Eisley Nursery

A front row seat on nature’s big show

There are glimpses of reds and yellows through the greens right now. But the show is just beginning. In a few weeks, the foothills will be ablaze with fall color. In fact the cha ...

Garden and be drought-friendly, too

As the drought deepens through late spring and into summer, adding plants to the garden  means choosing carefully. But there are plenty of water-saving options. At Eisley Nu ...

Flower power lights up garden with color

For Alicen Stein, her garden is her fountain of youth. The 88-year-old Auburn resident is alight with enthusiasm and energy as she points out a particularly colorful blossom or dis ...

Another View: Cooperation and water conservation key in coming weeks

It seems like water – or lack of it – is on nearly everyone’s mind these days. If it isn’t, it should be. After all, Placer County is potentially facing one ...

Reader Input: Spirit drenches local rain dance

Sunday me and my date participated in the Eisley Nursery rain dance. It was great fun and most of us were optimistic and showed up wearing rain gear and carrying umbrellas. But, ...

Fall gardens – turning over a new leaf

Looking to extend the growing season through fall and winter? It’s a little late, but still do-able, according to Eisley Nursery manager Cyndi Davis, “You want to get ...

Versatile garden star peppers summer menus

They can sweeten omelets, spice up salads or add fire to salsa. And when it comes to taste, “all peppers are flavorful if you let them ripen,” said Jan Thompson, owner ...

Dwarf citrus is versatile garden choice

They’re colorful, fragrant, green year-round and do well with a minimum of fuss. Dwarf citrus is also available in some really cool and unusual varieties, among them li ...

Reader Input: Blessed with gifts that keep on giving

I had no intention of living in the Auburn area when I left Truckee during a snowstorm on Dec. 6, 1993. I really didn’t know where I was headed. But through the grace of Go ...

Picking out the perfect tree can be a holiday highlight

Those in search of a Tannenbaum of their own to serenade need to look no further than Auburn-area Christmas tree farms and lots. Whether picking out the perfect Christmas tree is ...