TREES IN STOCK AND READY FOR FALL PLANTING

Birch, European White – $41.00, 5 gallon, $75.00, 15 gallon

Camphor Tree – $35.00, 5 gallon

Catalpa – $41.00, 5 gallon

Cedar, Deodara – $35.00, 5 gallon, $65.00, 15 gallon, $185.00, 24″ Box

Coast Redwood, Aptos Blue – $35.00, 5 gallon

Cypress, Italian – $8.95, 1 gallon, $35.00, 5 gallon

Cypress, Leylandii – $12.50, 1 gallon, $35.00, 5 gallon

Crape Myrtle, Dynamite – $45.00, 5 gallon

Crape Myrtle, Muskogee – $45.00, 5 gallon

Crape Myrtle, Natchez – $45.00, 5 gallon

Crape Myrtle, Red Rocket – $45.00, 5 gallon

Crape Myrtle, Tuscarora – $45.00, 5 gallon

Flowering Plum, Krauter Vesuvius – $41.00, 5 gallon, $75.00, 15 gallon

Flowering Plum, Dwarf Purple Pony – $41.00, 5 gallon, $75.00, 15 gallon

Japanese Maple, Beni Hoshi – $65.00, 5 gallon

Japanese Maple, Bloodgood – $145.00, 15 gallon

Japanese Maple, Coral Bark – $145.00, 15 gallon

Japanese Maple, Crimson Queen – $175.00, 15 gallon

Japanese Maple, Kenran – $65.00, 5 gallon

Japanese Maple, Green – $175.00, 20 gallon

Japanese Maple, Purple Ghost – $65.00, 5 gallon

Japanese Maple, Red Dragon – $329.00, 20 gallon

Japanese Maple, Seiryou – $175.00, 15 gallon

Liquidambar styraciflua – $6.95, 1 gallon

Magnolia St. Mary – $45.00, 5 gallon

Magnolia grandiflora – $6.95, 1 gallon, $35.00, 5 gallon

Maple, Autumn Fantasy – $75.00, 15 gallon

Maple, Autumn Blaze – $75.00, 15 gallon, $195.00, 24″ Box

Maple, Trident – $75.00, 15 gallon

Maple, Red October Glory – $75.00,15 gallon

Maple, Red Sunset – $75.00, 15 gallon

Mimosa Silk Tree – $41.00, 5 gallon

Mulberry, Fruitless – $41.00, 5 gallon

Oak, Red – $41.00, 5 gallon

Oak, Shumard – $41.00, 5 gallon

Pistache, Chinese – $41.00, 5 gallon

Pistache, Keith Davey – $45.00, 5 gallon

Raywood Ash – $41.00, 5 gallon

Redbud, Eastern – $41.00, 5 gallon. $75.00, 15 gallon, $185.00 24″ Box

Redbud, Forest Pansy – $41.00, 5 gallon

Redbud, Oklahoma – $41.00, 5 gallon

Sycamore, London Plane – $41.00, 5 gallon, $195.00 24″ Box

Sour Gum – $41.00, 5 gallon

Washington Hawthorne – $41.00, 5 gallon

Dogwoods and Blue Spruce will be in the last week of October or first week of November.

If you are looking for something not on the list, let us know. We may be able to order it.

Bare root fruit trees will be in the first week of January. Lists are available at the nursery or I can send you one via email on request.

Fall is the best time for planting. It looks like some rain is on the way next week and hopefully the start of a good rainy season.

All prices are limited to stock on hand.

We hope to see you soon,
Jeff


October 2021 Newsletter

We are having some nice fall weather now. Cooling down this week. ‘They’ say above average rainfall is expected for October. Let’s hope that is right and continues. With the cool weather trees will start to show fall color soon. FALL IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR FOR PLANTING TREES AND SHRUBS

Our BARE ROOT FRUIT TREE LIST FOR JANUARY 2022 is now available. We have copies available at the nursery or I can email you a list upon request.

