WE ARE OPEN WITH REGULAR HOURS: DAILY 9 TO 5, SUNDAY 10-4.

We have Erosion Control seed and Annual Rye seed to use to stabilize areas that were burned.

We were fortunate and the fires were held about one to two miles from us. We did get evacuated and were not able to conduct business for several days, but we are now past that and open with regular hours and a full inventory for fall planting.

For areas that may have been burned, we carry quick cover erosion control seed mix and annual rye seed for customers who may have been in the burn areas and need to stabilize areas for the winter. These both come up quickly and will help to stabilize burned areas for the winter.
Erosion control mix is $2.60 per pound. A pound covers 1200 sq. ft. or 35 lbs. per acre.

Annual Rye is $1.10 per pound and a pound covers 100 sq. ft. It is 435 lbs. per acre.

We generally have a couple hundred pounds of each in stock. If you are in need of seed for erosion control, please let me know and we can order it if we don’t have it in stock and have it within a week or so.

REMEMBER THAT FALL IS THE BEST TIME FOR PLANTING!

We have a large selection of trees and shrubs for fall planting. With the cooler nights and still warm days, plants get well established in the fall and over the winter and will thrive next spring and summer.

We hope to see you soon,

Jeff


BRING A DONATION AND GET 15% OFF YOUR PURCHASE

BRING A DONATION AND GET 15% OFF YOUR PURCHASE

We are helping two teachers from Foothill School raise donations to help those impacted by the fire in our community. I am paraphrasing what they are doing but this is it.

Two Foothill School teachers will be doing a donation drop off drive thru behind the Edward Jones office on First Street in Marysville on Saturday the 14th from noon till 4 pm AND WE WILL BE ACCEPTING DONATIONS NOW THROUGH SUNDAY THE 15th.

We are accepting new items from clothing, to pet supplies, to livestock equipment, kids sporting goods, household linens, any and everything you can think of that is new that will help. We will also be accepting Gift Cards and an account is being set up for cash donations. These two teachers have asked us if we can help and we are acting as a drop off location to help with the kids and others with recovery from this devastating fire.

We are offering 15% off all in stock purchases now through Sunday with the donation of a new item for this cause. If you don’t need any plants, you are welcome to drop off donations anyway.

Hope to see you soon,

Jeff


Onion Sets and Garlic Are Now In

Onion Sets:

Yellow, Red and White onions – $2.35 / pound, Sweet onions – $4.50 / pound.

Garlic – $4.10 / pound

Elephant Garlic – $9.50 / pound

Shallots – $5.75 / pound

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

Winter vegetables are now in as well.


Free Fruit Tree Pruning Classes This Saturday And Sunday @ 10am

Free fruit tree pruning classes this Saturday and Sunday January 28th and 29th @ 10 am each day. Attend either one or attend both. we will have one more class on Saturday the 4th of February.

Learn how to prune your fruit trees. We will hold the classes in our orchard here at the nursery.

No registration neccesary. Just show up.

Free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate during the class and bare root season.

We will also cover rose pruning and dormant spraying and answer any questions you may have.

Bare Root season continues through the end of February. Great selection of bare root fruit trees and roses and shade trees. Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Asparagus, Artichokes, and Strawberries all available now as well and onion starter plants and seed potatoes. And of course our full line of shrubs, trees, and plants.

Hours: 9 to 5 Monday through Saturday, 10-4 Sunday.
530-743-4856

Hope to see you soon.


Wet Weather Special: Get One Bag Of Organic Soil Amendment 1/2 Price For Every Two Bare Root Fruit Trees Purchased And Picked Up Now Through January 16th.

Wet weather special!!!
Buy two or more bare root fruit trees at regular price, and get organic potting soil or organic soil builder for 1/2 price.
Limit of one bag for every two bare root fruit trees purchased and picked up, now through January 16th.
Use it to mix with the wet soil to ensure good fill of dirt around the roots of your bare root fruit trees.
Must purchase and pick up trees and soil now through January 16th for special price on soil. We cannot hold trees and amendment for this special.
Limited to stock on hand.
Special price on soil amendments good through January 16th only.
Bare root fruit trees are regular price.

