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04 Mar 2016

March 2016


March Seed Sale

Early spring is a great time for sowing grass seed where the snow has melted. The moisture and freeze-thaw cycles help to break down the hard seed casings improving germination. Seed will lay dormant until later in the spring when soil temperature warms.

Take advantage of savings on quality seed blends for lawns, pastures and natural areas.

50% off 2015 Grass Seed


Thanks to all our vendors, musicians, staff and customers who came out this season. Don’t miss out on your last chance to browse our vendor’s offerings and enjoy live music in our toasty greenhouse.

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Easter is March 27th

Celebrate the season with finds from our gift shop:

    • Fragrant potted Easter lilies (arriving Mid-March)
    • Fresh flowers, blooming branches and pussy willows
    • Seasonal tableware and linens
    • Unique, fun & educational toys from our kid’s department- perfect for Easter baskets
    • Delicious gourmet chocolate and candy from Marigold Café
    • Easter decorations from bunnies to baby chicks

More Play, Less Work!  Lawn &Tree Care Services

Imagine a summer weekend where you don’t have to mow the lawn, where your landscape is healthy, thriving and well-maintained. Insects aren’t damaging your trees and your lawn is weed-free. You have time to hit your favorite trails, fishing hole or spend time with your family and friends.
Enjoy more of what you love doing and let our maintenance crew do the yard work for you! Our crew delivers timely, professional service to Teton Valley and Jackson Hole properties.
We are expanding our service and offering new maintenance customers some great package deals:
‘New Customer’ Lawn Mowing package:Get one FREE lawn service!
Sign up for a full season (5 month minimum) of routine lawn mowing by May 1st and receiveone of these extra services at no charge:
Fall lawn fertilization, Lawn aeration or Irrigation Winterization

New Customer’ Lawn & Tree Care package: Get a FREE tree!
This package will get help your trees and lawn looking their best.
This service includes:

      • Evergreen tree spray applications (includes pine weevil prevention, disease and insect control),  3 times per season
      • Deciduous tree spray applications (disease and insect control) , twice per season
      • Yearly deep root tree fertilization
      • Lawn weed &feed application, twice per season
      • Fall lawn fertilization

Sign up for our Lawn & Tree Care package by May 1st and we’ll give you a free deciduous ball & burlap tree (up to $300 value, offer excludes delivery and planting).

If you’d like more play and less work, contact our maintenance crew lead, Erik Moss to arrange an onsite consultation and estimate:

Cabin Fever Combat

Is winter lingering too long for you? Get your hands dirty with these fun indoor gardening projects to beat the blues. Involve your kids and make it a family affair. Here are our favorite indoor projects for March:

Hanging glass terrariums.

We have an assortment of hanging terrariums that are just waiting for your creativity!  Use decorative moss, air plants, small shells or rocks, succulents, little toys or figurines to create a mini display. Hang in any bright spot and use a plant mister to water any live plants.

Table top cactus garden.
Try planting an old coffee pot, cookie tin, box or a plain terracotta pot.  Any combination of cacti and succulents will work, but a mix of heights and textures always looks good. Fill your container partially with cactus mix. Gently remove the plants from their containers and arrange in your container.  Carefully back fill with more cactus mix. Cover bare spots with a light layer of gravel, sand or decorative rock. Water gently and place in a warm, bright spot.

Start some seeds.
Longer season veggies such as tomatoes, winter squash, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and peppers are best started indoors anywhere from 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost date. Generally, mid to late March is a good time to start these crops.

      • Begin with a clean seedling tray or small pots. Ensure there are holes for drainage.
      • Select a sunny, warm spot away from hot or cold drafts.
      • Use high quality seedling mix and dampen the mix before you fill your containers. Do not use garden soil or compost, as these may contain harmful pathogens or fungi.
      • Using a pen or chopstick, make a ¼ inch hole and plant one or two seeds in each hole.
      • Gently top each hole with more seedling mix.
      • A clear plastic top can be used to retain moisture during germination.
      • Ensure the soil stays moist, but not soggy. A plant mister works well for this.
      • Once plants have reached about 2-3 inches and have several sets of true leaves, they can be transplanted into larger containers.

Not all seeds benefit from an early start. The following seeds are best sown directly into the garden at planting time: Beans, peas, carrots, beets, radish and turnips.  Leafy greens such as chard, kale and spinach and zucchini are easily grown from seed outdoors and don’t need to be started indoors.

We have everything you need to start a seed! Come by and see our large selection of garden seeds, seedling mixes, seed starting kits and more!

Grow sprouts on your windowsill.
From seed to fork in less than a week, sprouts may be the fastest food you can grow! They are packed with vitamins and nutrients and make super additions to salads, stir fry, sandwiches or wraps. Our line of sprouting seeds from Botanical Interests™ has full instructions and recipes on every package.

Only sprout seeds labeled for sprouting. These seeds have been independently tested in a lab for harmful pathogens.

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04 Feb 2016

February 2016


Teton Valley Winter Farmer’s Market

If you missed it last month, the Teton Valley Winter Farmer’s Market continues on Saturdays from 10-2. Stop by the greenhouse and find some locally raised meat, honey, cheese, preserves, baked goods, tamales, jewelry, yarn and more! Enjoy live music from 11-1 while supporting our local vendors.

Save the date!  President’s Day Sale!

