December 2017 Newsletter

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Lots of things going on in December. Our roses are all in and are now selling. The bare root fruit trees will be in next week. I will let you know when the fruit trees are in and ready. 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 and Dogwoods and Live Christmas Trees Are All In.

We have a nice selection of blueberries and bare root 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.
Dogwoods and living Christmas Trees are also now in and are selling. Still a reasonable selection of potted Christmas Trees available.
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 carry frost cloth in packages that are 10’x12′ for $12.29 each. Or we have a bulk roll that is 12’x 250′ which we sell for .10 cents a lineal foot. So if you need more length 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.

Gift Ideas

We have a nice selection of wind chimes and metal garden art and ornamental pots and rain gauges and hummingbird feeders. All would make nice gifts. Of course a full selection of plants or gift certificates as well.

We hope to see you soon

Jeff