Fall fertilizing should be done now. If you have not done your fall fertilizing yet you should do it as soon as possible. This fertilizing is important because it gives plants a good boost and also gives them stored food for winter. Next spring they will use that stored food for growth as soon as the weather warms. A balanced fertilizer is good for almost everything in the landscape. Citrus trees would like a citrus fertilizer and this should be the last application for them for the season. Don’t feed them in the winter. Rhododendrons and azaleas should not be fertilized now unless it is with a bloom fertilizer. This will help give more blooms next spring. The same could be used on Dogwoods if you have one that does not want to bloom well. It may help.

The weather is now ideal for fall planting of trees and shrubs. Fall planted trees and shrubs develop roots through the cooler fall and even into the winter and then are ready to take off and grow next spring and will be well established by summer to get through the heat of the summer with no problems.

Next month we will be getting in our Blueberries, pomegranates, figs and also berries. I don’t know of the exact dates but I will notify via email and on our Facebook page when they come in.

Don’t forget to do your dormant spraying of your fruit trees this winter during the dormant season. It is too early now, but the first spraying will need to be done in November. Use copper mixed with horticultural oil or Neem oil and spray the entire tree as well as the trunk. Rake up leaves from this year when they fall to help reduce the spread of the fungus that causes leaf curl. Remember to spray 3 times during the dormant season. We suggest Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentines day as easy dates to remember.

Enjoy this beautiful fall weather we are having. And remember that fall is the best time for planting trees and shrubs.

We hope to see you soon.

Jeff


Onion Sets and Garlic Are Now In

Onion Sets:
Yellow, Red and White onions – $2.98 / pound, Sweet onions – $5.38 / pound.
Garlic – $5.68 / pound
Elephant Garlic – $13.00 / pound
Shallots – $7.20 / pound

All available now for fall planting. Cooler weather ahead. Shorter days, cool mornings. FALL PLANTING SEASON IS HERE.

 

Daffodil, Iris, and Tulip bulbs are in.
$5.99/package

Our 2022 bare root fruit tree price list is now available as well. If you would like one, send me an email request. I’ll send one to you.

Jeff


September 2021 Newsletter & September Specials

The weather will be getting cooler soon. Fall is on the way soon. Long range temperature trend is for low to mid 90’s over the next couple of weeks with the temperature off a degree every day. FALL IS THE BEST TIME FOR PLANTING.
We have an excellent selection for fall planting and if we don’t have it in stock we can get it usually within a week.

Fall fertilizing should be done this month. Use a balanced fertilizer for most of your trees and shrubs. We carry16-16-16 and 15-15-15 and organic all purpose fertilizer in 6#, 25# and 50# bags. If you have only a few plants, we also have it in 1# boxes. Be sure to fertilize your deciduous plants and perennials before they show signs of dormancy. Give your tomatoes a balanced fertilizer now and you should get more production out of them for another month, maybe longer. With the cooler weather coming, trees and perennials will start to go into dormancy probably in October. Weather depending. Fertilize citrus now, then let them go through the winter without feeding, but do protect them if there is freezing weather in the winter. Use a citrus fertilizer on your citrus trees. Give roses fertilizer now and enjoy some more blooms before the winter. This should be the last feeding for your roses. Use a rose fertilizer or a balanced fertilizer for your roses. Fertilize lawns with a winterizer fertilizer for going through the winter. Wait to fertilize Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and Camellias until after they have bloomed. You don’t want to promote growth now because it will be at the expense of blooms in the early spring. They should be fertilized 3 times after bloom, each 30 days apart.

Winter vegetables are now starting to come in at the nursery. We have been waiting for the weather to cool and then will bring more in. We will continue to stock them for the next few weeks. Get them in when it is still warm enough to get development of roots and plant. Mid to late September and October are good times to plant.

