February 2022 Newsletter

Bare root season continues through February. The selection of bare root fruit trees and roses is still good. The ground is still moist and the nights are staying cold so the trees are still dormant, so it is an excellent time to plant bare root fruit trees. At the end of the month we pot up what has not been sold bare root and then the price goes up. Take advantage of bare root prices and selection and get your fruit trees in now.

Final Dormant Spraying is Due This Month

The third and final dormant spraying to prevent leaf curl is due this month. Don’t delay. The final spray should be done before you see color in the flower buds. I recommend doing it as soon as possible. We have a couple of warm days coming next week and you want to get the final spray on before you see color of flower buds. Use copper and horticultural oil together in your sprayer. Use 1 ounce of liquicop and 2.5 ounces of horticultural oil together in 1 gallon of water. I spray all the deciduous trees in the orchard. It prevents leaf curl and also helps to prevent fireblight on pears and apples, although not completely, and greatly reduces the aphid and insect problems on all the trees. The third and final spraying is the most important one. You should have done two applications already and the final one should be done before flowers come out. I will be spraying the nursery orchard for the final time early next week to make sure I get it done before flowers start to show up. Apricots usually bloom early and I want to get them before they bloom. We got behind on the first two, because of the rain in December so one was done the first week of January then the second two weeks later and now the third. So if you are behind on getting it done, get the second done now, so you maybe can get the third on before the trees start to bloom. We have a period of dry right now so take advantage and get it done. Don’t put this off till it is too late.
Also when you are spraying the dormant spray on your fruit trees, do your roses too. Stop the rose diseases before they start.

Fertilizing

It will be time to start fertilizing towards the end of the month or early next month. When the plants come out of dormancy, it is time to start fertilizing. Evergreen plants can be fertilized as soon as the threat of hard freezes is past. So later this month or mid March depending on where you live. Use a balanced fertilizer on most plants. Use citrus fertilizer on your citrus. Use rhododendron azalea camellia fertilizer on azaleas and camellias after they are done blooming. Fertilize three times after bloom each thirty days apart and then no more for the year. Gardenias benefit from monthly fertilizing during the growing season. Use a rose food on roses or a balanced fertilizer on them and do them monthly during the growing and blooming season for consistent blooms. We have a good selection of fertilizers. Much of it organic fertilizers. Which I prefer to use.

Now would be a good time to plant winter vegetables. We have a nice selection right now. If you plant them now they will give you production for a couple of months for sure and maybe longer depending on the temperatures. When we get some warm days in late February and early March, it’s still a bit too early to put out spring vegetables. We will get spring vegetables, some time in late March or early April, depending on weather. Even though it’s warm in the day, the nights should be 50 degrees or higher consistently before putting your summer vegetables in the ground. If you are thinking about starting summer vegetables inside from seed, probably want to get them started soon so they are ready to put out in spring.

Citrus we will be stocking in larger volume in March. March is the best time to plant citrus since we are usually past any hard freezes. Be sure to protect citrus that you plant now if we have freezing temperatures.

With the cool nights, the bare root trees are staying dormant, and like I said earlier, it is the time to plant them. Once we pot them, the price goes up and they are not immediately available, They have to root into the container before we sell them.

We hope to see you soon,
Jeff

 


December 2021 Newsletter

Lots of things going on in December. Our bare root roses are due in the week of December 13th. Once they arrive we will get them ready for sale. So hopefully they will be ready to go by the 16th or 17th. The bare root fruit trees will be in late in the month. We will begin working them as soon as they arrive. This usually happens the week before Christmas, but I don’t have that confirmed yet, and hopefully will be ready for sale right after Christmas. 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 will not re-order since availability is going be tight again this year. So when things are gone, they are gone for the year. Last year we were sold out of many varieties by the end of January. 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. Any trees that are paid for but not picked up by the end of February will be potted and will be charged a potting charge. There will be a 30% restocking charge on any pre sold bare root fruit trees that are cancelled by the customer. Availability is very tight and we have a short time to sell the trees so hopefully everyone understands the need for these policies.

WE ARE NOW CARRYING HOUSEPLANTS

We have a nice selection of houseplants and orchids. Good idea for Christmas gifts, or just to add to your home.

