Please join us for Gardening for Honeybees, Monarch Butterflies, and other Precious Pollinators, a special 90-minute workshop with Dr. Patrick Pynes, a lecturer in Environmental Humanities at Northern Arizona University.
This event will take place at 1 pm on Saturday, April 27 at Warner’s Nursery and costs $10. Space is limited, so please RSVP by emailing us at [email protected].
Dr. Pynes will describe the life-giving relationships that exist between honeybees and other pollinators, flowering plants, and people – especially gardeners. As high altitude gardeners, we can help pollinators survive and thrive by planting and nurturing annuals (seeds) and perennials, native and not.
Patrick will discuss a selected ‘short’ list of the best plants for honeybees and other pollinators for Flagstaff gardeners. A question and answer section will be included, along with a hands-on demonstration of how to plant packets of flowering annuals in rhythm with our annual monsoon season. A longer list of local native and non-native plants especially beneficial for the health and well-being of honeybees will also be included.
In addition to his post at NAU, Dr. Pynes is the founder and President of the Northern Arizona Organic Beekeepers Association (NAOBA) and has been working as Head Gardener for La Posada Hotel and Gardens in Winslow for almost two decades.
This week’s houseplant, Philodendron, comes in a wide array of varieties, many of which we have at Warner’s, including Splitleaf, Brasil, Hope Selloum, and more.
In addition to being beautiful, the various varieties of Philodendron have something else in common: They are easy to care for.
They like bright, but indirect, light. It’s a good idea to let the top inch of soil dry out between waterings. During the growing season, feed with liquid fertilizer with macro-nutrients like VF-11.
If your leaves are pale, it’s likely that your Philodendron isn’t getting enough calcium and magnesium.
Warner’s Nursery is dedicated to providing classes and seminars to help you become the best gardener you can be. We also have fun, family-friendly events throughout the year from an Easter Egg Hunt to a Fall Festival to holiday offerings in December.
Join us for our annual Easter celebration, including an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids, Kiddie Caboose, Petting Zoo, 4-H Bake Sale and a hot dog stand on Saturday, April 20 from 10 am to 1 pm. There is only one egg hunt and it will start promptly at 10 am.
The egg hunt is free, but other activities may incur small fees. There will also be a “craft house” and you can get in for the cost of a canned food item. Celebrate Spring at Warner’s!
Join us for this class on how to properly prune your trees and shrubs. With help from our experts, you’ll learn to make appropriate cuts for optimum growth, flowering, or removing dead branches.
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.
With the last season of Game of Thrones about to start, it’s a great time to talk about that Mother of Dragon Houseplants – the Dracaena. The word is Greek and roughly translates to “Female Dragon,” because of the red gummy resin that can be produced by the stems of the plant resembling, it’s said, dragon’s blood.
Fortunately, the Dracaena doesn’t breathe fire. It’s even pretty easy to maintain.
Dracaenas like filtered light or semi-shady spots. Never place a Dracaena in direct sunlight. They also require less water than most indoor plants. Mist their leaves, keep the soil slightly moist but also make sure it has good drainage (Dracaenas hate soggy soil as it can create root rot). A good rule of thumb? Let the top couple of inches of soil dry out before watering.
Dracaenas are sensitive to temperature, preferring it to be about 65-78 degrees during the day and no colder than 55 degrees at night.
Stop by bright and early this Saturday, April 6, for our Early Bird Sale at Warner’s Nursery. All specials available from 9 am to noon.
- Outdoor pottery 30% off
- Buy 3, get 1 free on shrubs
- Buy 3, get 1 free on perennial plants
- 20% off any shade tree
- 10% off bareroot plants
Sales only good from 9 am to 12 pm this Saturday, April 6.
This is a great plant that can produce colorful cherries against a backdrop of glossy dark green foliage but is very cute even when it doesn’t have berries or flowers. When berries appear, they go from yellow to orange, then finally to deep red. Each cherry produces two coffee beans, but they don’t produce every year and, in fact, an indoor version may not produce coffee at all.
The coffee tree is a natural air purifier. It will absorb harmful particles from the air, releasing more oxygen. In addition, to make the air in your home purer, you’ll also feel good knowing that your beans were not sprayed with pesticides and are free of harmful chemicals.
This evergreen plant requires minimum maintenance and is trouble free. Keep it in a pot indoors. Never let the temperature fall below 30 degrees. They like bright, indirect light. Soil should be acidic to neutral. They also like high humidity (you can make a humidity tray by putting some gravel in a saucer and filling the saucer with water).