Our President’s Day Storewide Sale starts February 15th.
Save 30% on all full priced in-stock items February 15th– 20th (excludes Marigold Café & floral)

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Valentine’s Day at MD Nursery

The Flower Market is taking orders for Valentine’s. Delight your beloved with a gorgeous display of fresh flowers.  From traditional roses to their favorite flower, we will craft an arrangement your valentine will love! Our delivery service will be in full swing Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th, so call ahead and we’ll deliver straight to your sweetie. We are closed Sundays, including Valentine’s Day.

Call 208-354-8816 ext. 120 to order today!

Our gift shop is stocked with luscious soaps & lotions, beautiful jewelry, cozy winter accessories, tools, manly soaps from Duke Cannon™, blooming houseplants and as always, great cards for your sweetie.

Valentine’s Day at Marigold Café

Bring home the love in the form of our decadent house-made cupcakes or a petite cake to share.  We also have a variety of gourmet confections such as chocolate covered toffee, cherry cordials and brittle! Our sweet treats will surely make your Valentine smile.

Dream on!

 “Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year; for gardening begins in January with the dream”
Josephine Nuese

Do you have dreams for your landscape this summer? We can help! For over 20 years MD has been designing, installing, and maintaining residential and commercial gardens. MD’s fully trained and professional staff can guide you through the design and installation process to ensure that you are completely satisfied.

Waterfalls, streams, ponds, stone work, wildflower and meadow sods, flower beds, trees, shrubs…your choices are endless.

Birding Tip of the Month

Should I feed birds suet? What is it?

Suet is a high energy bird food composed mainly of animal fat combined with seeds and other ingredients. It is commercially available in square ‘cakes’ that fit into feeders specially designed to hold the cakes. Suet attracts insect-eating birds such as wood peckers, nut hatches, chickadees and titmice. Offering suet in the winter will attract a greater variety of birds. This calorie dense food provides birds with quick heat and energy, vital for winter survival.

Our Favorite Things: Gardening Books

Winter is a great time to gather ideas and inspiration for your yard. While there is an abundance of information available online, slowing down and cozying up with a book is the perfect way to bide the time until spring. Stop by our book nook upstairs in the gift shop and find inspiration. We have an array of titles such as The New Low Maintenance Garden, Backyard Homestead and Garden Design. Add one of these beautiful books to your own collection or peruse our lending library and borrow one of ours!

Winter Hours:

9-6 Monday – Saturday

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04 Jan 2016

January 2016


Happy New Year! Save 50% on all holiday décor

Our annual Holiday Clearance Sale continues through January 9th. Save 50% on all holiday décor. This is your chance to snag some great buys and stock up for next year.

Winter Farmer’s Market starts January 2nd

The Teton Valley Winter Farmer’s market returns for its second season beginning January 2nd.  Kick off the New Year in our heated greenhouse with local honey, ceramics and prepared foods. Fill your tummies with tempting baked goods, eggs, locally made cheese, preserves and meat. Enjoy live music from 11-1 each week featuring local artists each week from 11-1. The Winter Market will continue every Saturday from 10:00-2:00 through March 12.

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The holidays are over, what should I do with my Christmas tree?

Don’t just toss that tannenbaum, try these alternate ways repurpose your Christmas tree.

    • ‘Plant’ your tree outside. Go out and stick it in the snow. Birds love evergreens for protection in the winter months. This is also a great way to visualize any future tree placements!
    • Use the boughs as cover. Do you have a spot near your house that is always bare in the winter? Use the boughs as insulation for perennials flower beds where snow cover is unreliable.
    • Make coasters and trivets. Saw the trunk into ½ inch rounds, sand until smooth and coat with polyurethane. These make a great gift.
    • Feed the fire. Make it a party and burn it in an outdoor fire pit. It’s best to wait a few months for the wood to dry out. Solstice party anyone?
    • Recycle it. Drop off undecorated and tinsel-free trees for free at the rodeo grounds in Jackson any time before the end of January or, for a small fee, recycle it at the  transfer station in Driggs.

5 Ways to Help your Houseplants this Winter

Keeping houseplants healthy through the winter months can be a little tricky. Shorter day length, lower humidity and temperature variations can add up to tough growing conditions. Follow these simple tips to keeping your houseplants in top form all winter:

      1. Keep your room as bright as possible. Raise blinds and open the curtains as much as possible. For sun-loving plants such as succulents, consider moving them to a brighter spot to maximize the light they receive.
      2. Keep room temperature between 60 and 70. Keep plants away from drafty windows or doors. Conversely, keep them away from wood stoves and hot air vents. Night time temperatures on the cooler side is best.
      3. Increase the humidity. Group plants together and mist frequently. Use a commercially made pebble tray or place a layer of pebbles in the saucer underneath the plants to raise the humidity.
      4. Water and fertilize less. Plants enjoy a time of rest in the winter months, so fertilizing is not necessary. The potting soil should be completely dry before watering. Use tepid water, and water slowly until it seeps out of the drainage holes in the pot.
      5. Give them a shower. With plants that can be easily moved, bring them to a sink and hose them off with tepid water. This gets rid of dust and small insects such as spider mites and aphids.

When your houseplants are in good shape, you’ll also improve the air quality in your home for your plants and for you!

Back Yard Birding

Tip of the Month
Fill new bird feeders about half full until birds start to notice it. That way, the seed won’t spoil as you wait for birds to find your feeder.

Winter Hours:

9-6 Monday – Saturday
We will be closed for inventory January 11-14

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04 Dec 2015

December 2015


Santa’s coming to MD

Join us on Saturday December 5th from 11-2 to visit Santa.  Remember your camera and capture the moment with Santa in our charming winter wonderland greenhouse.

