Craig’s Spring Letter

Dear Fellow Gardeners, The time has finally come to announce the end of winter, thank God! Surviving another very cold, heavily snowy season, our garden plants continually amaze me as they stoically withstand whatever is thrown at them.  We, along with a selection of other migratory species, have the ability to ” breakup” the winter […]

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Dormant Pruning: Tree Pruning Guidelines

This is a continuation of the blog post Dormant Pruning, dated Feb.4, with some helpful guidelines and illustrations to be mindful of when dormant pruning. When it comes to CBLD Garden Care, we will limit our tree pruning to branches we can easily reach from the ground or from a stable ladder; anything larger or higher […]

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Behind the Scenes of Valentine Flowers

I would like to share an article I just read on HortiDaily that includes some fascinating facts about the wholesale flower market.  Full article posted here: HortiDaily.  Synopsis below.   Valentine’s Day 2015: World’s biggest flower market FloraHolland shifts millions  Business is blossoming at the world’s biggest flower auction and distribution centre, FloraHolland, based in […]

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Dormant Pruning

  PRUNING  At CBLD Garden Care we strive to maintain our Garden Care clients’    properties at the highest level of excellence. The following is our Pruning   Regime, gleaned from the experience of our gardeners, and information  from Departments of Horticulture at Colorado State University, Michigan  State University and the University of Minnesota.  The following is […]

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Over Wintering at the Nursery

      We as Nursery staff are often asked what we do during the winter months, “It must be a slow time of year.” Our Wadsworth facility has multiple year round greenhouses. This enables us in addition to seasonal production for Spring and Summer which are well under way, to participate in an activity […]

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Aesthetic Ownership of a Garden

    By Craig Bergmann I have recently been reading Sissinghurst – Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of a    Garden by Vita Sackville-West and Sarah Raven who have quite articulately addressed the transference of aesthetic ownership of the infamous gardens created by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson in the 1930’s – gardens that still today […]

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Winter Letter From Craig

Let’s take us back to last December.  The anticipation of a bleak winter forecast was actually superseded by the reality of a historic bone-chilling end to the 2013 calendar year.  We were given a pass this early winter with a tease of a repeat, and then, the Californian rains, so needed and still not enough […]

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Letter From Craig – Summer 2014

Letter From Craig – Summer 2014

Dear Friends, Boy oh boy have we had a spring around here.  The result of our severe, never ending winter has been brutal.  Just about any evergreen or broadleaf has been hit hard from winter burn and desiccation.  South-facing evergreen hedges and evergreens grown in summer shade with winter sun have been burned the worst.  […]

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Spring Letter From Craig

Spring Letter From Craig

Dear Gardening Friends and Survivors of Winter 2013/14, Today I let the dogs out for their morning constitutional and felt Spring in the air…finally.  It’s a good thing since the vernal equinox is this week. Paul and I have been fortunate to have gone on a couple of warm weather trips this past winter and […]

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Spring Letter From Craig

Dear Gardening Friends and Survivors of Winter 2013/14, Today I let the dogs out for their morning constitutional and felt Spring in the air…finally.  It’s a good thing since the vernal equinox is this week. Paul and I have been fortunate to have gone on a couple of warm weather trips this past winter and […]

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