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St. George 1145 West Sunset Blvd. (435) 688-STAR (7827)


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Garden Centers Las Vegas, NV Ann Road & Simmons 2600 W. Ann Rd. North Las Vegas, NV 89031 (702) 216-STAR (7827) West Cheyenne & Tenaya 7330 W. Cheyenne Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89129 (702) 253-STAR (7827) W. Charleston Blvd. & Cimarron 8170 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89117 (702) 360-STAR (7827) W. Tropicana & Fort Apache 9480 W. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89147 (702) 278-STAR (7827) Boulder Hwy. & E. Tropicana 5340 Boulder Highway Las Vegas, NV 89122 (702) 435-STAR (7827) S. Eastern & Pebble 8725 S. Eastern Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89123 (702) 333-STAR (7827) Blue Diamond & Lindell 5380 Blue Diamond Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89139 (702) 444-STAR (7827)

Pahrump, NV Buol Rd. & Hwy. 372 911 Buol Rd. Pahrump, NV 89048 (775) 727-5300

Star Nursery has been privately owned and operated for 36 years. We are proud to be the premier garden center for all your landscaping needs. Currently, we operate in Southern Nevada, Southern Utah and Northern Arizona with a total of 16 Garden Centers and 9 Decorative Rock Yards. We cater to both residential and commercial clientele. Star Nursery offers the best in garden supplies. From a large assortment of trees to shrubbery, drought tolerant plants, succulents and houseplants, we have landscape material to suit anyone’s lifestyle. We offer the largest and most complete line of products that include irrigation supplies, gardening accessories, yard tools, succulents, houseplants, pottery and our very own exclusive line of Dr. Q’s Garden Products. This line of products consists of soils and fertilizers that are specifically formulated to help you succeed with your gardening efforts in the Southwest Region. We also carry a selection of hardscape products ranging from flagstone to pavers to decorative rock and bulk soils. Find everything you need to maintain a beautiful landscape or garden space. We pride ourselves in giving our customers the right price and best advice.

Star Nursery -Your Garden’s Partner for Every Bloomin’ Thing Since 1983.

Lake Havasu, AZ Lake Havasu Ave. & College Dr. 1141 N. Lake Havasu Ave. Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 (928) 505-ROCK (7625)

Kingman, AZ Stockton Hill Rd. & Gordon Dr. 4140 Stockton Hill Rd. Kingman, AZ 86409 (928) 757-STAR (7827)

Fort Mohave, AZ Hwy. 95 & Boundary Cone Rd. 6325 Hwy. 95 Fort Mohave, AZ 86426 (928) 788-STAR (7827)

Mesquite, NV

Bullhead City, AZ

Commerce Cir. & Pioneer 549 Commerce Cir. Mesquite, NV 89027 (702) 613-4770

Mohave Dr. & Miracle Mile 1579 Mohave Dr. Bullhead City, AZ 86442 (928) 758-STAR (7827)

St. George, UT Sunset Blvd. & Bluff St. 1145 W. Sunset Blvd. St. George, UT 84770 (435) 688-STAR (7827) Dixie Dr. & Gubler Ln. 1335 S. Dixie Dr. St. George, UT 84770 (435) 674-STAR (7827)

Washington, UT Telegraph Rd. & 500 W. 385 W. Telegraph Rd. Washington, UT 84780 (435) 986-0820

