Bedding Plant Planting GuideBedding Plant Planting Guide

Bedding plants can provide some of your most enjoyable gardening. The quick growth, the sudden masses of color, and the ability to “redecorate” your yard each season is almost irresistible. Read More

Blooming Accent Plants For OutdoorsBlooming Accent Plants For Outdoors

Are you looking to impove your planting skills? New plants are being introduced in the gardening world so fast it is hard to keep up. Many of the old standards have been greatly improved and reintroduced. Read More

How To: Spring BulbsHow To: Spring Bulbs

Looking to grow bulbs in the Spring? The key to growing healthy, vibrant spring flowering bulbs is to provide them with a great growing location. Here’s how to grow them. Read More

How To: ChrysanthemumHow To: Chrysanthemum

Are you looking to grow Chrysanthemums? Many will remember that the city of Salinas recently picked the chrysanthemums as it’s city flower. Here’s how you can learn more about them. Read More

Vine Planting GuideVine Planting Guide

Almost all vines can be planted anytime of the year. Most vines prefer the sun light, but can only handle it half of the day. Looking to Plant Vines? Here’s a Guide to show you how. Read More

How To: Grow WildflowersHow To: Grow Wildflowers

California Wild flowers are beautiful and easy to grow. With some easy preparation and planting at the right time of year, success is almost guaranteed.Looking to grow Wildflowers? Follow these steps to do so. Read More

How To: Grow Bedding PlantsHow To: Grow Bedding Plants

Bedding plants can provide some of the most enjoyable gardening imaginable. The quick growth , the sudden masses of color, and the ability to “redecorate ” your yard each season is almost irresistible . For consistent good results there are a few important steps you should take. Read More

The Benefits of Fall PlantingThe Benefits of Fall Planting

What are the benefits of planting in the fall? There is a false perception in the gardening world that fall is the end of the growing season. In fact, it is quite the contrary. Read More


Is stormy weather keeping you from having your ideal garden? Don’t let this problem worry you further stop by McShane’s Nursery and purchase lovely resilient perennials. Read More

How To: Plant AnnualsHow To: Plant Annuals

re you looking for a flower to provide a splash of color to your garden? If so, planting Annuals will do the trick. Planting annuals in the garden provide mental and physical benefit beyond your wildest dreams. Read More


Are you looking for a low maintenance plant that needs little care? When purchasing a a bamboo plant, there are certain steps to help maintain it. There are several varieties of Running Bamboo, which will grow along the Central Coast. Read More

Perennial Care and PlantingPerennial Care and Planting

Perennials come in many forms. Some will reappear each year growing and blooming for extended periods, others are intended for just 3 or 4 years of dependable beauty. Looking to plant Perennials or learning how to care for them? Read More

How To: Grow FuchsiasHow To: Grow Fuchsias

Do you like fuchsias? In this article you’ll learn how to grow them. Fuchsias are one of the most widely cultivated plants in the world. They are easy to grow and boost plentiful exotic blooms from spring to fall. Read More

We are loving Autumn Joy Sedum!!!We are loving Autumn Joy Sedum!!!

Looking for a tough plant that can work in all kinds of difficult spots? Want something that will be easy but amazing looking? Give these sedums a try. Read More

Daylilies - HemerocallisDaylilies – Hemerocallis

Hemerocallis, commonly known as daylilies, are undoubtedly the most versatile of all perennials, offering almost everything a gardener could want. Read More

Ornamental GrassesOrnamental Grasses

Grasses have usually been known to be used in fields or the lawns. Now grasses have also found a place in our landscapes, offering graceful lines and textures, sound, movement, easy maintenance and color in summer, fall and winter. Read More

Planting Azaleas and RhododendronsPlanting Azaleas and Rhododendrons

Azaleas and rhododendrons absolutely require an acid soil. Soils along the Central Coas are mainly alkaline. The acidity must be increased before rhododendrons and azaleas will really thrive. Read More

Don’t Be Left in the Dark About Shade PlantsDon’t Be Left in the Dark About Shade Plants

The first step in mastering shade plants is determining what type of shade your area has. Does it have partial shade or full shade? Next you’ll need to be sure to choose plants according to their light requirements. Read More

Ferns in the LandscapeFerns in the Landscape

Imagine that shady area in your yard covered with ferns, some of them bold and structural, others soft and graceful. Ferns offer variation in form, color and height, and what they contribute to a garden doesn’t stop there.  Read More

Garden ChrysanthemumsGarden Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums have enjoyed a rich history of over 2,500 years in cultivation starting in Asia. There are now more than 5000 named varieties grown all over the world. Read More


Whether you call them hosta, plantain lily or funkia, the hostas are the most adaptable and easy-to-grow plants for the shade garden. They have been around for centuries and new varieties are always being discovered and developed. In fact, sometimes there are so many from which to choose that it is overwhelming. Read More

Bearded IrisBearded Iris

Bearded irises are among the easiest and hardiest perennials to grow, blooming year after year with little attention. Named after Iris, the Greek goddess of the rainbow, they are available in almost all colors except true red.Read More


Though grouped together because of the way they are used and their ability to spread, groundcovers are an incredibly diverse collection of plants. The term groundcover can be applied to any plants that when grouped provide good soil coverage.Read More

Foliage Accent Plants for OutdoorsFoliage Accent Plants for Outdoors

One of the most important elements in making any garden planting work is the use of plants that are valued primarily for their foliage instead of their blooms. Read More

Garden Plants That Attract BirdsGarden Plants That Attract Birds

What to know what Plants Attract Birds? Gardeners often choose garden plants that are attractive to birds. Here’s a sampling of plants of various types that you might use. Come check this article out. Read More

Plants For FragrancePlants For Fragrance

If for no other reason, plants that provide fragrance should be included in the landscape because of the memories they can envoke. The scent of black locusts in bloom might instantly transport you to a summer visit to your grandparent’s farm in Tennessee. Read More

Luscious LavenderLuscious Lavender

Plant lavender in a container made from a material that breathes, such as terra-cotta. Repot to a larger container every spring to allow the plant to reach its full blooming and growth potential. Read More

Plants for Between Stepping StonesPlants for Between Stepping Stones

There are many plants that can be used very effectively between stepping stones. Tucking plants between the stones softens and blends in the walkway, making it feel more like a part of the landscape. For most plants, the soil will need to be high in organic matter and well-drained.Read More

Plants & Flowers that Will Attract BirdsPlants & Flowers that Will Attract Birds

Looking for Plants to Attract hummingbirds? Planting a few flowers around your yard will attract hummingbirds and butterflies this summer. Longer-term, planting fruit trees for food and evergreens for shelter will make your yard more attractive to the birds for years into the future. Read More

Butterfly GardeningButterfly Gardening

Attracting butteries to your garden can be a rewarding experience. Butteries not only pollinate owers and play an important role in the food web, but they also bring beauty to th e landscape. With a few easy steps,your backyard can become the home of these colorful ying insects. Read More

Deer Resistant PlantsDeer Resistant Plants

A plant’s susceptibility to deer browsing is determined by its palatability and by the supply of the deer ’s natural food source. Deer seem to avoid plants that are thorny, spiny, have stickers, are poisonous, have a milky sap, have a strong taste , or have aromatic foliage . Read More