FREE FRUIT TREE PRUNING CLINICS THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 10AM. TWO MORE NEXT WEEKEND.

THE FIRST OF FOUR FRUIT TREE PRUNING CLINICS WILL BE THIS SATURDAY JANUARY 19TH AT 10 AM IN THE NURSERY ORCHARD. LOOKS LIKE NO RAIN SATURDAY.

SECOND ONE IS SUNDAY THE 20TH AT 10 AM. IF IT IS RAINING, WE WILL RESCHEDULE.

ALSO NEXT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY THE 26TH AND 27TH AT 10 AM EACH DAY.

FOUR CHANCES TO ATTEND THE PRUNING CLINICS. SHOULD BE ABLE TO WORK INTO ALL SCHEDULES.
CLINICS ARE ALL 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 AND THROUGHOUT BARE ROOT SEASON.
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. 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.
Jeff

Bald Mountain Nursery, January 2018 Newsletter and Fruit Tree Pruning Class Dates

Bare root season is now in full swing. We have our fruit trees in stock now and are selling briskly. Bare root shade trees will be in within a couple of weeks and a few more miscellaneous fruit trees.

Blueberries, cane berries, figs, and pomegranates in pots are in as well.

We have free coffee or hot chocolate or tea during bare root season.

Most standard sized fruit trees are $22.00 and most semi-dwarf fruit trees are $25.00. There are exceptions. Complete price lists for bare root fruit trees and bare root shade trees are available at the nursery or via email by request.

Bare root season goes now through the end of February. The selection of fruit trees is very large, but don’t wait till the end of the season to shop. Once a variety is sold out, it is gone until next year’s bare root season. At the end of February, the trees that are left, which should be few, are potted up and sold later in the year and the price is higher after we pot them.

We also still have our full regular inventory for whatever you might need.

Bare root roses are now available as well.

We have a large selection of roses to choose from. We sell them bare root until the end of February and after that they are sold only in pots.

  • Roses are $18.00 bare root or $21.00 in pots.
  • 36″ Tree Roses are $40.00 each, staked and in pots.
  • 24″ Tree Roses are $29.50 each, staked and in pots.
  • 36″ Twofer Tree Roses $45.00 (Two varieties on one trunk)

Again, complete list is available via email or can be picked up at the nursery.

It’s time for the second dormant spraying on your fruit trees if you have not done it already. Use copper mixed with horticultural oil or Neem oil and spray the entire tree including the trunk. If you have not done any spraying yet, get one done now and wait a couple of weeks and do the second and then the third and final spraying should be done in February just before bud break. I spray all trees in the orchard to help kill overwintering insects and to help prevent diseases such as leaf curl and fireblight. It helps to reduce aphid problems in the spring as well.

Onion Plants Arriving second week of January

We will have the following:

  • Candy (Yellow Globe Shape, Sweet, Hybrid)
  • Red Candy Apple (Deep Red, Flat Globe Shape, Sweet, Hybrid)
  • Walla Walla (Yellow, Semi Flat Shape, Sweet)
  • Yellow Spanish (Globe Shape, Mild)
  • Red Wing (Red, Globe Shape, Slightly Pungent)
  • Red Torpedo Tropea (Red, Torpedo Shape, Sweet)
  • Onions are $5.25 per bunch. There are 50-75 plants per bunch.

Seed potatoes will be in soon. I don’t have the prices yet but they are ordered and should be shipped very soon. Last year we had a class on planting seed potatoes. Once they are in we will have one again this year.

If you would like to see any kind of classes, please let us know. If there is enough interest in whatever kind of classes, we will have them.

Some planned classes:

  • Growing Blueberries in containers.
  • Organic Vegetable Gardening.
  • Planting Perennials to attract bees and butterflies.
  • Succulent gardening.

Any other classes you’d like to see? Let me know.

I will announce the dates for classes in advance so that all who are interested can hopefully attend.

We will be having our fruit tree pruning classes later this month.

Fruit Tree Pruning Class Dates

  • January 19th and 20th @ 10am
  • January 26th & 27th @ 10 am

All classes are free of charge. No reservation is necessary. Free coffee and hot chocolate is available at the classes.

I will demonstrate pruning of fruit trees and also will demonstrate the pruning of roses for the late winter early spring season. The demonstration usually lasts about an hour or so and I will answer any questions you may have. If we have rain on any of the dates, we will reschedule since we have them here at the nursery orchard and prune the trees in the orchard.

We hope to see you soon for your bare root or other planting needs and at one or more of the fruit tree pruning classes or both.

Jeff


Bare Root Fruit Trees Are In

Our bare root fruit trees are all in. 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.


December 2018 Newsletter

Lots of things going on in December. Our roses are all in and are now selling. The bare root fruit trees will be in Friday the 21st. We will begin working them as soon as they arrive and will be ready for selling on Saturday the 22nd. 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.

Dormant Spraying

Fruit trees should have lost their leaves by now. Your first dormant spraying should have been done a couple of weeks ago. 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 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, we have acid lovers planting mix that you would mix with fir bark 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 bare root 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 or two.

Frost Cloth

The nights cold. Be sure to protect frost sensitive plants. 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.

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


2019 Bare Root Roses are in

2019 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 $21.00.

  • 36″ Tree Roses $40.00 each.
  • 36″ Twofer Tree Roses $45.00 (Two varieties on one tree)
  • 24″ Tree Roses $29.50 each.