Shop for Schools December 5th

MD Nursery is proud to join other valley businesses in the annual Shop for Schools event. MD will be donating 10% of our sales to The Teton Valley Education Foundation on Saturday December 5th. This is an excellent way to contribute to this valuable charity while getting your Christmas shopping done.

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Marigold Cafe Presents…
Gingerbread House Make & Take 

DECEMBER 12 – 4:30 – 5:30
Join Becky upstairs at Marigold Café for some hands-on gingerbread fun! Sign up by December 9th to reserve your spot. This class needs a minimum of 4 participants, so call your friends and make it a party!
$20 includes all materials and instruction.
Call Marigold Café at 208-354-8816 ext. 114 to register.
Ages 8 and up. Class is limited to 12 participants.

Holidays at MD:

Our gift shop and greenhouse have been transformed!  Take the time to browse through our stunning holiday displays. Each year our design team puts together truly inspiring and dramatic displays to feast your eyes upon.  For holiday decorating we have:

  • Fresh wreaths and garland
  • Christmas trees (live, fresh cut & artificial)
  • Fragrant evergreen boughs
  • Christmas lights
  • Ornaments for any decor
  • Poinsettias and Christmas cactus


Holiday Gift Guide

Brought to you by our retail staff

The gift shop at MD is loaded with all sorts of gifts for just about anyone on your list.  Look for our Staff Pick signs throughout the gift shop for some super suggestions from our helpful staff.

Ceramic travel mugs ($14.99)
“The perfect gift for those who love tea or coffee.”

Seen design matches ($9.99)
“These come in a nice glass bottle and make a great hostess gift or something for the person who has everything.”




Muck boots ($79.99 and up)
“Great for anyone who works and plays outdoors.”




Outdoor Rugs ($45 and up)
“For anyone who likes to camp and keep clean at the same time.”




Duke Cannon Big Ass Brick of Soap ($7.99)
“Great gift for any man (NOT BOY!) and for any woman longing for the scent of a man. I’d give this every stinky ski bum I know!”




Books!  (prices vary)
“Kid’s books, cookbooks, how-to books or gardening books, there’s something for everyone.”




Cat-shaped bird house ($29.99)
“I have several cat-obsessed friends this would be purr-fect for! Adds a touch of whimsy to the yard!”



Robbez soft sole shoes ($25-40)
“Super cute and they actually stay on your baby’s feet!”



Rivertime Designs (Lisa Davis) Tiles and Trivets ($8.99-$36.99)
“Beautiful local art on a tile. Great for my husband, mother, sister or myself!”



Soapstone Sake Set ($34.99)
“Soapstone can be heated or cooled for serving. Great for those who enjoy Asian fare!”



Charley Harper Block Puzzle ($17.95)
“Why? Why not! It has 6 puzzles in1! Perfect for ages 4-104! My nieces would love the vivid colors and hours of play. Anything with artist Charley Harper would be great for artists and nature lovers.”


Spare Copper Mugs ($19.99)
“I like to give gifts that can be either eaten or drunk. This just takes it to the next level! Awesome for ice cold cocktails!”



Artwork (prices vary)
“Art is a great gift for anyone who has a new home. I love it because everyone gets to enjoy it!”


As always we offer free gift wrapping!


Winter Farmer’s Market coming soon to a greenhouse near you!

The Winter Farmer’s Market is returning for its second year! Join us in in our heated greenhouse from 10-2 every Saturday from January 2nd through March 12th. Check out our local offerings of honey, linens, artwork, ceramics, baked goods, prepared foods, eggs, preserves, meat, jewelry and more!

December Hours:

9-6 Monday – Saturday
Christmas Eve: 9-4
New Year’s Eve: 9-4
Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

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04 Nov 2015

November 2015


Our Holiday Open House is November 14th:

Save the date, our annual Holiday Open House is Saturday November 14th from 9-6. Come and be inspired by our latest holiday displays, décor and abundant ornaments. Save 25% on holiday décor for one day only. Our first 25 customers of the day will receive a free gift. Stop by Marigold Café for a holiday-themed treat, coffee or lunch. Marigold Café will be open from 9-4.

Green Friday Sale November 27th

Save a trip to the big city and shop locally Friday, November 27th. Everyday items will be 30% off for one day only. Save time and energy and shop for holiday gifts here.
Green Friday Sale excludes holiday décor and Marigold Café items.

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Flowers for Thanksgiving

Add a touch of class to your holiday table with a gorgeous fresh flower centerpiece.

Early Bird Centerpiece Special: $5 off on orders placed by November 15th  Call 208-354-8816 ext. 120 to order (Centerpieces start at $50)

Long-Lasting Fresh Flowers:

Fresh flowers are a welcome addition to your home or office.  Our Flower Market receives shipments of fresh flowers several times a week. This ensures a steady stream of the freshest flowers possible. Our floral team inspects, cleans and conditions the new arrivals to ensure quality and longevity.
To prolong the life of your fresh flowers at home, cut an inch off the bottom of the stems at an angle using sharp, clean shears. This will help flowers ‘drink’ up water more easily.  Be sure to use a clean vase as any lingering bacteria can quickly cause your flowers to decline.  Place flowers in cold water mixed with a packet of floral preservative. Change the water in your vase every few days. Flowers will stay fresh longer at cool room temperature.  Always keep your flowers away from any heat source.