Preparing for Frost The most important thing you can do to prepare for frost is to be proactive. It is important to have your products ready and understand how to treat each area of your landscape. Look at the average frost days each year so that you may be more aware of when a potential freeze will occur. KEEPING YOUR LAWN GREEN: If you wish to keep your fescue lawn green through the winter, the most important things are timing and fertilizer. Without adequate nitrogen, lawns will go dormant after the first hard frost and will be difficult to green up again until spring. In order to make sure your fertilizer and water get to the root zone of your lawn, it’s a good idea to remove dead grass from your lawn and rake thoroughly prior to the coldest weather. Dr. Q’s Winter Gem™ (21-7-14) and Best Nitra King® (21-2-4) are popular commercial fertilizers, formulated for winter application. Apply November through January to help prevent your lawn from going dormant. Bermuda lawns will remain dormant until spring and require no fertilizer unless they have been over seeded with annual rye. HARDENING SHRUBS, VINES & TREES: It is important to give soft, green summer growth the chance to harden up. Soft growth is easily damaged by frost. You can speed up hardening in two ways: withholding water or fertilize with low nitrogen, high phosphorus and potassium fertilizer. When you fertilize, check the condition of tree stakes, since cold weather is often accompanied by strong winds. Application of surface mulches over the root zone of plants keeps the ground from freezing and allows root growth to continue all winter. The only plants that should be pruned in the winter are deciduous trees and shrubs. Deciduous means trees or shrubs that lose foliage annually. PROTECTING PIPES & IRRIGATION SYSTEMS: Extremely cold weather can do severe damage to your irrigation system and exposed pipes. Because the ground seldom freezes here, irrigation systems are often improperly installed. In a proper installation, all pipes should be buried six to eight inches deep or permanently covered with a drain valve installed at the low end of each line. For drip irrigation systems, prevent breakage by removing the drain cap and drain all the water out of the lines. Pressure Vacuum Breaker (PVB) valves exposed to the elements need to be protected to avoid messy and expensive repairs. You can use Frostbite’s PVB Protector or Insulated Foam Pipe Wrap to protect exposed pipes. It’s easy to install and good for reducing heat loss on exposed hot water and water softener pipes. Exposed PVC pipe can be protected by prefabricated tube pipe insulation. If a hard freeze is expected, close the primary valve to your system. Next, drain your PVB valve (ask a Star Nursery irrigation expert) and drip system by removing the end cap. This will prevent damage to soft pipes by the expansion of frozen water.

PVB Protector

PVB (Pressure Vaccum Breaker)

CONTAINER PLANTS: Plants in containers are subject to an even greater set of extremes, since they are not surrounded by a mass of insulating soil. All sub-tropical and tropical patio plants should be moved inside or to a windowed garage for the winter, where they can be protected from freezing temperatures. Some plants may show symptoms of shock when moved indoors but should recover. When you put them back out in the spring, expose them gradually to the sun, or they will burn. If you want to have colorful flowers in containers through the winter, choose hardy types like Snapdragons, English Primrose, Kale, Stock and Pansies. MULCH AND WRAP SUBTROPICALS AND NEWLY INSTALLED PLANTS: Citrus, Bougainvillea, Evergreen Hibiscus and other sub-topicals are very tender to frost. If you have them planted in the ground, protect with a heavy layer of mulch over their roots, and be prepared to use physical cold barriers such as burlap, thermal plant blankets like N-Sulate or in the case of a vine like Bougainvillea, try using an inverted nursery pot filled with mulch to keep the base of the plant warm. Protection should be used if the temperature is expected to drop below 35° Fahrenheit on any night. It is recommended that the blanket or burlap not be put directly on the plant, instead, it should be used as a heat tent, supported by sticks or lumber. In a very cold winter, even extreme measures may not be enough to save tender sub-topicals. Plants should not be allowed to dry out during the cold weather. That will damage them as much as cold temperatures will. ANNUAL FLOWERS AND VEGETABLES: Tomatoes, Eggplant, Corn and other summer vegetables will blacken after first frost. Replace them with suitable winter vegetables, including Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Radishes and Lettuce. Most of these can withstand our normal winter weather, although extreme cold may completely stop their growth until spring. Re-plant summer flowerbeds with hardy winter varieties like Pansies, Stock, Kale and Primroses. Freshen up the soil with some Pay Dirt™ and use Gold Dust® Starter Fertilizer, as well as Dr. Q’s Plant Tonic to stimulate the roots and help them get a successful start.

