Carolina Yard Gardening School


2014 Carolina Yard Gardening School
Saturday, March 22 at 8:00am to 4:30pm

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Deer Resistant plant listing



August 2013

While we use the term "deer resistant" loosely the following guide should be used when considering plants for areas with heavy deer populations. By no means a guarantee for complete avoidance, the input from several local professional horticultural and plant growing individuals along Coastal South Georgia points to these as among the best choices from their past experiences.

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Eight Steps for Keeping a Healthy Poinsettia


Everybody loves Christmas and nothing says festive like a poinsettia. The greenhouse markets poinsettias like no one in the business can. Rows upon rows of reds, whites, and pinks bursting color! But what do you do with those sensitive beauties once you leave our facility? The following eight steps should keep your poinsettia looking its healthiest through this wonderful season.

1. After receiving your poinsettia please unsleeve immediately. If plants are left inside the sleeves for too long the leaves will turn yellow and fall off prematurely. Adequate airflow is necessary for the health and quality of any plant.

2. When taking poinsettias home, make certain they are protected from temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Chilling causes the leaves to drop. Poinsettias do best at 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit in a cool, bright area in a room with sufficient light to read fine print. They need a minimum of six hours of bright, indirect light daily to thrive.

3. Water plants thoroughly when you get them home. Never allow poinsettias to sit in water.

4. Check daily for water and irrigate only when soil feels dry to touch.

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Potted Up


Container gardening is a fun and creative way to spruce up entry ways, patios, events and so much more. The home gardener may even want a small vegetable or herb garden in easily manageable containers. For landscapers and retailers there are a few golden rules to ensure your customer is more than satisfied.

Firstly, keep in mind for containers you will always want a thriller, a filler, and a spiller. Your thriller is the center focal point of height and/or color. Fillers self explanatorily fill in the mass of the container while your spillers trail and run over the edges of the container. Using this guideline as an initial template you are already well on your way to create the perfect container and are only limited by your imagination!

Secondly, consider the size and mouth of the container for the demands of the project. An individual wanting instant gratification and an abundance of color and fullness can’t confine their planting dream into a container nightmare because of the wrong sized pot. The container will be home to your planting aspirations so keep the following tips in mind:

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Welcome to Oelschig Nursery Inc.’s first blog! It is certainly exciting to have an avenue where we can share our thoughts, inspirations, and passion with so many viewers! I would like to begin by introducing our new web site. We have worked extremely hard and very closely with a qualified team of designers and programmers to bring our guests a functional and easily navigated site. Take just a few minutes to read over the next few paragraphs while we summarize all the features that have been made accessible for you.

We have added several features that will enhance the overall interactive web experience. The newly renovated site incorporates a shopping cart feature to assist customers in expediting the ordering process. Users have the capability of adding product to their carts directly from the availabilty page or the library.

The virtual library is a database of our products including plant specifications, sizes, color and images,everything you need to plan that picture perfect design.With several different ways to search you are bound to discover exactly what it is you’re looking for and inspiration for more.

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