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Beneficial Bugs & Organic Pest Control

By David S. The quest for organic and bee-friendly gardens begins with understanding the natural way in which nature takes care of garden pests. At Green Thumb Nursery we stock organic pest controls including biologic controls (live insects) and organic chemical solutions that focus on natural pest relationships, such as the aphid and the ladybug. […]

Gardening For A Healthy Lifestyle

By Richard Flowers, ACCNP-Green Thumb Nursery-Ventura My grandmother is 97 years old and is in a care facility and sick. I brought her a potted flower, herb garden, and bird seed for her feeder. She enjoys watching the bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and squirrels visiting her outside garden through the warm sunny window because it puts […]

Cone Bush

By Richard Flowers, ACCNP-Green Thumb Nursery-Ventura If you are a gardener who desires a plant that is low maintenance, avoided by deer, and drought tolerant then Leucadendron might be the plant for you. Leucadendron is the botanical name for the Cone Bush. The plant’s Greek name (Leucadendron) is actually something of misnomer. “Leukos” means white and “dendron” […]

Monrovia Hydrangeas are now available at Green Thumb Nursery!

Written by David S. Hydrangeas are a beautiful and easy to grow flowering shrub that become blanketed in colorful clusters of flowers set against a rich backdrop of green leaves. These are amazing plants that are perfect for most yards. These are one of the most popular types of landscape shrub due to its gorgeous blooms and nicely textured […]

Our Flowering Trees are in and Looking Beautiful

Written by David S. Our flowering trees are looking beautiful, and now is the time to get your flowering peaches, flowering cherries, and those beautiful crabapples and more. Green Thumb Nurseries offer a range of flowering trees from fruit-bearing to ornamentals. Talk to our experts about planting landscaping that provides year-round color or small-plot orchards that […]

Break of Frost Period – Veggies are Here

Written by David S. Many gardeners are familiar with plant hardiness zones and part of those zones include another set of zones that include the average last frost date for a geographic region. Around Southern California the average last frost date zones range from zones 1-5 – sometimes sone six too. These zones are different from […]

Growing a Houseplant Garden Can Help You Feel Grounded

Written by Alicia R. It is natural to long for time in the company of greenery. People who don’t have yards or much time to spend outdoors are increasingly turning to indoor gardening to satisfy a need to nurture and feel grounded. Many indoor green thumbs are part of the Millennial Generation roughly defined as being born […]

2019 Gardening Trends

Written by Richard Flowers, ACCNP-Green Thumb Nursery-Ventura Today, I want to provide you insight on popular trends in the gardening world that I have taken notice of over the past several years. Gardeners and people alike are shifting their interests to more eco-friendly and natural /organic life styles. They are using more organic based fertilizers, improving […]