Chocolate Crinkles Prep Time : 1 Hour 45 Minutes Total Time : 3 Hours 45 Minutes Serving Size: 72 Cookies


• 1/2 cup vegetable oil • 4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled • 2 cups granulated sugar • 2 teaspoons vanilla • 4 eggs • 2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour • 2 teaspoons baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 3/4 cup powdered sugar


1 In large bowl, mix oil, chocolate, granulated sugar and vanilla. Stir in eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours. 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray. 3 Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar; roll around to coat and shape into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. 4 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.


Winter Gardening Calendar: December: - If you want to add color to your landscape, choose cold hardy plants like: Pansies, Snapdragons, Stock, Cyclamen, Ornamental Cabbage, and Kale. - Remember, as the weather gets colder, start your watering cycle between 9am and 10am. Do not water overnight. - Protect your sensitive palms and other frost tender plants by wrapping or covering with burlap, N-Sulate or Plant Protector Bags when frost is predicted. - Cover plant roots with organic mulch as added protection. - Protect pipes and pool components by wrapping or covering with insulation materials. Try our convenient PVB Protectors for above ground water backflow devices. - It is important to check houseplants more often for proper moisture. As you start to run your heaters more, you will find your houseplants needing more water. - Protect tender Succulents and Cacti from cold by covering them with N-Sulate, or insulation blankets. - To maintain good green color on your lawn this winter, fertilize with a product like Dr. Q’s Winter Gem cool season lawn fertilizer.

January: - Make sure to prune your dormant fruit trees and roses! Don’t forget the Rose Potion to wake your roses up. - Protect deciduous fruit trees from disease and insects by using Liqui-Cop and Horticultural Oil sprays. Keep old leaves, twigs and debris cleaned up. This is also a good time to re-paint fruit tree trunks to protect them from sunburn. - Start warm season vegetable seeds in indoor trays so they will be ready to plant when you start your spring garden. These include Tomatoes and Peppers. - Protect citrus trees if a hard freeze is in the forecast (anything below 35°F). Cover foliage with burlap or other breathable fabric overnight and uncover during the day. Water regularly as hydrated plants will better withstand freezing temperatures and icy winds. - Grey Aphid populations amplify in the winter. Try Bio Advanced Rose and Flower Insect Killers to gain control. February: - Early spring is a great time to prepare your vegetable and flower beds for planting. For each 100 square feet of soil, sprinkle in four pounds of 16-20-0 Ammonium Phosphate and treat soil with Dr.Q’s Ironworker. Top this off with three inches of Dr.Q’s Paydirt Planting Mix & Mulch. Mix together well and then water. - Plant your early spring flower seeds like African Daisy, Alyssum, Carnation, Delphinium, Gaillardia, Gloriosa Daisy, Hollyhock, Larkspur, Lupines, Nasturtium, Phlox, Shasta Daisy, Snapdragon, Sweet William and Verbena. - Powdery mildew may appear on new plant growth, take a walk around your yard and look for it on your plants. You can prevent this by keeping sprinkler overspray off your shrubs. Treat infected plants with copper-based fungicide like Daconil. - Pep up your houseplants and get them ready for spring by repotting them into larger containers. Use a high-quality potting soil like Dr. Q’s Filthy Rich Gold Potting Soil and a good indoor plant food like Dr. Q’s Plant Tonic. - Warmer weather that turns into an early false spring can be expected, but this doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods for possible freezes. Keep an eye on weather forecasts and be prepared to cover those frost-tender plants. - February is fertilizing time for deciduous fruit and shade trees. Use Dr. Q’s Tree, Shrub & Vine Food per bag instructions. - Fruit trees, including Pecan Trees and Grape Vines need extra zinc. To help them produce their best, use Dr. Q’s Fruit & Nut Tree Food.

