Author Archives: Oakland Nursery

Easy Care Fruit Trees and Shrubs

by Kate Wilson There’s something romantic in the idea of walking out into your yard and picking an apple off of your own tree and taking a big juice bite out of it! This notion becomes even more intense once … Continue reading

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Old Shrubs, New Uses

 by Kate Wilson It always amazes me how preferred landscaping styles can inspire such controversy. And I’m not here to condone one way or the other; but rather to encourage and hopefully inspire. Whatever your preference, own it. If you … Continue reading

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Spring Fling!

Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner! (We can hardly wait!) Our garden stores will be celebrating with our annual Spring Fling–classes, workshops, special events, kids activities, and more will be available March 11-19.  For this post, … Continue reading

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Finding Winter Inspiration

 by Kate Wilson During these grey days of winter, I’m often day dreaming about my garden. Taking mental notes of what worked well last year and usually more importantly, what didn’t work so well. Where to extend my bed lines, … Continue reading

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The Hunt for Mistletoe

by Kate Wilson      It was an unusually warm November, one that I am grateful for – but now that temps are starting to return to normal chilly and we’re midway through December – how can you not be feeling wrapped … Continue reading

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Scents of the Holiday Season

by Kate Wilson My colleagues and I were discussing our favorite smelling Christmas tree as they started rolling into the nursery the other day. And while it’s still a toss-up between Balsam Fir and Douglas Fur – both having a … Continue reading

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Planting bulbs in the Fall for Spring rewards

 by Kate Wilson As a mother of two young children, planning ahead and following through as planned is a sweet rarity. There are always well meaning intentions to do more, get more done whether around the house or being more … Continue reading

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Fall Clean Up-The List

 by Kate Wilson Fall is a great time to plant – it gives your plants a jump start on getting some roots established. And there is the added bonus that trees, shrubs and perennials are on sale in the Fall! … Continue reading

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Temptations of March (early April!): 4 Garden Tasks You Should Be Doing Now

 by Kate Wilson, Landscape Designer  Spring has been toying with us, with these unusually sunny days – sometimes warm and sometimes barely above freezing. It’s tempting to get outside and to get planting, splitting perennials and transplanting – maybe even … Continue reading

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Why Design Matters

by Kate Wilson Some believe that your yard is a reflection of yourself. And I do like the metaphor…our landscapes are always changing, not just with the seasons but slowly growing and maturing with time. And hopefully we are too. … Continue reading

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