Organic Potting Soil 2 cf. Regular price $14.50

Organic Soil Amendment 1.5 cf. Regular price $5.50.


Bare Root Berries and Blueberries and Artichokes, Asparagus, and Rhubarb are now in.

Blueberries $10.00 ea. Bluecrop, Blueray, misty, O’Neal, Pink Lemonade, South Moon

When planting blueberries add soil sulfur to create an acidic environment they require. Use 8 oz. for each plant. Soil Sulfur 2.5# bag. $8.39

Pomegranates $15.00 – Eversweet, Parfianka, Pink Satin, Wonderful.

Figs $18.00 – Black Jack, Black Mission, Brown Turkey, Conodria, Kadota.

Thornless balckberry, Olallie Blackberry, Boysenberry – $6.50 ea.

Heritage Raspberry, Canby Red Raspberry, Fall Gold Raspberry – $4.50 ea.

Artichokes, Greeen Globe – $4.95 ea.

Artichoke, Jerusulem – $1.50 ea.

Asparagus – $9.25 per bundle of 10

Rhubarb, Victoria Cherry – $4.00 ea.


Onion Sets and Garlic Are Now In

Onion Sets:

  • Yellow, Red and White onions – $1.60 / pound, Sweet onions – $4.00 / pound.
  • Garlic – $4.60 / pound
  • Elephant Garlic – $9.70 / pound
  • Shallots – $5.60 / pound

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

Winter vegetables are now in as well.


October 2011

October Gardening
Well the first weekend of fall did not really feel like it but after the nice soaking rain we just had and the cooler temperatures, it feels like fall. This is a great time of year and as we always tell our customers it is the best time to plant. Trees and shrubs get established without the heat but before the cold and are set to put out new growth in the spring with well established roots that will take them through their first summer without the stress from the heat that a plant with a less established root has.

 

Trees are starting to show fall color now with the cool nights so you can see what color you will be getting when you buy your trees.  The selection is good and the colors will be beautiful over the next few weeks.

 

Fall is also the time to plant bulbs for spring color. Tulips and daffodils are available now and we have them on sale at 20% off for the month of October. Daffodils are deer resistant and gopher resistant and will naturalize in this area. When planting them use a bulb food or phosphorous in the bottom of the hole to encourage the root development. Tulips are also available for planting now. However you do need to protect them from gophers. Line the whole with a gopher basket or wire to protect them or the gophers will eat them. We are having a bulb planting clinic on Saturday October 8th at 10 am.

 

If you have fruit that has fallen off your fruit trees that you were not able to use be sure to clean it up regularly. Fallen fruit and leaves should be cleaned up from under your fruit trees so they don’t give a place for fungus to grow. And don’t forget to plan for dormant spraying of your fruit trees. The three date to remember are Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentines day. Lime sulfer spray is no longer available so the spray to use for dormant spray is copper spray. We mix a dormant oil such as Saf-T-Side with the copper spray. We get better results than spraying the copper by itself because it helps it to cling to the tree rather than running off. It also helps to kill overwintering insects. Remember to spray three times during the dormant season to avoid leaf curl.

 

If you have not done fall fertilizing, now is the time to get it done. The weather is cool and you want to get it done before plants go dormant. If the plants go dormant, then they do not utilize the fertilizer. This fertilizing is important since it helps with vigor going into the winter and gives them food to store for next spring that they will use when they first come out of dormancy.

 

Plant your winter vegetables now. Get this done soon so they can get established before the weather gets cold. We have them available now. If you were not able to attend the winter vegetable gardening clinic, ask for the handout when you come to get your vegetables. Lots of good information in it.

