McIver Dairy House 10678 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee, CA 96161
Open Hours: Mid-WInter
Monday - Saturday
Villager Nursery is mostly closed from Dec.23 until mid-March
Spring hours are weather dependent. We are often here and are happy to return phone messages.
McIver Dairy House & Blacksmith Shop 10678 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee, CA 96161
Monday - Saturday
Closed Mid-Winter from 12/23 - mid-March
We are often here and are happy to return phone calls.
A collection of thoughts, tips and news from Villager Nursery.
Lights and ornaments are visible
through the trees. The soft blue tips (silver tips) and fragrant forest
incense add stately elegance to your Christmas experience.
This wet snow and rain is good for the roots.
Q. How do I maximize growth and vigor of all the plants in my High-Sierra, mountain garden? This was a recent question... wow. there is really no short answer. I might say: "Plant very well, fertilize like crazy, mulch like crazy, water like crazy and prune like...
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...
This spring I’ve spoken to so many people who fertilized once and thought that was good enough.
11th Annual Villager / Kellogg / G&B / MNGC Planting Days are Friday AND Saturday, May 31st - June 1st - 10am-2pm - (There is a large turn-out each year). It is always a busy weekend in the nursery and we REALLY appreciate the incredible efforts of Kellogg's...
Planting Instructions Small
Mountain Vegetable Gardening Brief 2018 class hand-out
Villager Spring Classes and Events from April – June 2019
Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie. Vanilla Ice cream smothered with warm plum-crabapple sauce. Chokecherry jelly on sourdough toast. Plump raspberries. Fresh, crisp, juicy apples. And thatʼs just some of the sweet stuff. Space in your yard can yield so much more than just visual...
PREPARING THE SEED TO PLANT: Seed potatoes should be stored in a cool, dark place. We do not use chemicals to prevent our potatoes from sprouting. They may have already begun to sprout. This is often considered desirable. Handle them carefully. When examining them,...
We have closed the shop for the past 4 mid-winters (Christmas-March). I've used the time to catch-up on bookkeeping, administration, filing, orders, articles, hand-outs and a few projects (and have a little free time). We probably won't continue our winter...
As I closed the gate for our mid-winter season I came back inside to change the message on the answering machine, adjust the holiday lights timers, change the hours on our gate and on the search engines and social media: Bing, Google, Yelp, Facebook and this webpage...
Because we are "off the beaten path" of Truckee (far-west Brickletown & far-east Gateway) we usually BEGIN to sell Christmas trees on the Friday night that Bay-Area schools get-out for the holidays. Reno was completely sold-out last week. Truckee's Boy Scout &...