October 2014

FALL FERTILIZING TIME IS NOW! Do your fall fertilizing now. Plants will use some food now and store the rest through the winter and have a boost in the spring to take off and grow. also will be healthy to go through the winter. We have a complete fertilizer instruction sheet available at the nursery if you need it. THE IMPORTANCE OF FALL PLANTING: PLANT THIS FALL AND USE LESS WATER  NEXT YEAR! This planting bed was planted last fall. It contains lantana, Mexican Sage, Butterfly Bush, Salvia, and Gaura. Since we planted it in the fall, this summer we have only watered it once a month. It looks great and is using very little water. 2 to 3 inches of mulch was added when planted. PLANT IN THE FALL AND MULCH AND USE LESS WATER NEXT YEAR.   View the fall flyer: Bald Mountain Fall 2014. USE THE COUPON WITH THE SALE FLYER AND SAVE $$$$$!

Fall Flyer

Remember, FALL IS THE BEST TIME FOR PLANTING. THE INVENTORY IS FULL AND LOOKS GREAT. THE WEATHER IS COOLING DOWN. Plant in the fall and use 2″ of mulch around your new plantings and you will only have to water a couple of times a week or less to keep them going. They will establish over the winter and then next spring and summer, they will require much less water to keep them growing nice and healthy compared to plants put in during the spring. Use the mulch and deep soak when you do have to water so they can thrive through the summer with much less frequent waterings. FALL IS THE BEST TIME TO PLANT TO ESTABLISH HEALTHY PLANTS FOR NEXT SPRING AND SUMMER. We also have CA Native plants available for fall planting. Choose from Matilija Poppy, Bush Lupine, Busha Anemone, Toyon, Ceanothus. All are ready for planting this fall. Read the fall flyer here: FRUIT TREES FOR FALL PLANTING.

Fall Planting Season

Fall is almost here. The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. It’s been a little warm so far the last week or so but it will be cooling soon. The official first day of autumn is September 22nd. The weather should be cooling down soon. The mornings are nice and cool. Fall is starting to be felt in the air. Time to get out and do fall planting now or soon. Fall is the best time for planting just about everything, particularly trees. Click here for the fall 2014 tree list. This is a list of what is in stock. We can order items that we do not have. Plants that are planted in fall get the cooler weather to get roots established without the stress of the heat and transplant shock and continue to establish roots even after they lose their leaves. They will continue root devlopment with the fall and winter rains. The roots then are established and the tree or shrub is ready to take off and grow next spring and is well established before the heat of the summer and can tolerate the summer heat much better than the same plant put …

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Winter Vegetables Are Now In

Eucalyptus Trees for Fall Planting Red Ironbark or Willow Leafed Peppermint. One Gallon $4.50 ea. Plant your winter vegetables soon to get them established and producing before the weather cools. Higher elevations can plant now. Lower elevations, now in the shade or in the next few weeks. Best to have them in by early to mid September for best production. Lettuce, Broccoli, Swiss Chard and Brussel Sprouts in now. Cauliflower and more in soon.

August 2014 Newsletter

Vegetable Gardens By now you should be getting vegatables from your garden. Watch for tomato worms. Use caterpillar killer on them or pick them off and kill. Water your garden well about 2 to 3 times a week. Give it a good deep soaking when you water. You may need to fertilize one time this time of year. If you are suffering blossom end rot, add calcium. Harvest regularly to keep your garden producing. Hopefully it looks full now and not like the beginning of the season. Water Mulch Mulch Mulch Water With the summer heat comes the need for watering. Considering the dry conditions this year you should mulch around all your plants to reduce the amount of water you need to use. The mulch holds the moisture in the ground and reduces evaporation leaving more available tooo the plants. Remember that it is better for trees in particular to have deep soakings 2 to 3 times a week rather than daily short watering. This will get a deeper root system and produce a tree that can withstand the long hot days much better than one that is watered daily for short periods. If you are seeing stress from …

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2015 Fruit Trees Special Order Option

I am currently working on our order for bare root fruit trees for next year. Click here to view a copy of our list (pdf) of what we carried this year. Next year will be similar offerings with a few changes yet to be determined. The prices were for the 2014 season and may change for next year. THIS IS NOT OUR LIST FOR 2015. Our prices and varieties for 2015 are yet to be determined. SPECIAL ORDERS If there are specific types of fruit trees you may want that we did not carry, you can special order them in small quantities from Dave Wilson Nursery’s variety list. Click here to view a special order form (pdf) with the prices that would apply to special ordered items that we do not carry. If you are interested, please look over our list from last year and then look at the special order price list. You can order anything off the special order list AT THE PRICE ON THE LIST. We must have a 50% non refundable deposit on any special order items we do not normally carry before we can order it. If for some reason we cannot get the item the deposit …

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May 2014 Newsletter

It’s a great time to be in the yard and garden. May started off a bit warm, then cooled down then got warm again and just recently has cooled back down. The weather this year has definitely been a challenge. We had a hard freeze in January that set many  trees back on breaking dormancy. Everything should be acting normal now I think. Fertilizing It’s almost time to do your second fertilizing of the year. We recommend it be done three times. In spring when things are in full leaf. Usually March, then again in June and then again in the fall. Usually September. Remember to always water your plants well the day before you are going to fertilize. Then fertilize the next day and water in well. Most items will benefit from 16-16-16. There are special fertilizers to use for citrus and for Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and Camellias. Also different fertilizing schedules for the specialty fetilizers. Citrus should be fertilized monthly through the growing season with a citrus fertilizer. Rhododendrons, azaleas, and camellias should be fertilized three times after they are done blooming, each fertilizing done 30 days apart and then no more for the season. You don’t want to …

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Fruit Trees Are Now Ready For Sale

We will sell them on a first come first serve basis only. We will not be able to reserve trees or hold trees for customers. We’ve tried this in the past and had too many problems and dissatisfied parties on both sides. If you buy a tree you must take it with you. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation. All are in 5 gallon sized pots and sell for $28.50 each. We have apples, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, pluots. All were potted in March following bare root season. Some pears and cherries still need some rooting time. Quantities are limited. First come first serve only.