Daffodil and Tulip bulbs will be in soon. I will notify as soon as they arrive. Plant them in the fall for spring blooms.

Onion Sets, Garlic bulbs, Shallots, and Elephant Garlic will be in soon. I will send out an email when they arrive.

Our bare root fruit tree list for January 2022 is now available. You can pick up one at the nursery or I can email one to you upon request. Supply is limited to what is on order. As was the case last year, we will not be adding to our order or taking any special orders on bare root trees. Supply is tight. When the trees come in, don’t delay on getting what you want. Last year we sold out quickly. BARE ROOT FRUIT TREES ARE AVAILABLE IN JANUARY 2022.

Continue with deep soaking of your trees and regular watering of your shrubs and plants. You can cut back on amounts now though. Nights cooler and days getting shorter so the ground does not dry out as quickly as it did in July and August. Yay!!! Fall is on the way! My favorite time of the year.

September Specials

One Gallon Perennials
$4.95 each

Halls Honeysuckle or Purple Honeysuckle
One Gallon Size
$4.95 each

5 gallon Shrubs $14.50 each. Choose from:

Green Hopseed Bush

Pineapple Guava

Grevillea noelli

Grevillea canberra

Tuscan Blue Rosemary

Chaste Tree

Euryops Daisy

White Butterfly Bush

Lavender Butterfly Bush

Crape Myrtle Bush, Tuscarora & Natchez

1 Gallon Trees $6.95 each. Choose from:

Liquidambar styraciflua

Arizona Cypress

Southern Magnolia

Wonderful Pomegranate

Assorted Olives

All special prices are limited to stock on hand and expire September 30th.

We Hope To See You Soon,
Jeff


August Newsletter 2021

Start planning for your fall planting and maybe even get a jump on that fall planting now. Looks like we will be in for some decent weather for a couple of weeks according to the 14 day forecast. No extreme temperatures are showing.Remember that fall is the best time for planting trees and shrubs. Especially trees.

The ground is a bit hard after the summer but if you start a hole and soak it, and then dig a little more and soak it, pretty soon the hole you need for the tree or shrub is done and it is a fairly painless way to dig a hole. It’s worth the effort to get things planted in the fall. Note the diagram describing the advantages of fall planting.

Watering and Mulching

Continue to water established plants deeply for the balance of the summer and into fall. Deep soaking gives you the healthiest plants that can go through the summer and you will use less water. A drip that runs for longer time but fewer times a week will use less water and give you healthier trees and shrubs. Established plants can frequently get through with a once a week watering when the temperatures are getting into the 90’s. This is with a combination of a good layer of mulch. Check the mulch you added at the beginning of the summer, and if it is getting thin, add more to keep the moisture you are applying, in the ground. You want to have about 3 inches of mulch. This stops water from evaporating from the ground and it stays there for you plants to use. Deep soaking and mulching is the best practice for healthy plants and less water use.

Late Summer & Fall Planting

We have a very large selection of trees and shrubs for fall planting in stock as always. If you want to get a jump start and plant now, just be sure to keep the plant moist for the rest of the summer and into the fall. Water it once a day after you plant for the first week and then every three days for the balance of the season and it will do well. Be sure to use mulch so the roots stay cool and the water stays in the ground for your plant.

Fall Fertilizing

Fall fertilizing should be done in September. The weather will be cooler and the days shorter so even when we get some warm days the heat does not last as long. September is the time for fall fertilizing. Trees and shrubs will benefit from a balanced fertilizer. Citrus should be fertilized with a citrus fertilizer.
When fertilizing, water the plant the day before very well. Then fertilize the following day and water in well. Never fertilize a dry plant. It will burn it and can possibly kill it. Be ready. September will be here before you know it and the fall fertilizing is important to have healthy vigorous plants to head into the winter.