Not all cut flowers have the same lasting power. Here are our favorites for longevity:

    • Chrysanthemum (mum or pompon)
    • Alstromeria
    • Carnations
    • Mini Roses
    • Statice
    • Protea
    • Safari Sunset

November Checklist

Snow might be covering the ground by the time you read this newsletter, but there may be a few days left to squeeze in some late-season tasks:

      • Sow wildflower and grass seed:  Get a jump on germination next season by seeding now. Late fall is great for seeding because freezing temperatures combined with moisture improves seed germination. Remember to irrigate your newly seeded areas next year once the soil begins to dry.
      • Spread granular repellent like Molemax™ over lawn areas to reduce vole damage.
      • Water evergreens: Evergreens continue to transpire throughout the winter months. A deep, thorough soaking will ensure your trees have enough water stored in their roots to offset moisture loss and prevent winter damage.
      • Clean out birdfeeders using warm soapy water and a stiff scrub brush. Refill regularly through the winter.

Our Favorite Things

It’s the little things sometimes that make a thoughtful hostess gift, cheer up a friend or make your own day just a little better. Here are some of our favorite ‘little things’ from the gift shop and greenhouse this month:

        • Everyone loves Thymes™ Frasier Fir scented candles and room diffusers.
        • Beautiful journals, calendars and planners: for those of us who still prefer paperover a smart phone.
        • Suet bird feeders attract a wide variety of feathered friends with high energy suet.
        • Aprons: It’s November- cook in that kitchen with style!
        • Houseplants add oxygen and can remove airborne contaminants. Add some to your office for a fresh air boost.
        • Sprout Kits and Seed: Grow food on your kitchen counter.
        • Indoor bulbs: Paper whites, hyacinth and amaryllis bulbs are ready to plant.

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04 Oct 2015

October 2015


Fall is for planting!  Enjoy these savings October 1-31:

    • 20% off all potted shrubs
    • 50% off potted ash and birch trees
    • 50% off rose and blueberry bushes
    • 50% off upright junipers
    • 10% off Molemax™ and Plantskydd™ repellent
    • ½ price perennials

Fall Festival 2015

Our 17th Annual Fall Festival is Saturday, October 17th. Join us from 12-3 for free family fun. Enjoy face painting, hay rides, kid’s activities and a farmer’s market. Dress up in your favorite costume and join in the costume parade at 1:30. Bakers can enter our Pumpkin Pie Bake-off. Make your finest pumpkin pie and bring it to our expert judges upstairs at Marigold Café. Judging will be at 2:30. The bake-off winner earns a $50 MD gift card!

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Backyard Birding: Shrubs to attract wild birds

Birds are a welcome garden guest throughout the year. Bird feeders, bird baths and bird houses play an important part in backyard birding, but planting shrubs for their forage and cover will attract even more wild birds to your yard. Here are some of the best for our region:

      • Rose: Rose hips contain a profusion of seeds to nourish birds through the winter
      • Black Chokeberry: Clusters of dark berries form above glossy green foliage. Foliage is brilliant orange in autumn.
      • Serviceberry: These purple berries are native to much of the mountain west. The fruit attracts many species of birds including cedar waxwing, gross beaks and grouse.
      • Willow: This hardy shrub provides excellent cover for many birds.
      • Chokecherry: Another native, with profuse clusters of dark red berries.
      • Viburnum: This easy to grow shrub has beautiful red clusters of berries, persisting into winter.
      • Dogwood: Birds are attracted to the white berries which form late-summer.

Hawthorn: This native shrub bears dark purple berries late summer. Hawthorns are one of the first shrubs to bloom in the spring bearing small clusters of white flowers.

October is time to:

      1. Plant bulbs: Wake up your garden next spring with colorful daffodils, hyacinths, crocus and tulips. Plant bulbs any time in October and enjoy pops of color for years to come.
      2. Water: Cold and dry late fall conditions can be deadly for many ornamental plants. Well-hydrated roots increase a plant’s chance of survival, before our seasonal blanket of snow covers the ground. Pull out the hose and thoroughly soak the root zone. Continue to water every week or two (depending on the weather) until the snow stays on the ground. This is especially important for evergreens as they continually loose moisture through their needles.
      3. Spread wildflower and grass seed: Fall is the best time for seeding. Many wildflowers require a period of freezing temperatures to germinate. Wildflower and grass seed will lay dormant until spring.
      4. Replenish veggie beds: Vegetables are heavy feeders, depleting the soil of vital nutrients. Adding compost, manure or a mixture will replenish the nutrients and help your veggies to be productive once again next season.
      5. Protect from critters: Protect trees and shrubs from browsing deer and moose by spraying with Plantskydd™ repellent. Plastic tree trunk protectors will keep chewing animals like voles from damaging the trunks of your trees. Broadcast a granular repellent like Repellex™ or Molemax™ over your lawn to reduce the tunneling of voles. Although these measures don’t guarantee a damage-free landscape, they certainly can reduce the extent of winter damage.

How to plant bulbs

        Spring blooming bulbs are one of the easiest ways to add color to your landscape. Here’s how:

        1. Dig a hole 2-3 times as deep as the height of your bulb. For example, if your tulip bulb is 2 inches tall, dig down 4-6 inches. If you are planting bulbs close together, dig one bigger ‘pit’ to accommodate multiple bulbs.
        2. Sprinkle bone meal or bulb food in the bottom of the hole. If voles are a problem in your area, add a granular repellent like Plantskydd™ granular to the hole too.
        3. Place your bulb at the bottom of the hole, pointy side up.
        4. Cover with soil, and water thoroughly
        5. Pat yourself on the back and enjoy the colorful show next spring!

Recipes from the Garden: Timmy’s Smashed Spuds

Homegrown spuds star in this rustic potato side dish. Use similarly-sized potatoes to ensure even cooking.

