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About Ashland GreenHouses

Kelly Brainard, President & Owner at Ashland Greenhouses. Ashland Greenhouses is located at 650 E Ashland Lane just off of Butler Creek Road in Ashland. We are open daily. Please visit our website or give us a call to learn more: 541-482-2866

Fall is Coming

Believe it or not August is a great time to start thinking about replanting some of those cool season vegetable crops that you had in early spring.  Lettuces, broccoli, kale, cabbage, onions and more are often planted this time of year so that you can enjoy them in the coming...

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At the Greenhouse

Perennials, for mid-late summer, are typically overlooked when people are choosing plants in the early spring.  Russian Sage, Coreopsis, Erysimum, Salvia, Agastache, and Rudbeckias, which we grow for our summer season, happen to be some of my favorites primarily because they are the plants I notice in my own landscape...

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Attracting Pollinators

Many customers continuously ask us for plants that attract bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. Something many people don’t realize is that by creating a garden that not only attracts pollinators, also creates a garden of season long color. It’s a win-win. If pollinators need constant food throughout the growing season, you’re...

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Do the Deer Munch on Your Garden?

Deer resistant plants are always the most popular topic of conversation here at Ashland Greenhouses. Gardening within an area of high deer populations can be frustrating; especially when you’ve worked so hard to make something beautiful it becomes what I call “expensive deer food.” I also have to mention that...

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Start with a TOUGH Plant

As we head into spring, I think it is important to go over the importance of hardening off a plant and what that entails. Hardening off is a common term we use in the nursery industry, especially from now through May. It basically means acclimating a plant to its outdoor...

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Great Groundcovers

Here at the greenhouses we’ve been busy planting and preparing for the upcoming season.  Last month we moved out all of our perennials to unheated cold frames to harden them off so you can start planting them in your landscape.  We have many new varieties this year, along with many...

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Still Time for the Garden

It’s not too late and it’s not too early. Some of our most common questions are regarding whether or not it’s too early or late to plant something in the garden.  Although January can sometimes be a tricky month, depending on temperature fluctuations, we often have mild enough weather to...

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Looking Back at 2016

As December approaches we begin the final move out of poinsettias. They are the one crop we grow for the longest period of time and then within a very short time are sold and gone. We’ll be open until December 16th so you still have time to pick some out...

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Clean Up Now Means Less Later

As October sets in now is a great time to get a head start on garden clean up.  This is very important for the overall health of your yard and garden, especially if you’ve had any issues with disease.  For your vegetable garden start by writing down where you planted...

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Change in the Garden

This time of year we get a lot of people anxious for a change in their gardens and a fresh look.  Each year we always have our fall crop of perennials, chrysanthemums, pansies, flowering kale, winter vegetables, and more ready to change over your gardens from summer to fall.  ...

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Exceptionally Mild Summer

What an amazing difference we can have from one year to the next here in Southern Oregon.  It’s one of the many reasons why no matter what your gardening practices may be you can have completely different results each year.  It can make gardening challenging but also fun.  There’s very...

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Summer Favorites

Many of us are so excited to get out and start gardening in the spring and early summer that we tend to plant a lot of perennials and annuals that thrive during the cooler part of summer and then fade as July sets in.  Here at Ashland Greenhouses we plant...

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Watering Tips & Earwig Traps

Fluctuating temperatures can cause a lot of stress to both plants and gardeners.  It’s tough to determine exactly how much to water plants when the temperatures are in the eighties, or warmer one week and then cool and damp the next.  One of the worst things you can do during...

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Spring is Our Favorite Time of Year

April is one of our busiest months in the greenhouses.  Production and planting are at their peak and by mid-to-late April, each greenhouse is filled to max capacity.  We often tell people it is the best month of the entire year to come out and see all the color.  Almost...

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Tips for Perennials

March is one of the best months to plant perennials.  Planting in early spring allows for good root development, enabling the plant to survive the heat of summer.   Here are some tips for buying and caring for perennials to ensure gardening success: Seasonal Color: Shop the garden centers a little...

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Solve Gardening Struggles

Many gardening troubles can easily be traced back to problems with soil and water. We often see customers come in with questions about struggling plants and it’s often the soil or water.  Since we’re at the tail end of winter and starting to think about spring, now is a good...

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Backyard Greenhouse Maintenance

For those of you with a backyard greenhouse, now is a good time to take a close look at it and fix any needed repairs or areas of inefficiency before you start planting your spring seedlings. Common problems with hobby greenhouses are inefficiencies in heating, cooling, coverings, and cleanliness. This...

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From the Greenhouse: Poinsettia Season

December is almost here and we are in the midst of a massive poinsettia move-out! This year we grew around 8000 poinsettias in fourteen different colors and varieties. We grow the poinsettias in a wide assortment of sizes, from small 4” containers perfect for table decorations, to large 10” containers...