Pruning Pruning is the selective removal of plant parts, typically shoots and branches, to improve health, control growth, and enhance fruiting, flowering or appearance. Proper pruning enhances the beauty of almost any landscape, tree or shrub. However, it is better not to prune than to do it wrong. Naturally, plants can often go years with little or no pruning, so give some thought before you begin. Improper pruning methods often weaken healthy plants. Pruning, like any other skill, requires that you understand what you are doing in order to achieve success. More trees are killed or ruined each year from improper pruning than by pests. Here are some things to think about when pruning: Pruning Principals: • Know why you are pruning • Know when to prune • Use the proper pruning tools • Make proper pruning cuts • Think safety first Reasons to Prune: • Remove dead branches or limbs • Repair damage from storm • Control size and form • Train young plants • Influence fruit or flower production • Rejuvenate old plants • Reduce plant stress What to Prune: • Dead or broken branches • Stubs • Root suckers and water sprouts • Rubbing or closely crossing branches • Narrow or weak crotches • Prune to a single leader • Parallel branches

When to Prune: • Light pruning, removal of small or a few limbs can be done anytime. • A good rule of thumb is to prune when the plant is dormant, after leaves drop or early spring before bud break. • To encourage rapid shoot development and greatest overall plant growth, prune just prior to first spring growth. • Prune spring flowering trees and shrubs after flowering – if done before you will remove the flower buds which form on old wood.

• Summer bloomers should be pruned before bud break, i.e. Crape Myrtle. • To avoid the spread of oak wilt, do not prune oak trees between February 15 and June 1. • Pruning at the wrong time can encourage new growth which is susceptible to plant stress or winter damage and will cause the plant to demand more water to rejuvenate. Tools for the Job: • Hand pruners are for cutting small branches up to 1 inch in diameter. • Loppers are for medium branches up to 2 inches. • A pruning saw is for limbs ¾ inch to 3 inches. • A bow saw or small chain saw are used for branches greater than 4 inches. • Pole pruners & saws are for hard to reach limbs or branches. • Sterilize tools before and after each pruning to prevent possible spread of diseases. Use alcohol or a 10% bleach and 90% water solution. • Keep your tools sharp – properly sharpened tools allow for sharp, easier cutting without injuring the surrounding tissue. Injured tissue is susceptible to disease and decay which can cause stress. • Use a pruning sealer to seal cut branches when done.

Proper Pruning Cuts: • Flush cuts or leaving stubs encourages rotting/decaying and can injure the trunk which causes stress. • Branch collar cuts encourage better wound closure and keep the trees natural protection zone intact. • When removing old stubs, be careful not to cut into callused, or living tissue, remove only the dead portion. • When cutting branches over 1 inch in diameter, use the 3-cut method to avoid tearing bark off the trunk. 3-Cut Method for tree branches larger than 1 inch in diameter: 1. The first cut is made on the underside of the branch, 1 to 2 feet from the trunk and about half-way through the branch. 2. The second cut is made on top of the branch, about 3 inches further out from the first cut. As the cut is made, the weight of the branch will cause it to break between the two cuts. 3. The remaining stub can now be cut back just to the branch collar and there will be no peeling of the trunk bark from the weight of the branch. Proper pruning will protect the health and beauty of your plants. Healthy plants are better able to withstand our harsh conditions, using water more efficiently and tolerating drought conditions. Improperly pruned plants can lead to weakened or unhealthy conditions.

The 3 S’s of a Successful Garden Winter will soon turn into spring, things to consider when planning a garden.

Winter is a time of regeneration, rest, reflection and preparation. Life may appear to slow during this season, but don’t be deceived, a lot is happening. Winter months allow for plants to store up necessary energy to break through the ground and charge into spring with hope and vigor. Sounds inspiring doesn’t it? Well it should, planting a garden might be the single most rewarding, albeit challenging, DIY project to take on for the average person. Let’s break down the major factors to consider when planning a garden.

