Our Fire season started almost 2 months earlier than "normal" this summer and it was the hottest summer any of us can recall. It is a sad reality of our climate that our last night in the teens (19ºF in Glenshire) was June 10 and our first day in the 90º's (91ºF at Villager) was June 16.  The first big fire in Plumas County started on June 30. And so this summer has gone. We are all hoping, longing for, and looking foreward to, a long moist fall and a heavy wet winter.

Villager Nursery is OPEN for the growing season, seven days a week. Our hours change with the climatic seasons. Historically, our "frost free period" is July 15-August 15 (less than 15% chance of frost). Our growing season is relatively short so getting started as soon as possible is always important. There is no BEST time to plant and there is no BAD time to plant (other than the old saying: "when is the best time to plant a tree?.... Ten years ago"). The best time to plant is today. It is inconvenient to plant in the middle of winter but the plants are almost always happier in the ground than in a pot. IF you need something or have questions, PLEASE give us a call.

Villager Nursery is open, roughly, mid-March through late December with all the Christmas accoutrements...   Even through mid-winter, someone is usually here, IN the shop, most days (paperwork, plants, and shop-cat needs love). We don't want to let anyone down, so if you need something (plant / product) or have questions, PLEASE call or send-us an e-mail (we check them almost every evening - don't use FB messenger... we do not check that).  We tend to be busy in our compressed seasons but we'll get back to you as soon as we possibly can.

Nursery Address

Villager Nursery, Inc
Varney / McIver Dairy House
10678 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee, CA
Ecit 186 of I-80 (Central Truckee)
far-east Gateway / far-west Brickletown

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Villager Summer Hours

Summer
Monday through Saturday 9:30-5:00
Sunday 10-3:00
(We need a halfday to mow our own lawns and harvest tomatoes.)
Hours can be weather (or smoke) dependent.

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Mid Season Planting – July/August

In the Mountain Nursery business the season starts when it starts: when the snow melts and we’ve had a reasonable period of time to recover from the last hard frost or heavy snow (usually early May to mid-May). The busy season goes until the 4th of July when the rush to get things planted wanes and we all want to get out and enjoy this beautiful place we live in.

The lights are still on and we have a whole tribe of very devoted and kind clients and friends. Thank you to all of you who gave up a day on the lake to plant a few perennials, you’ll be happy you did when they bloom next spring. The water in the west slope rivers is still cold! Not too much hail (thank you) but we were ready with our frost protecting floating row cover – it works great for hail protection, letting the water through but absorbing the shock of the ice. We cover our thimbleberries and dogwoods especially.

August is sunflowers, black-eyed susans, Siberian catmint, Russian sage, and hollyhock… Big-ol’ plants with rich colors. Mid-season is August 1st. Check-out the NOAA Freeze Frost Maps. Freeze Frost Probabilities info. Our frost free period (less than 10% chance of 32°F or less) is July 15-August 15. So we still have September, October and sometimes, part-of, November to get plants in the ground to rage next spring.

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Our brand new site is just being taken live. Some functionality is still being applied.

Kellogg Planting Days are 10-2 May 31 and June 1 (max 3 pots <18"). Edible / Veggie Gardening Class 10:30-12 Sunday, June 2. See the class schedule. If you have any questions, please call us at 530-587-0771, or email info@villagernursery.com.

Thank you for Visiting!

 

 

Current Hours

Mon - Sat: 9:30-5:00
Sunday: 10:00-4:00

Our Location

10678 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161

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