Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Cotton Mill is Turning 150!

We're throwing a Garden Birthday Party to celebrate 150 years of this historic building!
Join us for free hotdogs & soda, raffles, a kids garden club activity and giveaways!
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

What Women Want Expo

The What Women Want Expo is Southern Utah's largest consumer show for the last 12 years! Here memories are made as women from all over come to find all types of products ranging from Home Ec to Cosmetics and Jewelry. With over 200 Vendors you'll certainly find the best gift for yourself, or others in this wonderful 2 day Expo!
Stop by the Star Nursery Booth for free gardening information and giveaways!
Dr. Q will be on site with tips to give answers to the "Top 10 frequently asked gardening questions" and will be doing a container gardening demo!
 There are great deals and awesome activities in the show! Stop by to have a good time.
May 29th & 30th 10am-6pm at the 
Dixie Center St. George, UT

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Helldorado Days! May 14th-17th

Las Vegas Elks Lodge #1468 is dedicated to supporting its local community with 100% of the money raised from rodeo ticket sales goes to these charity organizations  - more than $4 million since 1934! The 2015 Helldorado Days event is supporting specific charities on specific days, allowing a greater impact to be made each evening. 

Star Nursery is a proud sponsor of the Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days and all the charities that are benefited. Come join us and get your tickets today!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

This Saturday, May 9th!

Come down to Kids Garden Club this Saturday for and extra special Monther's Day project!
All Star Nursery Locations @ 2pm!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Ride Revival

We wanted to share another how-to-make-some-old-junk-pretty post because, well, it's just fun.
So we took an old bike that was on it's way out and rescued it from the landfill. 
This bike will now live out it's second life as an unconventional planter!
Here's how we did it:

Take your run of the mill junked out bike and clean it up as best you can so that you can apply a primer.
Trust us on this, you don't want to skip this step as daunting as it may seem.

Spray on the primer to the areas that you'll be adding color. 
Be liberal with the primer as it will only help your color to go on evenly and with less paint.

Spray on your color when the prime is dry.
Use an old piece of cardboard to sheild any areas from paint that you don't want covered.

Next, you can start planting your basket.
We used:
Filthy Rich Gold Potting Soil
1 1gal Rooster Grass
3 4" Intenze Celosias
2 4" Illumination Vinca 
1 molded coco liner

Use the liner to fill the bottom of the basket and act as a base so that your soil 
doesn't fall through the wire.
Then fill the liner with soil until you've reached the correct height for the plants you'll be filling in.
Stage the tallest toward the back. In this case, we've divided (cut the root ball in half) the grass to fill the entire back side of the liner. Don't worry, it will recover from the cut.
Next place your medium sized celosia side by side horizontally in front of the grass.

Lastly, place the vinca side by side in front of the celosia and let it spill from the basket.
Make sure to water everything in with Dr. Q's Plant Tonic to avoid the plants going into shock.

For the seat of the bike (that was not there) we placed a 1/2" piece of pvc pipe about a foot long into the pipe where the bike seat would have gone.
This will act as a support for the pot that goes on top of it.
We potted up a beautiful Hacienda Creeper vine and placed the pot onto the pvc pipe, pushing the pipe all the way through the root ball and the soil.
Again, water thoroughly with Dr. Q's Plant Tonic.

New life.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy First Friday!

Join us tonight at First Friday, downtown Las Vegas.
You'll find us in the Kids Zone off Casino Center and California from 5-9pm.
We'll be planting a brown bag lunch!
Hope to see you there!