February 2018 Newsletter

Bare root season continues through February. The selection of bare root fruit trees and roses is still very good. We had 8″ of rain in January with a dry start in February and 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. Get it done before the trees bloom. I spray all the deciduous trees in the orchard. It not only prevents leaf curl but it also helps to prevent fireblight on pears and apples 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 sprayed the nursery orchard for the final time last week because some of the apricots were ready to bloom. 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.

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 now 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.

We will get spring vegetables in some time in late March or early April. Even though it’s warm in the day, it’s too early to start putting them out. 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 are starting to stock now and avocados are on order and should be in within a couple of weeks. It’s a little early this year but it seems as though we won’t have any hard freezes from here on. The forecast for next week cools down and overnight lows look to be in the upper 30’s to low 40’s. More like it should be.

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. GET BARE ROOT FRUIT TREES NOW.

We hope to see you soon,
Jeff


TWO MORE FREE FRUIT TREE PRUNING CLASSES THIS WEEKEND, 2/3 AND 2/4/18

WE ARE ADDING TWO MORE FREE FRUIT TREE PRUNING CLASSES THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3RD AND 4TH AT 10 AM.

I’VE HAD MULTIPLE REQUESTS FOR MORE PRUNING CLASSES, SO THIS WEEKEND WE WILL HOLD TWO MORE. THESE ARE THE FINAL TWO FOR THE SEASON.

LEARN HOW TO PRUNE YOUR FRUIT TREES. WE WILL HOLD THE CLASSES IN OUR ORCHARD HERE AT THE NURSERY.

NO REGISTRATION NECCESSARY. 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, 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.


FREE FRUIT TREE PRUNING CLASSES THIS SUNDAY AND NEXT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY…

FREE FRUIT TREE PRUNING CLASSES THIS SUNDAY JANUARY 21st AND NEXT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY THE 27TH AND 28TH AT 10 AM EACH DAY. ATTEND ONE OR ATTEND ALL. WE WILL HAVE SOME FREE GIVE AWAY’S FROM THE SUPPLIER OF OUR BARE ROOT FRUIT TREES.
LEARN HOW TO PRUNE YOUR FRUIT TREES. WE WILL HOLD THE CLASSES IN OUR ORCHARD HERE AT THE NURSERY.

NO REGISTRATION NECCESSARY. 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


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. We will also have some bare root lilacs available in a couple of weeks. Bare root berries, and vegetables such as artichokes and asparagus are also available now. Blueberries, 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.

We’ve had some cold nights a couple of weeks ago and will probably have more. Continue protecting citrus and other frost sensitive plants when we have freezing temperatures. We have frost cloth available for sale if you need it. 12′ x 10′ in packages are $13.99. We also have a bulk roll which is 12 ft wide and we can measure off whatever lineal feet you may need. It is $1.00 per lineal foot.

Onion Plants Arrived Today

We 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 $4.95 per bunch. There are 50-75 plants per bunch.
  • Lancelot Leeks: $21.50 per bunch. 50-60 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.

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

  • Fruit Tree Pruning Class Dates
  • January 20th and 21st @ 10am.
  • January 27th & 28th @ 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 classes or both.


Bare Root Fruit Trees Are In

Our bare root fruit trees are all in. We just finished heeling in the standard size today and will be finishing 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.

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

Bare Root Fruit Trees Heeled In And Ready For Sale

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



2018 Bare Root Roses ready for sale. 2018 Bare root fruit trees due in later this week

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 are due in later this week. We will be working on getting them sorted and heeled in and ready as soon as they arrive. Please call ahead before coming in for bare root fruit trees to verify that they have been received. I will send an additional email when they are in.


Bush Roses $18.00 ea. bare root. $21.00 ea. in pot.

36″ Tree Roses $40.00 ea. 36″ Twofer Tree Roses $45.00 ea.

24″ Tree Roses $29.50 ea.


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

Blueberries $11.00 ea. Bluecrop, Blueray, Misty, O’Neal, Pink Lemonade, South Moon, Top Hat
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. $8.39
Use 1 cup of Down To Earth organic acid fertilizer for each plant. A 1 lb. box is $3.29 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.
Currants, Hinnonmaki Red – $13.00
Gooseberry, Pixwell – $13.00
Kiwi, Hardy Male & Hardy Red Female – $17.00
Hops, Cascade & Centennial – $11.00
Olive, Mission – $16.00
Mulberry, Dwarf Black Fruiting – $16.00
Chester Thornless Blackberry, Olallie Blackberry, Boysenberry – $6.85 ea.
Heritage Raspberry, Canby Red Raspberry, Fall Gold Raspberry – $4.85 ea.
Artichokes, Greeen Globe – $4.95 ea.
Artichoke, Jerusulem – $1.75 ea.
Asparagus – $9.95 per bundle of 10
Rhubarb, Victoria Cherry – $4.00 ea.


Dogwoods, Living Christmas Trees and other Oregon stock now in

Dogwoods, Living Christmas Trees, Japanese Maples, Tulip Magnolias, and other Oregon stock arrived today.

We have White, Pink, and Cherokee Brave (Dark Rosey Pink) dogwoods in now. Just arrived. In #10 gallon pots. 3-4 ft. are $125, 4-5ft. are $140.
We also have a nice selection of Colorado Spruce and Dwarf Alberta Spruce.
Also just got in some Peony’s, and Exbury Azaleas (deciduous azalea), Helleborus, Tulip magnolias, some very nice Japanese Maples, and some 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 8. 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


Bare Root Berries and Vegetables are now in.

  • Olallie Blackberry $6.95
  • Boysenberry, Regular $6.95
  • Boysenberry, Thornless $6.95
  • Red Raspberry, Canby $4.85
  • Red Raspberry, Heritage $4.85
  • Fall Gold Raspberry $4.85
  • Asparagus, U.C. 157 $9.95/bundle of 10
  • Artichoke, Green Globe $4.95 ea.
  • Artichoke, Jerusalem $1.75 ea.
  • Rhubarb, Victoria Cherry $4.00 ea.

Blueberries, Figs, Pomegranates, Dogwoods, Live Christmas Trees should be in next week. I will send out an email when items arrive.