Grass Seed

Grass seed for lawns or pasture or overseeding should be done in late August or September. Get it planted while it is still warm but not baking hot. The seed will germinate quickly and it will need to be kept moist while it gets established. Don’t wait too late in the season or it won’t get well enough established before the winter and may have a tough time getting through the winter. I’m ordering new stock of grass seed which should be in next week, so we will have a good supply for all planting needs.

Winter Vegetables

We will start getting winter vegetables and winter annuals in September. We watch the weather. If it’s too warm it will cause them to bolt so we usually are looking at mid September before we start to stock them. Usually mid to late September and October are the best times for planting them. Early enough in the fall so that they get developed and start producing for you before it gets cold.

Bare Root Fruit Trees

I have my confirmation and will start getting our bare root price list for January 2022 together. I should have the list ready by the end of the month, As soon as it is ready, I will send out an email and those who are interested can request one.

Used Pots

We are happy to take back used pots. We can re-use them for lots of the planting we do here.

August Specials

Crape Myrtle multi trunk –

5 gallon $19.50

Lavender, Assorted Varieties

1 gallon $5.95

Perennials, Assorted

1 gallon $5.95

Butterfly Bush, White and Lavender

1 gallon $5.95

5 gallon $14.50

Euryops Daisy

5 gallon $14.50

Pink Dawn Chitalpa

5 gallon $14.50

Grevillea Canberra

5 gallon $14.50

Coast Redwood Seedling

5 gallon $25.00

June and July have been warm this year. Okay, hot. August looks like it is going to be more seasonal without the extreme temperatures. hopefully an early cool fall is on the way.

We hope to see you soon.
Jeff


SALE ON LAVENDER, PERENNIALS, CRAPE MYRTLE

LAVENDER ON SALE – $5.95 EACH, ONE GALLON SIZE.
Hidcote Blue, Phenomenal, Munstead, Madrid Purple.

CRAPE MYRTLE ON SALE – $19.50 EACH, MULTI TRUNK BUSH FORM, FIVE GALLON SIZE.
Tuscarora, Natchez, Muskogee.

ASSORTED PERENNIALS – $5.95 EACH, ONE GALLON SIZE.
Large selection to choose from.

All sale prices are limited to stock on hand. Sale prices good through 7/31/21.

Hope to see you soon,
Jeff


July 2021 Newsletter

ONE GALLON PERENNIALS ON SALE – $5.95 EA. ALL IN FULL BLOOM NOW. ADD COLOR TO YOUR LANDSCAPE. PERENNIALS COME BACK YEAR AFTER YEAR AND BLOOM IN THE SPRING AND SUMMER. ONE GALLON LAVENDER, $7.95 EACH. 5 VARIETIES TO CHOOSE FROM. FIVE GALLON CRAPE MYRTLE MULTI TRUNK BUSH FORM, $19.50 EACH. TUSCARORA, NATCHEZ, DYNAMITE, AND MUSKOGEE.

With summer here and longer days, it gives a lot of time for gardening. Do your planting early in the day or in the evening if possible so it is easier on you. Plants will handle the transplant just fine but do make sure you give additional water for the first week or two after planting to make sure it is kept well hydrated. Also be sure to mulch to hold the moisture in the ground. Water the new planting well, and then water in with Superthrive mixed in water. This will eliminate any transplant shock that may occur. Keep the plant moist but not soggy while it is getting it’s root system established. If you are using a timed drip system that runs for very short periods, you will need to supplement with a hose periodically. A slow trickle for an hour or two works well about once or twice a week along with the drip system. Mulch well around your trees and shrubs to keep the moisture in the ground. Use 3″ of mulch.

On the subject of watering whether newly planted or established plantings, when there is a spike in temperatures coming, be sure to give extra water. Make sure all shrubs and trees are well watered going into the temperature spike rather than waiting till afterwards. Sometimes the stress on the plant will be too much if too dry. Signs of not enough water will include crisp edges of leaves, wilting in the heat and perhaps shedding some foliage soon after extreme heat. If you see any of these symptoms, you probably should increase the amount of water or mulch or perhaps a combination of the two. If you see any stress on your plants, treat them with Superthrive mixed with water. This product eliminates transplant shock and also revives plants under stress. We do all of our transplanting here at the nursery during the summer months and we use Superthrive on all of our transplants and cuttings that we do.

