Job's Nursery LLC

Helping Tri-City Gardeners Grow for 75 Years!

Job's Nursery LLC is a family owned nursery and tree farm that offers a wide selection of outdoor plants that are hardy for our area. We are located just north of Pasco on Columbia River Road.  It's a short trip to a beautiful location to escape the hustle and bustle of your everyday life.

Plants of the Week for May 11th

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This week was hard to pick out three plants.  Itoh Peonies are in full bloom, salvia are all happy and so were the Matrix lilies. These all receive honorable mention this week.

Our first plant is another one from my yard the Onadaga Viburnum, it has red new growth and in early May white lace cap blooms that resemble a Hydrangea.  Except it lives in full to partial sun.  It's as tough as a Snowball Viburnum.  It grows to 10 to 12 feet tall and 5 to 7 feet wall.  It can be a great privacy hedge mixed with Rose of Sharon, Lilacs or even Arborvitae.

The Klondike Exbury Azalea is part of the deciduous azalea group where they lose their foliage in the fall with beautiful fall color.  The orange rhododendron-like flowers are wonderful this time of year.  Klondike gets 4 to 6 feet tall and wide.  They do best with filtered shade at 3 to 5 pm in summer.  

Wine and Roses Weigela is a chocolate or bronze foliage that flowers magenta pink blooms that attract hummingbirds and butterflies in May. It reaches 4 to 6 feet tall and wide.  For best foliage color, plant in full sun but it will take some shade. Responds well to pruning if it gets raggedy.   Great contrast to blue grey or green leafed plants.   

 

Plant of the Week of April 20th

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Hoki and High Noon are both Tree Peonies.  These are shrub type peonies that do not need staking or caging.  You also don't cut them to the ground at the end of the growing season either.  Tree Peonies are a woody shrubs that reaches about 6 ft tall.  Slow growing and does well in full sun to part sun conditions. Tree peonies bloom before garden peonies, in mid to late April. 

Headliner Blueberry Swirl Petunia is a mounding type petunia with a great bicolor bloom of purple and white.  Heat loving and flowers from spring into fall.  Reaches 10" tall and spreads to 24 to 30 inches wide.  Easily filling a bed or pot with a great color show.  Does not need deadheading to keep flowering. Feed and water regularly to keep happy. 

Plant of the Week of April 13th

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Champagne Bubbles Poppy is a mixture of colors for a plant that likes well drained soil.  They love full to partial sun.  To encourage more flowers remove spent flowers as they fade. Also allow the poppies to reseed themselves to extend their life.

Black Mamba Petunia is a spreading petunia that doens't need deadheading and offers a rich purple black color.  Reminds me of black felt. Great to contrast white flowers or sweet potato vines. Like other petunias they prefer full to partial sun. Routine fertilizing is best for petunias. 

Orange Storm Quince is a thorn less, fruitless Quince that offers coral orange flowers to welcome spring!  The color is striking that runs along the branches. They reach 5 to 6 feet tall and wide. They prefer full to partial sun. Let Orange Storm be a backdrop to perennials or smaller shrubs.

Plants of the week of March 30th 2018

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Baby Tears Sedum is a succulent ground cover that loves full to partial sun and dry spots. The small foliage is where it gets it's name for the leaves are the size of baby tears.   In summer it's green and as the temps cool down they turn bronze. In late spring into summer they flower small white flowers. At most only a few inches tall.

Tasso Red Bellis (English Daisy) is a biennial that flowers red blooms through spring and into summer, if you cut the spent ones off.  It works great with tulips and other perennials.  Can be used in borders or containers.  Prefers full to partial sun.

Evergreen Shooters are an assortment of little evergreens that will work well for container gardens, miniature gardens, bonsai or fairy gardens. There are many different species but they are so fun to work with.  I can't get over how the pot reminds me of those little desserts in shot glasses. Exposure varies with species of the Evergreen Shooter. 

Here is an idea to control Bermudagrass

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Bermudagrass is problem for a lot of Tri-City lawns.  It is the grass with deep roots and runs it's tendrils throughout the yard spreading where ever it feels like it.   Bayer has come out with Bermudagrass Control for lawns, it is a growth regulator that supresses the growth of the Bermudagrass and lets your preferred lawn to choke it out.  Timing is critical on applying it, you want to hit the Bermudagrass when it begins to emerge in early April, then repeat applications on a monthly basis until it is no longer trying to grow.  Easy to apply with the Read to Spray Bottle (RTS), just hook to a hose and begin spraying only the affected areas of the lawn.  Be sure to let the product dry completely after application, before letting kids or pets back on the lawn.   We stock it regularly here at Job's.

Plants of the Week for March 16th!

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Magical Gold Forsythia is a large flowering Forsythia that is compact at 5 to 6 feet tall and wide. It's also tends not to get lanky like the larger varieties. It likes full sun to part sun conditions.  When it flowers in early March it is covered with large golden yellow blooms, a great way to start spring!

Kramer's Rote Heather is an evergreen that starts blooming in February and goes into April with dark pink flowers.  It stays low at a foot high and spreads to about three feet. It prefers afternoon shade in our area.

Marianne Red Anemone is a perennial with gorgeous red blooms.  It flowers in March.  They reach about 1 ft tall and about 2 to 3 feet wide. In our area they do well in afternoon shade and morning sun. Don't freak out that they go dormant when it gets hot out. 

Plants of the Week for March 9th

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Here are three plants we wanted to share this week.

Gold Tide Forsythia is a dwarf Forsythia that stays low and spreads.  It’s an early bloomer ahead of some of the taller growing Forsythias.  Full Sun to Part Sun.

Cardinal Redtwig Dogwood is a full size Redtwig Dogwood that has orange red stems throughout the winter.  It is striking against snow and winter gray.  Full Sun to Part Sun.

Pink Dawn Viburnum is a early flowering shrub that smells like lilacs.  It grows tall and can work as a screen or early spring show piece.  Full Sun to Part Shade.