Evan Davies

Nursery Notes: Warmth brings out blossoms in Creston Valley

Apricot trees blooming, asparagus popping up, says Erickson nursery owner Evan Davies...

Nursery Notes: Weather fine to apply fertilizer, dormant sprays

It is a great time of year to improve your garden soil structure, says Erickson nursery owner Evan Davies...

Nursery Notes: Early spring perfect time to start weeding again

Erickson's Beltane Nursery owner Evan Davies offers weed-control methods now that things are growing again...

Nursery Notes: Cleaning is part of the nursery business

It's important to remove overwintering pests and disease from the garden area, says Beltane Nursery owner Evan Davies...

Nursery Notes: Seedlings started now to prepare for May long weekend

May long weekend is usually time to plant in Creston Valley, so Beltane Nursery owner Evan Davies is preparing now...

Nursery Notes: Erickson nursery production changes with housing market

Demand for nursery production has picked up with the housing market, says Beltane Nursery owner Evan Davies...

Nursery Notes: Snow brings new look to Creston Valley gardens

Snow falling on the garden seems to highlight the shape or architecture of a garden, says Erickson nursery owner Evan Davies...

Nursery Notes: Late fall and early winter busy times for Erickson nursery

There is a variety of maintenance work to do at nursery in the off-season, says Beltane Nursery owner Evan Davies...

Nursery Notes: Wildlife spotted at Erickson nursery

Dear deer and live (and hungry) bear found at Creston Valley nursery, says owner and columnist Evan Davies...

Nursery Notes: Changing leaves a sign of fall in Creston Valley

Fall is a time to spray peach trees, reseed lawns, says nursery owner Evan Davies...

Nursery Notes: Warm weather kept disease down in Creston Valley

Hot, dry summer made keeping up with watering and insects difficult, kept scab and blight down, says nursery owner Evan Davies...

Nursery Notes: Trees don’t like to be surrounded by ‘mulch volcano’

Excessive piling of mulch up against the base of a tree not good for the tree, says nursery owner and columnist Evan Davies...

Nursery Notes: Warm weather brings aphids, mites to Creston Valley gardens

I can’t recall another year when we had so many aphids around, says nursery owner and columnist Evan Davies...

Nursery Notes: Plants are as different as people

Cultivated varieties of same species may have different responses to environment, says Erickson nursery owner Evan Davies...

Nursery Notes: Spring brings colour to Creston Valley gardens

Maples, dogwood, Japanese flowering quince among plants offering spring colour says nursery owner and columnist Evan Davies...

Nursery Notes: Surprises in yards offer gardening opportunities

If you are like me, the little surprises are always welcome, says nursery owner and columnist Evan Davies...

Nursery Notes: Planting season means nursery busy behind the scenes

What you see in the store is the quiet end of the production, says Erickson nursery owner and columnist Evan Davies...

Nursery Notes: Keeping orchards and gardens tidy helps plants stay healthy

By learning some better growing practices, you can save yourself headaches, says Erickson nursery owner Evan Davies...

Nursery Notes: Tips on planting and spraying as early spring warms Creston Valley

Many folks are wondering about planting and spraying, says columnist and nursery owner Evan Davies...

Nursery Notes: Early spring may bring frost danger to plants

Early springs mean a fight with plants leafing out early, then getting burnt by “surprise” frosts, says Beltane Nursery owner Evan Davies...