Crape myrtles are now starting to bloom here and in landscapes. They love the heat. Although crape myrtle is a very drought tolerant plant, it will bloom much nicer with at least one good deep soak a week. Also spray for aphids if you see sticky shiny leaves. Use neem oil or an insecticide or insecticidal soap. Any of these are better sprayed in the evening so that there is no damage to the leaves from the heat of the day.

Vegetable gardens probably need fertilizing about now. If you fertilized when you planted, it’s about time to give the garden another fertilizing and then again sometime in August to keep your plants healthy and productive. Use a vegetable fertilizer for this. Avoid high nitrogen fertilizers as they will cause growth at the expense of production. Organic vegetable fertilizers work well because they feed slowly and there is less chance of burning the plants in warm weather. Mulch your garden too, to hold the moisture in and use less water. If you are experiencing blossom end rot on your tomatoes and squash, add calcium to your soil. We carry oyster shell and bone meal to add calcium to the soil.

Watch for tomato worms. If you see them, use BT or Monterey Garden Insect Spray to get rid of them. Both are organic controls. Or just pull them off and get rid of them.

Hopefully the weather continues with cool mornings. Get out early and enjoy the cool of the morning and do some gardening. It’s a great way to start the day.

We will be closed on The 4th of July.

We hope to see you soon,
Jeff

 


June 2021 Newsletter

June started off HOT but it looks like the next two weeks will be much more seasonable. Next week is mid to upper 80’s for highs and nice cool overnight temperatures. Great time of the year to get out early and do gardening and planting. Water things well and then let them go through the rest of the day.

WATERING

It’s time to pay close attention to watering. Deep soaking and watering early are the best practices. When watering trees, be sure to give established trees a deep soak once or twice a week depending on temperatures. Newly planted trees should be watered daily for the first week or so then cut back to about two or three times per week. Do not give short daily watering. Give good deep soaks. A good rule to use is to give 10 gallons of water per week for every inch of trunk diameter and be sure to soak to a depth of at least 12 inches. On larger trees you’ll want to soak to a depth of 2 to 3 feet. Use slow drip and let it run long enough to soak deep. Add 3″ of mulch around your trees and shrubs to hold the moisture in the ground and not allow it to evaporate. Mulching garden beds and vegetable gardens should also be done. Deep soaking and mulching encourages a deep healthy root system so that trees and shrubs and new plantings can go through hot spells with no adverse effects on the plant and you will use less water.

FERTILIZING

It’s time for your second fertilizing of the season if you have not done it already. Use a balanced fertilizer for most trees and shrubs. Be sure to water your plants well the day before you are going to fertilize and then fertilize and water the fertilizer in well. DO NOT fertilize on a very hot day. It is very easy to burn plants with fertilizer if you fertilize on a very hot day. Nitrogen portion of the fertilizer moves with water and plants are moving lots of water in the heat. Fertilize in the evening and look for temperatures in low to mid 90’s as a high or less for fertilizing. Fertilize citrus trees monthly through the growing season. Use a citrus and avocado fertilizer. Rhododendrons azaleas and camellias are about due for their third and final fertilizing. They are fertilized 3 times, each 30 days apart, after they are done blooming.

JUNE SPECIAL

#1 GALLON PERENNIALS $5.95 EACH

Yarrow, Rudbeckia, Coreopsis, Gaura, Verbena, Gaillardia, Lantana, Salvia, Agastache, and more.

