Spring Awakening

I noticed this time of year I need to pay more attention to my driving. As a self-proclaimed “plant nerd”, I find it hard to keep my eyes on the road. It is so easy to be distracted when I see the bright green of newly emerging leaves exploding off the limbs like a firecracker in July. I love this time of year! I watch the early bloomers rejoicing in the warmer temperatures and I wait for the sleepyheads to slowly wake from their long winter slumber. It is a fun time in the horticulture world for plant identification. With each spring rain, more and more leaves burst on to the scene.

This got me thinking on my drive home. With all the new emerging greenery, it may be time to treat my trees and shrubs to keep those pesky bugs away. The easiest way is to use a systemic insecticide root drench. It is easy for the homeowner to do themselves and it will protect your trees and shrubs all season long. Here at Trees, Shrubs and More we have great products to help you treat all of your landscape needs. Stop in and take a look for yourself. We always have a great staff on hand to help you out!

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Spring is almost here!

During these last bitterly cold days of winter, I start a count down to spring.  This helps to keep my spirits up in what seems to be an endless Nebraska winter.  I am so happy to say that the official day of spring is Monday, March 20th! We are almost there!

I always get excited when I see our migratory birds start to return.  Water foul and raptors once again grace our skies.  The majestic Sandhill Cranes arrive late February to early April in Kearny to rest before their trip to their Northern breeding grounds.  Then their is our fabulous variety of backyard birds.  It is so nice to hear their songs wake me up after a long silent winter.

It is easy to forget how much of an impact our feathered friends have in our lives.  Our busy schedules makes it difficult to stop and appreciate these small wonders.  If you think about it for most of us, no mater what meal we eat, a bird has a roll in it.  So this spring I am going to show my appreciation to the birds.  I will hang a few bird houses and feeders so they have a nice home and food to enjoy their time here in the Midwest.

For me, I see this as a Win-Win.  I receive lovely melodies to wake up to in the mornings and to relax to during sunsets.  I also will have the benefit of these hungry little beauties eating insects all day long that may otherwise be eating my garden plants.

Our store is open now Monday thru Friday 8-5 and Saturdays 10-4.  We offer bird feeders, bird houses and nectar if you too would like to enjoy the benefits of our backyard birds this year.  Keep in mind, nectar is not just for humming birds.  Most birds can’t resist that sweet stuff!

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Open House 2016

Come in and help us celebrate the 2016 Fall season! On Sept.24 & 25 we will have different activities going on throughout the weekend. We would love for you and your family to join us!

*Grilling on the patio from 11-2 both Saturday and Sunday

*Wine tasting Saturday from 1pm-4pm and Sunday 12pm-2pm

*Live Acoustic Guitar both Saturday and Sunday from 1pm-4pm

*Apple picking all day!

*A clown making balloon animals for the kids on Saturday from 1pm-3pm

*Sampling of food items from the store

*Raffles

*Drawing each day for a $100.00 Gift Certificate

*Much, Much More!!!!

 

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Emerald Ash Borer

With the confirmation of the Emerald Ash Borer in Douglas County, we have received many phone calls and inquiries about what the homeowner can do? There are different options out there and there are many variables that may factor in to how you treat your Ash trees. With that, we thought we would share a few links from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture that may help answer some questions.

http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/press/june2016/EAB-found-in-nebraska.pdf

http://nfs.unl.edu/documents/EAB/EABhomeownerfullsheet2012Oct.pdf

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us during our store hours and we would be happy to help!

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A new season has sprung…..

It’s a new season and we are excited to see what it will bring! The weather has been nice and finally some much needed rain has fallen. Everything is starting to green up and lots of things are starting to bloom. Our nursery is filling up with a great selection of perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs that can help start or complete your landscape project. New arrivals are coming in daily. This also includes a wide variety of veggies, tropical plants and so much more! We have a great knowledgeable staff and a great Landscape Design team to help you with all of your upcoming projects. We have extended our hours to Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm and Sunday 8am-5pm. Stop in and see what’s new at Trees, Shrubs and More.

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Spring is coming!

Spring is just around the corner and we are getting ready to help you with all of your Spring projects. Our store will re-open for the season on February 29, 2016. Our hours will be Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm. We look forward to seeing you all very soon!

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Christmas Trees

Don’t forget Trees, Shrubs and More when you are out looking for your Christmas tree. We have a variety of sizes and types for you to choose from. We also have a great selection of fresh wreaths, door/table swags, garland and loose greens. We have a gift shop full of great and unique gifts for the gardener in your life, so stop in and check us out.

Our store hours are currently Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. We will be closed on Thanksgiving day to spend it with our families, but will re-open November 27th with the hours being Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. The nursery will close for the season on December 31, 2015 and we will re-open on March 1, 2016.

We would like to thank everyone for a successful year and can’t wait to help you with your garden/landscape needs come Spring of 2016! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from all of us at Trees, Shrubs and More.

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Protecting Your Evergreens

Did you notice all of the evergreens this past spring that looked brown and dry? There was a great deal of winter burn on evergreens due to our dry winters. Winter burn happens when sun and winds steal the moisture out of the foliage or needles of our evergreens. This time of year we use an anti-desiccant called Wilt-Pruf and spray it on all of our evergreens, including Rhododendron, Boxwood, Holly and other broad or needle-leaf evergreens. The spray works by sealing in moisture to keep the plants green. We recommend a second application in February when the temps will be in the 40’s to protect the plants for the duration of the winter. Stop in the store to learn more about protecting your trees and shrubs this winter.

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Fall Clean-up/Snow Removal

Don’t forget Trees, Shrubs and More can take care of your Fall landscape clean-up. We also offer snow removal and sell Christmas Trees with all the trimmings. Please contact our store to set up a time with one of our experienced designers to help you get ready for the season change. Our store hours are currently Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 8am-5pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. Happy Fall!!!

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October End of Season Sale

Stop in to the store and check out all of our great end of the season sales….
*All Trees and Shrubs are 25% off
*All Boxwoods and Yews are 50% off
*Perennials, Mums, Asters and all Fall Plants are 25% off
*Pansies are now Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
*Boulders are 10% off
*Benches, Birdbaths and Small Fountains are 40% off

Sale runs October 14, 2015-October 27, 2015

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