Christmas at Dan West

Christmas at Dan West

At Dan West, Christmas is a very special time of the year. The garden center comes alive with the sights, sounds and smells of the holiday season. What most people don’t know is that Christmas for us starts in August.  When most of our customers are on vacation,...
Time to buy fall bulbs

Time to buy fall bulbs

It is time to buy fall bulbs like Tulips and Daffodils (and there are so many minor bulbs to choose from also). Buy them now while the selection is good. Bulbs should be firm and free from grey or black mold.  Always buy the largest bulbs you can find.  Small Tulip...
Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale

Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale

 Crape Myrtle bark Scale (CMBS) is a serious threat to our favorite Mid-South tree, the Crape Myrtle. It threatens to turn what has historically been a beautiful, low maintenance tree into an unsightly high maintenance tree. This non-native scale was first reported in...
The Perfect Time to Plant a Tree

The Perfect Time to Plant a Tree

Fall is the perfect time for you to plant trees and shrubs, and this is why. As the air temperature rises in the spring, plants leaf out but the ground temperature is still cold, so there is slow root development. As summer comes, the “top growth” slows...
Fescue: The Do’s and Dont’s

Fescue: The Do’s and Dont’s

Fescue is a cool season grass best planted late September or early October. We have a window in the spring, weather permitting, late February through early April, when soil and air temperatures are right to overseed those areas not covered well in the fall. The...