CITRUS LEAF MINER

Citrus Leaf Miner can be a problem for citrus trees. It looks a bit like snail tracks in the leaf of the citrus tree and affects primarily the new growth. The new growth curls and looks shriveled with lines looking like snail trails in them. Treat this with Monterey Garden Insect Spray. We carry it. The active ingredient is Spinosad. It is OMRI listed for organic gardening. It is absorbed into the leaf and kills the leaf miner. We spray and then wait a few days and prune out the affected area. Treatment can be done weekly. This will take care of the problem.

MULCH MULCH MULCH

Be sure to mulch all new plantings and re mulch older plants. Use 3″ of mulch around your plants. Keep the mulch away from the immediate base of the plant. Mulching keeps the ground and roots of your plants cooler and holds the moisture in the soil. New plantings will do much better, no matter what the temperature, if they are watered well and mulch is used. You can cut your water use by up to 50% by mulching and your plants will do so much better. You can use shredded bark or chunk bark or compost or even gravel will work as mulch but gravel will reflect heat onto your plants so keep that in mind. If you aren’t mulching, I would strongly advise that you do. Your plants will get through hot spells with no adverse effects, you will use less water and still have healthy happy plants. With mulching, you can plant any time of the year with no adverse effects. IT REALLY HELPS!

BLOSSOM END ROT

If you experience blossom end rot on tomatoes and squash, you want to add calcium to the soil. The bottom of the tomato and the ends of the squash will shrivel and become brown or black. If you add calcium at the first sign of this, the problem will be corrected fairly quickly.

APHIDS AND FUNGUS PROBLEMS

Aphids have been bad already this soring and will continue to be bad as the weather warms. For control of aphids, Neem Oil works well and is an organic pesticide. It also works as a fungicide so it does double duty. Use it every two weeks on roses and control aphids and fungus such as powdery mildew, rust and blackspot. It will also control aphids and powdery mildew on Crape Myrtles. We also have a product called Monterey Take Down Garden Spray. It is not organic but it works very well for controlling aphids and other insects. It is pyrethrin and canola oil. With all insecticides, be careful not to spray when bees are present. Better to spray late evening or very early morning when bees are not active, to avoid injuring bees.

HOURS ARE 9 TO 5 MONDAY – SATURDAY, 10-4 SUNDAY.

We are open everyday. Monday through Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from 10 to 4..

We’ve had a very nice spring this year which the plants really have liked. The inventory is full and looking good. All of our plants are fully acclimated to our climate. We don’t protect them under shade cloth so they can go into your landscape and not miss a beat because they are used to the weather. We do keep shade loving plants in the shade here at the nursery. If for some reason we don’t have what you are looking for, we can order it and usually have it here in a week.

This time of year here at the nursery we start doing lots of cleaning and maintenance in our growing ground. We shift plants from smaller pots to larger pots to grow. We will be cleaning mats and we will have many one of a kind or overstock items going into the parking lot reduced price area over the next few weeks. Be sure to check it out when you come in. You may find a great price on a plant you could use.

Enjoy life in your garden.

We hope to see you soon.

Jeff


AVOCADO TREES ARE NOW IN!

AVOCADO TREES ARE NOW IN!!

We just received our Avocado Trees. We’ve got 100 in stock to choose from.

  • Bacon – Type B
  • Mexicola Grande – Type A
  • Zutano – Type B
  • Haas – Type A

Avocado trees are semi self fruitful. So one tree will give you fruit. If you plant a type A, and a Type B together, you will get larger crops of fruit.

Avocados need good drainage for best performance. Amend the soil liberally to give rich well drained soil.

All trees are $39.00 each.


April 2021 Newsletter

April started off a little warmer than average but now seems to be running along just like it should temperature wise. Not too cool and not too warm.