          • 2 pounds of small (about 2 inch) potatoes, scrubbed
          • 1 bay leaf
          • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
          • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
          • salt and pepper, to taste
          • minced fresh chives (optional)

Place potatoes and bay leaf in a large pot. Cover with water and boil until potatoes are very tender about 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of your potatoes. Meanwhile, whisk together the melted butter and cream cheese. Drain potatoes well, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid and discarding the bay leaf. Return potatoes to the same pot. Using a sturdy wooden spoon, smash the potatoes, breaking up the skins and flesh. Stir in ¼ cup of the reserved potato liquid, melted butter and cream cheese. Continue to stir, until all ingredients are incorporated. Add more cooking liquid, a few tablespoons at a time until desired consistency is reached. Stir in salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with chives and serve immediately.

Our Favorite Things:

Pumpkins: Our Pumpkin patch is back! Check out our Idaho-grown pumpkins and chose the perfect ones to decorate, carve or eat! New this year is the gorgeous ‘cinderella’ pumpkin.

Halloween: Get festive this year with our selection of spooky accessories, toys and decorations. Our favourite? The cozy and fashionable spider web scarf!

Yard Scoops: These hand-held raking tools make quick work of leaf piles.

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04 Sep 2015

September 2015


Labor Day Sale – September 4th – 30th:

    • At least 20 % off all potted trees and shrubs
    • 50 % off perennials
    • 50% off potted Ash, Birch and Fruit Trees
    • 50% off Rose bushes
    • 50% off Blueberries
    • Select potted Swedish Aspen $25
    • 2 for 1 weed and feed

New Fall Hours

Fall Store Hours Begin September 1st:   9-6 Monday-Saturday

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3rd Annual Big Zucchini Winner

Congratulations to Laura Ginty, this year’s champion. This whopper weighed in at 8.8 pounds.

Purple Rain: Six of our favorite purple plants

Purple leaved trees, shrubs and perennials have always been popular. Plants with purple foliage have a high percentage of the pigment anthocyanin in their leaves. This pigment absorbs blue and green light, which makes the leaves appear purple to the human eye. Purple foliage contrasts beautifully with many other foliage and flower colors. Even when these plants are void of blooms, the foliage alone makes a statement.

Canada Red Cherry
This well loved tree is very popular in this area for good reason. Lovely clusters of white blooms perfume the air each spring and its zone 2 rating makes this one of our best sellers.

Plant breeders have been having lots of fun with heuchera in the past several years, introducing us to many interesting leaf colors along the way. Palace purple, obsidian and plum pudding are all popular purple varieties. Heuchera are wonderful in containers along with vivid annuals. Pull them out and plant them in the garden as perennials when the season is over.

Ninebark ‘diablo’
This variety forms a beautiful mound of purplish-black foliage. Light pink flowers each spring contrast nicely with the foliage. The stems combine beautifully with other cut flowers.

Penstemon ‘husker’s red’ 
Long stems of pale pink flowers top the deep purple foliage of this garden perennial. The flowers attract bees and hummingbirds and are nice as a cut flower.

Purple emperor, vera jameson and dragon’s blood are all fantastic purple-leafed varieties of these perennial succulents. Their bright pink blooms are a welcome hit of color late summer and early fall.

Purple Leaf Sandcherry
Another regional classic, this hardy shrub is well-loved for its fragrant light pink blossoms and its glossy deep purple leaves.

Recipes From the Garden; Carrot Ginger Soup

Home grown carrots shine in this simple soup. Peel the carrots first if you plan on using store bought. Serve with homemade cornbread. Serves 4.

3 TBS butter
2 pounds carrots, scrubbed and sliced
2 cups chopped onion
½ tsp salt
1 TBS minced fresh ginger
4 Cups lower sodium chicken or vegetable stock
2 large strips of orange peel
½ Cup heavy cream or half and half
Salt and pepper, to taste
Sour Cream, for garnish
Finely chopped chives or parsley for garnish

Melt butter in a pot over medium heat. Add carrots and onions and salt and cook until onion softens and begins to brown, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add ginger and stir until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add stock and orange peel and simmer for about 20 minutes until carrot is very soft. Remove orange peel and add heavy cream. Puree soup using an immersion blender, food processor or standing blender until smooth. Thin with additional stock or water if necessary. Gently reheat and add salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and garnish with a dollop of sour cream and herbs.

Fall Makeover

Dead, crunchy leaves, pale spindly foliage, aphids…
Does this describe your once-beautiful planter? With a few fresh plants and a dose of plant food, you can have a pretty, welcoming planter with flowers to last another month or two. Here’s how:

      • Pull out any dead plants and replace with fresh fall annuals such as pansies, kale or mums
      • Trim overgrown foliage plants

Water with a liquid plant food such as fertilome™ blooming & rooting

What Bugs Us: Earwigs:

Earwigs are easy to recognize by the two pincers on their tail. Earwigs are nocturnal, feeding on tender flowers and many plants. Home gardeners may not see earwigs due to their nocturnal nature. To reduce earwig infestation, the home gardener can take several approaches:

Trapping: When not feeding, earwigs like to hide in dark, damp places. Set traps where you notice plants being chewed upon. Check the traps in the morning and discard the earwigs. They are easily trapped in rolled up, damp newspaper or in shallow tin cans filled with a half inch of vegetable oil.

Diatomaceous Earth: This flour-like substance is like crawling over glass to an insect. The insect’s bodies get scraped, causing them to dry up and die. Reapply after rain.