The 3 S’s: Sun, Soil, Substance

Sun~ Placement of the home garden looks very different to everyone because everyone’s environment varies. You may live

on a sprawling property with acres just screaming “put me to work!” Or you may have an adorable downtown apartment with a postage stamp balcony that was built for flower boxes. Either can be extremely successful and rewarding. All it takes is knowledge of your specific sun exposure (when and how the plants are in contact with the sun). Any plant that fruits or produces a flower requires sun and that’s where it can be tricky. For most gardens or flowering plants, morning sun is ideal, especially here in the southwest with our extreme conditions. Think of morning sun as the first six hours of the day’s sun exposure to that area. Imagine that adorable downtown apartment whose balcony faces east. The sun coming up, its morning rays bring a gentle warmth that draws new buds into the world. Planting flowering vines or perennials in a container, will bring beautiful blooms all season long. Now, imagine the contrary. A raised garden in a backyard which faces west, where the sun doesn’t reach the planter until after it passes over the house, sometime around high-noon, your plant will struggle. You now have a garden in full sun. It is exposed to the harshest, hottest hours of the day. Those same gentile flowers will protect themselves by not producing blooms or worse, die. Be very careful when choosing plants for this area. This does not mean nothing will grow here, because something will.

“The right plant, in the right place, gives right results. The wrong plant, in the wrong place, is just wrong!” “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ~ Greek proverb

Soil ~

No matter which Southwest gardening book you grab, each one will stress the importance of soil. Soil is a beautifully complicated aspect of gardening. Soil is where the plant is housed. It’s where it’s protected, nourished and takes up water. A healthy soil has drainage, is tillable, can balance salts and alkaline and is fertile. When considering your soil, think about whether you are gardening in the ground, a raised garden bed, pots or containers. Each has their own unique pros and cons. For example, pots and containers give you the ability to move them if you notice the plants/seedlings are struggling because of too much sunlight. Simply move them to a protected, filtered sun area and your problem is solved. A great example would be citrus or bougainvillea. Growing them in pots or containers, gives you the ability to move them during our coldest months and allows you to protect them from frost. Keep in mind though, smaller pots/containers tend to heat up in the summer, possibly damaging the very fine and fragile root system necessary for healthy plant growth. Regardless of which type of planting you choose, be sure to fill your garden with highly nutritious soil. When planting in the ground, blend with a planting mix at a ratio of 50% planting mix and 50% native soil. Star Nursery recommends Dr Q’s Pay Dirt which is a premium planting mix formulated for our tough desert soil. When planting in pots, raised gardens or containers, look for labeling that states potting mix or potting soil. These are specially blended soils that should contain pearlite and/or vermiculite which aid to hold water & nutrients in and/or wick excess water away. Another recommendation is Dr Q’s Filthy Rich Potting Soil or Dr Q’s Filthy Rich Gold which contains our own Gold Dust starter fertilizer.

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change” ~ Buddha

Substance~ Naturally, you might assume that

substance is nutrients, but you are mistaken. The substance is that thing within each human being that draws them to look at their surroundings and ponder the beauty of this world. Some might say, “Gardening is good for the soul.” No matter your religion, cultural background or economic condition, being in a garden does something undeniable for your outlook on the world. Gardening provides hope. Hope allows people to move forward into the future with great expectations. It teaches patience and how to nurture something that has long-lasting benefits. Yes, you will have challenges and frustrations, but as you tend to your garden, nurture young seedlings and encourage plants to produce their precious and unique product, you will learn what works and what does not. Each season you will learn different lessons. It will be through those lessons that you will achieve gardening success. “As long as the earth lasts, there will always be a time to plant and a time to gather the crops. As long as the earth lasts, there will always be cold and heat. There will always be summer and winter, day and night.” ~ Genesis 8:21-22 (NIRV) Hopefully these 3 elements of successful gardening will encourage you to set out and experience the many wonders that so many people before us have enjoyed. “Life begins the day you start a garden”. ~ Chinese proverb

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Recycling is SMART! Do your part and be rewarded! Bring in your empty black plant pots and receive IN-STORE CREDIT toward future garden purchases.

