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.


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


March 2021 Newsletter

After a dry February and dry start to March, it looks like things are starting to change to a bit more wet this weekend and next week. Very good news. Hopefully it will be some good rain which will be welcome for all the bare root fruit trees that were planted in January and February. Be ready to start fertilizing those newly planted fruit trees when they leaf out.

It is now time to get ready to start fertilizing soon. As soon as deciduous trees and shrubs have their full set of leaves, you should give them their first fertilizing of the year. A balanced fertilizer works well for most things. Use a rhododendron, camellia, azalea fertilizer for your acid loving plants. Fertilize azaleas and rhododendrons after they are done blooming. Same thing for camellias. Citrus should use a citrus fertilizer.

Roses should be leafing out now. If you have not pruned back roses, it is still a good time to do it. If you have any that are really large cause of neglected pruning during prior seasons, prune them down now. Prune roses down to 12 to 24 inches tall with several strong canes left and an open center.

Be sure to start spraying roses with a fungicide now. We have had a wet winter and you don’t want to let the fungus problems get going. We use Neem Oil every two weeks here at the nursery on the roses to prevent aphids and fungus problems.

It’s time to start fertilizing roses as well. Roses are heavy feeders. They should be fertilized about every 6 weeks. Use a rose food or you can use a balanced all purpose fertilizer as well. I use a combination of the two on my roses and it works very well.

SPRING VEGETABLE PLANTING

We will have some of our summer vegetable starts after the 6th of March for those who are ready to plant them now. We also have the greenhouse full of vegetable starts that will be ready for planting the first week of April, which honestly is the better time to plant your summer vegetables. A good rule of thumb is to wait till overnight lows are consistently 50 degrees or higher and the ground is no longer cold to the touch. Prep your soil well before you plant. Add bone meal or oyster shell to the soil along with the vegetable fertilizer when you are prepping the soil. Bone meal adds phosphorous for root development and supplements calcium. Oyster shell adds calcium. Calcium will help to prevent blossom end rot. I use organic fertilizer on my vegetable garden. I use bone meal for phosphorous, and oyster shell for calcium , and tomato and vegetable fertilizer and kelp meal. Kelp meal helps to prevent diseases. About half way through the season I re apply fertilizer and bone meal.

It is not quite spring yet and the nights are still cool. We will be getting new inventory in regularly though, ready for planting in anticipation of spring. Spring flowers like petunias and marigolds are not in yet. Probably in the next few weeks.

Recycle your used containers. We gladly take back all used nursery containers. We re-use them in our growing operations. Don’t send them to the land fill. They can be dropped off here anytime during our regular business hours. Let us know if you have them with you when you come in, and we can unload them for you.

A note on our hours. We are open 9 to 5 Monday through Saturday and 10 to 4 Sunday.

We hope to see you soon.

Jeff


February 2021 Newsletter

Bare root season continues through February. The selection of bare root fruit trees and roses is still good. The recent rain has made the ground moist for digging and the weather has turned cool again to keep the trees 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. Usually Valentine’s Day is a good date to use but watch your trees. If buds are swelling before that, get the spray done. Use copper and horticultural oil together in your sprayer. 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. We will be spraying the nursery orchard for the final time next week. We got behind on the first two so the second was applied last week and ideally we want at least two weeks between spray applications. So if you are behind on getting it done, get the second done now, so you 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. 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.

Weeds are going to start growing in earnest soon.

You can spray with weed killer now to kill what is coming up and mix pre-emergent with the weed killer to stop the weeds from growing back so quickly, I’ve been using a propane torch on weeds. It’s working well for me. Less chemicals.

Now would be a good time to plant winter vegetables. 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

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


BARE ROOT SEASON CONTINUES, FRUIT TREE PRUNING CLASSES CANCELLED

BARE ROOT SEASON CONTINUES UNTIL THE END OF FEBRUARY.

UNFORTUNATELY, WE WILL NOT HAVE FRUIT TREE PRUNING CLASSES THIS YEAR.

WE ARE OPEN OUR REGULAR HOURS, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 9-5, SUNDAY 10-4.

Bare root season continues until the end of February. The selection of fruit trees is still good. Don’t wait till the end of the season if you want a good selection to choose from. We are open Monday through Saturday 9-5, Sundays 10-4. Rain or shine.

Unfortunately, Due to the current Covid 19 situation and restrictions, we must cancel all fruit tree pruning classes this year. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Very Sorry,
Jeff


Bare Root Fruit Trees Are In.

Our bare root fruit trees are in and ready for sale. Shop early for the best selection. If you would like a price list, email me and I can send one to you via email. Our list is also available for download. 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. Bare Root Fruit Trees Heeled In And Ready For Sale

Dave Wilson Nursery is the supplier of our quality fruit trees.

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

2021 Bare Root Roses are in and we are getting them ready for sale

They should all be done by the end of the day Wednesday the 16th. Tree roses will be ready by Friday the 18th.

All of the bare root roses are now in and getting ready for sale.

  • $18.00 each for bare root bush or climber roses. If you would rather take it in the pot, they are $23.00.
  • 36″ Tree Roses $48.00 each.
  • 36″ Twofer Tree Roses $52.00 (Two varieties on one tree)
  • 24″ Tree Roses $35.00 each.

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