FREE FRUIT TREE PRUNING CLINIC SATURDAY THE 25TH, BARE ROOT SEASON CONTINUES

THE SECOND OF THREE FRUIT TREE PRUNING CLINICS WILL BE THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 25TH, AT 10 AM IN THE NURSERY ORCHARD.

OUR THIRD WILL BE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST, AT 10 AM.

FREE OF CHARGE. NO REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY.

IF RAINING ON ANY OF THE SCHEDULED DAYS, WE WILL RESCHEDULE.

TWO MORE CHANCES TO ATTEND THE PRUNING CLINICS. SHOULD BE ABLE TO WORK INTO ALL SCHEDULES.
CLINICS ARE THE SAME, SO PICK ONE THAT FITS YOUR SCHEDULE, OR ATTEND MORE THAN ONE.

LEARN HOW TO PRUNE YOUR FRUIT TREES. WE WILL COVER PEACHES, NECTARINES, PEARS, PLUOTS, APPLES, PLUMS, APRICOTS, CHERRIES.

WE WILL HOLD THE CLASSES IN OUR ORCHARD HERE AT THE NURSERY SO PLEASE DRESS ACCORDINGLY. DRESS FOR DAMP GROUND AND COOL WEATHER.

NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY.
FREE COFFEE, TEA, AND HOT CHOCOLATE DURING THE CLINICS.
We will also cover rose pruning, dormant spraying, and planting bare root trees 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, all available now as well and onion starter plants. Strawberries and rhubarb and asparagus just arrived. Also horseradish.

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

Hope to see you soon.


Bare Root Fruit Trees Are In

Our bare root fruit trees just arrived. We are heeling in the standard size today and will be working on the semi-dwarf tomorrow. Shop early for the best selection. If you would like a price list, email me and I can send one to you via email. It’s an excellent time to get your fruit trees in. The selection is great right now.

We will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Open 9-5 Monday Through Saturday, 10-4 Sunday.
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
530-743-4856


Bare Root Roses Have Arrived for 2020

2020 Bare Root Roses are in and ready for sale. We are potting and staking the tree roses as I send this. They are available as well.

All of the bare root roses are now in and ready for sale. $18.00 each for bare root bush or climber roses. If you would rather take it in the pot, they are $22.00.

  • 36″ Tree Roses $45.00 each.
  • 36″ Twofer Tree Roses $49.00 (Two varieties on one tree)
  • 24″ Tree Roses $31.50 each.

Bush Roses $18.00 ea. bare root. $22.00 ea. in pot.

36″ Tree Roses $45.00 ea. 36″ Twofer Tree Roses $49.00 ea.

24″ Tree Roses $31.50 ea.

Bare Root Fruit Trees will be coming soon. I will send an additional email when they are in.


December 2019 Newsletter

Lots of things going on in December. Our bare root roses are due in the week of December 9th. They should be ready to sell by the end of the week next week. Maybe sooner. The bare root fruit trees will be in very soon. We will begin working them as soon as they arrive, usually the week before Christmas, but I don’t have that confirmed yet, and should be ready for sale right after Christmas, if all goes well. Maybe even right before. Depends on when we get our delivery. I will send out emails as soon as things are in and ready to go. Complete lists of fruit trees and roses are available at the nursery, or request one and I can send it to you via email.
If you are wanting bare root fruit trees, don’t delay when they arrive. We have already pre- sold lots of fruit trees. We usually don’t re-order unless it is a substantial quantity and depending on availability. So when things are gone, they are likely gone for the year. Also, we cannot hold any items without payment. You can pre-order from our list and pay, and we will tag them and set them aside so you are sure to get what you want. And then you can pick them up when you are ready as long as they are picked up before the end of February. We cannot hold any fruit trees without payment in full.

Dormant Spraying

Fruit trees should have lost their leaves by now. Your first dormant spraying should have been done last week or this week. Work around the rain. If you have not done it, you should get your first dormant spraying done. Use copper mixed with horticultural oil or neem oil and spray the entire tree. Spray all of your deciduous fruit trees. Even if leaf curl is not an issue, it will help to prevent other diseases and to kill overwintering insects. Be sure you get this done 3 times throughout the dormant season. The second application is due around Christmas and the third should be done around Valentines day. Watch your trees closely for the third application. If we have a warm February, they may start to break dormancy early. The last application needs to be done before the trees bloom.

Blueberries, Cane Berries, Figs, Pomegranates, and Dogwoods, living Christmas Trees, and nice Japanese Maples are all In.