 

We will be getting our berries and artichokes and asparagus in November. Our bare root fruit trees will be available in January. We have the list of fruit trees and berries that we will carry available now. I am attaching a copy to this email but sometimes the attachment does not open. If that happens let me know and I can send you one via email.

 

One final note. We love to here feedback from our customers. Let us know how we are doing. Ideas, suggestions, clinics you would like to see, anything you would like to say. We like to here from our customers on how we are doing or for anything else.

 

We hope to see you soon for all your fall planting and gardening needs.


July 2011

Gardening tips for July

Well I hope everyone enjoyed the abbreviated spring this year. Did not really last too long. Rained and snowed forever and then not too long after it all stopped it got hot. Oh well, can’t do much about the weather.

The biggest thing to do this month is water. When it is this hot it is time to step up the watering. Increase time on timers to give plants good deep soakings.

Some signs to look for that show not enough water are wilting in the heat that does not recover when the weather cools for the evening. If water is not increased when you see this the next thing will be leaves dropping and flowers dropping before the blooms are spent. The next thing is edges of leaves will turn brown and then die back on branches. If you see any of these signs increase the water to the plant. If a plant is stressed due to lack of water or other reasons, use Superthrive. Mix 1 to 3 caps of superthrive with 5 gallons of water and soak the plant. This will help the plant to recover. Also a good idea to use it when transplanting or plants during warm weather. We use it on all planting here at the nursery. We start most of our 1 and 5 gallon shrubs during the summer since it is when we have the tiem and we have excellent success using superthrive when planting.

If you are unsure of how much water to give you plants, let us know. We have a sheet available at the nursery which shows how much water per week is required by trees during each month of the year. It can be used for shrubs as well by reducing down for the size of the plant. Basically, don’t be worried about overwatering during the summer when it is so hot. Unless the plant is soggy it is okay. It is best to soak long and deep about 2 to 3 times a week rather than short wtering every day. This produces a much healthier plant that withstands the heat much better. Rmember that drip systems are rated for gallons per hour not gallons per minute. So if you have a 1 gallon per hour dripper on your plant and you run the system 15 minutes you are giving the plant a quart of water.

Mulching is an excellent way to reduce the amount of water you have to apply. It will keep the moisture in the soil rather than allowing it to evaporate. Lay mulch 2 inches deep around your trees and shrubs. When putting it around your trees, keep the mulch back away from the trunk by about 3 inches.

If you do want to plant in the summer it ceratainly can be done. Plant in the evening and use superthrive and then make sure to keep the new plantings well watered and you should have no problems.


August 2011

Vegetable Gardens

By now you should be able to hopefully be getting some vegatables. It has taken a while this year. Watch for tomato worms. Use caterpillar killer on them or pick them off and kill. Water your garden well about 2 to 3 times a week. Give it a good deep soaking when you water. You may need to fertilize one time this time of year. If you are suffering blossom end rot, add calcium.
Harvest regularly to keep your garden producing.
Hopefully it looks full now and not like the beginning of the season.

Water Water Water

With the summer heat comes the need for watering. Remember that it is better for trees inparticular to have deep soakings 2 to 3 times a week rather than daily short waterings. This will get a deeper root system and produce a tree that can withstand the long hot days much better than one that is watered daily for short periods.

If you are seeing stress from the heat such as burned leaf edges, flowers fading quickly, wilting, etc., increase the amount of water you are giving. Use Superthrive to help revive a stressed plant. It seems the biggest problem we here during the summer are customers with plant symproms described above. Usually the problem is corrected with an increase in water.

Planning Ahead For Fall

Even though it is summer now fall will be here soon. Remember fall is the best time for planting trees and shrubs. Our selection of trees and shrubs is excellent with a full inventory to choose from. If you have a place that is just too hot, consider a tree to put in to reduce the heat. Shade trees make the yard much cooler and can help to reduce cooling costs when planted on the west and south sides of the house.