Select a living Christmas tree for a lasting memory.
We have a great selection of evergreens including Colorado Blue Spruce, Dwarf Alberta Spruce, Baby Blue Colorado Spruce, Nor-way Spruce, White Pine and Van der Wolf Pine, Korean Fir and Doug-las Fir, Incense and Deodar Cedars, as well as Coastal Redwoods and Giant Sequoias. If you plan on using your tree indoors we recommend that you move the tree onto a covered porch or the garage for a few days before and after it is indoors to acclimate it to the change, and only keep it indoors for 7 to 10 days. Once inside, keep it away from heater vents, fireplaces or wood stoves and water regularly. You can dump trays of ice cubes into the pot to keep the root ball cooler and make watering easier.
Think outside the box—we have boxwoods, holly and rosemary trained into cones which can be decorated as an indoor tree. What fun is that! We also have a variety of fresh wreaths, swags and garlands to decorate your home.
Dec. 8, 10:00
All things Cranberry!
Jam & Jelly, Chutney
Hope you can make it!
Check with us early next spring for the schedule of classes for 2014!
SPIDER MITES, APHIDS & WHITEFLIES—OH MY!
Monterey Take Down Garden Spray is an insecticide and miticide made of natural pyrethrin; it kills all accessible stages of these insects which drive us crazy in the garden. It breaks down rapidly in the sunlight and does not persist in the environment, and it can be used up to day of harvest. This is a versatile product which can be used as a dormant season spray to kill overwintering eggs and scale on all of your plants.
‘TIS POINSETTIA SEASON!!
When you walk through the front door of the store, the aroma of caramel corn and the blast of color from the poinsettias make it quite clear that the holiday season is in progress. At Eisley’s we are fortunate to actually grow our own poinsettias from small plugs in ten of our greenhouses, so we have a great selection of colors and sizes for you to choose from. Besides the more common reds, whites and pinks, we have eleven “fancy” ones to choose from. Fireworks is a red with long narrow leaves, Electric Fire is a bright orangey red, Tapestry is red with gold edged leaves, Iced Punch is red with a hot pink center, Cortez Burgundy is a burgundy red, and Carousel has curly red bracts. Then there is Jingle Bells which is red with white speckling, Monet and Davinci are pink with red ‘air brushing’, Marble has pink bracts with white edges, and Strawberries & Cream is also pink and white but with deeply serrated leaves and bracts.
Poinsettias need a bright, indirect light location with temperatures in the 60-72°F’s. Sorry-they can’t go outside here in the foothills. Check the soil every 2-3 days and water thoroughly when the surface is dry to the touch. Do not leave the pot standing in water. Keep plants away from heater vents and cold drafts. Poinsettias do not need fertilizer during their blooming season, but if you want to keep it after Christmas, then remove the decorative foil and fertilize with a houseplant food once a month or so.
But most importantly, enjoy the holiday season with friends and family!