Habitat Reduction: Earwigs like to hide in dark damp places. If you can remove some of their cover, earwigs will be less of a problem. Lumber, saucers, cardboard, plant debris, thick vegetation and even mulch can harbor these pests during the day.

For control indoors: A perimeter spray such as Ortho™ Home Defense can be used around doors, foundations and other points of entry on your home, creating an invisible barrier against earwigs and other crawling insects. Diatomaceous earth can also be used indoors.

Coming Soon… Fall Bulbs:

Yes, bulbs are wonderful for spring color, but did you know that flowering bulbs are also a valuable food source for bees? Plant some for spring color and plant some for our pollinators! Tulips, daffodils, iris, crocus, hyacinth and other colorful beauties will start arriving after Labor Day. Don’t miss the boat; plant bulbs once, water and enjoy the fruits of your labor next spring!

What’s New:

      • Bulbs and garlic will be arriving after labor day
      • Fall lawn winterizer
      • Crocodile Creek ™ back packs, lunch boxes, sandwich keepers and water bottles
      • Fall tableware and linens
      • Vance Kitira™ candles and room diffusers
      • Fall pansies, mums, ornamental cabbage and kale
      • Succulents for indoors
      • Robeez™ baby shoes and booties
      • Cozy fall scarves and ponchos

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04 Aug 2015

August 2015


3rd Annual Big Zucchini Contest:

Back by popular demand, our Big Zucchini Contest will take place August 15th. Bring in your homegrown zucchini for judging between 9:00 am and noon. Zucchini must be grown in Teton County Idaho or Wyoming. Contest is free to enter and fun for all ages.  The winner gets bragging rights and a $50 MD gift card.

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6 Plants for Late Summer Delight

Some of our favorite flowers like columbine, peonies and lupine are finished blooming for the season. While these popular perennials are no longer in their prime, we still have many weeks left in our growing season. Keep the colors going in your garden with these late season bloomers:

While many people may think of roses as fussy and delicate, there are several hardy varieties like Morden roses, Adelaide Hoodless and Nearly Wild that will bloom continually through the summer.

We love the colorful choices of this super tough plant. Available in sunset colors, pinks and white, yarrow is also deer and vole resistant.

Also known as coneflower, Echinacea is typically purple or white, but newer varieties of orange and yellow are beginning to become popular. Echinacea is an excellent cut flower and attracts butterflies.

August is the time ornamental grasses really start to shine. Their seed heads shimmer in the golden sunlight and the gentle sway of their stems add a magical element to any landscape.  See our August 2014 newsletter for more info.

Sedums come in many forms. Most begin to bloom late summer. Bloom colors vary from pink to yellow and white. Use sedums as ground covers, in rock gardens or try them in a container (see the following container recipe). Taller varieties like ‘autumn joy’ really pack a late season color punch, especially when planted in masses.

What bugs us: Spider Mites

Spider mites are common garden pests that feed on shrubs, trees, flowers, vegetables and even houseplants. These miniscule pests cause damage by bruising the plant’s tissues as they feed leading to mottled, brown foliage. Spider mites are difficult to see to the naked eye, but their presence can be detected by webbing on a plant and brown, mottled or dirty-looking foliage. To confirm the presence of spider mites, try holding a sheet of plain white paper below suspected plants.  Tap or flick the foliage above the paper. Using a magnifying glass or the naked eye, watch for any tiny specs that move. These are mites.  Outbreaks occur under dry conditions and can seriously injure or kill a plant.  There are a few ways to control spider mites:

  • Hosing: A strong jet of water can destroy webbing, knock down and kill spider mites.
  • Beneficial Insects: Ladybugs, sold commercially, can also be released under mite-infested plants to feed on mites.

Avoiding strong insecticides such as those containing sevin, malathion and imidacloprid that kill mite’s natural enemies will actually help avoid mite infestations.

  • Sulfur:  This is often sold as a multipurpose spray such as Safer™ Brand 3 in 1 Garden Spray. Always follow the directions on the label.
  • Horticultural Oil: This is possibly the best control available for the home gardener. The oil suffocates the eggs and the adults. Always follow the directions on the label.

Maintaining healthy plants will also help avoid mite infestations. Plants stressed by drought or lack of nutrients are prone to insect problems.

Try this: Sedum & Grass Container

This combination is very simple and is a great way to showcase a beautiful piece of pottery or an unusual container. It is also very low maintenance, requiring minimal watering and fertilizer.  Here’s how:

    • Select a container, making sure it has drainage holes in the bottom
    • Fill with high quality potting mix such as Fertilome™ ultimate potting mix
    • Choose a variety of sedums and ornamental grasses. Play around with a combination of heights, leaf colors and textures. Be creative and have fun! Choose a taller grass for the center or back third of the planter. Fill in with medium and low growing varieties, saving the lowest varieties for the edge of the planter.  Plan on using about 3- 4 inch plants per 12 inch diameter container.
    • Place in full sun and water thoroughly. Check water every few days and water only when potting soil feels completely dry.

Recipes from the Garden: Erin’s Grilled Zucchini and Feta salad

This simple side dish comes together quickly and is a great way to feature August’s bountiful zucchini.

