can carefully cut off these tips with sharp scissors.
Looking for an easy indoor plant that doesn’t take up too much room and comes in an almost endless array of colors and varieties? Then you might want to pick a peck of peperomia.
There’s well over a thousand varieties of these tiny plants, which most commonly come with green, purple, red, silver and variegated leaves. The most popular include the Peperomia caperata with its heart-shaped leaves and waffle-like texture; the P. argyreia, whose silver stripes against dark green leaves make it look like a watermelon skin; and the Peperomia obtusifolia, also known as the “baby rubber plant.”
Peperomia tolerate low light relatively well (although you might want more light for varieties that are more succulent). They can even grow under florescent lights, which makes them popular for offices. Water sparingly; many types of peperomia can hold water in their leaves, so it’s not a death sentence if you go on vacation or forget to water them once in a while.
Waxy and wonderful, the show-stopping heart-shaped flowers of anthurium (also known as laceleaf or the flamingo flower) are a wonderful addition to your home. Gorgeous to look at, these plants are often used as centerpieces on tables or dining rooms. However, your anthurium might do really well in your kitchen or bathroom, as they love humidity.
Anthurium thrive in medium to bright light. You can have them in low-lit areas and the foliage will do well, but they probably won’t flower. They are not particularly fussy about feeding (general fertilizer every few months is a good idea), and they like their soil moist but not wet.
Like many of the plants featured in this column, anthurium is another great air purifier for your home.
You have to love the nicknames that this week’s houseplant goes by: the airplane plant, the ribbon plant, and (our favorite) hen and chickens. But for most of us, the variegated leaves of Chlorophytum comosum are best known as “the spider plant.”
It’s easy to see where these names come from. In addition to its long arched leaves, spider plants produce “pups,” little plantlets that trail down looking like little spiders. This makes it a great hanging plant. You can even transplant these pups into new pots to propagate them.
Spider plants like indirect sunlight, as direct sunlight can burn the tips of their leaves. (Cut the tips off if this happens). They also like nice even moisture, so a good potting soil mix is essential. These guys grow fast, so you might want to repot them every once in a while so they don’t get root-bound.
Like many of the plants we’ve featured in this series, spider plants are good at detoxifying the air.
Stop by bright and early this Saturday, May 4, for our Early Bird Sale at Warner’s Nursery. All specials available from 8 am to 11 am.
- Warnergrown 3-gallon Aspen, $19.99 (regularly $29.99)
- Warnergrown 3-gallon Lavender, $19.99 (regularly $29.99)
- 20% off any 1 containerized shade tree (limit one per customer)
- 20% off Fruit Trees
- 10% off pottery
Sales only good from 8 am to 11 am this Saturday, May 4.