We have a nice selection of blueberries and cane berries in now. When you plant blueberries, be sure to add soil sulfur and acid fertilizer. If you want to grow them in pots, which works very well, mix potting soil with fir bark and peet moss, 1/3 ratio of each, and add sulfur and acid fertilizer to the mix and you can grow them in pots. Pots or raised beds work much better for blueberries than straight into the ground because of the heavy clay soil. Now is a great time to plant blueberries and cane berries while the selection is good and the ground is soft.

And our inventory is full for whatever else you may want and if we don’t have it, we can usually get it within a week.

Frost Cloth

The nights can get cold this time of year. Be sure to protect frost sensitive plants when temperatures get down to freezing. We have a bulk roll that is 12’x 250′ which we sell for $1.00 a lineal foot. So we can measure off just what you need. We also have pre-packaged 10×12 size. It is $13.49 per package.

Gift Certificates

We sell gift certificates for holiday giving. If you can’t make it in, we can sell them over the phone and mail them to you or to the recipient. Just call and let us know the amount and pay over the phone and we will send it. Or you can come in and buy it.

We will be closed the 24th and 25th for Christmas and will be closed the 1st of January for New Year.

We hope to see you soon
Jeff


Blueberries, Gooseberries, Figs, Cane Berries, Pomegranates are now in

  • Blueberries $11.00 ea. Bluecrop, Blueray, Misty, O’Neal, Pink Lemonade, South Moon.
  • Dwarf Blueberries $14.00 ea. Jelly Bean, Peach Sorbet. Compact growing to 2′. Excellent for small containers or on a small porch.

When planting blueberries add soil sulfur or acid fertilizer to create an acidic environment they require. Use 8 oz. for each plant. Soil Sulfur 2.5# bag. $8.59

Use 1 cup of Down To Earth organic acid fertilizer for each plant. A 1 lb. box is $4.49 and will do 2.5 plants.

  • Pomegranates $16.00 – Parfianka, Wonderful.
  • Figs $20.00 – Black Jack, Black Mission, Brown Turkey, Conodria, Kadota, Janice Seedless Kadota, Panache Tiger, Peter’s Honey.
  • Gooseberry, Hinnonmaki Red – $14.00
  • Gooseberry, Pixwell – $14.00
  • Kiwi, Hardy Issai – $17.00
  • Hops, Cascade & Centennial – $11.00
  • Olive, Manzanillo, Mission – $16.00
  • Mulberry, Dwarf Black Fruiting – $17.00
  • Chester Thornless Blackberry, Olallie Blackberry, Triple Crown Blackberry, Thornless Boysenberry – $10.95
  • Heritage Raspberry, Caroline Red Raspberry, Fall Gold Raspberry – $10.95.
  • Dwarf Bush Form Raspberry & Blackberry. Baby Cakes Blackberry $14.00
  • Raspberry Shortcake Raspberry $14.00. Dwarf clumping forms. Will grow 2 to 3 ft. tall. Excellent for growing in containers.

OPEN FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29TH

THERE IS A SAYING “MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES”.

Well, the sun will be shining Friday, so we will be open. And we will be honoring the 20% Small Business Saturday discount on Friday as well as Saturday and Sunday.

Blueberries and Cane berries, Figs, Pomegranates, Kiwi, Hops and more arrived on Wednesday.

Still good Fall planting time.


Living Christmas Trees, White Dogwoods, Paeony, Hosta, Mugho Pines, are now in

DORMANT SPRAY REMINDER

The first dormant spray for your fruit trees is coming up soon. They should lose their leaves very soon and as soon as they do, it is time for the first dormant spray of the season. Use copper mixed with horticultural oil or Neem oil. Spray the entire tree. This is to prevent leaf curl and any fungus problems that may come up. It will also help to prevent or minimize fireblight.

The next application will be in December right around Christmas.


November 2019 Newsletter

Fall has been taking a while to get here this year but lately the nights are nice and cool and the days very comfortable. It is the best planting time of the seasons. Fall is the ideal time for planting trees and shrubs as you can see in the diagram above. Take advantage of the beautiful weather we are having and get fall planting done now. Your fall installed plants will do much better next spring and summer than those planted in the spring. This is also the time to plant fall bulbs for spring bloom. Plant wildflower seeds this month as well when the rains start coming regularly.

