Cherry Tomato Salad

Ingredients: 1 pint cherry tomatoes 6 bacon slices 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped 6 leaves romaine lettuce 2 tablspoons chives, chopped Preparation: Wash and stem tomatoes. Dry completely. Cook bacon until very crisp; drain thoroughly on paper towels. Mix mayonnaise, vinegar, […]

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 […]