We accept the following sizes: • 1 Gallon..........................5¢ per pot • 3 Gallon........................10¢ per pot • 5 Gallon........................25¢ per pot • 15 Gallon.......................60¢ per pot

Star Nursery Ice Rink at City National Arena

As winter approaches in the desert Southwest and the holidays roll around, we can’t think of an activity more fitting than ice skating. Did you know that one of the ice rinks in City National Arena is sponsored by Star Nursery? The city National Arena is the practice facility and team headquarters for the Las Vegas Golden Knights. With affordable prices, you and your whole family can spend an evening ice skating where the Golden Knights practice. It’s a family excursion that is enjoyable for everyone. If you don’t ice skate, you can indulge in delicious food and drinks while you watch from the observation area in the MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub located just upstairs from the rink. When you’re there, don’t forget to grab some Knights gear at The Arsenal. Check out the City National Arena website for more details.

1550 S Pavilion Center Dr Las Vegas, NV 89135 Star Nursery has been sponsoring the valley’s favorite Vegas born team since their launch in 2017. We don’t know about you but we are thrilled for another great season of hockey. As a Vegas born brand as well, Star Nursery takes a great deal of pride in supporting the community and creating ways for people to come together. Check out our website for more events going on in the community and come show your support for the best hockey team in the NHL.

Go Knights Go!

Gardening Like A Pro

If you are unsure about your gardening abilities but want to grow your own seasonal vegetables, here are some tips from the gardening pros themselves. Follow the University of Nevada Cooperative extension Master Gardeners and visit or our app to learn how to grow vegetables in the desert southwest. Master Gardener, Steven Chapluk explains a few key steps in getting your garden ready to plant. As the weather cools down, remove all warm season plants and prep the soil. This means digging up old soil and checking for potential problems like larva or beetles that will stop your plants from growing. Next, you’ll want to amend the soil with compost or planting mix. The new layer of soil should be as deep as your gardening shovel. Make sure to water the new soil heavily for about a week to allow it to compact and settle. During this time, check your irrigation system to make sure all areas of the garden are receiving enough water. If you are transplanting vegetable seedlings from a small pot into your garden, be sure to use Dr. Q’s Plant Tonic to suppress any shock that might occur. Chapluk says, “Anytime we transplant at the University of Nevada, we use this specific Plant Tonic, it’s the best!” Chapluk mentions how much he loves planting seeds in small containers, watching them grow and then transplanting them to the University garden for everyone to enjoy. Using products like Dr. Q’s Vegetable & Herb Planting Mix will provide all of the nutrients needed for your new plants fragile roots to grow. Mix this with Dr. Q’s Organic Vegetable and Tomato Food for best results. Preparing your garden in cooler weather is going to give you better chances for success this spring. Prepare your garden this winter and get ready to plant delicious vegetables in spring. Star Nursery currently carries an assortment of cool season vegetables and herbs. These can be planted and cared for in the colder months. By mid-February we will have warm season vegetables available in our stores. Start your spring garden early by planting things like Lettuce, Swiss Chard and Spinach. As the temperatures warm up add Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, and Eggplants to your garden. Experiment with a few new varieties every season and become a successful desert gardener! Get the best advice on exactly what to do in your garden by watching Dr. Q’s YouTube channel, Roku app, and following us on social media. If you want to know what vegetables to plant and where to plant them, visit your neighborhood Star Nursery or email Dr. Q at to schedule a house call.

Christmas Tree Recycling

When your Christmas tree is decorated for the holidays, surrounded by presents, are you thinking about where that tree came from and where it will go? It’s easy to overlook the mass quantities of holiday waste that will inevitably permeate our landfills and become overwhelmed with how you can help the situation. There is something you can do! Recycle your Christmas Tree! At Star Nursery, we strive to provide our customers with quality trees at affordable prices and that is exactly what we do. Our trees are farm grown in Oregon and hand-picked by our very own Dr. Q. After your tree has served its purpose, what should you do with it? Recycle! Recycling is a gift to the environment and our community. Each year, Springs Preserve provides multiple locations where you may bring your tree to be recycled. The trees are chipped into mulch and returned to the earth to help future plants grow. There are more than 30 drop-off sites throughout Las Vegas where you may take your tree, free of charge, to be recycled.

North Las Vegas

City of Las Vegas/Clark County

Aviary Park 6650 Aviary Way

Bruce Trent Park 8851 Vegas Dr.