Dormant Spray on Fruit Trees

This month you will need to be thinking about spraying your first dormant spray on your fruit trees to prevent leaf curl. Use liquid copper and horticultural oil or Neem oil with the copper to spray the trees when they are dormant. Looking at the orchard here at the nursery, it looks like about 3 weeks or so and they will need their first spraying. Once the trees have lost their leaves, is when you want to do your first application. You will do two more applications after for a total of three. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentines Day are easy dates to remember. But you have to watch the weather and the trees. Sometimes they will not have lost all of their leaves by Thanksgiving and if we get a warm snap in February, the final spaying will need done earlier. But be sure to get 3 sprayings done to prevent leaf curl. I spray all my trees in the orchard. It helps to stop other diseases such as fireblight and it also kills over wintering insects. It’s also a good idea to rake up the old leaves to help prevent disease and insect problems too. Don’t neglect this task or you will have leaf curl next spring which puts the trees under stress and they do not produce well and have to suffer through the summer, when a healthy treated tree has no problems getting through.

Blueberries, Cane Berries, Figs, and Pomegranates arriving soon

Our blueberries and cane berries and figs and pomegranates will be arriving soon. I will send out an email as soon as they come in. When you plant blueberries, add some soil sulfur and peat moss to create an acid environment for them. If you are going to grow them in a pot, mix pine or fir bark 50/50 with the potting soil. Blueberries like good drainage so if planting in the ground, be sure to amend the soil very well.

Asparagus, Rhubarb, and Strawberries will arrive in January. This is a change from the past.

Blue Spruce, Dogwoods, Japanese Maples, and Rhododendrons

Our shipment of living Christmas Trees such as Blue Spruce and our white Dogwoods will be shipped next week. Japanese Maples and Rhododendrons arrived last week. As soon as they arrive we have them inspected by the county and then they are ready for sale. I will let everyone know as soon as they are in and ready to go.

Bare Root Roses and Fruit Trees

Bare root roses will be arriving in mid December and bare root fruit trees will arrive in late December. We have complete lists available at the nursery, or you can email me and I can send you lists via email. I will notify via email when things arrive.

Gift Certificates

We have gift certificates available for holiday giving. We can sell them over the phone via credit card and send the gift certificate to you or direct to the recipient. We do not sell them online.

Regular Hours Year Round

A reminder on our hours. We are here 9-5 Monday through Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. We do not change our hours for winter or close because of rain. We frequently get questions about that so I just want to let everyone know that nothing changes for winter or rain.
We will be closed November 28th for Thanksgiving.
We also close December 24th and 25th for Christmas.

Small Business Saturday is November 30th. We will be here.

Very nice fall weather we are having this year. Get out and enjoy it and we hope to see you soon.

Jeff


Pink Dogwoods, Japanese Maples, & Rhododendrons Have Arrived

Pink Dogwoods, Japanese Maples, Rhododendrons, and other Oregon stock arrived Friday.

We have another shipment due next week which will include white dogwoods, living Christmas Trees, paeonies, hostas and other Oregon stock

We have Pink, and Cherokee Chief (Dark Rosey Pink) dogwoods in now. Just arrived.

We also just got in some Pieris japonica, Tulip magnolias, some very nice Japanese Maples, and Rhododendrons.

Our bare root fruit tree list is now available as well. If you would like a copy, let me know and I will email one to you. Bare root fruit trees will be in late December. If you want to place an order in advance off of our list, we will need a 50% deposit to hold the trees then the balance due when they are in and picked up.

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

We Hope To See You Soon, Jeff


July 2019 Newsletter

ONE GALLON PERENNIALS ON SALE – $4.95 EA. SEE LIST OF VARIETIES BELOW. ALL IN FULL BLOOM NOW. ADD COLOR TO YOUR LANDSCAPE. PERENNIALS COME BACK YEAR AFTER YEAR AND BLOOM IN THE SPRING AND SUMMER.

This year has been a very nice spring and early summer. Any hot periods have only lasted a couple of days and then it cools back down. Very nice weather for your landscape whether new plantings or established plantings.

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 a liquid calcium called Foli-Cal. The liquid calcium is used as a foliar spray directly on the leaves of the plants.

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 nice and mild for the summer as it has up to this point for the most part. Get out early and enjoy the cool of the morning and do some gardening. It’s a great way to start the day.

Perennials On Sale
Crape Myrtle, 3 varieties, Lantana – 6 varieties, Yarrow – 3 varieties, Verbena – 2 varieties, Rudbeckia – 3 varieties, Gaillardia – 4 varieties, Gaura – white and pink, Coreopsis – 4 varieties, Salvia – 4 varieties.
Nice selection. All blooming. Most drought tolerant and deer resistant.

We will be closed on The 4th of July.

We hope to see you soon,
Jeff