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


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

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

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 – Eversweet, Parfianka, Pink Satin, Wonderful.
  • Figs $19.00 – Black Jack, Black Mission, Brown Turkey, Conodria, Kadota.
  • Gooseberry, Hinnonmaki Red – $12.50
  • Gooseberry, Pixwell – $12.50
  • Kiwi, Hardy Issai – $17.00
  • Hops, Cascade & Centennial – $9.50
  • Olive, Mission – $16.00
  • Mulberry, Dwarf Black Fruiting – $17.00
  • Chester Thornless Blackberry, Olallie Blackberry, Triple Crown Blackberry – $9.50
  • Heritage Raspberry, Caeoline Red Raspberry, Fall Gold Raspberry – $9.50.

Time for the first of three dormant spray applications.

Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentines Day are the three dates to remember for dormant spray applications on your fruit trees, The first application should be done this week or very soon after. As soon as the rain stops and the trees have lost their leaves. Use Liquicop mixed with Horticultural Oil or Neem Oil. Spray the entire tree. Spray all your deciduous fruit trees in your orchard to prevent leaf curl, reduce the chance of fireblight and kill overwintering insects. Healthier trees will be the result next spring.

Kind regards,
Jeff Rice


Dogwoods, Japanese Maples, Rhododendrons and live Christmas Trees Just Arrived.

Dogwoods, Living Christmas Trees, Japanese Maples, Rhododendrons, and other Oregon stock arrived yesterday.

We have White, Pink, and Cherokee Chief (Dark Rosey Pink) dogwoods in now. Just arrived.
We also have a nice selection of Colorado Spruce and Dwarf Alberta Spruce.
Also just got in some Exbury Azaleas (deciduous azalea), Tulip magnolias, some very nice Japanese Maples, Rhododendrons, Mugho Pines, and other Oregon Stock.

And below is a picture of Chester and Jessie when they were about two months old. Now they are 9. Not plant related but very cute puppies. Great dogs now. Always happy to see everybody.

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

We Hope To See You Soon,
Jeff


October 2018 Newsletter

We are having some nice fall weather now after a long hot summer. Glad that is behind us. Now is the time for fall planting. FALL IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR FOR PLANTING TREES AND SHRUBS.

Fall fertilizing should be done now as well. 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.

It is time to plant your winter vegetable if you have not already done so. We will have them available for another 2 or 3 weeks. When you plant, use a vegetable fertilizer in the soil before planting and then re apply about 1/2 way through the season.

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

TREES IN STOCK FOR FALL PLANTING

  • Autumn Blaze Maple 15 gal. $65
  • Autumn Fantasy Maple 15 gal. $65
  • October Glory Maple 5 Gal. $35, 15 gal. $65
  • Sun Valley Red Maple 5 gal. $35, 15 gal $65
  • European White Birch 5 gal. $35
  • Mimosa Silk Tree 5 gal. $35
  • Strawberry Tree 5 gal $39, 15 gal $75
  • Deodara Cedar 5 gal $25
  • Eastern Redbud 5 gal $35
  • Oklahoma Redbud 5 gal $35
  • Mexican Redbud Multi trunk 15 gal $65
  • Western Redbud 1 gal. $11.25, 15 gal $75
  • Western Catalpa 5 gal $35
  • Leylandi Cypress 5 gal $25
  • Italian Cypress 5 gal $25
  • Arizona Cypress 5 gal $25
  • Raywood Ash 5 gal $35, 15 gal $65
  • Chinese Pistache 5 gal $35
  • Krauter Vesuvius Flwg. Plum 5 gal $35, 15 gal $35, 24″ Box $165
  • Fruitless Mulberry 5 gal $35, 15 gal $65, 24″ Box $165
  • London Plane Sycamore 5 gal $35,15 gal $65
  • CA Sycamore 5 gal $25
  • Liquidambar styraciflua 5 gal $25
  • Silver Maple 5 gal $25
  • Pin Oak 5 gal $25, 15 gal $65
  • Scarlet Oak 5 gal $25
  • Red Oak 5 gal $25
  • Shumard Red Oak 5 gal $35, 15 gal $65
  • Crape Myrtle, Assorted Colors 5 gal $36
  • Liriodendron tulipifera 5 gal $35
  • Sour Gum 5 gal $35
  • Aptos Blue Coast Redwood 5 gal $31.50,
  • 15 gal. $70
  • Thuja Green Giant 5 gal. $31.50, 15 gal $75
  • Lombardy Poplar 3 gal. $12.50
  • Weeping Willow 5 gal. $35
  • European Mountain Ash 5 gal $35, 15 gal $65
  • Chinese Fringe Tree 5 gal. $35
  • Walnuts, Assorted 15 gal $45
  • Pecans, Assorted 15 gal. $59
  • Assorted Fruit Trees 5 gal $25
  • Assorted Citrus Trees 5 gal $36
  • Japanese Maples Prices vary by size and variety.

All prices are limited to stock on hand.

If you are looking for a tree not on the list, let us know. We can probably order it and have it within a week or two.

We hope to see you soon.

Jeff


Onion Sets and Garlic Are Now In

Onion Sets:

  • Yellow, Red and White onions – $2.60 / pound, Sweet onions – $4.95 / pound.
  • Garlic – $4.50 / pound
  • Elephant Garlic – $6.25 / pound
  • Shallots – $6.25 / 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.