We now have a large selection of vegetable starts and more coming on in our greenhouse, plus regular deliveries, so we will have a good selection of vegetables for the planting season. This month is usually a good time to get started with the vegetable garden. Get it prepped if you haven’t done that yet so you can plant your vegetable starts soon. I always use Bio-Live fertilizer and bone meal and kelp meal mixed in the soil before I plant. Bone meal adds calcium to prevent blossom end rot. You can also use oyster shell lime. Kelp meal helps with disease prevention. After you have your plants in, use straw or mulch on the top to help keep the moisture in and keep the weeds down.

Many other things are needing to be done in the landscape during April.

Rhododendrons should have the flower trusses that are spent snapped off at the base as soon as they fade. Don’t wait until all the flowers have finished blooming to remove them because the plant will expend energy making seeds that would be better used to add new foliage when it has completed the bloom cycle. Fertilize them right after flowering with a rhododendron azalea camellia fertilizer now and then again in 30 days and a final time 30 days after that. The same treatment applies to azaleas when they are done blooming.

Daffodils that were blooming earlier are now done here at the nursery. After they are done blooming, don’t cut off the leaves while they are still green. While the leaves are green, fertilize them with a high phosphorous fertilizer or one labeled “bulb food”. They bloomed early this year, but here at the nursery the leaves are still green and the fertilizing can still be done. Hopefully it is the same with yours. The old leaves can be pulled up when they have turned yellow or brown.

If you haven’t fertilized yet, it is time to do it. With the cool temperatures it is an excellent time to fertilize your landscape. An all purpose fertilizer will work for trees and shrubs. Citrus fertilizer for citrus trees. And an acid fertilizer for rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias as well as blueberries. Be sure to water your plants well the day before you apply the fertilizer. Never fertilize a dry plant. Nitrogen part of fertilizer moves with water and if the plant is dry, it can pull up too much nitrogen when you water after applying the fertilizer and burn the plant. If it is moist and the fertilizer is applied and watered in, the plant pulls it up slowly since it is not thirsty.

Keep on top of the aphid problems and the fungus. Spray with Neem oil or an insecticidal soap if you have aphids. Neem oil works as a fungicide too.

I would recommend you start spraying your roses for fungus problems now before they appear. Use Neem oil or a fungicide on them on a regular basis to prevent the fungus from getting started. Neem oil will also act as an insecticide and prevent the aphid problem. We are starting to spray weekly here.

If you planted any bare root fruit trees this year or last year, the trunks of the trees should be painted with white tree trunk paint so that the young, thin bark does not become sunburned and cracked allowing insects to damage the cambium layer which carries nutrients to all parts of the tree. Do not use an oil based paint. A light colored, water based latex paint diluted by 50% works well.

Lawns should be fertilized with a lawn food, which will be high in nitrogen. You may want to over seed your lawn area to thicken it up a bit, and that can be done as long as your fertilizer does not have a weed control incorporated in the formula which would keep seed from sprouting. It is also a good time for starting a new lawn – before the weather heats up making it difficult to keep the area adequately dampened without having to sprinkle it every couple of hours or so. The same would apply to planting ground covers from flats – now is the time.

Lawns will do better if the mower blades are raised so that they are at least two inches high. Closely cut lawns don’t create much shade to the ground allowing it to dry much more quickly. That, in turn, requires more frequent and longer irrigating cycles for the lawn to stay nice and green. This will help to conserve water.

Summer annuals that provide reliable color through the summer will be becoming more available soon. Marigolds, alyssum, petunias, and other summer annuals will be coming in regularly soon. As the season progresses, they will be more plentiful

Fruit trees that we potted at the beginning of January will be out and ready for sale, the weekend of April 10th. They have been slower rooting than I anticipated because the weather has been cool. The nights have anyway, so things have not rooted fast. We will get them set up for sale this week. Some may still need more time to root, so we will be determining that this week.
Please understand that we are selling these on a first come first serve basis only. We cannot reserve over the phone or in any other way. Sorry for the inconvenience of this policy. First come first serve only.

Hopefully you can get out and enjoy the nice weather in the garden
Thank you all for your continued support and we hope to see you soon.

Jeff