Grow Gardening Knowledge at the 2017 Winter Dreams Summer Gardens Symposium – by Rhonda Nowak

The Literary Gardener – November 2017

“Knowledge is like a garden; if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.”  ~African proverb

Gardening has provided me with lots of seasonal traditions, and one habit that I look […]

Blending the Old with the New – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – November 2017

Sometimes it’s easier to begin with a clean slate when you’re embarking on a landscape construction project, but often there are important existing landscape features that benefit […]

Jacksonville Garden Club’s Holiday Greens Pre-Sale – Order Early for Best Selection!

Although the holidays may seem far off, it’s not too early to think about holiday decorations for your home or business. The Jacksonville Garden Club is now taking pre-paid orders for beautiful holiday wreaths, table […]

Shooting Star to Host Annual Apple Festival

Shooting Star Nursery focuses on the health of the microclimate that is the Rogue Valley. The well-educated team knows which plants to recommend to the visitors and customers who come to the nursery. Apple Trees […]

Farewell Your Majesties – by Kenda Swartz Pepper

Love Thy Pollineighbor – October 2017

Watching a monarch metamorphosis is mind-blowing. Work deadlines, family time, and personal care all take a temporary backseat to what I view as a mesmerizing marvel. The fact that a […]

Shooting Star Nursery October 2017 Class Schedule

All classes begin at 10:00am and are located at the nursery unless indicated otherwise. Space is limited so please be sure to register on our website: A minimum of 8 attendees is needed for […]

Plant Life is in the Roots – by Adam Haynes

Love Your Landscape – October 2017

Fall is the best time to plant trees, shrubs & perennials. Take a look around your yard—if a plant is healthy and thriving, there’s little doubt that […]

Oriental Lilies: Not As Fragile As You Think – by Rhonda Nowak

The Literary Gardener – October 2017

“Fresh tears stood on her cheeks as does the honeydew upon a gathered Lily almost withered.” ~William Shakespeare, “Titus Andronicus,” Act III, scene 1 (1594)

This passage makes it clear that […]

Pollinator Event Unbeelievably Successful – by Kenda Swartz Pepper

John Muir’s quote speaks to the interconnectedness of all things. Humans to nature, nature to earth, earth to the universe, and the cosmos back to humans. Take for example the zeal surrounding the solar eclipse […]

Stories and Gardening Tips Will Flourish at the Shakespeare Garden Tour – by Rhonda Nowak

The Literary Gardener – September 2017

“Be you in the park about midnight at Herne’s Oak, and you shall see wonders.”
– In William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” 1597

I’ve mentioned before that every year Jerry […]