September 2022 Newsletter

The weather is now getting cooler. Fall is on the way. Long range temperature trend is for low 90’s and upper 80’s over the next couple of weeks. 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 …

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August Newsletter 2022

Start planning for your fall planting and maybe even get a jump on that fall planting now. Looks like we will be in for some cooler weather coming up. Mid 90’s and cool mornings and the temperatures will start trending down as the month goes on I would expect. Remember that fall is the best time for planting trees and shrubs. Especially trees. The ground is a bit hard after the summer but if you start a hole and soak it, and then dig a little more and soak it, pretty soon the hole you need for the tree or shrub is done and it is a fairly painless way to dig a hole. It’s worth the effort to get things planted in the fall. Note the diagram describing the advantages of fall planting. Watering and Mulching Continue to water established plants deeply for the balance of the summer and into fall. Deep soaking gives you the healthiest plants that can go through the summer and you will use less water. A drip that runs for longer time but fewer times a week will use less water and give you healthier trees and shrubs. Established plants can frequently get through …

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July 2022 Newsletter

ONE GALLON PERENNIALS ON SALE – $6.50 EA. ALL IN FULL BLOOM NOW. ADD COLOR TO YOUR LANDSCAPE. PERENNIALS COME BACK YEAR AFTER YEAR AND BLOOM IN THE SPRING AND SUMMER. ONE GALLON LANTANA $6.50 EACH. SELECT ONE GALLON ORNAMENTAL GRASSES, $3.95 EACH. SALE GRASSES IN PARKING LOT. WHITE AND LAVENDAR BUTTERFLY BUSH, ONE GALLON $4.95 EACH. ONE GALLON LAVENDER $7.95 EACH. This year has been a nice spring and a bit warm early summer. Looks like cooler for a little while now. All in all, it has been nice weather for your landscape whether new plantings or established plantings. With summer here and longer days, it gives a lot of time for gardening. Do your planting early in the day or in the evening if possible so it is easier on you. Plants will handle the transplant just fine but do make sure you give additional water for the first week or two after planting to make sure it is kept well hydrated. Also be sure to mulch to hold the moisture in the ground. Water the new planting well, and then water in with Superthrive mixed in water. This will eliminate any transplant shock that may occur. Keep …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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. …

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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 …

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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