      • 1 large or 2 small zucchini, summer squash or a combination. (about 3 pounds total)
      • 2 TBS fresh lemon juice
      • Zest of ½ lemon
      • 1/3 Cup olive oil, plus extra for brushing
      • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
      •  ¼ cup minced fresh herbs such as mint, oregano, parsley or chives, any combination
      • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Prepare grill and preheat to medium high. Cut the zucchini into 1 inch rounds. Brush each side with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill zucchini rounds until slightly charred on each side and it begins to soften, about 6-8 minutes total. Remove from grill, cut into bite-sized chunks and place in a shallow serving bowl. Combine lemon juice, zest and oil and toss with warm zucchini chunks. Add salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with feta and fresh herbs. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Our Favorite Things:

Stay cool and comfy this month with our favorite outdoor living accessories:

      • Sun Hats for women, kids and men
      • Coolaroo™ Shade Sails
      • Picnic Time™ folding pool loungers and chairs
      • Zinger™ water bottles
      • A Tree! Yes, you can plant a tree in August. We like maples and ash trees for instant shade in your yard.
      • Acrylic drink ware

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04 Jul 2015

July 2015


4th of July Sale!

Celebrate the 4th of July with color! Add that festive touch to your deck or patio with colorful annuals.

10% off all annuals and hanging baskets,  Sale starts July 2nd

We will be closed on July 4th. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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3rd Annual Big Zucchini Contest:

Back by popular demand, our Big Zucchini Contest will take place August 15th. Bring in your homegrown zucchini for judging between 9:00 am and noon. Zucchini must be grown in Teton County Idaho or Wyoming. Contest is free to enter and fun for all ages.  The winner gets bragging rights and a $50 MD gift card.

5 Steps to Eco Friendly Landscaping


  1. Enhance Habitat

Consider using plants that support wildlife such as birds and pollinators. Fruit-bearing and flowering shrubs and trees, perennials, annuals and bulbs all provide food for birds and pollinators. The bonus? They look spectacular too!

  1. Irrigate Efficiently

Reduce the amount of water wasted by irrigating early in the morning or in the evening, adjusting sprinklers to water only your plants ( and not your driveway!) and employing soaker hoses to water the root zones of trees.

  1. Improve the soil

Healthy soils lead to healthy plants. Healthy plants are less prone to stress and insect infestations, requiring fewer chemical controls. Amending soil yearly with compost and using organic fertilizers will help improve soil quality.

  1. Use Mulch

Mulch helps preserve soil moisture, suppress weeds, improve soil fertility and enhances the appearance and health of your plants.

  1. Practice Appropriate Maintenance

Use organic techniques and materials whenever possible. There are many natural and organic products for fertilizing and pest control available for the home gardener.

What bugs us: Spittlebugs:

Who spit on my plants?
If you are asking this question, you have seen the evidence of the spittlebug. Spittlebugs are tiny insects that emerge in the spring and feed on a host plant through the growing season. They secrete a foamy white substance to protect themselves while they are on the host plant. Although unsightly, these bugs do very little damage to the plants themselves. A quick blast with a strong jet of water is usually all it takes to get rid of them. A good fall clean up will help prevent next year’s infestation, removing dead plant material where the eggs can over winter.

Try this: Fantastic Foliage

Step aside petunias and geraniums, make way for fabulous foliage. Contrasting foliage plants placed in a beautiful container will give your entryway or deck a fresh and hip look.  Not only do foliage plants look great all season, they are simple to assemble. Begin by choosing your planter.  A gorgeous glazed ceramic planter or a sleek modern piece goes well with foliage plants.  Next, select three foliage plants, choosing something tall, something with bold foliage and something to trail down and over the pot. This design technique is widely known as the “thriller, filler and spiller”. We like this 3 plant combination:
Ornamental Grass (thriller): fescue grass, spike, reed grass
Coleus (filler): there are many leaf colors to choose from
Trailing Vine (spiller): potato vine, creeping jenny, ivy

Recipes from the Garden: Red, White and Blue Popsicles

This recipe uses either raspberries or red currants.
The red lake currant is a tough, berry producing shrub in our region.  Beautiful red berries hang in heavy clusters mid- summer. If you have a currant bush try this recipe. If not, plant one and enjoy its beauty and tasty fruit! The layers of these popsicles can either be swirled together as shown in the photo or left in place.


  1. 1 cup blueberries
  2. 1 cup red currants or raspberries
  3. 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  4. 2 teaspoons sugar


    1. Puree the blueberries in a blender or food processor along with a teaspoon of sugar – set aside
    2. Puree the red currants or raspberries in a blender or food processor along with a teaspoon of sugar – set aside
    3. Pour the three mixtures (red currant, blueberry, yogurt), alternating, into popsicle moulds to create 3 – 5 layers of the mixtures.
    4. With a thin knife or skewer insert into mixture and swirl together slightly in an up-and-down motion, or leave the layers in place as they are.
    5. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze until solid.

Our Favorite Things:

It’s music season. Enjoy your next outdoor show in comfort. Come by the gift shop to find:

      • Folding low-boy chairs
      • Wine totes with glasses
      • Picnic baskets
      • Waterproof blankets
      • Stylish sun hats

It’s Time to: Fertilize Flowers

How are your annual flowers and hanging baskets looking? By July, these plants need a little help to keep them looking good. Remove any dead foliage and blooms and cut back any plants that are getting too long or ‘leggy’. Water deeply and regularly, especially those plants that are in full sun and windy locations. Fertilize weekly with a liquid plant food. This will keep the foliage green and keep the blooms coming. We love fertilome™ brand blooming and rooting plant food.  A little maintenance and care will keep your flowers looking pretty all summer.

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04 Jun 2015

June 2015

Kids Club Starts June 9th.

MD Nursery has been offering free gardening classes for kids each summer for over 15 years. We are proud to offer these classes once again beginning June 9th. Classes are held each Tuesday (except July 7th) rain or shine until August 18th. Classes take place at our Children’s Garden and Education Center. Space is limited. Call 208-354-8816 ext.  119 to reserve your spot.  Visit our website for more information.

