Gardening Tips

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The 2018 Gardening Year

Added on October 24th, 2018

How our gardens grow in a given year is dependent on the weather. A quick recap of this year’s weather: We had above-average precipitation for the year, but precipitation in June, July, and August was below average. Ample early precipitation meant the ground had good water reserves. Temperatures in June, July, and Au...

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New Offerings For 2018

Added on April 25th, 2018

Cashman Nursery has a wide variety of new cultivars that we are bringing in for the 2018 season! Many newly developed plants are bred to have improved disease resistance or a better growth habit that make them excellent substitutions to the industry standards we are all more familiar with. We have carefully selecte...

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Worthy (But Underused) Trees for the Gallatin Valley

Added on April 24th, 2018

Deciduous Trees Common Name Scientific Name Image Burr Oak Quercus macrocarpa   Ohio Buckeye Aesculus glabra   “Flame” Amur Maple Acer ginnala ‘Sensation’ Boxelder Acer negundo Amur Cherry Prunus maackii   Saskatoon Serviceberry Amelanchier alnifolia ...

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Flowering Crabapple Trees

Added on March 24th, 2018

For a quick overview, see the comparison chart/table below » Care and Planting Plant the graft (the bulge near the union of root and top) at soil level. Leave a depression around the tree for a watering well. Frequent watering (once or twice a week depending upon conditions) is necessary the first few years (and the...

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Growing Small Fruits

Added on March 23rd, 2018

Many small fruits can be grown in the Bozeman area. Although a small planting area may suffice, it should be an area that receives a lot of sun. Care must be taken to select varieties of fruits which are hardy in this climate and adapted to our soil type. All fruiting plants need generous quantities of water to produce...

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ASPARAGUS

Added on March 8th, 2018

Asparagus is my favorite vegetable. I learned to love it when, as a child, I harvested ‘wild’ asparagus with my mother behind our house near a railroad tracks. The asparagus there wasn’t native, but probably remnants of an old patch or it grew there from seeds dropped by birds. Asparagus is native to the coastal ...

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Growing Fruit Trees

Added on March 4th, 2018

Download this article as a PDF Fruit trees are a beautiful addition to your ornamental and edible landscape. Growing fruit trees can also be a rewarding hobby. Hardy varieties of apple, apricot, cherry, pear, plum, and plum-cherry trees do well in Southwest Montana. We carry select varieties for our high altitude and ...

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Why Trees Matter

Added on February 5th, 2018

The latest National Geographic magazine had an article entitled “Why Birds Matter”. Birds do matter. But don't trees also matter in much the same way? Like birds, trees are essential to our environment and beautiful to look at. Trees are valuable for our well-being. They absorb carbon dioxide and provide oxygen ...

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The 2017 Gardening Year

Added on February 5th, 2018

Every year, during their October meeting, members of the Gallatin Garden Club report on “What Worked and What Didn’t Work” in their gardens. How our gardens turn out in a given year is, to a large part, dependent on our weather. A quick recap---After a cold January and early February, we had above average temp...

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Amaryllis and Paperwhites: Forcing them for Winter Color

Added on December 17th, 2017

By now, if you were going to plant spring-flowering bulbs in your garden, you have completed that task. But to brighten up the indoors throughout our long winters, many of us like to "force" colorful (red, pink or white) amaryllis and fragrant paperwhite narcissus bulbs. Amaryllis and paperwhites will not survive ou...

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