As summer slowly creeps into Fresno, we're all doing our best to stay cool during the season's first heat wave. But it's not just us feeling the heat. Our verdant plants and budding gardens are also battling the sweltering conditions. In response to this challenge, our experts at Belmont Nursery have curated an arsenal of tips and techniques to help you look after your garden during these sizzling days.
...the rain is gone!
Easter is a celebration of new life, and Mother Nature provides her own beautiful signs of the same. So many things awaken from winter hibernation and stretch towards the welcome warmth of the sun. Leaves emerge on trees once bare, bulbs pop up with colorful surprises, and of course the chorus of color from all the blooms…like a choir singing praises.
We couldn't be more excited for the upcoming spring season. Despite the recent rain causing some problems, we know that it's all for the greater good as it brings new life to the earth and plants we rely on. As the world re-balances itself with the wet soil, we look forward to new growth in the coming months. At our nursery, we've been keeping a close eye on our plants as they prepare to bud and bloom. One plant that we're particularly excited about is the Nandina Obsession. This compact 3x3 mound is perfect for both container gardens and in-ground planting. Its bright red and green foliage makes it a standout at any time of the year. Additionally, other plants like Magnolia and Redbud are also getting ready to bloom, making it a beautiful time of year to see how nature works and how the world re-balances itself with wet soil to bring on new growth.
To many in the Central Valley, November is the REAL beginning of Fall. October’s warm days keep us from breaking out the long sleeves and jackets, but the cooler days and sweater weather that come in November are the perfect time to dust off our crock-pots and soup recipes. It is also a time full of childhood memories of family dinners and visiting relatives. My grandparents lived a few miles away and the whole family would descend like a tornado to re-acquaint, reminisce and share our years experiences and accomplishments. It was a time to be thankful for one another, our health and the great food that was served.
They are back! We have an expansive selection of citrus trees, and right now is a great time to plant them. Visit our retail nursery and check out our selection. We have varieties that can suit any space. We know you'll find a citrus tree you'll love year after year after year...
Did you know April is #NationalGardeningMonth? There is no better way to celebrate springtime than to start or maintain your garden! Here are a few tips and reminders to help you grow your dream garden.
Come visit our houseplants greenhouse which has been fully restocked with a wonderful selection of plants for you to take home.
Taste the rainbow with our exclusive selection of tomatoes! From indigo, greens, oranges and reds, we have a variety of sizes, types and tastes exclusively grown for Belmont Nursery that will make a great addition to your garden. Don’t buy your tomatoes just anywhere. Come in and pick up our specialty tomatoes; we know you’ll taste the difference.
Having a diverse and significant population of bees, butterflies and other pollinators in the garden is an indicator of success in providing for their needs!
All-America Selections Winners have many uses and proven success throughout the landscape. This same success can also be achieved in a wide range of containers and hanging baskets.