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Marigold Café One Year Anniversary:

It’s been one year already! Be sure to stop in for breakfast, coffee, lunch or a treat.

Summer hours are 8-4 Monday – Saturday.
Join us for Fro-Yo Happy Hour Thursdays from 2-4 pm

Enjoy frozen yogurt with any of your favorite toppings for just 30¢ per ounce.

3rd Annual Big Zucchini Contest:

Back by popular demand, our Big Zucchini Contest will take place August 15th. Bring in your homegrown zucchini for judging between 9:00 am and noon. Zucchini must be grown in Teton County Idaho or Wyoming. Contest is free to enter and fun for all ages.  The winner gets bragging rights and a $50 MD gift card.

Right Plant, Right Place

Over the years we’ve helped a lot of customers choose trees or shrubs to serve a specific purpose. While it’s easy to pick a tree simply for its looks or for the fruit it bears, it becomes more of a challenge to find the right tree or shrub to suit a specific growing requirement. Here are some of the most common requests:
What can you grow that won’t get eaten by deer, elk or moose?
Animals will eat anything if there is no other choice. The following plants are not 100% animal proof, but are less palatable to large game.
Lilac, juniper, Siberian peashrub, barberry, cotoneaster, potentilla and hawthorn
What trees will grow the fastest?
Growth rate will depend a lot on the growing season, proper planting, adequate water and fertilizer.
Poplars, cottonwood, aspen and willow grow the fastest.
What tree is best for screening?
Colorado Spruce is the best choice with its dense evergreen foliage.
What shrubs are best for a hedge?
Peking or Hedge cotoneaster, lilacs, Siberian peashrub and alpine currant are all great choices.
What trees and shrubs will grow in a wet area?
Willows, dogwood, birch and poplars are adapted to wet soils.
What is drought-tolerant?
The following are drought tolerant once they are established, usually in one or two seasons:
Ash, pine, juniper, buffaloberry, maple, peashrub, red leaf rose, hawthorn and western sandcherry are adapted to dry conditions.
What shrubs will stay low?
Alpine currant, spirea, pottentilla and barberry all grow less than 4 feet tall.
What will grow well in the shade?
Elderberry, dogwood, aspen, snowberry, twinberry honeysuckle are all good choices for shade.
What plants can handle snow shedding from my roof?
Elderberry, potentilla and arctic willow can take a beating. Prune off any dead or broken branches in the spring.
When planting trees and shrubs in more challenging sites, proper planting and care will make a huge difference in whether a plant succeeds or not.  Click here for our planting guide

What bugs us: Tent Caterpillars:

These pests are easily identified by a web like tent filled with very hungry caterpillars. They are common on chokecherries and hawthorns where the caterpillars hatch in the spring and grow within their protective tent. The caterpillars feed on the foliage of the host plant until they pupate.  They eventually emerge as small moths in early August.  After mating, the moths lay clusters of eggs on host plants where they overwinter and continue the cycle the following spring.

Although these caterpillars can defoliate an entire plant, they seldom kill it and the plant will typically grow new leaves again that season. Successive years of defoliation can eventually kill or stress the host plants. There are several control methods:

Bacillus Thuringiensis or Bt: This biological control is only harmful to caterpillars. Caterpillars die after they eat the treated foliage. Bt is sold as Caterpillar Killer by Safer™ or Garden Dust by Safer™

Spinosad:  Kills caterpillars on contact and by the caterpillars feeding on treated foliage. Spinosad is sold by Natural Guard™ in a spray bottle or as Borer, Bagworm, Tent Caterpillar & Leafminer Spray by Fertilome™
Mechanical Removal: Cut out the nest and dispose of it. This is best done early in the morning, while most of the caterpillars are within the tent.

Recipes from the Garden

Spinach is one of the easiest greens to grow, often providing local gardeners with a bountiful harvest through June. Spinach loves cool weather and will begin to bolt, or flower once the temperatures climb. It’s best to pick spinach before bolting for the best flavor. Here’s is a simple, healthy and tasty way to include your harvest in your dinner!

Penne with Spinach

1 pound penne
3 garlic cloves
2 ounces goat cheese
1 ounce cream cheese
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 ounces fresh spinach leaves
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the penne and cook until it is tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 12 minutes.

Mince the garlic in a food processor. Add the goat cheese, cream cheese, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, and half of the spinach leaves. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Set the cheese and spinach mixture aside.

Meanwhile, place the remaining spinach leaves in a large bowl.

Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Spoon the pasta atop the spinach leaves in the bowl. Scrape the cheese and spinach mixture over the pasta mixture and toss to coat, adding enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten. Season the pasta, to taste, with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the Parmesan over and serve.

Recipe adapted from

Our Favorite Things:

Father’s Day is on June 21st.
Here are some of our favorite things for Dad:

Hori Hori knife:  This Japanese-inspired knife has multiple uses- dig, cut, weed or chop. It even has a bottle opener!





EarthBox™ Garden Kit:  This self watering planter is ideal for growing tomatoes and other veggies






Pocket Monkey: This is a multi tool that’s the size of a credit card. Stick one in your wallet and have this handy tool at the ready.






Portable Padded Seats and Outdoor blankets:  Stay dry and comfy and enjoy the show. Perfect for music on main!








Acrylic Drink glasses and pitchers: Bring out some stylish and durable wine glasses, tumblers or beer mugs on your next picnic, camping trip or backyard weenie roast.









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