Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanging Baskets - a great way to add color to your porches, patios, decks and pergolas!



Wow!  The rainy days and cloudy skies this past week in Clovis have been so rewarding, but now it's time to break out the color in our gardens and outdoor spaces.  We have a great selection of beautiful, healthy, and colorful hanging baskets.  Just the touch you need to dress up your outside areas... a beautiful basket crammed with color and ready to sway above your head in a happy-go-lucky way. 

Hanging baskets will continue bringing pops of color all summer with just a little care and maintenance.  Be sure to water regularly.  Even though we have had a lot of rain this May, you need to check your hanging baskets daily.  Because they are hanging, they can dry out more quickly and need a regular supply of water and nutrients.  We recommend that you water daily and fertilize on a weekly basis to keep your baskets full and flowing all summer. 

Early morning is the best time of day to water so plants can take water into their tissues before the day heats up.  Since our area can become hot, dry, and windy, it's good idea to check your baskets in the afternoon as well.  Baskets like to stay evenly moist so if they do get to dry, set them in a large pan of water to refresh the plants and let them soak up the water they need.  Some flowers like petunias, for example, may need a little dead-heading throughout the season.
 
Stop by the nursery and check our colorful assortment of hanging baskets!  


Friday, March 20, 2015

HERE COMES SPRING 2015!

March is often considered the first month of spring here in the southwest, but 2015 has already been unusual in the weather department.  With all the snow we have had in the past two months, we can expect our ground to have more moisture than in the past recent years.  March can be tricky as far as the weather is concerned.  We can have some beautiful sunny days in the seventy degree range, but then we can have hard frost without notice. 

You'll need to finish up winter pruning. Prune those winter stems and cut back overgrown shrubs and hedges. Bush and shrub roses will also need to be pruned in March to make way for a fuller and healthier rose bush during the growing season.

It is still too early to plant annuals for color, but you can certainly get a head start on the lawns.  It is a good idea to mow and aerate the lawn and then add organic fertilizer to the soil. This is also the best time to apply a pre-emergent to your lawn. Pre-emergents will stop seeds from germinating, therefore, it will control crab grass and other spring weeds. 


Be sure and stop in at our nursery on these spring days.  We are preparing our display garden for the upcoming spring and summer seasons to give you, our customers, a beautiful area to help you design and get new ideas for your own lawn and garden.  Pansies are coming soon.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Now hiring for the spring and summer seasons.

Spring is just around the corner and we need your help!   If you are a plant-loving person, we have an opportunity for you to join our team.  At Hamilton Nursery, our team members take pride in plants, people, and pairing the two together.  With values of exceptional customer service and commitment to quality, we have proudly been in business for over 30 years.  And we couldn't do it without our dedicated employees.

Currently, we are filling part-time positions for our garden center sales staff.  Plant knowledge is a plus, but not necessary as long as you have a willingness to learn the plant and garden industry.  This position consists of assisting customers with retail sales requiring use of the computer POS system.  Also watering, pruning, moving, and loading of plant materials; as well as assisting with arranging displays and general cleaning of the nursery and retail areas.  Saturday work is required, but the nursery is closed on Sundays. 


If a position with Hamilton Nursery sounds like the right fit for you, please download an application today.  Completed applications may be brought to the Nursery, faxed to 575-762-5884 or emailed to mike@hamiltonlandsaping.com.

Job Application

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Celebrate Autumn

Join us each Saturday in October to Celebrate Autumn - 9am-5pm

Fun for the entire family with a variety of activities. 
Take photos among the pumpkins and corn stalks.

Select from a huge selection of decorative pumpkins
in many sizes and colors for fall decor. 
We also have gourds, hay bales, corn stalks and beautiful mums and pansies
for the fall season.  And pick out the perfect 
"jack" pumpkins great for carving, painting, and decorating. 

Stop by for a cup of apple cider and treats for the kids.
Register for a potted fall arrangement to be given away each Saturday.




Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Just Arrived for Fall Planting


Check out our new cool-weather bedding plants at the nursery.  We have a great selection of pansies, violas, kale, cabbage, lettuce, and of course mums just in time for fall plantings. 

Pansies are probably the most popular grown and most recognized cool season plant.  They are easy and undemanding to grow.  They will bloom from now through spring.  They have been known to poke their faces up through the snow in milder winters.  Pansies come in either bright, solid colors or bi-colors and often with face-like center markings.



Violas are cousins to the pansies and look like miniature pansies.  Violas are grown as annuals or short-lived perennials. However, they will self-seed and give your years of color in your garden.  The tri-color violas are often called Johnny-Jump-Ups with nickel-sized flowers marked with purple, yellow and white
.

Ornamental Cabbage and Flowering Kale are great plants that add a burst of color and life to the fall garden or flower beds.  Its leaves come with beautiful variegation in pinks, purples, and reds that blend well with changing fall foliage.  You can actually eat flowering kale and cabbage, but they're really grown for their pretty leaves.


Mums are the perfect late-season bloomer.  When fall arrives, it's hard not to regret the passing of all the colorful summer blooms in the garden. But take heart, mums will replace those annuals with bright fall colors.  The blooms last for weeks and they come in a wide variety of colors.  Add a few mums to your flower bed and pots to accompany your fall decor.


Friday, April 11, 2014

The New Greenhouse is Ready

Our new greenhouse is finally complete and is filled with spring flowers. It's time for spring planting!  Stop in for a great selection of bedding plants and don't forget the fertilizer for your lawn.




Friday, December 13, 2013

Poinsettias for Christmas



If you are looking for a beautiful poinsettia to complete your Christmas decor, stop by Hamilton's Nursery.  We have a great selection of traditional red poinsettias and unusual colors to select from. We also have a nice selection of Christmas Cactus for your decor and they make a great gift. 

Our winter hours are 9am until 4:30pm.