Craig Ranch Golf Course 628 W. Craig Road

Desert Breeze Park 8275 Spring Mountain Road

Seastrand Park 6330 Camino Eldorado

Mountain Crest Park 4701 N. Durango Drive


NV Division of Forestry Nursery in Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs 9600 Tule Springs Road (US-95 N at Durango)

Arroyo Grande Sports Complex 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd. Mission Hills Park 551 Mission Drive Pecos Legacy Park 150 N. Pecos Road Whitney Ranch Recreation Center 1575 Galleria Dr.

Sunset Park 2601 E. Sunset

Southern Highlands Lot behind Southern Highlands Realty 3001 Robert Trent Jones Ln.

Summerlin RC Willey 3850 S. Town Center Dr.

For more places to recycle your Christmas tree, check out the Springs Preserve website to find a location near you.

Employee Spotlight The Martinez Family

As the holidays come and go, we are reminded that family is the most important thing. For Star Nursery, the Martinez family understands just that. This family has been working and growing with the company for over 25 years. With Salvador Martinez as the first Star Nursery employee, he paved the way for many of his family members including his father, Isabel. Throughout the years we have seen four generations of Martinez’s come and go, build their careers, and grow their families. There have been many Martinez’s not pictured that have worked at Star for a period and changed career paths to work in different organizations. They are all great examples of hard work, humility and charity. Every Thanksgiving a large portion of the Martinez family get together, cook food, meet downtown and feed the homeless as a way of giving back. They have all learned so much from Grandpa Isabel and spend a few weeks every August visiting him in Zacatecas, Mexico. A lot of the grandchildren and great grandchildren learn the family work ethic and values that Isabel has tried to instill in his children by helping him on his properties in Mexico each summer. We have many wonderful families that are apart of our larger Star Nursery family, but this one stands out as their loyalty and perseverance are invaluable. We could never say thank you enough for all that they have done and continue to do for Star Nursery!

The Martinez Isabel Martinez Retired (10 years)

Maria Emilia Patio Attendant Eastern Ave. (17 years)

Luis Mechanic Corporate (5 years)

Juan Warehouse Supervisor Distribution Center (23years)

Julie Outside Sales Blue Diamond Road (3 years)

Manuel Lead Warehouse Attendant Distribution Center (20 years)

Favian Warehouse Attendant Distribution Center (5 years)

Alex Warehouse Attendant Distribution Center (2 years)

Rito Maintenance Team Corporate Office(13 years)


Salvador Irrigation Department Head Charleston Blvd. (27 years)

Maria de Jesus Patio Attendant Eastern Ave. (9 years)

Gustavo Warehouse Attendant Distribution Center (2 years)

Maria Patio Attendant Charleston Blvd. (6 years)

Liz Green Purchasing Coordinator Corporate Office (12 years)

Martha Patio Attendant Eastern Ave. (2 years)

Alfredo Assistant Manager Boulder Hwy (16 years)

Dennise Floor Supervisor Cheyenne Road (10 years)

Maria Del Carmen Patio Attendant Eastern Ave. (2 years)

Cesario Yard Attendant Eastern Ave. (3 years)

Brenda Patio Attendant Eastern Ave. (1 year)


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with Liqui-Cop® & Monterey Horticultural Oil For healthy new leaves in spring and d summer, apply Liqui-Cop® three times a year: 1 New Year’s Day 2 Valentine’s Day (or at bud swell) 3 Arbor Day (March 7-14) • Combine with Monterey Horticultural Oil to kill insects wintering on the tree. • Liqui-Cop® is the only copper treatment you can mix with oil. • Liqui-Cop® will NOT wash off in rain like other copper treatments. Mix Liqui-Cop® for dormant disease control (Peach leaf curl) at 4 to 6 tsp per gallon. Mix Monterey Horticultural Oil with Liqui-Cop® or separately to kill wintering insects at 4 tbsp per gallon. Always read and follow directions on label.

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Star Nursery Garden Center's Winter Green Pages 2019  

Star Nursery Garden Center's Winter Green Pages 2019