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From The Greenhouses: Time For a Visit

There are certain times of year I like to tell people to come see the greenhouses: mid-April and mid-November. Mid-April is usually pretty obvious because it’s the time of year when the greenhouses are at max capacity and everything is blooming. Mid-November is not a time of year most people...

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From the Greenhouse:  Are you too late?

We get a lot of people asking us if October is “too late” to be planting anything.  Fortunately, our mild climate allows us to plant almost year-round.  However, you still need to be aware of what you’re planting to make sure it will survive a frost or freeze.  It’s also...

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Are You Too Late?

We get a lot of people asking us if October is “too late” to be planting anything. Fortunately our mild climate allows us to plant almost year-round. However, you still need to be aware of what you’re planting to make sure it will survive a frost or freeze. It’s also...

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Time for an Autumn Makeover

This time of year we get a lot of people anxious for a change in their gardens and a fresh look. We’re fortunate in Southern Oregon to have a mild enough climate that allows us to have a fall and winter season for vegetable and flower gardens. Each year we...

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Ornamental Grasses

By Kelly Brainard, Ashland Greenhouses Just when you think gardening couldn’t be any more challenging we were hit with what seemed to be a never ending heat wave in June and then a wave of thunderstorms in early July.  We’re all wondering what’s in store for the rest of the...

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Don’t Water Mindlessly

I know that many of you have heard me talk about watering over and over; however watering wisely is one of the most important things you can do for your plants to ensure healthy, beautiful gardens. It is always a major topic of discussion primarily because it requires more thought...

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Pinching for Bigger Fuller Plants

Now that many of us have got the majority of our planting done for the season it’s time to think about ways to keep your plants looking great all summer. An easy trick that a lot of people are sometimes afraid to do is pinch your plants. Usually people are...

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Ashland Greenhouses – Spring Fever

Spring Fever by  Kelly Brainard Owner of Ashland Greenhouses Every April we offer classes on creating containers and hanging baskets and they are always our most popular.  A list of classes is available on our website. Since the classes fill up so quickly I wanted to share with you some...

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Spring Fever

March is here and many of you have probably taken advantage of the mild temperatures we had in February to get out into your yards and start the annual spring clean up.  This is a great time to really take a look at the perennials in your beds and determine...

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Feeling a Bit Like Spring

February is here and we’re that much closer to the beginning of spring. We’ve been super busy planting thousands of plants and hanging baskets each week here at the greenhouses so it’s already feeling a bit like spring. We currently have a wonderful selection of cyclamen and primroses in color...

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Busy Planting for Spring

Ashland Greenhouses would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and are very excited for another year of gardening!  January may seem gloomy at times but inside the greenhouses it’s sixty degrees or more. We are busy planting thousands of plants and baskets each week from now until mid-May. ...

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Time for Poinsettias

December is here and we are in the midst of a massive poinsettia move-out! This year we grew around 8000 poinsettias in fourteen different colors and varieties. We grow the poinsettias in a wide assortment of sizes from small 4” containers perfect for table decorations, to large 10” containers holding...

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It’s That Time of Year

November is an interesting time here at the greenhouses.  We’ve got multiple things going on and if you have time to stop by and see what’s happening it’s worth the trip.  Currently we’re in the process of planting just over 70,000 perennials for our 2015 season.  We’ll be planting perennials...

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Time to Enjoy Your Garden

As October rolls around and I’ve come to terms with the fact that summer is actually over and fall is in full swing, I always feel a bit guilty that I’m actually relived. I get a little tired of watering, harvesting, dead-heading and all the other things that tend to...

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Fall and Winter Color

This time of year we often have customers wondering what to put in their patio containers that will look good through the fall and winter.  Pansies are a great choice for winter color and there have been a lot of improvements made to the trailing varieties, which are great for...

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August Gardening

Believe it or not August is a great time to start thinking about replanting some of those cool season vegetable crops that you might have had in early spring. Lettuces, broccoli, kale, cabbage, onions and more are often planted this time of year so that you can enjoy them in...

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Summer Favorites

Many of us are so excited to get out and start gardening in the spring that we tend to plant a lot of perennials and annuals that thrive when it’s cooler and then fade as July sets in. Here at Ashland Greenhouses we plant a summer crop of tough summer...

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From the Greenhouse – Tasty Tomato Talk

Let’s talk tomatoes.  For those of us that crave a home-grown tomato we are always searching for the best tasting, best slicing, or best canning tomato.  There are so many varieties of tomatoes to choose from that it makes decision making for what to plant difficult.  For those of you...

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From the Greenhouse: Early Spring Fever

Plants that bloom early in the season are always sought after by those of us dying for some early spring color.  I encourage gardeners looking for season-long color to visit the nursery throughout the year to see what’s blooming that can be added to their flower beds; this way in...

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