Dormant Spraying

Fruit trees should have lost their leaves by now. Your first dormant spraying should have been done last week or this week. 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 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 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 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.

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 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and will be closed the 1st of January for New Year.

Open 9 to 5 Monday – Saturday, 10 to 4 Sunday
530-743-4856


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

Blueberries $11.50 ea. Bluecrop, Blueray, Misty, O’Neal, Pink Lemonade, South Moon.
Dwarf Blueberries $13.50 ea. Jelly Bean, Peach Sorbet. Compact growing to 2′. Excellent for small containers or on a small porch.
When planting blueberries add acid fertilizer and peat moss to create an acidic environment they require.
Use 1 cup of Down To Earth organic acid fertilizer for each plant. A 1 lb. box is $4.69 and will do 2.5 plants. A 5 lb. box is $13.89.
Add peat moss as well as acid fertilizer. A 4 quart bag of peat moss is $5.59 and an 8 qt. bag is $6.99.

Pomegranates $20.00 – Parfianka, Pink Satin, Wonderful.
Figs $22.00 – Black Mission, Brown Turkey, Conodria, Kadota, Panache Tiger, Peter’s Honey.
Kiwi, Issai Hardy Kiwi. Self fruitful, cold hardy – $20.00
Gooseberry, Hinnonmaki Red – $15.00
Hops, Cascade & Centennial – $11.50
Olive, Manzanillo, Mission – $20.00
Mulberry, Dwarf Black Fruiting – $20.00
Chester Thornless Blackberry, Triple Crown Blackberry, Thornless Boysenberry, Ollalie Blackberry – $11.50
Heritage Red Raspberry, Caroline Red Raspberry, Fall Gold Raspberry – $11.50.
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.

We are open 9-5 Monday – Saturday, 10-4 Sunday
530-743-4856


Blueberries, Cane Berries, Pomegranates, Figs Are Now In 2021

Blueberries $11.50 ea. Bluecrop, Blueray, Misty, O’Neal, Pink Lemonade, South Moon.
Dwarf Blueberries $13.50 ea. Jelly Bean, Peach Sorbet. Compact growing to 2′. Excellent for small containers or on a small porch.
When planting blueberries add acid fertilizer and peat moss to create an acidic environment they require.
Use 1 cup of Down To Earth organic acid fertilizer for each plant. A 1 lb. box is $4.69 and will do 2.5 plants. A 5 lb. box is $13.89.
Add peat moss as well as acid fertilizer. A 4 quart bag of peat moss is $5.59 and an 8 qt. bag is $6.99.

Pomegranates $20.00 – Parfianka, Pink Satin, Wonderful.
Figs $22.00 – Black Mission, Brown Turkey, Conodria, Kadota, Panache Tiger, Peter’s Honey.
Kiwi, Issai Hardy Kiwi. Self fruitful, cold hardy – $20.00
Gooseberry, Hinnonmaki Red – $15.00
Hops, Cascade & Centennial – $11.50
Olive, Manzanillo, Mission – $20.00
Mulberry, Dwarf Black Fruiting – $20.00
Chester Thornless Blackberry, Triple Crown Blackberry, Thornless Boysenberry, Ollalie Blackberry – $11.50
Heritage Red Raspberry, Caroline Red Raspberry, Fall Gold Raspberry – $11.50.
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.

We are open 9-5 Monday – Saturday, 10-4 Sunday
530-743-4856


TREES IN STOCK AND READY FOR FALL PLANTING 2021

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


Dogwoods, Rhododendrons & Japanese Maples Just Arrived

Dogwoods, Japanese Maples, Rhododendrons arrived Thursday.

We have Pink Dogwoods in now. Just arrived.
We also just got in some Tulip magnolias, some very nice Japanese Maples, and nice Rhododendrons.

We are expecting our shipment of living Christmas Trees next week. Also on that shipment will be Paeonies.

Our inventory of trees and shrubs is full and after the last rain, it is now ideal fall planting weather.

Our bare root fruit tree list, and bare root rose list are 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. Bare root rose arrive in mid December.

Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, figs, pomegranates and more will arrive in November. Probably the second week or so. I will send out an email when they do.

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

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


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


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.